Edgar Celebrates One
It’s Edgar’s first birthday 🎉
Happy ONE, Ed We love you!
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.
This makes us happy. The impact of these relationships will change the future. Isn’t it awesome?
Thanks To Lily
I had to share. Lily was extra precious today. The top picture is her watching me fold laundry. The bottom is from her day camp’s Instagram page. They always try to get pictures of her but she doesn’t usually stop long enough. Today they got three! One with two of her “dog buddies”. I can never thank you enough. My son said it best. “Now that we have Lily Mom, we finally laugh again. Really laugh.
Please, Lily is infamous in her circle of friends and family. Most of her photos find her her wrapped in her human brother’s arms. She is a busy and happy girl. We see her often on Facebook. What can we love more than seeing a family activity and there is the Weimaraner? Nothing much! There is always the question when the family is camping or doing some fun activity, where is their Weim child? We don’t know. Not every activity is Weim friendly; however, some families go to great lengths to be inclusive. We love it.
We are glad Lily has brought healing to the family. You had been through a rough patch of unfortunate circumstances. I think when we walk through catastrophe, we either become bitter and resentful or frame everything in the future as a blessing. We are glad Lily is one of the many blessings. Thank you, for allowing us to be a part of your lives.
Colby Finds Comfort
I 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.
It’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.
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.
Hi Cliff & Shela,Miss Layna (Blue X Greta 3-3-14) just had her third birthday! Being a Real Estate Broker she is my co-pilot most of the time. I would l like to say I purchased the crew cab truck for signs and hauling things, but clearly, it was for Layna’s condo, this is what we call the back seat. She loves looking out the window so with one seat down, and the other lifted for her bed, it is perfect. This girl loves her sleep! We have had record snow fall and cold weather this year in the Flathead Valley so we are all ready for spring and more outdoor activities. We wish you all a wonderful spring and a Blessed Easter!Jonny, Collette, Cole & CarsonKalispell, MT
We 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.
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.
- Even repeat clients must fill out the application. This fresh information is needed to provide us with a clear understanding of your current lifestyle.
- There is a small fee to lock in a place on the Wait List.
- Yes, we typically have a waiting list.
- 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.
- There is always the unknown; a mating may not produce a litter.
- How many pups will be born?
- The sex of the pups.
- In some cases, we cannot know the coat color or the coat length.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Discovery and Placement findings effect the availability.
- We always consider the pup’s best interest first. Nevertheless, this is in everyone’s best interest.
- The importance of locking in a place on the Wait List cannot be understated.
- We use this list to plan future litters.
- Priority is based on your place on the list.
- We adhere to the order even when no one is looking.
- 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.
Rylee is growing so fast it is unbelievable. She is so much fun and is getting busier by the day with her endless energy. We just love her being a part of our family!!
It was a Great Family Outing
The photos are from Rylee’s first vacation with us. We didn’t take her out for walks for the first 8 weeks to ensure she was safe from the Parvo concerns. We limited most of her activity to the backyard and immediate front yard. When we got her in the car for our trip she just fell asleep like a little baby for the 5-hour car ride. When she got to the beach it was fun to get her some running room, digging areas, exposure to some water, bird chasing and just other people/activity. She seemed like a well-trained show dog at times but then we all just laugh since we know her energy spurts are just around the corner.
We thank you for taking the best possible care to raise Rylee in a safe environment. We appreciate you, and your daughter, for flying into Boise and carrying her home on the plane too! We were happy to meet you at the airport. As you have discovered, the adjustment period is important.
The experience got you off to a great start. It was also a very memorable moment for you and your daughter (as well as for us). We hope things continue to go well, and we look forward to hearing from you in the years to come.
This would be a good time to mention that Rylee’s Mama is a Silver Gray Longhair. All of her pups were tradition smooth coats. This is because the sire of the litter (Blue) didn’t carry the Longhair DNA Marker (aka the fluffy coat marker). Had he of carried the marker 50% or more could have been affected –been Longhairs. For some folks, this is a troubling issue. Others understand the depth of the gene pool this brings as well as some other varied benefits. The photo below is of the younger Dixie–at about one year old.
Greeting from Kalispell Montana!
Miss Layna Blue ( Greta x Blue 3-3-14) is doing great! We have enjoyed camping and spending time with family. The summer in the Flathead Valley flew by so I am catching up on a belated birthday picture just for you. We can celebrate 2 1/2 years old too right!!??
I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blogs. Enjoying special moments will other Weim lovers is priceless… I think the best parts are when I recognizing her litter mates! Have a wonderful fall and keep up the good work.
Blessings to you and yours,
The Bauer Family
Thank You for thinking of us and sharing Layna’s story. People like you make this blog and our work possible. She looks punished with the dunce-looking birthday hat. Poor baby. It makes me laugh–and probably others too! She is versatile in so many ways. The sofa looks comfortable. That is always a good thing.
The Bone Was Grand
Spring in Belgium
So happy that fast decision came to fruition. She is my replacement for Mitchell, our son, graduating from Univ. next month. Jorja is such a joy!. Thank you!!!
I was going through my Linked In account and came across your name and the posting you made of one of your dogs. I wanted to send you some recent photos of our precious George. George is now 11 years old, but still active and beautiful! We can tell he has slowed down some, but not a great deal. I have administered eye drops to him in last 6 months per the vet’s request. He can still see, but not as well as in years past. We continue to exercise him regularly. He is loved by all in the family! I tell everyone he is my first born, as he was born in April 2003. My first daughter Reagan was born in Dec. 2004 and then 2nd daughter Ryan in April 2007.
Hope you all are well! Blessings, Liz
Loving and loyal…
We thought we would give you an update on Dutch, he’s 2 today (February 8, 2014)! WE LOVE HIM. We still haven’t told him he’s a dog however 😉 He is the most loving, loyal dog we have ever owned (and we have had previous Weim’s). He loves all members of his family, but is especially loyal to Kyle. He must be touching him at all times if he is near. Dutch is very intentional in making sure that he has a paw on Kyle somewhere. Since he is not an alpha personality at all, we think this is simply to show affection and to make sure he knows when Kyle might move! 😉
He is a big boy, weighs in at 90 pounds (which is down a few from a vet visit where his daddy learned he was a little too big). He thinks he’s a big protector, but true to his puppy personality, he often “warns” us before he even knows what’s going on (Shela, remember you have him the nickname ‘little squawker boy’ when he was just a tiny guy, it’s still true).
Anyway, we love Dutch, our girls call him “their little brother” 🙂 Thank you for the work you do to breed such quality, fabulous Weimaraners!
Breeder’s Note: We appreciate the update. We are glad Dutch is doing well; and we are especially glad he is much-loved. Thank you for thinking of us, and sharing this update. Here a couple of cute photos from our archives.