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Edgar will be 4 next month. We moved to Colorado last fall and everyone is starting to get used to the change. Doug is still Edgar’s favorite person but he loves all of the kids and worries when they get too far away. My youngest loves to play with him like he’s her brother. She runs with him, gets him up onto the play equipment and tries to make him go down the slide. She also likes to dress him up on occasion.
He tolerates this but clearly doesn’t like to wear cat ears.
What a life Edgar has. I am glad he tolerates the cat ears–we know it must not be a fun thing for him. (Haha) Otherwise he has quite the life–and we love his inclusion. It speaks volumes.
Sherlock (Part Six)
~Lucas – Age 18
In a few months I’m going to go off to college and I don’t think anything can prepare me for how much I’m going to miss Sherlock. When people say dogs are man’s best friend, they’re right. I’ve spent more time with him over these last four years than anybody else besides my family. How am I going to fall asleep without him curling up in my bed at night? Who am I going to play tug with? Who am I going to throw the Chuck-it to? Nothing feels as freeing as dropping everything and sprinting down the trail or the beach with Sherlock. A boy and his dog running as fast as they can, feeling the wind rush past, overjoyed to be with each other. He loves nothing more than to run, play, and be really weird. He always accepts me, no matter what. I never have to filter myself or tone myself down when I’m with him. In fact, I don’t even think about it because his love is unconditional. I didn’t understand what this word meant until I had a weimaraner, and now I can never forget.
One of the purest things I’ve ever seen is the excitement that comes out of Sherlock when we get ready to go on a hike. As soon as I put my socks on, he perks up. When the boots are getting laced up, he is now standing next to me. He then leads the way downstairs, nudges his leash hanging from the coat rack, and sits down. He begins to whine when I start filling up the water bottles. But he’s not yet sure if he’s coming or not. The best part is when I grab his leash. His tail becomes a blur, his ears tuck back, he spins in circles, and he yelps with excitement. It is the happiest thing in the world for him. It fills my heart every time I get to witness this. Sherlock constantly reminds me how much joy there is to be found in life. He inspires me to be myself and do what feels right. I’m in awe of him every day.
Lucas–thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You are right about missing Sherlock–do they not worm their way into your heart? Oh yeah! During a time such as this–our fur family members keep us covered with a special love and acceptance that is not easily put into a few words. I am positive that your absence will affect Sherlock as much as you–but he will have other family members there to help him adjust. It will not be quite as easy for you, but with the leaving, a new chapter in your life begins. Thanks again for the share–it is most appreciated.
Sherlock (Part Five)
~Meghan – Age 15
Sherlock changed all of our lives completely. He has such a big personality that I had never seen in a dog before. He is absolutely hilarious and never fails to make us laugh with his strange ways of life. Although he barks really loudly, which can be a little hard to manage, he is so sweet and loves cuddling. He taught my siblings and me how to be responsible dog owners and how to care for a living thing. I think that having a dog has brought our family closer together because with him we go on road trips, hikes, and visit some of the most beautiful mountains. Having a dog requires a lot of exercise which is great because now we’re always outside hiking or running with him. I personally love to go running with Sherlock because he does a good job staying by my side and can run for a long time.
Meghan–what an excellent post you created. We love how Sherlock has meant so much to each family member and how everyone mentions his big personality. Oh my gosh–your family has given him everything he needed to thrive.
Sherlock (Part Four)
~ From Lilah – Age 12
Sherlock has been a dream come true, honestly. The years leading up to him coming home, I wanted a dog SO BADLY!!! I remember the day he came home, from the way all three of us stacked up to peer through the tall window next to the door, to the way he stumbled as his frightened eyes caught the first glance of his siblings. He was right to be frightened, we would tear up his peaceful life with his little puppy siblings and his momma and change it into one full of adventure, kisses, hugs, and so many memories. He’s a crazy dog, one that lights up our lives so much. For the almost 4 years we’ve had him, I’ve looked forward to seeing him in the morning, coming back from my Mom’s to see him, and just doing anything with him. His reaction tells us he feels the same way, first howling as he’s awoken from his sleep, then catching a glance of us from the bend in the stairs, and then still howling but somehow whining and spinning in circles with his tail an invisible blur, as he rockets over to his bed where he waits while we make our entrance. Having that welcome home is always something I look forward to. Who knew, an animal, someone we can’t understand or be understood by, could love so much and just be such an individual.
He’s got this way of knowing when you’re upset, and just being there. He’s a cuddler, and can be found most of the time under the covers, taking up the entire bed in my brothers room, where he usually sleeps. When he’s not with Lucas, he’s somewhere else, laying on top of someone and being sooo cute. He’s an example of how loving we can all be – if all we do is think about food, hikes, sleep, and his hoomans. Even if we can’t all be like Sherlock, a cute little bug that is literally only a heart with legs, we can all think about how we can be happier and make people happier. I couldn’t imagine my life without Sherlock, and I’m so happy I don’t have to. He’s a part of our lives that brings us all together, from laughing at him being a nut, to all hiking with him, or taking him to the park and watching his victory laps as he proudly struts around, bragging that he caught his ball. He’s so incredible, and has taught me so much about life and living it. Thank you, Buddy.
We love your description, Lilah, of life with Sherlock. It is fabulous to have a different perspective. Cliff and I cannot be happier that he fills your life with joy and mirth–it is why we do what we do.
Sherlock (Part Three)
He has logged hundreds of miles of mountain trails with our family, and he has his own pack to carry when we do overnight trips. He loves to SUP and be in kayaks, but he gets upset if we are too far apart at any point – he is the epitome of a velcro dog and just wants his pack together at all times. If we leave the house for 10 minutes, you would think we were gone for a year by the full body wag and frantic circles we are greeted with when we return. This may be our most treasured quirk about him.
He does, however, have the worst bed manners. We just ordered a king bed because no matter where we move, he just moves closer so that his full weight is pressed up against us to snuggle. It’s super sweet and keeps our chiropractor busy. His snoring is impressive, and he’s spent more time in the cone of shame from his misadventures than we can count. His least favorite thing in the world is getting his nails trimmed – it takes all five of us to get it done…
He has brought so much love and joy to our family. He is the first dog for Beau’s kids, and they love him more than they ever thought possible. In fact, each of them wanted to write their own personal story about Sherlock which we will be sending separately. Thank you OwyheeStar (Shela and Cliff) for giving such a beautiful gift to our family!
Bambi and Beau
Life with the Weimaraner is much as you describe–for the most part. Thanks for the details. I am sure our readers are eating up everything you share.
Sherlock (Part Two)
He is Beau’s first Weim
We have had Sherlock now for 3 ½ years. He is Beau’s first Weim and my second. As a puppy Sherlock was nearly perfect – he was happy, social, adventurous and learned an amazing heel early on. Our one mighty struggle was crate training. He just wasn’t having it, and wrecked a couple of crates in the process, At six months we shifted directions, and Sherlock had free roam of the house. We feared for our furniture, but he couldn’t have been happier or better behaved. We learned that each Weim is individual and we just needed to adapt to him. This was clearly part of his master plan all along…
Our family is an active family, and Sherlock’s love of the outdoors drives almost everything we do. He’s travelled with us on all of our family vacations, and so far has visited eight states and British Columbia. He has his own Instagram account (@thewileyweim) so we can share his adventures with our friends and family. There isn’t a body of water he doesn’t love, from the smallest puddle to the Pacific Ocean. He is obsessed with chasing a ball and is the fastest dog we’ve ever seen. He likes to control the pace of the throwing by holding on to the ball when he starts getting a little tired, but when we start throwing a second ball he can’t help himself and just chases the second with the first in his mouth. He also does some hysterical preening by running around us in a circle when he brings a ball back – it’s always just a lot of fun and laughs.
Bambi and Beau
Yesterday your firsts segment rocked the world, Sherlock. Let’s see what happens today. Again, thank you!
Sherlock (Part One)
~Greetings from Northern California!
We are long, long overdue to send you an update on Sherlock, so we are making up for it by sending you a lot! Beau and I have included about 15 pics from his pup days until now. Beau’s three kids each wrote their own update and we will send each of them along separately with a couple of pics of each kid with Sherlock. We know you love to have material on your pups and this way you have some you can send out as/when you see fit. Sherlock is wonderful and is a happy, healthy and active boy who brings so much joy to our lives – thank you so much and we hope you are both safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Bambi and Beau
We are thrilled to share several segments in the coming week that feature Sherlock (Zula Blue X Blue). We appreciate all the effort you and the kids put into sending this update. We know our readers will feel the same.
Congratulations on your New Title CW-SIAx2
To spare you all the craziness of all the acronyms, CWAGS, Canine Work and Games has scent detection division which Henry and I compete in. There are multiple levels that build upon each other. The higher the level the greater degree of difficulty of the hides. Henry has completed 24 successful runs in Level 3, Scent Investigator, to earn this pretty pink rosette. Officially, his title is CW-SIAx2!! Click Here to learn more about this organization.
I’m so lucky you snd Cliff care so much. When I tell people that I am still in touch with you they are shocked. You set a very high standard, which is rare, outstanding, and more than appreciated.
Xoxo H & P
Henry and Patti — we are delighted with your great effort. Anyone who has participated in a venue understands how it costs you–time, energy, and cash. A title is not guaranteed, either. Congratulations on your scent work achievement. We know several OwyheeStar folks are considering getting involved. It is always good to share information, and a positive outcome is the icing on the post (or the cake). (Haha)
Also–we thank you for the great compliment. Yes–we try to stay connected to the folks that get a pup from us. We are quite honored that so many of you make this possible–plus, a lot of people are willing to give us an update. Where we post a blog 365 days a year, getting the updates to help, it is essential. We cannot begin to express how much it means in a few short words.
~Cats and Dogs
It’s raining and princesses don’t want to get wet even with their raincoats on!!!
It looks like Skye and Haze are covered. What a gorgeous color on the two blue girls.
~ What a Good Boy
We got a kitten today. I just wanted to send you evidence of how GOOD Edgar is!!
Ed also loves to run. Above is a picture of him on our run today and this picture shows how happy he is after running
Thank you–for the photos, the videos, and the news. What a great life you have together.