Category Archives: Topper X Boomer
Annie Needs A Sister
~ Stepping up to a Two-Weimaraner Status
Sister For Annie
Bob and I are thinking of getting another Weim, a Blue female. Do you have any pups?
Shela Says—Availability is typically going to require a wait. We recommend everyone complete the application process at least six-months in advance and follow up by locking in a place on the Wait List (by giving us a deposit). Until we have the Wait List deposit, you are not in line to get a puppy. Of course Patricia, I have answered you privately about our current availability and the timeline.
Shipping A Pup
Also, it is an 8-hour drive for us, do you ever ship the pups?
Shela Says —We can ship a puppy, and it is only a one-hop flight from Boise to Portland or Seattle. That being said Patricia, Cliff and I try to make the exit process as safe, stress-free and easy for the pup and their new family. Most Pacific Northwest families meet him near Pendleton. This exit scenario requires planning as we can only make one trip per litter, but this is in the best interest of the pup and their families.
There is less risk of exposure to the deadly Parvo Virus–which undoubtedly has infected every pet area or frequent stop along the highways. Secondly, when the pups travel a distance together, it seems to ease the stress. It is like one of our many adventures–they load up and go for a drive a way from their former home, and then depart with their new forever family.
My suggestion is that we explore the options and see how we can best accommodate the exit process. I should also mention that folks have taken a flight from Seattle or other airports, and flown into Boise. We met them at the airport, and then they carried the new baby home as a carry-on. It is another way to get off to a great start with a lower risk factor. The time spent settling in the Sherpa Bag often proves beneficial on so many levels.
~She a Whiner Weimaraner (oops)
Previous Annie Updates to Explore
Annie is doing well, such a sweetheart and very spoiled. She really is a good girl most of the time, very busy! Took her to the beach for 5 days. Every time we slowed down in all the coastal towns she would start whining. Finally, after listening to her for a few hours we parked in the shade, rolled down the windows a bit and went into some shops. Gone for about 20 minutes, got back and boy was she a good girl for the rest of the trip. She finally got her ice cream cone. (photo above)
We are glad the much-loved Annie got her ice cream. We sincerely look forward to working with you again–getting Annie, a sister. We are positive she can lead the way and teach ‘Whining 101’ to the new upstart.
We haven’t sent you any news on our Topper X Boomer pup (General Grievious) we got from you a couple years ago. We are happy to tell you he has been a great addition to our family. He has really bonded with our 9 year son (Christian). The two are inseparable and enjoy walking, playing in and out of the house. We go to the beach often and there favorite thing to do is running and playing on the beach.
Breeder’s Comment: We realize how much effort it requires to raise one of these wonderful creatures. (Even when we have raised a Weimaraner before), we often forget the struggles until we are embroiled in the process once again. Then too, no two Weims are identical. Preconceived ideas can get a person into trouble. Nonetheless, it warms our heart to hear of Christian and his best friend. What is more encouraging to the soul, than a boy and his Weimaraner?
We liken the chess match to the raising of the Weimaraner. You need to figure out a strategy to keep you ahead of the manipulative, cunning, and clever Weimaraner. More than one dog-savvy person has been duped by a Weim. Jokingly we would say it is probably not a good idea to teach Grievous the game; however, then who would join Christian. It is nice to have an ever-present, and an available friend who wants to join you.
Just a note from our busy lives to say thank you!
Zula Blue is a gem. Not only is she strikingly beau-ti-ful, she is so well behaved, mellow and loving. She has been such a wonderful addition to our family. We just adore her (and her undocked tail).
This note was over due, but as we approach Zula’s 3rd birthday, we wanted to loop back and say she has flourished, is well loved and just an all around lovely family dog. I hope you all are wonderful and making more families happy with these wonderful dogs. We adore everything about her. She keeps an watchful eye over the kids (at beach, in bath room), just being a pillow/cuddle bum, her love of being in the middle of things (not to mention her adaptability), checking out the garden from an upper vantage point and going to work with Emre.
Much thanks to you and Cliff. Kriste, Emre, Ezra, Zeyda and Zula Blue
Breeder’s Note: Getting the undocked tail requires planning ahead. Tail docking must be done very early in the pup’s life; therefore, if you are set on the tail not being docked, it will require advance notice.
Breeder’s Note: The Weimaraner is first a versatile hunting dog. That means they make great hunting companions for those who like to hunt upland game, and waterfowl. By nature, they are not a far-ranging hunter. Their connection to the hunter makes them more of a team-hunter that checks back often. For some hunters this trait is annoying. Other hunters find it refreshing, and fun. With the aging hunting popular many former GSP fans are converting to the Weimaraner.
People choose the Weimaraner over other breeds for many reasons. This is also true for hunters. Many hunters are casual hunters, who consider the family aspect (and livability) of the Weimaraner a plus. One thing is for sure. People either seem to be addicted to this breed, or not. It is a kind of love-hate view point. Those who don’t get the Weimaraner are frustrated by its concrete-thinking, Velcro nature. Others enjoy the depth of relationship and the human-like actions.
I’ve been meaning to email you some updated ace pictures forever!! We just celebrated his 1st birthday (I’ve included a picture of him eating a “pup-pop”. Plain yogurt frozen with a cookie inside of it. They love them on hot summer days and special birthday occasions!)
We love Ace so much and he’s such a special addition to our family! His temperament is so lovely and we get people telling us ALLLL the time how beautiful he is. In fact our dog trainer (and where he goes to doggie day care one day a week) says he’s one of the most beautiful dogs she’s ever seen! He plays so well, listens so well and is such a lover.
Thank you OwyheeStar for providing us with such a lovely pup! looking forward to celebrating many more years with him.
Allison, Danny, Emmett and Ace
You may remember Annie posed in her goggles on the snowmobile last summer. Since her debut, she has worn other costumes. For one, the Christmas Antlers. Read on, as Annie reports on her parent’s obsession with Weimar fashion.
Dear Weimaraner Pups,
I would never have dreamed when I met Bob and Patricia (Mom and Dad) that I would need to wear goggles and snowsuits. I must admit these are the best folks in the world with one tiny exception. They seem to get a hoot out of seeing me wear human garb. I personally don’t see the point, but they apparently think I am cute. They sure get a hoot out of seeing me dressed in goggles and duds of one sort or other. I am glad I am so entertaining for them.
How in the world did this happen? I am woofin not sure. Anyhow, we went to Diamond Lake, which is not far from Crater Lake. There was a lot of snow.
Looking Good Don’t You Agree?
We got more than a few smiles and raised eyebrows when folks saw me. Look, I have a spot for tail-wagging right out the back. Everyone thinks I look pretty cute in the special snowsuit.
I guess I am more than special!
Mom and Dad make over me all the time. I have a lot of work around this place, but they keep me in the best of everything. We do a lot of fun things together. They are really into the snow thing. I love the snow too!
We took Annie to Diamond Lake for 4 days. She really liked the snow. She had so much fun running around she was tired at night and slept really well. I made her the snow outfit, but she did not like it as much as we did. We laughed and laughed because she looked so cute. She is doing great!
Arliss praying to the Snowman snow glow for snow to run and play in.
Also wanted to let you know my nephew Kort will be in contact with you about getting a pup. He will get you out the application as soon as he think he is ready. This is his 1st pup on his own. He has a lot of childhood memories with my 1st weim.
Milo lives in Texas and sometimes his daddy deploys. During those times he has a very important job on the home front. We pray for Joe’s safe return and that Christine and Milo do well while they wait for Joe’s return! Christine’s mother has our infamous Wolfie. Weims run in the family!
Annie is doing well, she never goes to the bathroom in the house. She chews on everything we really have to watch her the little poop! She is very sweet most of the time. She is growing so fast she weighs 38 lbs. We opted for a small tree this year. I am sure you know why! 🙂 I hope you enjoy seeing these pictures of her with Christmas horns, very cute. I bought her a Santa sweater but she has already out grown it. Wishing you and Cliff a very Merry Christmas!
He’s such an amazing puppy and were having all kinds of fun exploring new areas!
We took him to the beach for the first time a few weeks back and needless to say he LOVED it!
He and Emmett are best buds now and we even found a puppy ace’s same age that lives down the street named lucky. We get the two together for play dates and they have such a fun time wrestling!
Puppy Socialization for Ace…
He’s also in puppy socialization class once a week where he gets to meet all sorts of happy dogs and we’ll be starting basic obedience next week!
The End (for now……)
Annie and Bob continue to do great!
We all went (Annie included of course) for the weekend to the Snowmobile Swap meet in Washington. She had a blast, a little nervous for awhile with that many people but she soon got used to it when everyone stopped to tell her how pretty she is and pet her.
Bob started up the snowmobiles to get them ready last night, I took her around them when they were running to get her used to them because they are pretty loud. She sat on one with me while it was running. We already bought her boots, hooded sweatshirt and goggles to go riding with us. She did not mind the hoodie but did not like the goggles very well,
It is hard to believe she is 4 months old already.
The month that we have had her has gone by fast, she weighs 29 pounds.Training is going well, Bob purchased some Pheasant wings at the sports store. He is going to be off work for a little while now and will be able to work with her some more. I just wanted you to know that she is doing well and has become a big part of our family.
She loves to chew everything, I put a wet washcloth in the freezer for her and that seems to help her some.
Breeder’s Note: You can also use cotton bones soaked in chicken broth and frozen. For those who desire to save some money and to get a very long lasting larger rope, you can make one. It is a bit tricky, but buy cotton rope at the farm store. Make sure to get cotton rope. Usually, they sell it by the foot. We buy 6′ and then tie three knots (one near each end and one in the middle. Then we get the rope wet and eventually pull it as tight as possible. These ropes can be either 3/4″ or 1″ in thickness depending upon your need. We like the 1′ the best. They can last for a very long time. The one in the photo was made with 8′ of 1″ Cotton rope and has 4 knots. It is more than two years old.
We look forward to taking her snowmobiling and I will try to get some great pictures of her on the snowmobile. I was too close when I took her photo I sent you, so I did not get the whole sled in. She is so smart and cute!