Category Archives: Mollie X Blue

Sadie’s Good Life Continues

Sadie likes to Snuggle…

Comfortable BedRed Jacket SadieSadie now thinks that at 4am she should leave her bed and join us on ours.  She remains snuggled up to one of us until about 5:30am when she and I both must relieve ourselves.  Then she races back to bed until 6am when she must have her breakfast which is Nature’s Domain with her daily dose of yogurt and vitamins.  Then it’s back to one of her many beds. 

Sadie is a Bit Spoiled. Here is the special red fleece Sandy made for her so she will stay warm outside in the winter.  She really doesn’t need it, she loves the snow. More Snow

Sadie loves the Water!

Sadie Water RetrievesCliff taught her to love the water, now anytime we are near a puddle she must get in it.  The ponds on the golf course are her latest love, she chases the fish or dives for a stick on the bottom.
Got BlanketIn the RV she loved being covered with a blanket on HER couch.

Sadie is not compact…

Sweet FaceSadie is now 90 pounds.  She is not fat.  The measurement at her shoulders is 29 inches, she is very long as well.  She has caught gophers, squirrels and quail this summer.  She wants desperately to chase the deer but I won’t let her.  We still get compliments on such a beautiful animal every time we go out.  She is very good with people now unless they come to the door and ring the door bell.  She raises quite a racket then.  She is a fantastic watch dog, something that I think a lot of people overlook with their weims.  We leave next week for our place in Mesquite, Nevada.  She hasn’t been there since she was 6 months old so it will be interesting to see if she remembers the place and area.
It’s been a rough year, Sandy has had breast cancer for the last 9 months.  We are just about done with all her treatments, chemo, radiation, two surgeries and finally she was pronounced cancer FREE!!  Two more treatments of Herceptin and she is done.

We Love the Blog, but are not fans of the Longhairs

Enjoy all your blogs except those long haired mongrels.  I really don’t like them at all.  Weims to me look like Sadie and nothing else.  Sorry.
Thanks for all your help and thank Cliff, that collar is a blessing.  Ron

Featured Weimaraner — Roca

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We just wanted to give you a quick update on Roca and pass along some photos of her.   As a 3 year old dog, she has not slowed down one bit.  In fact, I think she’s even gains some energy.  We do our best to keep her active.   Roca has made a lot of doggie friends.  We all meet up with them about 7pm every night for a doggie play date.

Roca is also loving the Lake Michigan.  This summer we were on the beach quite a bit.  You guys were right, she is quite the swimmer!  Sometime she gets a litte afraid of the waves though.

Vilma and I ran the Chicago Marathon just a few weeks ago.  Roca was our runner companion while we trained for the marathon.  The longest run we went on with her was about 7 miles.  Any more than that she seemed to get a little bored.  She never tired out though.

I graduate from law school in May, and I not sure if we are going to stay here in Chicago or move on to another city.  We will keep you posted on that front.

Featured OwyheeStar

Hey Woof!  It is Tripp writing from Medford (Oregon).  My old family could not keep me, and I was sad and frightened. Cliff helped me adjust and then found this wonderful new lady. She takes me everywhere, and we have fun together.  She says I am the best thing that has happened to her in a coon’s age.

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We found this wonderful place to visit. Mom calls it the lake.  She was surprised how much I liked the water. Then went to see a bigger lake. Mom called it the ocean. We have been spending a lot of time at the beach—two weekends. So, I didn’t have time to write. Look at these great photos.  I don’t miss my old family anymore.  I guess I have a full time job making Mom happy. 

Note from Tripp’s HumanHe’s such an awesome dog (Weimaraner). We are having so much fun together. I took him to the lake last week just to see if he liked the water and he had an absolute blast. In and out of the water, up and over the log and around and around. After that we went to the beach and he loved that too, practically diving in, so of course we had to go back again this last weekend too. He’s been really great for me, I haven’t been this happy in months! thank you so much!!!

 Rachel (May 29, 2012) 

Sadie makes a friend

I wanted to write to tell you about Sadie’s new friend.  Since we left home at the first of October, we have been in six different RV Parks in four states.  I can say we have been exposed to well over a 1000 dogs.  Most small barkers.  But not one Weim. 

Yesterday in the Park we are currently parked in we had a nice surprise.  One of the people in here went by in their SUV with a familiar head poking out of the side window.  It was a weim!!!  We found the space where the people are staying in here and made contact.  They are from Oregon and have a male Weim that is six.  He is a rescue weim.  We made arrangements to let Bo and Sadie meet at the dog park to play.  The next night we met up and release the two together.  They went crazy running and playing with each other like they had finally found a friend.  Funny how beng the same kinds of dogs they finally acted like they had found a friend.  They played for a long time before we both left to go to our RV’s.  The other weim, Bo, was a very slight and small male.  It was obvious he had had a rough life before they got him at 18 months old.  His eyes are almost bug eyed and it appears he was malnourished as a pup.  Sadie dwarf the little guy.  The people couldn’t rave enough about how pretty Sadie was.  She is a beauty.  Sadie has learned to socialize quite well.  

Happy Birthday Hudson

Breeder’s Note: We received this update from Hudson’s family earlier this week. He turned one year on November 21. He was from a litter born to Mollie and sired by Blue. It was Mollie’s last litter. I (Shela) still remember Ryan contacting us with a dream. His words filled with excitement. He had met Deuce at June Lake, CA and wanted one like him!

Hudson with Ryan

Hudson is doing great! Although we have had our share of challenges getting him raised, he is a gem. He trained fast for the most part, and has learned to respect us as well as to love us. 

Hudson is not only growing up but he has been growing…..

He is about 55 lbs now, and I’m not exactly sure how much growing he has left.

Hudson is a hunter!!

As you can see in one of the pictures,

Got Rabbit !!! ???

Hudson caught a rabbit in our side yard. He was so proud of himself! Hudson is one spoiled dog.

Hudson Likes Blankets…

He loves snuggling with me and Ry and is always on one of our laps or snuggled on our couch on a pile of blankets. He loves to pull my neatly folded blankets down on the couch and circle around them until he finds the perfect spot to lay on. It is quite funny to watch!

Ready 4 Laptime

Anyways, all is well at our home and we wanted to share with you how happy we are and how great Hudson is!

We appreciate your effort with Hudson before we got him. He truly is a joy to us! And it has been a blessing and good first step before having children of our own. We love Hudson dearly. 🙂

Hudson says "Woof, of course I am spoiled!"

Sadie at Lake Roosevelt

There goes Sadie....

Okay, Sadie has been looking at all the photo blogs of all her kin paddling about in the water and she decided she wanted to show Cliff that he had taught her well in her youth. 

Here comes Sadie........

She couldn’t get enough, she had more fun than just running amuck on the golf course. 

~

So thanks Cliff, you taught her well and she learned it all.

~

Breeder’s Note:

Boomer at the Fall Versatile Hunting Dog Federation Hunt Test Sept 2011

Sadie is Boomer’s sister. Boomer likes to see Sadie strutting her stuff, too! Great swimmers run in the family!

Pictured right, Boomer, searches the tullies, in search of the illusive duck.

Cliff says, “It never ceases to amaze me. the strength of swim, and how high they carry their body out of the water.” You will notice, Sadie carries herself very high out of the water too. Great job Sadie and Ron.  Thanks for sharing with us!

Note: Honestly, we do not believe that any exercise can be better on the Weim.  It is easy on the joints and while giving them a great workout it strengthens muscles and their cardiovascular. 

Maggie

Has hit the Terrible Teens….

Sweater-loving Maggie Jane

I’m very thankful we took her to puppy classes and to a trainer and started with crate training the day we brought her home. That being said, we swear she has hit her terrible teens and started testing her limits all over again.

She has a little rebellious streak and has started to have staring contests with me when she’s told to go outside. She usually gives in and goes outside, runs around then comes inside and flops down on the cold floor in one motion. It’s hilarious!

She Makes us Laugh in more than one way! 

I'm so embarrassed

She hates when her mom dresses her up for the holidays but she loves her sweaters in winter here. 

Mags is a very social dog!

She loves getting everyone’s attention and cuddling up beside you when folks have left. 

We appreciate all you guys do and keep up reading the blog weekly. Thank you for all the stories, encouragement and laughs!

Note: We had some difficulty with this post yesterday.  For this reason, we are running again today………enjoy!

Maggie

Jenny & Maggie Jane

I’m sending some pictures of Maggie for a little update. She wanted to wish her brother Boomer a belated happy 2nd birthday. 🙂

Paul and Pampered Maggie

Maggie is an east coast girl now. We have a big shaded back yard for her to play in while Paul and I finish masters degrees here in SC although she would much prefer to remain a pampered, air conditioned, indoor dog 24/7.

Exercise & Swimming are Important!

Maggie Jane Water Retrieves

We head out to the lake most days for a swim and some retrieving work. She has turned out to be an excellent little swimmer and retriever! Above is a photo of Maggie retrieving as she has blossomed into this strong swimmer in the last few months! 

We have our challenges..

Maggie Jane the innocent

She’s also started to try to sleep on our bed and we have daily arguments over boundaries in the house and gave up and got her her own bed in our room for napping so she’ll stay off our bed. But teenage rebellion aside, she’s our little girl and keeps us entertained. Maggie could get hired with the UL people and test products for their durability. I stopped buying stuffed animals as they usually end up beheaded or disemboweled within minutes. First time parents….what do you say? 🙂

Here comes Maggie Jane!

Fast & Friendly

She’s made several doggie friends around town but she’s definately the fastest pup in the neighborhood. (big smile) Our friends say she’s like a shark; she has to constantly keep moving when people come over, make the rounds over and over and check on everybody all night, then when people leave she just crashes. Mags is a very social dog and loves the attention and cuddling up beside you when folks have left. She’s also an excellent guard dog and running buddy for me. And she’s earned an A in counter surfing! I’ve learned that weimys are not very much help in the kitchen unless it’s related to clean up.

Keeping Good Company...


I hope you enjoy these photos and the window into who Maggie Jane has become. I love the photo above of MJ and Mark Twain. Her face in that photo cracks me up!

We appreciate all you guys do and keep up reading the blog weekly. Thank you for all the stories, encouragement and laughs! Thank you for giving Maggie such a great start. Happy belated birthday to Boomer, Roca and Sadie!

Maggie

Has hit the Terrible Teens….

Sweater-loving Maggie Jane

I’m very thankful we took her to puppy classes and to a trainer and started with crate training the day we brought her home. That being said, we swear she has hit her terrible teens and started testing her limits all over again.

She has a little rebellious streak and has started to have staring contests with me when she’s told to go outside. She usually gives in and goes outside, runs around then comes inside and flops down on the cold floor in one motion. It’s hilarious!

She Makes us Laugh in more than one way! 

I'm so embarrassed

She hates when her mom dresses her up for the holidays but she loves her sweaters in winter here. 

Mags is a very social dog!

She loves getting everyone’s attention and cuddling up beside you when folks have left. 

We appreciate all you guys do and keep up reading the blog weekly. Thank you for all the stories, encouragement and laughs!

Sadie at 2

When we saw Boomer’s birthday post it had already been on my heart to get something together in honor of Sadie’s 2nd birthday.

As you well know, our Sadie is Boomer’s sister. Sadie our little lady is anything but little. She has matured into a really great member of the family.

I think all things equal; Sadie would give ole Boomer a real run for his money in the field of hunting. After all she has retrieved two chipmonks this week!! If she sees me pick up a gun she is beside herself wanting to get after whatever it is I am about to shoot. 

We have recently switched her food with no adverse effects. She would eat cardboard if I put it down for her, but Sadie loves this new food. Of course, we gradually transitioned to the new kibble stepping up the percentage over a period of days. 

Yesterday was her spa day, we bathed her with her high profile shampoo’s and conditioners, then trimmed her nails. We have given up on the dremmel as she hates the noise. I took one a little too deep, and we had a bleeder. A little ice and corn starch got it to stop until she was out running after her ball on the golf course. It started up again but we got it to stop after awhile. 

We are preparing our new trailer for an outing, the first for us and the dog. She seems to enjoy being in it, but we are concerned about her being near others in a camp ground or RV park. She will have her crate but does pitch a fit when we aren’t their with her. The noise won’t be allowed in the parks so we have to work on getting her to stop her howling. She can howl with the best of them. It’s not the crate that she dislikes, it’s not being with us at all times. She goes into her crate for naps during the day on her own as she always has. She is doing very good on our daily walks on the leash until she sees a deer or a covey of quail, then it’s hang on as she drags me towards the object of her affection.

Habits I wish she would loose are:

  1. The constant hitting of us with her wet nose, like ten times in 50 feet in the house.
  2. Barking at any noise for no reason.
  3. And a little bit of her independent attitude.

Other than that she is my shadow all day long and won’t go to her bed at night until she is sure we are in bed and safe for the night. Besides being one of the worlds best hunting dogs; they are far superior to most as guard dogs. I would hate to see what would happen to someone breaking into our house at night. Oh, one more trait I could do without is the constant licking of the area where her legs meet the underside of her body, she keeps that so pink and discolored from constantly licking the area that we are always having to treat it one way or another. I guess while I am complaining the bug eating could go away as well. She eats every living, crawling thing found on the planet. At night chasing and catching moths is her passion.

Observations from outsiders when they see her are ones of awe at her beauty and grace. Some golfers saw her running one afternoon and thought she was a greyhound the way she could run. Everybody that sees her marvels about her eyes and overall beauty. She is quite a people lover as well and likes most dogs unless they are aggressive towards her and then she can meet that aggression with more than enough of her own.

We are more than happy with her. Our only problem at this point is the imposition on our schedule. We had been used to being free to do things without having to worry about her. At our age, I think that is our biggest problem. Being free of children and other hindrances where we could enjoy our time to ourselves–that is gone. Not necessarily a bad thing just more than we most likely wanted.


The transition of this animal from the little ball of fur we received from OwyheeStar two years ago to the Sadie we know and love is amazing. The massive muscular and all legs transition has been nothing short of miraculous. For a female Weim she is large, both in height, length and weight. She tips the scales at 85 pounds. There is not a hint of fat on her.

When we first brought her home, she would always go to sleep on my lap at night. For more than a year now she has been more independent, but recently has started to stretch out on the couch with her head on my lap and doze off. We are buddies. Thanks for this wonderful animal and she wants to tell her brother Happy Birthday Boomer.