~Living the Life in Weiser, Idaho
Hi ! Hope you and Cliff are well! I want to give you an update on Sophia. 10 months old now (can you believe it?!) and she weighs 75 pounds. Martha (vet) said “Keep doing what you’re doing, she’s healthy and at a perfect weight.” 😁
We love hearing the news that Sophia is doing well–and the Vet endorsement that your diet is perfect for her. Thanks for keeping us apprised. Keep doing what you are doing — it is a journey, and in time we will see what you become.
~ Idaho OwyheeStar Blue
Thought I’d send you some update photos of Memphis! Can’t thank you enough for this incredible addition to our family!
Thank you, for thinking of us –we cannot be happier that you shared these moments in time, and that you love Memphis.
~ A Good Report and Life Continues
As you probably remember Ellie’s nose had bumps. After a bunch of testing and biopsy, we still don’t know what was going on with Ellie’s nose. It has healed and is a lot better now. You can still see the somewhat discolored skin, but it’s not that noticeable now.
The good news is that it’s not cancer, and Ellie is doing great. She loves to go to foothills riding shotgun in my truck. She found a deer leg that she didn’t want to give up (but did eventually) and loves to rest in the backseat on the way home (it was hot, though were was lots of water in the streams). We do have to keep a good eye out for rattlesnakes.
We are thrilled to hear that the biopsy was negative. (Yeah!) We are thankful that she loves spending time with you–those trips are special for the both of you.
Sophia and Azura
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!
Ellie is an comfort specialist
Thought you’d like an update on Ellie. She’s fully integrated into the family and performing well as a working dog except in one area. She hates to get up for work!
Leah has her in agility training. (http://www.qquestagility.com ) She and our other dog, Trooper, have a great time running around the 40 acres here.
Comments from Cliff and Shela:
We appreciate Robert and Leah (who are both very busy) taking the time to update us regarding Ellie. This is their first Weimaraner. Many of us can attest to the fact that figuring these creatures out is an interesting adventure. Often, it is more us finding out how easily we are controlled. As for her hating to get out of bed, and go to work, what can we say? They say this breed is very human-like. We know a lot of people that are much the same. We like to think of the Weimaraner as having two speeds–on and off.