Duke is no longer the newest member… such a sweet heart though! Yes, he is precious, but se’s more like a gentle clumsy giant
Not so long ago, he was worming his way into the family (who already had two Weims) —click here.
Thank you for being an extreme Weimlover of the best kind. Congratulations on your newest addition–and thanks for thinking of us, too!
-Lu (True X Benton)
I know you are low on content for the blog – sometimes I think I send too much about Lu, but this is precious.
First of all, Lu was born 2011, True x Benton. In her long-ish life she has NEVER met a baby – very cautious about other dogs (not so much about people, tho’ she has to “vet” strangers thoroughly!). But we have a beautiful new girl-baby in the family, our grand-niece, and her parents brought her down for a visit for a few days from Portland.
From the time little Juni (Juniper) arrived, Lu kept trying to figure her out…watched her constantly, getting ever closer, and getting upset if she fussed. Lu’s curiosity finally got the best of her the morning the family was leaving, and she approached our nephew holding Juni. You can see the result in this precious picture! Showing her “maternal” side! HA!
Thank you for this beautiful story–it is perfect. I am sure you know this is just the kind of thing that our readers love to see. Weims (like any dog) can be unpredictable. They are often inquisitive and cannot stand not to investigate that new tiny human.
Anyone who knows this breed must realize they are prone to quirks–and once they get an idea, that is typically that. You can try to get them to change their notion, but the concrete-thinking Weimaraner is not easily convinced. (OMG) So, introducing a baby to Weimaraner at any age should be approached with caution.
We love how careful Lu was and how you managed this situation. There is a story that resonates from the archives where a client had their first human baby, and the place the baby calmed best was laying on top of the Weimaraner–the two were inseparable. That Weimaraner, like Lu, was so careful.
While this is often the way it works, sometimes the Weimaraner is jealous and doesn’t go well. We cannot forget that they have been the center of the universe–the first baby. While a human baby is beyond precious and celebrated, casting aside and forgetting the faithful companion could go badly—good job to Lu and her family.
~With Her Babies
I am convinced that the very young Weimaraner pup doesn’t distinguish between Mama, littermates, and their own body. They are inexplicably pulled to the heat source and the food source—what a miracle. Just amazing when you think about it.
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!
~ Charlotte and Moxie
Moxie is doing well and has adjusted to having a little human in the house. I think she looks at the new addition as part of the pack and a little man cub. 🙂
We recently went to Tahoe and still manage to find time for some swimming and hiking. It won’t be long before our little girl (Charlotte Avery) will be trotting and swiping along side Moxie.
Moxie’s nickname is Moose. I included a picture of my favorite PJ’s for Charlotte. It’s amazing how dogs know that she is a little baby and immediately go into protective mode.
Thanks for all of the blogs. I especially like the farm and garden updates. How do you have the time? You have inspired my husband to make his own ketchup. We will see how it goes.
Love from California.
-Chrissy, Brian, Charlotte & Moxie Blue
We are so happy that Charlotte arrived safely–and that her and Moxie Blue tag-team you already. How sweet they are together. I sincerely hope the homemade ketchup turns out well –we like ours.
Adding a Second Weim was a Good Decision
Just wanted to say hi and give you guys an update on Hans. He is doing very well, he is such a good boy. We are so glad we decided to get another weim and one from Owyheestar. It has been such a blessing having him in our home.
Hilde is in Control
It didn’t take long for our 4yr old Hilde to warm up to him, she still has her moments tho. Of course all the toys are hers, but I think Hans likes it that way. He enjoys taking them when she isn’t looking and getting chased.
About our Hans
He is getting so big! He weighed in at 42 lbs yesterday! He is also one of the calmest puppies we have ever had or met, so much more than Hilde was as a puppy. He is so smart as well, he’s pretty much got everything figured out. He’s starting to show signs that he is ready for his training to begin. It always amazes me how fast they pickup on things. We are looking forward to the summer and the many adventures we will have. Just wanted to say thank you again for such a great experience and the new member of our family. You guys do such a great job.