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.
~The Journey Begins
Thor has been a blast, no crying, no accidents, really well potty trained, and showers us with kisses and loves. He loves the grass and playing with the girls all evening. He’s going to sleep well tonight lol (I hope!). Every time we took him out for a potty break it was instant once he landed on the grass. After eating his dinner we took him out for a 5 min walk and he picked a hidden corner and went for #2! So far he’s a huge success and the whole neighborhood can’t wait to meet him :).
So, the journey begins. We both know there will be ups and downs–challenges and joyful moments throughout the process of raising any Weimaraner puppy. We hope you will keep us apprised, and we truly appreciate this lovely note.
~ Part One
On April 30th 2020, we met “Mando” for the first time and it’s been an amazing journey we’ve been having together ever since!! Our little Covid-19 blessing is not going to know what to do when “Dad” actually goes back to work! The entire family has been working/schooling from home his whole life so far.
Micron (where I work) has had all of the Boise team working from home (that didn’t absolutely have to be on-site to do their job) for almost 3 months months now. All of the time we’ve had with Mando so far has been during this unusual time for us, but totally the normal for him now!
I get up in the AM, get ready for work and Mando goes along with me throughout the entire process (get ready locked in the bathroom with me, make coffee and get him breakfast in the kitchen with me, etc.) eventually ending with us both upstairs (while I tell him “let’s go to work Mando” as we head upstairs). We end up in my office (baby gate in place to keep him in with me) and I log into work. Of course we take breaks for him to get outside and get his meals, but all day (7-4) is me and Mando working together upstairs. For the first several weeks that meant him curled up in my lap, but the last week or so he’s just gotten too big to be comfortable in my lap and has moved to his bed for his AM naps.
We could not be happier for Mando–he has a great start with his ‘Forever Family,’ and all is well. Watch for part two –coming tomorrow.
(June 7, 2020) Ruger turns 4 today! He has added so much love and joy to our family. I can’t imagine our lives without this quirky, hilarious guy! It’s hard to capture action photos because he is either laying down or running!
We spend our days doing lots of walks through the rolling hills across from our house, where he chases bunnies, digs out whistle pigs, and flushes pheasants. I run into quite a few families in this area with Weims from you and Cliff, and you can always tell. I could see the resemblance from Blue on a few occasions with other pups from different litters. What beautiful dogs!! Anyway, thought I’d share a few photos and thank you again for our precious Ruger!
We could not be happier to learn that Ruger is doing well–and that he is loved. Quirky can be fun–and it sure adds spice to daily life.
~Five Monday and Growing
Happy Memorial Day!
A little update on our buddy Nixon, now 5 months. He is happy, so loved, growing like a weed (65 lbs), loves the beach and loves to swim and chase his kids! We spent the day cleaning graves and he was a great helper and quietly watched over us. Socially he is getting so good in public and behaves so well! He gets excited to go for rides and walks and is learning lots of tricks and commands. We wouldn’t trade this laid back snuggle buddy for nothing! We love him!
Nixon, while your update comes on the heels of the extraordinary six-segment Sherlock update, you are no less stellar. You are lovely and larger than we would expect. Many of the Weims in Fern’s DNA pool were the sort that you would have called undersized; however, even though Fern was around 63 pounds and Boone around 83, your boy is big. He is lovely. He doesn’t look fat–growing a pup slow is in their best interest, but they get most of their size in the first six months, so it might be that Nixon ends up to be about his papa’s size. We will see in time.
~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.
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.
He is here 💕
We are already in love.
Earl is settling in quite nicely! Here he is napping with “big sister” Mini. Look at the difference in the length of their front legs!
You have been so great to work with during the process–with all the challenges and this COVID-19 thing. We truly appreciate it. We know you are going to do great with Earl–please keep us updated.
~ Meet Kip (Dutch’s Shadow)
Yes, Kip’s pointing. Both Sam and Bonney have gotten him on point with the wing.
And so, it begins. What more is there to say?
~ And Company
Just wanted to send a couple of clips of the pack, Bacchus (Boone x Juniper) turned two on Monday. Everyone enjoyed winter and all its snow but now that the ice has melted on the pond we are celebrating Spring. Jon and I so enjoy our three Weim’s, endless entertainment and loving Joy.
Very Best to you both, be well, stay well
Love, Jon, Laura, Grace and all the kids
Happy Birthday, Bacchus–you are looking good! What a pleasant place you have to share with your family.