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Have Wheels

Going Places!

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We figured Kula must be old enough to drive now, so we got him and Pilikia a van to drive around….. Brent

Breeder Comment

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This is not the first Weim Crime pair at the wheel. You might remember Ilsa and Indi the two Blue sisters who borrowed the camper while Mom and Dad went on vacation. Pilikia and Kula Bleu’s ride is pretty upscale, but the idea has not changed. Thanks for the fabulous share!

Kula Bleu

Cannot Get Enough

Kula can not get enough of the river and fetching sticks! when we go for a walk he practically drags me to the river to go for a swim, although when we are at the ocean, he hates the water because I think of the waves…..

Pilikia Has a Different Agenda

Rhune's Pilikia_8919Pilikia will swim, but only if we are going to the other side of the river and she will follow. She has no interest in fetching sticks, unless her brother has it in his mouth, then she will try to steal it!

Breeder Comment

They both swim. One does it when she ( Pilikia ) deems it necessary. Otherwise, Kula can do the work. (funny) The Weimaraner is the type when they get an idea it is often an obsession. For those wanting an avid swimmer, it is important to get the idea ingrained early. Below from an uncommon casual Sunday morning–when winter was our blog topic.

Rhune's Two

One Sunday Morning of the Unusual Late Kind 

 

Meanwhile

Hello From Kula and Pilikia

unknown-2Is your life crazier than usual? Do you wonder how you will get it all done–even when you love everything about the Holiday Season? Kula and Pilikia send greetings and talk about their many roles in the household. They have many things they see as the norm.

  • Their dad (Brent) goes away and sails all over the world. They have to wait at home with Mom in the home port for his return. They keep Mama safe.
  • Their Mama goes to work and sometimes they just have to watch the property. That can be a big job with nosy neighbors and whatnot.
  • There is staying in good shape mode in their household too! It involves hiking, running, biking, exploring, and whatever else the folks add to the agenda.
  • Finally, there is the sofa warmer responsibility.
  • We are the come with duo–we love taking the time to get away to our retreat at Downy. “Woof!”

~Mahalo

PS: Dad wanted to make sure you knew we were keeping up our end of the deal here in California.

 

Life with Jack

~ And the Weims

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I wanted to share this pic with you and let you know that the new member of the family, our little boy Jack is doing great. Both Weims are taking quite the liking and coming up with their own responsibilities on how to participate.

Lucee is very watchful and makes sure that she knows where he is at all times. Levi has become more of a guard dog. The other day I got home from work, and Sarah put Jack in his bouncer near me on the floor. Levi took this opportunity to step over Lucee, who is, of course, laying next to him. Levi sniffs and kisses Jack and hastily prances off checking every window in the house peering out to make sure that no strangers are among us. Lol!

Another observation of Lucee is that she has become a lot more vocal since Jacks arrival. Which in return only frustrates Sarah during nap time. Hope you enjoy the pic, and that all is well at your home are going well this Summer.

Lucee and Levi

Back in Washington

Hello!! It’s been a few years since I have checked in with you guys and wanted to give an update.

We have traveled around a little bit with work and ended up in Northern California for a few years and got the pleasure of living on 52 acres. Which was such a blessing and both dogs loved it.

We are now back in Washington, Seattle area, but living on the peninsula. Bought a house that we are now all settled in and my wife (Sarah) and I are expecting our first child ( A Boy!!) any day now.

Lucee turns 8 this August and is still running and smiling and ready for the hunt as though she was 1 years of age. We did find a malignant tumor in her back upper right leg last year and had it removed. Should be getting the latest blood work back this week to see that it is all gone.

Levi is still Levi. He turned 5 in January and weighing in at 84 lbs. So fast, agile, and sporty looking with that amazing dark blue color. I cant take either of them anywhere with out them getting flattering comments and they always eat them up with smiles:)

Its surprising how different they are. Lucee is definitely the alpha and Levi her shadow. As she is very independent Levi is very dependent. As well as the biggest lover and snuggler. I would have to say that he is a bit accident prone which has cost him a few trips to the Vet for some stitches, I don’t think he feels pain. I have watched him on 2 different occasions wounded and still want to keep running and playing.

Over all as a family we are all doing well and very blessed. I couldn’t imagine my life without either of them. I am overcome with joy and happiness every time I come home to them everyday. Which they are both always at the door peering through the window.

I hope all is well with you two back home and all the dogs are doing great. Thank  you again and cant wait to hear back from you. Sorry it has been so long since the last correspondence. Time seems to be going faster as I get older.

Breeder Comments

We are happy to reconnect. Yes, life gets hectic and time flies all too quickly. We pray for good news. It is good you caught the issue sooner, rather than later. Each moment with these magnificent creatures is a gift. We know you agree.

At Downieville

Pilikia & Kula Bleu

April, the ‘kids’ and I are up at our place in Downieville this week. Here are a few shots of them going after sticks in a creek on an afternoon hike, then the aftermath on the couch.

Pilikia ripping around the yard

Breeder’s Comment

We are so happy to hear the girls are doing well. They must love being on this adventure with the both of you! Thanks ever so much for sharing!
Kula Bleu has been on the blog many times. Pilikia has also been featured. Do a search for them and you will discover some pretty interesting posts–and achievements.

Kula & Pilikia

Santa Cruz, CA

(Dec 26, 2015)–As you can see the booties worked out to be pretty funny. I took them for a walk and not even halfway around the block they were walking normally. We are heading up to the snow on Wednesday, so we will have the real test then! They love the snow! I need to do some work on their booties to get them not to fill with snow…..
(January 6, 2016)–Kula is at the vet today having a few masses removed, one under his front leg ‘armpit’  was the main reason, the vet suggested removing it before it started to affect his walking. So we are having his teeth cleaned while he is under anesthetic! Pilikia is with me and is a much different dog when her big brother is not around; she is way more subdued and not quite sure what to do! Anyway, I pick up Kula at 6:00 tonight.Snow Loving Weims

Breeder’s Note

Pilikia joined your family as a young girl. Kula was already an integral part of the household as well as the family lifestyle. She has never known being the solo Weimaraner; therefore, it must have seemed very odd to her. She might feel like a fish out of the water. As you understand, these guys are creatures of habit. They like routine and companionship. Thank you for sharing this story with us. It is a very fun post.

Kula, Cover Boy

Breeder’s Comment We appreciate Kula Bleu’s family. They are a great OwyheeStar two Weim family. Kula Bleu –lest we forget this is not the first time featured in a publication. (Click here to see an old, but fabulous, Kula Bleu blog post–he was in the Whole Dog Journal.) His Silver Gray Ghost sister (Pilikia ) was recently on the OwyheeStar Blog. We have included a few more links you might want to check out that feature Kula Bleu and Pilikia. Finally, you will find a slideshow featuring a few snapshots of this dynamic duo.

Read My Lips

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Thank you Brent for posting this great photo on Facebook. We love it! Clearly, Kula Bleu is talking to you–in this case about being fed. Nevertheless, the eyes and the mouth say so much. We feel most Weimlovers would agree they have seen this look.

Road Trippers

IMG_5251Here are the pups in the backseat of the truck heading from Santa Cruz to Downieville. They are such good road trippers, they hop in the truck and just chill back there for the 4-hour drive without making a sound.

Breeder’s Comment:

It is great the two make the trip so nicely. They probably know what is in store; however, just being with you is a treat. We love seeing and hearing how the Weims are involved in family activities.