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~ Arleen’s Arliss
I cannot fathom how they feel after such a loss. They love us so unconditionally–need us at every step. Prayers for you, Arliss. I know Eileen has you–loves you, too!
Arliss and Jorga
~ Weimar Cousins
After sending Jorja’s Papa off to Montana, Arliss asked to take a vacation from his little brother and go to the beach with cousin Jorja. Of course, both mommy’s said sure. Tomorrow and Thursday we get to go on the beach walk with Jorja’s mommy and other dogs.
Then on Friday meet a new friend Butters. ( Auntie. Eileen will try to send more pictures. ) Our friend’s mommy, Jeannie from Shasta, who visited me at Auntie Arleen’s when I was a puppy. I hope I remember her too. I go back home to mommy on Tuesday when Auntie goes on her first cruise.
Hugging my blanket after a long walk on the beach 🏖
My butterfly Arliss.
Arliss at 11 is doing great. I do see some age on him though.Auto his little Terrier brother has added some Gray on his muzzle. He still enjoys going to the monthly weim meetups at Bill & Nancy’s when I can go. This July his cousin Jorga is moving to Washington State from Belgium. Will be a busy summer for all of us.
I’m still fighting my fight with this cancer.Doing chemo once a month and keeping it at Bay.Stay healthy and enjoy your summer.Arleen, Arliss and Auto
Arleen Needs Our Support
Attached are some photos of the boys and some of there friends. We haven’t made it to too many events because of the Cancer issue that has been over my head. Auto and Arliss always find a way to make me laugh through all of this. Auto loves to run around with TP hanging from his mouth. Arliss likes being the calming big brother, and Auto is never too little for anything.Was hospitalized this pass week, fluid on my Lungs; Chemo went good, but they sent me for an x ray afterwards and then ended up admitting me overnight. Fluid building up around my lungs, which is something that can happen with this cancer. They drained it, and kept me for observation, then had a CT scan and kept me overnight to make sure all that went smoothly. CT scan showed modules on left lung that could be cancer. Trying to say strong.
Arliss and Company have also been featured many times on the blog. Thank You, Arleen! Here are a few of those appearances.
There is nothing that draws more attention or comments than the well-behaved and sleek-looking Weimaraner. Doesn’t Arliss look great for the holiday weekend?
All of us at OwyheeStar, wish you the best of holidays.
This Blue Runner Duck was introduced to the young Arliss. We can only imagine what he was thinking; both survived the experience. It was a good thing as the duck was a Christmas present.
Ten Year Old Arliss
He is still checking out the birds. This time to his chagrin the pheasant has no bird scent, but it appeared on the deck. He did his duty.
The Weimaraner is a Versatile Hunting Dog.
~What does that mean?
Here is the definition of a versatile hunting dog taken from the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (VHDF) website:
The versatile hunting dog is a foot hunting dog developed for work before and after the shot under a variety of conditions in the field, forest, and water. Generally speaking, most of the versatile hunting dogs were developed in Europe during the 19th century due to hunting laws which required all game to be recovered after it was shot. This change in hunting ethics led to the need for a dog that could perform universally at a range of tasks. Breeders of that time took traits from the best of the specialist breeds and combined them into what are known as the versatile breeds today. Because of the demands placed on them, versatile dogs must be intelligent, with the willpower to persevere and the ability to concentrate under numerous and variable conditions. Searching, pointing, tracking wounded game, cold water retrieving, blood tracking and blind searching are all necessary capabilities for versatile hunting dogs.
Since most versatile dogs enjoy a long tradition of selective breeding for highly cooperative and trainable character, they make great companions in and around the home. Well bred versatile dogs are highly intelligent with a calm demeanor. These characteristics make them suitable family dogs as they love people and are gentle around children.
My Blue Companion
He is nine years old. Here is a video taken on Thanksgiving!
Happy Birthday Arliss
We do a lot of things together. Yesterday, we celebrated his 9th birthday. Where has the time gone? Here are some photos from our journey.
Thank you, Arleen, for the continuous stream of updates. We fully realize how busy life is for everyone. We have been included in your adventures, your travel, and the everyday life. It means the world to us. No, we cannot believe it was nine years ago when Arliss arrived. May he stay with us and continue to do well for a goodly number more. Each day is a treasure. Here is the last year’s birthday update for those that would like to visit it–click here!
Arliss went to Vet yesterday for shots and I asked Dr Burton to look at lumps on his flanks. They have been growing and I’m worried if they get any bigger will they interfere with his leg movement. Dr Burton agreed with my concern (they can attach themselves to the muscle which could cause a problem). So sometime this summer he will have surgery. They all seem to be fatty tumor but one he is a little worried about. Each flank has at least 2 that I see and feel, one is large, but it is above the flank area plus he has a small one on the rib cage.
I was wondering also if it was diet or environment that was the cause. Annabelle (my Terrier) had one in just about the same place as Arliss’s large one. She just had the one and we where keeping an eye on it. It was larger then Arliss’s. With her coat you didn’t see it and her hair was still growing on it. Arliss has lost his hair on his. They do say that the Weim’s are prone to them. Again is it just because they are easier to see on the Weimaraner?
Arliss and the Birds
Arliss could not take his eyes off that bird, during the Humane Society walk.
Breeder’s Note: Fatty tumors, for the most part, are not life-threatening; however, there are exceptions. Lumps and bumps should be checked. Cliff and I do not see many of these, but our Weims do not get a lot of treats. They are a modern vaccine protocol–we vaccinate for protection, and that does not require every year. We stick with the same food for everyone, and possibly these measures contribute to fewer of these non-cancerous tumors. Deli is 13.5 years old, and she has had a single growth removed a couple of years ago. There is nothing significant view-able to the eye.
Benign tumors usually require no treatment; regardless, they may need removed for various reasons. Failure to do so (in some instances) can lead to the loss of life. Sometimes benign tumors will attach (unseen) to a vital organ, and in turn take a life. The vast majority of people who have an older Weimaraner, report seeing a goodly number of these on their Weim. We read where another Weim recently had an issue with a couple of fatty tumors. It seems like a good topic. There is a lot that is unknown about the cause.