~Cat Tales and Whatnot
Ellie is still having adventures in the Boise foothills (she’s good at finding chukar and quail for fun) and she loves kayaking/rafting trips.
She’s the queen over all the cats as well.
We are happy to hear that Ellie is still doing well–especially that she is the Queen over all the cats–despite what they report.
My neighbors across the street, Cliff and Nancy, were on vacation when you brought Sophia and they got home last Thursday and got to see Sophia on Friday with their “girls.” Annie is 8, a yellow lab, and Sally is 4-ish, a border collie mix that was rescued. Annie and Sally always come running across the street whenever Azura and I are in the front yard, and they did exactly that on Friday. Sophia was overwhelmed, ran under the table, came out to me and then met Annie and Sally one at a time, backed away from Cliff at first, then sniffed his hand and licked his fingers and the games began! In an instant, she was racing around the front yard with Annie and Sally and Azura, actually keeping up with the big girls most of the time. My little girl held her own, for sure! And, best of all, she never went into the street even when Sally would run across the street to her yard and then back to my yard. Later Nancy came over to meet Sophia and Sophia warmed up to Nancy almost as quickly as she did with Cliff, and then she went running back to the girls to join the fun. I’d love to tell you that Sophia stayed in the front yard the next time we were out front and Sally and Annie came over, but she followed Sally across the street, so now we’re going to be slowly going into border training. Oh, and you should know, she figured out how to come in the doggie door in about a week and a half! She hasn’t figured out how to go out, but she’s definitely got the coming in part nailed!
Hope you both are doing well and are enjoying this beautiful weather!
Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this sweet story and the news about Sophia.
Thought you might like a 12week (almost 13) update on our out Henry!
He’s amazing. He loves to play fetch and so good at the return. He is learning and listening so well. Still mastering the potty training, but great as long as we are paying attention! He’s such a funny pup and so smart! He is able to play hide and seek with toys and people. He’s catching on so we’ll to words we use. He is obedient to sit, stay, lay down, come and ‘outside’ (our word for potty!) He has even mastered wiping his feet when he comes back in, on the rug…. For a treat of course! He has grown SO much and going to need a bigger bed soon!
Sorry some of the pics are blurry! He’s not still for long! ~Jill and Clint
Hello There–we are so happy to hear from you. Just look at what is happening, you are doing great things. We cannot be happier to hear the news and to these photos. Thanks ever so much!
I’ve been trying to get an update out to you for a while and as you know time keeps slipping by. Maggie has been fun and a challenge. She has been getting better with crating training, but still has slight separation anxiety. She’s potty trained with the bell on the door. She now knows sit, lay down, roll over and she brings me her food dish when she’s done. But best of all she’s sleeping through the night!!
Her 9 week vet check was fun, the vet rarely sees a Weim so a blue one caught the eye of the whole staff. Maggie was taken to the back to be weighed and became a show and tell. Her vet check went well, she did however have a bacterial infection in both ears which was an easy fix. All in all, she’s been fun- and the family, including the cat, are really enjoying her. She has become a really joyful addition to our family.
Breeder’s Comment: First, we want to take this opportunity to remind our clients to check out the ear-care section of the Website we gave you. Flop-eared dogs have a tendency toward ear issues. Over the years, we have found several little tricks, (and products) that work better than spend cash at the vet’s office. 🙂 🙂
We also want to remind you to stick to the suggested vaccine protocol. Raising the puppy you will find yourself in the thick of things. It is easy to rely on your vet for direction. We have the greatest respect for our friends in that profession; however, their vaccine protocol is meant to cover a broad-based practice. They must operate in this manner. We (Weimlovers) have to remember to do things a bit different for the benefit of our Weimaraner. That means getting the titer test in lieu of a sixteen-week shot, and when you get a puppy shot, it should not contain Lepto or Corona. If Leptospirosis is endemic to your area, please do the shot separately. Vaccinating in this manner, you get better protection, as well as less risk of a vaccine reaction (some of which can be life-threatening.
Finally, any number of small things can go awry. Bacteria, parasites, and general health issues can pop up. This doesn’t mean the pup is sickly, but the developing immune system can get overwhelmed. Be as holistic in your approach as possible. Raising the Weimaraner takes work. Regardless, they have a growing fan club.