Category Archives: Mesquite X Stackhouse

Into the Ball

~ And Water, Too!

Diesel is so into the ball! He loves the water retrieve. Oh, and by the way, Duchess did well in the water too!

As always, my boy Foster is in the mix. He and the Weims–they are pretty much my life.

Yes, Duchess who is about six-months old now also swam. She loves the water. She is a natural.

Breeder Comment

We wish you lovely summer weather–and lots of opportunities to enjoy the water as well as the sunshine this summer.

Sitting

~Among the Daisies

Porsche enjoys her backyard, sitting among the Daisies or catching her flying disk.


JuneAnn

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JuneAnn–it is great that she has a lovely backyard. Thanks!

Summer Vacation

~Can Mean a lot of things

You might remember that we picked up Duchess not all that long ago–and our Diesel was not all that thrilled with her arrival at first. He wasn’t bad, but his attitude said, “and I don’t think we need this.” So, we were off and running back to the Two-Weim family again, hoping that Diesel would fall in love with Duchess, too.

Fast Forward six-weeks

School is officially out. This is what I see as I leave for work–Foster and the two Weims snuggled in. This boy is not short on Weim snuggles!  

We are getting out into the community, too! Since we got back the good results from the recent titer test (showing we were protected from the Parvovirus), we have gotten out and about. For one, we made it to the dog park, and I now have two really tired Weims.

Change happened

Yes, Duchess will rule the roost, it is what it is. Scout and Diesel aren’t impressed where HER game of keep away with the ball 😂Well, here is the look that speaks volumes from our boy, Diesel.

Duchess Swam

I figured Duchess had already been swimming at your place. She took to the water naturally. Later, I learned that you didn’t have water in the pond, and this was her first water experience. Wow–and she swam, too!

Breeder Comment

We love hearing about Diesel and Duchess. It was especially sweet to learn that she is a natural in the water. Have a fun summer–Foster, has a job.

Shopping

~ AKA Counter surfing

The pumpkin pie guarded by the egg.

Although I do not recommend tempting a dog, most of the Weimaraners I have owned have been shoppers also known as counter surfers.  Porsche was no exception until we got “The Sonic Egg”.

Porsche wants nothing to do with it.

The egg is motion activated and blows a puff of air, which in Porsche’s case went into her face and startled her.  If someone is looking for it, it was made to deter cats.  A savvy clerk at PetSmart thought it might do the trick for us, and it did.

Click here to see the product JuneAnn is recommending.

Breeder Comment

It is interesting that it deters Porsche. I am not sure it would work for every Weimaraner, but apparently, it does at JuneAnn’s home. I do read that folks are having a lot of problems with the unit. I hope they keep making them. I can see that they could be handy in several situations. Thank you, JuneAnn, for sharing this novel idea.

A Service Dog

Porsche

~In The Snow

In case you think a service dog’s life is all work and no play, here a couple of pictures of Porsche in the snow. 

Our Willamette Valley snow is so wet Porsche looked like she was gathering ammo for a snowball fight.  Her feet gave a whole new meaning to “snow” shoes.
Best regards,  JuneAnn

Breeder’s Comment

We are so happy to hear that the amazing Porsche (your Service Dog) continues to do well–even in the snow. Thanks ever so much, JuneAnn!

Maggie

~ We Celebrate 5 Years in December

Just wanted to send the yearly photos of our Maggie who turned 5 12/19.  Still bringing us lots of happiness and joy!  Our boys love to get her all riled up when they hide her ball. Too bad their hiding skills are no match for her nose!  

We have also started to teach her how to find sheds.  She is so smart!  Anytime you say “let’s go” or “bird” or “duck” her ears perk right up.  She still loves to cuddle with the cat.  Phil and I can barely get our running shoes tied and she already is standing at the front door!    The neighbors think it is pretty cool that we have her hold her own leash on our walks……Can’t imagine our lives without her.

One more thing….we take her collar off at night and in the morning we tell her to “go get her clothes” and she brings us her collar….She’s so much fun!


Hope all is well with you!Phil and Gretchen

Breeder Comment

Thank you, for another update on Maggie and her life with you. She looks so happy–glad you love her so much.

One Year Plus

Hello from Pocatello, Idaho

     ~Did someone say TREAT!

Dejah-754b71a1d14f (1)Here is Dejah Thoris (Mesquite x Stackhouse) at 1 year 2mo…and 84 lbs!  Her older sister by one year, Vizsla named Ayla, is 54 lbs. They eat the same amount of food but Ayla is an obsessive squirrel hunter who will focus on the task for hours while Dejah comes back in the house after 30 minutes to sit on the couch with me.
We are loving our very big puppy!
Lauralee & Chuck

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Thank you, both for thinking of us with this fabulous photo and the news about Dejah. I think Dejah knows her role within the family structure.

Idaho Weimar

Happy Birthday

     ~May 28th 

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Dejah Thoris is 1-year old…all 80lbs of her!  And she was the smallest of her litter (Mesquite X Stackhouse).
She loves when we spend weekends working in the yard.

The Naughtiest

Guess who’s birthday it is!

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Roy boy the Weim! I can’t believe Roy is TWO! (On 5/20) He is such a light in our lives even though he is such a hand full. Would not trade him for anything, we love our snuggly boy!
54723272525__03208A1D-8675-43EE-A9A6-714C1E26F123Roy is doing great! We recently just got over a case of the swimmers tail, we can’t keep him out of the water! And having a full tail probably contributed to that. Was so weird to see him not be able to wag his tail because he is always wagging that thing!
Still having aggression issues on a leash but I feel like he is getting better… he does wear a muzzle in congested areas. He’s stronger than I am and people coming at him that he doesn’t know makes him anxious. Better safe than sorry, I don’t want anything to happen.
Some dogs choose to fight. Others opt for flight, and unfortunately, all 75 lbs of Roy chooses to fight.   The inside guests in his space issue have gone away, he now loves guests. Off-leash and outdoors he’s totally fine.

We are heading to the beach this weekend for his birthday weekend at his favorite place! He literally goes crazy and into a frenzy at the sight of the sandy beaches.

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We want to say you are awesome Weim parents. Thank you! Keep up the work, you are winning the battle. Happy birthday, Roy! Two Candles for you!
For the readers that missed the Sunday Blog–click here to see how you spent the weekend.

Weekend Events

On Roy’s Birthday

     ~ We Got Engaged!

Roy is two this weekend and Nicholas and I are ENGAGED!

Breeder’s Note

More news about Roy soon; however, we stop to celebrate this fantastic event. Congratulations to a fabulous couple. Thank you, for keeping us apprised on Roy and all his antics. We truly appreciate it. Dear Readers–watch for the update. It is coming soon!