~Twelve Years Later All is Well
I’ve been meaning to send you this picture of Bella! She turned 12 in November … where has the time gone?!? She is the best dog! We have three kids now (10,7 & 5) and Bella is the self-appointed lifeguard. LOL. Here she is living her best life in the Arizona September heat 😁 She decided this pool float looked like a great place to relax! She still hasn’t realized that all of the kids can swim and anytime they are jumping off the diving board, she barks like crazy to alert everyone 😁 I’m pretty sure she considers them her babies too!
She’s doing great … definitely getting older and no longer jumps in the pool willingly, but still enjoys cruising counters and sneaking onto the couch for a nap 😁
Twelve years for Bella–we are happy to hear she is doing well. It sounds like she has a full-time job as a lifeguard and monitoring her family. Nothing could be more critically important. Counter-surfing continues at 12 — of course, it does. Thanks for this beautiful update. Readers watch for part two of Bella’s newsy update.
~First Snowfall Fun
Our Shadow is now 8.5 months old! He is enjoying his first snow here in SE Idaho! We even got him a sweater just in case he shows signs of getting too cold!
Here is Shadow with his furry bro and sis… this is as close as we could get them without Shadow trying to gnaw on them, and then running away! Shadow’s fur-baby bro & sis play with him sparingly as one of his paws on top of them ends the playing pretty quick! He just finished his basic obedience training course this past month, and he shown how smart and sometimes obstinate he can be!
He is loved by our family with 4 kids to play with, and loves playing keep away with anything he knows isn’t his! He loves to settle down in the evening and cuddles with our youngest (pictured above).
We get tons of compliments every time we take him out on how beautiful and striking he is. We couldn’t be happier with him. Shadow has been healthy and well, we worked with our vet to spread out his shots longer-term, followed your instructions, and he is doing wonderfully!
We are so happy that you entrusted this wonderful personality to us!
Sincerely, Amber & Jeff
Thank you for thinking of us, and more importantly, for doing everything so correctly with Shadow. We know your life must be insanely busy with the little ones and the three fur family kids. Kudos to you and your Vet for getting the vaccines done and spreading them out.
-Lu (True X Benton)
I know you are low on content for the blog – sometimes I think I send too much about Lu, but this is precious.
First of all, Lu was born 2011, True x Benton. In her long-ish life she has NEVER met a baby – very cautious about other dogs (not so much about people, tho’ she has to “vet” strangers thoroughly!). But we have a beautiful new girl-baby in the family, our grand-niece, and her parents brought her down for a visit for a few days from Portland.
From the time little Juni (Juniper) arrived, Lu kept trying to figure her out…watched her constantly, getting ever closer, and getting upset if she fussed. Lu’s curiosity finally got the best of her the morning the family was leaving, and she approached our nephew holding Juni. You can see the result in this precious picture! Showing her “maternal” side! HA!
Thank you for this beautiful story–it is perfect. I am sure you know this is just the kind of thing that our readers love to see. Weims (like any dog) can be unpredictable. They are often inquisitive and cannot stand not to investigate that new tiny human.
Anyone who knows this breed must realize they are prone to quirks–and once they get an idea, that is typically that. You can try to get them to change their notion, but the concrete-thinking Weimaraner is not easily convinced. (OMG) So, introducing a baby to Weimaraner at any age should be approached with caution.
We love how careful Lu was and how you managed this situation. There is a story that resonates from the archives where a client had their first human baby, and the place the baby calmed best was laying on top of the Weimaraner–the two were inseparable. That Weimaraner, like Lu, was so careful.
While this is often the way it works, sometimes the Weimaraner is jealous and doesn’t go well. We cannot forget that they have been the center of the universe–the first baby. While a human baby is beyond precious and celebrated, casting aside and forgetting the faithful companion could go badly—good job to Lu and her family.
~ Clover and Cabela
This was the kids’ reward for a good first month of remote learning. Life is so different for them right now, it’s fun to be able to do something special and out of the ordinary in a good way for them. ❤ Bonus points for the dogs loving it too!
Family fun that includes the Weimars–we love it. What a fabulous idea.
~Our Snuggle Bug and More
It’s been too long and my sincere apologies for not keeping you up-to-date with Willie. We had a baby and it has since been a crazy new world raising a human. Needless to say, Willie is our firecracker, snuggler, baby-loving pup, and even 4 years later, we are so happy to have him as a part of our family.
As a breeder, I’m sure you have your worries about sending your babies off to families. Willie loves and is loved, and we appreciate finding you so much and choosing us as his forever home.
To fill you in, Willie had a freak incident this year where he got stung by a bee in his eye. He almost lost it….but thank God for animal ophthalmologists and pig intestine grafts! Willie has both eyes and is doing great!
Hope all is well and hopefully we can keep in contact on a more regular basis. I’m a terrible picture-taker but I included a few.
We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to update us about Willy. Wow–I am glad you were able to save his eye—what a horrible experience. And thank you for everything you have done with Willy thus far.
It has been so long since we have reached out. Alex and I just wanted to update you on Griffey and as always say “Thank you” for such a special member of our family.
We recently welcomed 2 new baby girls into our lives and Griffey is still adjusting as the older brother but starting to understand that there IS enough love to go around between all three of them (he is very much still a puppy himself). Griffey is the best running partner (Alex and I are training for a half marathon) and as we have learned over the past few years… he either gets a long run to start the morning or a solid 30-60 minutes of retrieving at the dog park and he is set for a “less” mischievous day…hah. Griffey is an amazingly loyal companion, always Sticking to our side when we are out hiking and scouting. He cuddles from 5pm at night and sleeps in longer than anyone else in the morning… he will even sneak into the guest room if someone is visiting and just to cuddle and nap a little longer. We Are blessed to have him.
Congratulations on the twin baby girls–what an event. I love that Griffey is doing well with all the changes. Most of all–thank you for updating us on Griffey. We are delighted, along with our readers. Thank you!
~ Private Romp with Hudson
Just wanted to share this funny picture of Dexter and Hudson. Dexter is getting paybacks for all the times Hudson sat on him! Dexter will be 10 in April and starting to slow down but LOVES his private romp sessions with his daddy when his weim brother and human brother are upstairs and not there to disrupt!
What memories Hudson will have–of his time with Dexter. A boy and his Weim–are forever etched in his heart. Cliff is a bit older but here is Cliff’s first Weimaraner.
~A Weim and His Boy
Hello! Our OwyheeStar Blue Boy is maturing–We loved the post featuring Loki from the same parents (Dixie X Boone).
Also, I have not forgotten our previous discussion about one day getting s long hair Veim. They are unique and pretty. Please keep me in mind.
Hello, again. We are happy to learn that CW is doing well. We look forward to working with you once again, when you are ready for your first Longhair.
~ Charlotte and Moxie
Moxie is doing well and has adjusted to having a little human in the house. I think she looks at the new addition as part of the pack and a little man cub. 🙂
We recently went to Tahoe and still manage to find time for some swimming and hiking. It won’t be long before our little girl (Charlotte Avery) will be trotting and swiping along side Moxie.
Moxie’s nickname is Moose. I included a picture of my favorite PJ’s for Charlotte. It’s amazing how dogs know that she is a little baby and immediately go into protective mode.
Thanks for all of the blogs. I especially like the farm and garden updates. How do you have the time? You have inspired my husband to make his own ketchup. We will see how it goes.
Love from California.
-Chrissy, Brian, Charlotte & Moxie Blue
We are so happy that Charlotte arrived safely–and that her and Moxie Blue tag-team you already. How sweet they are together. I sincerely hope the homemade ketchup turns out well –we like ours.
~Loves our boat and swimming
We are so happy to hear that Macy is doing well–and a good friend to your son, too! It is especially sweet to know she is a great hunting companion–loves the water retrieve too.