~ Celebrates Two Candles
Stone’s second birthday is today–December 29. He celebrated by a long romp on the beach chasing balls.
He continues to win everyone’s heart. Even the new vet can’t get over him! Blue is a rare color of Weim here in Santa Barbara! He is the friendliest, goofiest, sweetest dog I’ve ever known.
Even when he wakes me up at 5 am for breakfast I can’t get mad at that cute little face! We love him to the moon and back! Still looking for a new house and then will be looking for a third Weim to add to the pack. His older brother, Blue, is really slowing down at almost 12. Hope you are well and ready for a New Year, we sure are!
Some of you might remember Stone moved to California not so long ago–click here to read about the relocation. We are glad he is doing well and much-loved. Thanks for thinking of us and allowing us to post this story.
~In The Driver’s Seat
Thor got his first driver’s lesson! How are you and Cliff doing? Thor has been doing very well. He goes on runs every morning and evening. Gets lots of exercise and loves it! I took him on a good few miles hike yesterday fishing and he was in heaven! He’s very well behaved and trained. He can heal, come, stay, sit and listens very well. He’s got his aloof moments when he wants to play. But he’s been an amazing family member.
He now even walks our Rottweiler mix Hannah ! Lol. He literally grabs the leash and starts pulling her on the walks. Lol it’s so funny
We also found out that Thor is not immune to Adeno virus, but we decided to NOT give him the vaccination for this because we read it’s rare for Weimes and not life threatening. what do you recommend?
First, this is where we say we are not Licensed Veterinarians, nor are we Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Vaccine issues are a serious matter for this breed–no one can attest to the truth of this more than someone who has had their Weimaraner succumb to serious life-threatening vaccine reaction. The puppy shot vaccinates for Adeno Virus II–which is against upper respiratory infections. Click here to read more.
We are most happy to see Thor as a central part of your life–and we love the photos. Thank you–this is a cute update. We genuinely appreciate it.
~Weim craziness is our sanity
Just to let you know we are thinking of you all; you are in our thoughts and prayers
In these upside down times … its our faith and these three that keep us sane.
Thank you for all the joy and sanity that you bring to so many.
Jon, Laura and Grace (Bella Rae, Bacchus and Taun)
We meet the best people through the Weims. Thank you for being a loyal client–and remembering us with this thought. It means the world to us. We know the great lengths you went to acquire the three from us–no words cover it.
~A Great Way to Escape the Heat
It’s hot here in New Hampshire and sometimes everyone just needs a quick power nap.
Crazy times…..our three Weims keep us sane, entertained, loved and amused. Kilroy family, Taun, Bacchus and Bella Rae❤️
Keep hydrated, rested, and cool for the rest of the summer. Thanks for the newsy update.
We were at my best friends house and Thor loves to lay on a couch and near his sister Chloe. Here he is on her lap. He’s a really good listener but has an aloof personality sometimes. (Lol) He’s always challenging us but he knows by now that I am the leader in the pack so it doesn’t last long before he corrects his attitude.
Just wasn’t sure with his breed if it was OK to go on hikes. The hike we are doing this weekend is only 3 miles each way so should be fine. The one I’m doing with my brothers the following week is 11 miles and higher elevation so I will spare him that one although I would have loved to take him with me. Next year I’ll be taking him on all my hikes!
Thank you for all the hard work you are putting into Thor. This breed is not easy to raise–if it isn’t one thing, then it is another. Being involved in family life and joining in on your adventures is a huge plus. Exercise is essential; however, high-impact exercise is saved for later–one the growth plates close. Hiking is an excellent activity.
~Has Friends and Family
Thor is much loved. Here he is with our 12 year old daughter. He has fur friends and family too.
Here he is playing with neighbor Daisy (an Australian Shepherd).
Thor playing with neighbor Daisy (an Australian Shepherd).
We are so happy to hear that Thor is doing so excellent. Thanks for the video clips and the photo.
~ 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.
~Preparing for Competition
Whisky has been in training now for 6 months and is becoming a great bird dog. He loves it. The trainer feels he would do great in Hunt Test competition, so we will start training for that.
At the age of 6 months, Whisky started retriever and obedience training at Coyote Creek Oregon Gun Dog Training in Eugene. He started at the age of 6 months and has been doing very well. We visit him at least twice a week to work with him and train ourselves. The trainer is very impressed with his abilities and drive and is confident that Whisky will excel in the field and in competition.
We are glad you are doing well with Whiskey and that your trainer feels he has good hunt trial potential. We look forward to hearing about the experience.
~Update from Captain Rod
A smart trainer/breeder once told me that the best life insurance you can give your dog is to train him well so all of your friends and relatives will love him and want him if something happens to his owner. If something ever happened to me, my friends would fight over who gets Sunny.
One of the many things I love most about my OwyheeStar blue Weimaraner is he absolutely loves everybody from little kids to adults. He’s not just attached to me, he’s happy to be on a new lap from a new friend.
Around Christmas every year we go up to Lake Tahoe to visit friends and enjoy the snow. My two friends also have two labradors that Sunny has fun wrestling with. When he’s bounding through the deep snow in the forest, he’s truly in his element. On the way home, we visited two more friends that have 2 very sweet and high drive hunting dogs that he met. The rules were a bit more flexible in this household, and the dogs and humans dined together. Sunny gets along with other dogs very well, but if he’s mounted, he will object with some growling and barking. Can’t blame him there.
Sunny and I have come to some agreements a long time ago, and he’s flexible in various situations. He will stay on his bed if necessary and behave quietly, or if the rules are loose, he’ll party with other dogs as crazy as ever. He’ll happily ride in the backseat on long trips for as long as necessary. He heels off leash, and runs free on walks when it’s safe. His training of me is almost complete I’ve been told.
You may or may not remember Sunny’s earliest beginning on the catamaran with Rod–click here. I have often dreamed of sailing with Sunny–and I suppose it is possible (www.sailfuncat.com ), but we are pretty much tied to OwyheeStar for now. It makes is very happy to know Sunny continues to delight others and is a great companion for Rod. Happy New Year to you, Sunny, and your humans, too.
~Working to Become our best together
Astra is doing good and we love our snuggle bug she is still in training. She is fearful of strangers runners and bicyclists but she is doing better.
We taught her to swim and she loves it she wags her tail while she swims. And we still love hanging out at the beach. Thank you for our baby. ~ Tanya
Keep up the great work. It is so great that Astra swims–all Weimaraners can swim. Not everyone accomplishes the swim, however, but we would love it if they did. Weims can be wonky. I was going to write about this trait, but maybe I will just throw that out there and let everyone mull that thought over. (Haha)