Hi Shela and Cliff! Well as much as I have thought about giving you an update on Miss Emma Blue, I cannot believe it has taken this long! The last year has been a busy one for us and Emma too. In the last year, we have sold our house, bought a new place out in the country, moved twice, taken vacations with and without Miss Emma and done numerous household projects. Emma did absolutely wonderful throughout it all! Our first move was to my mother-in-laws home where we stayed for 2.5 months while we waited for our new home to close. It was in the middle of the winter and my MIL is not a huge fan of dogs. She had strict rules for Emma and Emma met the challenge perfectly. She didn’t run in the house, get up on furniture or come in the kitchen. She was very happy when we made it to our new home though and the furniture rule was over 🙂
I am busy; I am happy…
Emma loves her Crate–thank goodness for that!
I owe a majority of our success to crate training. Throughout the moving process the crate was a blessing. You know how dangerous it can be to be packing boxes (things laying around that aren’t Weim safe), moving boxes (people leaving doors open and more non-weim safe items) and unpacking boxes, and because Emma had learned to love her crate it was a safe and comforting place when it needed to be. It also was a great tool when she was adjusting to the new homes because she had a constant that she could go too. However, she did better with the move than I think we did. I think the only thing she cared about was that we were with her. She really seemed to care less that her entire environment had changed overnight.
Emma’s Park and Playground
It probably helped that our new place is like her own personal dog park. A fully-fenced, six acres worth of running room that comes complete with an endless supply of birds, squirrels and critters for her to chase. There are also an abundance of deer that have made themselves a home at our place that constantly taunt Emma. We do our very best to make sure they aren’t around when we let Emma out on account of she is not scared of them and wants to chase them….I’m afraid she’ll run into one during rutting season and get hurt 😦 We also live across the street from a lake, which until the summer began she thought was her own personal lake as well. (Click Here to watch Emma Swim!)
She has had her fair share of injuries since we have come here. I promise you she is under constant supervision, however she still seems prone to bizarre injuries. We joke that we need to bubble-wrap her to keep her safe. She is tough though and so far has healed well from all her accidents 🙂
Her birthday is coming up! Can’t believe she will be two on July 30th! She has been an absolute joy, a life-changing experience, and a blessing. She is our everything and we can’t imagine life without her. Thank you so much for giving us the most beautiful thing we have 🙂 ~Tanya & Aaron
Breeder’s Note: We understand how busy life can become. Thank you for remembering us in the midst of all you faced this year. We wish you many more years of joy, and fewer mishaps.