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With Tripp

Companion Weims are the best! We can agree on that can we not?

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Rachel says, Tripp is amazing, I am so thankful to have him in my life! As you can see, he shares life with me on every level.

Tripp is such a great travel companion and water buddy. Lol as soon as I put my paddle board in the water Tripp jumps right on and is ready to go! Once we’re out in the water he feels so comfortable he gets up walks around, hangs out on the back of the board for awhile and then comes back up to the front and lays down! He’s amazing and I’m very lucky to have e him!

Thank you for Tripp! He truly is an amazing dog, he has so much personality and has adapted to my lifestyle for sure! He loves the outdoors and I’m so happy he loves the water as much as I do!

(lol) I still remember you (Shela) laughing at me through an email that I bought him a life jacket! You were absolutely right, he’s an amazing swimmer! (Lol, again) he swims better than I do and faster too!

I wish you could see him on the paddle board, he’s so good and I don’t even have to encourage him to get on the board, as soon as I put the paddle board in the water he runs over and jumps on, ready to go!

Breeder Comment

Tripp was rehomed with Rachel when his original family suffered a brutal loss during the last economic downturn. They lost their home and were struggling on every level. It was heartbreaking, but they felt finding him another family was in his best interest. We could not have gotten more fortunate for him.

Tripp is a companion Weimaraner sharing life on every level with his Mama. He is the best kind of friend–one who keeps all the secrets, keeps up with you, and celebrates everything you do together.

Former Dog Atheist

Gibson Changed Me

20227140_10159237879455434_996088219_nGibson is my first dog. I grew up afraid of them and never thought I’d want one in a million years. Gibson has completely changed me.

I’m a Pile of Goo!

There’s a part of my heart I wasn’t using until we got him and I often say that I feel sorry for myself for the life before Gibson and what I was missing. I saw this written by someone else a while ago, and it’s definitely true for me!: “I used to be a dog atheist and now I’m just a pile of goo!”. ❤️

20289630_10159237879460434_1366154918_nWeims are definitely special. They are so intuitive and I’m pretty sure he can read my mind.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear how Gibson changed your life. There is nothing we could add to what you have shared. Thank you, for loving him and sharing with us.

Family

Edgar Celebrates One

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It’s Edgar’s first birthday 🎉
Happy ONE, Ed We love you!

 

Doug Writes

He and the kids are so close, it’s really neat to see how he treats each of the three a little differently. Thanks, Shela and Cliff! He’s a cool dog.

Breeder Comment

This makes us happy. The impact of these relationships will change the future. Isn’t it awesome?

In Missouri

Blue Supervises

     We hauled some sand in for our project. 

Blue really loves sand I hauled in several ton and he would not leave or let me spread the sand, he stayed there nearly all day.

We do A lot Together

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I got both eyes on you!

IMG_1341As you can see by the photos, Blue is getting big. My parents love him too! Oh yea, and loves the water. He is doing really well with shed, pheasant, and rabbit hunting. He spooks out the small game a retrieves them for me.

Breeder Comment

We remember you driving all the way from Southern California to pick up Blue after completing your special mechanic’s training as part of your military assignment there in Missouri. The weather was touch and go, but somehow it worked in your favor.

Mourning

Colby Finds Comfort 

Kletzi's Colby Baby SnugglesI don’t really send much on Colby these days. But I wanted to take a moment to share a couple photos I snapped of our youngest with him the other day.
Kletzi's Colby Baby KissesIt’s been a little rough for Colby with the passing of our older dog, Sable.  It hit him worse than anyone, since the rest of us were prepared for this to happen.  We’ve been giving him lots of loving and he is milking it pretty well.  Case in point: letting him on the bed with the baby.
He doesn’t know of to be cognicent when she is laying around and stepping on her is a possibility I’d rather avoid.  When he came up to attempt a nap, I charged him a few photos. He grumped off shortly after he realized no nap would be happening here.
The weim grieves loss just like we do. But a little love can help to mend a broken heart.

Breeder Comment

I think Weimaraners, just as humans, process loss in different ways. Some seem to go on with life and adjust quickly. Others suffer intensely.

It never ceases to amaze me how most Weims adapt to life changes. I truly believe much of this is due to their inclusion in the family. When some add a baby, they forget that the Weimaraner was the center of the universe before the baby arrived. Others include the fur-family members without expecting them to be relegated to the background.

Many times a pup who comes into a family with children will be fueled by the energy of the toddler and younguns running around. Unwanted puppy nipping and also jumping up are typically the issue. It can be challenging. In the same family, if there is a baby, it may well never be a problem. The Weimaraner often are more careful and found to cuddle in with the baby. I used to have a photo of a baby sleeping on the Weimaraner. The family said it calmed the baby. Our relationships are complicated and amazingly unique.

Parker

Thriving in Idaho

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As you can see, Parker has made himself to home.

 

 

We’ve been enjoying the blog with all of the updates about Parker’s litter mates.

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 And, he’s worked his way into our hearts! 

 

As you can see from the photos, Parker is growing up. Amazing how he’s grown in 3 weeks. He’s now a handsome young boy and he outgrew his forest green collar and his baby blue eyes. He now weighs 17 pounds!!!

We went to Dr. Calhoun on Wednesday and Parker got his 12-week puppy shot. His exam was excellent and his shoulder is doing very well. Kendall was just overwhelmed with how much he’s grown and how feisty he is. Dr. Calhoun seemed very pleased with his progress.
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We think he’s hoping he can be a lap dog forever…

Yes, Parker’s quite a character…very busy all the time with his toys. He loves to play ball and he’s very good at it. He sleeps in his crate every night (with the door open) and we all sleep through the night. House training is coming along. (It helps if it’s not snowing or raining outside 🙂 He’s still afraid when the big dogs next door bark when he’s out in the backyard, but he loves to chase the little puppy who lives across the street.
We’ve registered Parker with AKC and gotten his AKC Reunite set up. Thank you for arranging all of that.
Take care,
Dave, Patty, and Paker

Happy Boy

Ozzie’s 5th birthday was yesterday!

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I can’t believe this amazing boy has been in my life for almost 5 years! I can’t imagine my life without this sweet, independent, funny boy!

He’s our cuddle bug and loves to give kisses! Ozzie loves the go to the bank cause he knows he will get cookies! Somehow he always knows when a trip to the bank is imminent. He’s such a happy boy who, when we come home from being gone, will wiggle his whole body, not just his tail. He wiggles so hard! Makes us laugh every day!

Terrie & Ken (Payette, Idaho) March 1, 2017
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Words Fall Short

Hello from Fargo.  

img_3046I 20161017_223316can’t put into words how much Mia means to me.   Mia recently turned 10.  She loves to be around people and is awesome with kids.  She is still a counter top surfer. I know not to leave food out anymore but she is always waiting for the inexperienced guest!  The trick she likes to play on new people during dinner is to go to the door and bark like she needs to be let out.  As soon as someone gets up to open the door for her, she races to the table to steal the food off their plate!

She is my shadow and often steps on the back of my shoes or runs into my legs  because she follows me so closely around the house.   She loves going on walks and wants to greet everyone we meet.  She’s disappointed that not everyone stops and scratches her ears.  

She’s my best friend, I can’t imagine how boring life would be like without her.   Thanks so much for my girl !

~Sara 

Breeder Comment

Thank You, Sara, for remembering us. We appreciate all you have done for and with Mia. It is just so great to know she has brought you great joy.

Sterling

He’s Amazing

waltons-sterlingWe purchased Sterling from you in 2004. I believe he was born in early 2004. He’s been an absolutely amazing companion and family member. Our two girls who are 8 & 10 grew up with him as their big brother, and what a good big brother he has always been. 

Still Going Strong

He’s in good health, and still very energetic. We recently had to put our dog Gracie to sleep, and have been thinking about bringing another Weim into our family.

Breeder Comment

We are delighted to receive news of Sterling–and thank you, for including a photo. Of course, we would love to work with you again. For everyone considering this same thing, here are a few considerations.

  1. Even repeat clients must fill out the application. This fresh information is needed to provide us with a clear understanding of your current lifestyle.
  2. There is a small fee to lock in a place on the Wait List.
  3. Yes, we typically have a waiting list.
  4. Predicting the time we will get the puppy for you can be difficult, if not impossible. Although we realize everyone wants to plan and speculate, there are too many factors out of our control.
    1. There is always the unknown; a mating may not produce a litter.
    2. How many pups will be born?
    3. The sex of the pups.
    4. In some cases, we cannot know the coat color or the coat length.
    5. The Wait List folks also have priority in the order they are on the list but keep in mind people change their mind along the way about a lot of things–timing, color, sex, etc.
    6. We do not do picks. Our matches are based on the information you provide, and the finding gleaned from our Discovery and Placement Test process.
    7. The Discovery and Placement findings effect the availability.
  5. We always consider the pup’s best interest first. Nevertheless, this is in everyone’s best interest.
  6. The importance of locking in a place on the Wait List cannot be understated.
    1. We use this list to plan future litters.
    2. Priority is based on your place on the list.
    3. We adhere to the order even when no one is looking.
    4. Plan to wait for an average of six-months. On occasion, there is no wait at all. Other times, depending on your preferences the wait might even be longer.

Irreplaceable

Sadie

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I’m Devastated

I’ve thought about you guys often over the years.  Sadie was born on Sept 12, 2003. I just lost her yesterday.  She was the most amazing dog ever and I’m so unbelievably devastated with her loss.  Her ½ sister Moxie is doing great and full of health and muscle and I cannot see the pain in her yet with the loss.  Max was another we adopted along the way as well and I’m sure both will find it hard not to have her around.  It was so funny how many dogs were attracted to Sadie.  Something about her was so appealing to them.  My wife and I would always comment how good she smelled and how good her temperament was.  

She Did It All

She was everything I asked for in my initial application for her.  She was and is beyond a perfect match.  She got to enjoy lots of mountain time and ultimately probably beat her up too much but she did enjoy an abundance of fun times hiking, biking, swimming, boating, wondering around, playing in the snow, going to the lake and going on appointments all the way through Monday to house showings.  

My Constant Companion

It was so neat to see how she never wanted to be away from my side.  I could sit in my chair with her at my side and it was amazing to see how she would sit and just gaze in my eyes for hours.  

On a cold winter day, it was always comforting for both of us to have cuddles on the couch.  She always wanted to be between my legs and on the bed she always wanted to be in the crease of my armpit and chest.

How I will Miss those Kisses

Something else about this lovely girl is how she’s always raised her nose to the sky and ask you to give her kisses on her neck, face, and ears.  I’ll miss those greatly along with how she would always smile.

Future OwyheeStar

Are you guys still breeding?  It may be another 6 to 12 months before I am ready but am interested in another great family member to build another great friendship and bond with.

Forever Grateful

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Thank you so much.  I’m ever grateful to you as breeders for giving me something so special and for God to allow me 13 great years with her.  She can never be replaced and will never be forgotten.  

In LOVING memory of Sadie 9.12.03 – 9.27.16

Breeder Comment

We are sad to hear that Sadie had to depart our world. We are positive that her trip over the rainbow bridge was provided for in the same manner she lived. Thank you for all you did with and for her during the 13+ years she lived and played with you.

Yes, we still raise the Weimaraner. Thank you for allowing us to post your testimonial and this tribute to Sadie.