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~Porsche took to water like a Duck
This is a shout out to Cliff, and the wonderful job he does introducing puppies to water. Porsche took to water like a Duck (a little University of Oregon humor). She swims the McKenzie river, lakes, and at the local dog swim center. She plays in the sprinkler, and loves supervising the filling of her play pool.
On the other hand, she also loves to explore a local slough along our walks. When she emerges, grinning like the Cheshire Cat, tail wagging furiously, she is festooned with sticky weeds, burrs, blackberry brambles, and a few wild flowers. Now, that is a picture best left to the imagination.
Best to all, JuneAnn
We appreciate the humor–and so will many of our Weim-loving fans who look forward to the OwyheeStar Blog. Porsche is extraordinary in and out of the water. Sadly we can so readily imagine the slough experience. Thank you, JuneAnn–you are the best.
Just had to share this with you. The picture was not taken in a mirror.
Last Tuesday morning (May 4th), I fell cutting my left arm. The local ER stitched me up. On our evening walk, I realized that I needed Porsche to walk on my right side to prevent possible re-injury. She has always heeled on my left. We thought of a new command word, Fall-in. Within five minutes and an undisclosed number of cookies, she was coming around to my right side when I said Fall-in. The next morning, she did fine until we started walking. I am sure she thought I was crazy not to do it as we always had. With lots of praise and more cookies, we accomplished a short walk with her on the right. That evening, there was still some confusion, but she complied. This morning we covered our entire walk route with her happily on the right. Praise and some repetition of the Fall-in command helped plus a few cookies. The crowning glory was when we got home. I re-introduced the Heel command. She happily moved to my left side. When I said Fall-in, she went back to the right side. It brought tears to my eyes. It amazed me how quickly she seemed to realize the need to do this.
Some of us not only love our dogs to pieces, we also depend upon them. To have such a cooperative intelligent dog is certainly the cherry on top a delicious sundae.
Thank you for letting me have Porsche.
Dear JuneAnn–we are happy to know you are more than okay, and that Porsche has been so amazingly adaptable. We love this account of her Service Dog work with you. Thank you for sharing that with us.
~ My Lap-ador
While socially distancing, I have been ruminating. I remembered seeing a documentary from England that found in Labrador guide dog puppies success correlated with which way the whorls of hair on the puppy’s back went. I cannot remember whether it was clockwise or counter clockwise that indicated success.
I took a look at Porsche. Her whorls go every which way. That explains a lot. Then she reminded me she is not a Labrador. She is a “Lap”-ador.
Best regards to all, JuneAnn
All we can say is that you learn something new every day–thank you!
Porsche is a task master. Mornings after dogs are fed, our little terrier gets on Barry’s bed for a sleep-in. I tried to get Porsche to let me have a few extra winks. When I noticed she had not followed me to the bedroom, I went looking for her. I found her sitting next to the exit door we take for our morning walks. I said, “Come on let’s go back to bed.” She refused to budge. As I had not used her formal recall command, technically she had not disobeyed me. After I stopped laughing, we went walking.
We love how you describe the whole interaction. Thanks, JuneAnn. It is a great photo, and a cute story.
~Prefers Warm Water
Porsche likes warm pool water over the McKenzie River. She doesn’t need a life jacket to keep afloat. She wears it so Scott of K9 Aquatics can direct her. She and our Norwich share an hour lesson, then peace and quiet reign for a while.
We always love hearing about Porsche–and her interesting life. Thanks ever so much for all you do for and with her.
It has been so long since we have reached out. Alex and I just wanted to update you on Griffey and as always say “Thank you” for such a special member of our family.
We recently welcomed 2 new baby girls into our lives and Griffey is still adjusting as the older brother but starting to understand that there IS enough love to go around between all three of them (he is very much still a puppy himself). Griffey is the best running partner (Alex and I are training for a half marathon) and as we have learned over the past few years… he either gets a long run to start the morning or a solid 30-60 minutes of retrieving at the dog park and he is set for a “less” mischievous day…hah. Griffey is an amazingly loyal companion, always Sticking to our side when we are out hiking and scouting. He cuddles from 5pm at night and sleeps in longer than anyone else in the morning… he will even sneak into the guest room if someone is visiting and just to cuddle and nap a little longer. We Are blessed to have him.
Congratulations on the twin baby girls–what an event. I love that Griffey is doing well with all the changes. Most of all–thank you for updating us on Griffey. We are delighted, along with our readers. Thank you!
~ Between Duchess and Diesel
Here is my great nephew enjoying the kids, Duchess got up since I reached for my phone. I told Christopher that he was a ‘Christopher’ sandwich with Weim bread, as a very loving 9 year old, he giggled and said “send a picture to my mom.”
Foster wasn’t too happy his best buddy was enjoying the company of another human but sleep in and this happens!
Well–I can understand your son (Foster) finding his cousin sandwiched thinking someone was being disloyal. (Haha) These two typically sandwich him–even though Duchess is your baby girl.
~sniffed, grabbed –met its end.
Our Rat Patrol with their trophy. Norwich Terrier, Eliot, heard the rat. Weimaraner, Porsche sniffed it out, grabbed it, shook once, and dropped it. Eliot picked it up and finished the job with proud terrier shakes. Maybe we should take up Barn Hunt competition.
Best Regards, the Locklears
Looks like the tag-team netted a nice one. Thanks for this share, JuneAnn.
~Camping with Duchess & Co
We made a quick trip up to Goose Lake while our house was being shown this weekend. Duchess was a natural except she doesn’t like it when the cattle walk through our camp-that got her riled up, I wasn’t a fan either!
No fish were caught to Foster’s dismay, but all and all it was a good overnight trip despite the rain and cow pies at least they slept on the way home!
You know how we love seeing the Weims participate in family fun. Camping looks to be exhausting. (Haha) Thank you — for getting us this news that makes a lovely blog post. It is truly appreciated.
~ 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.
We wish you lovely summer weather–and lots of opportunities to enjoy the water as well as the sunshine this summer.