Update on our bestie, Nixon, now 6 months and a 70 pound lover. We took him for our first camping trip this year. First night in the tent was rough, as he barked at every single pinecone that had the audacity to hit our tent. He was willing to protect and serve his people throughout the night 😂 we quickly learned white noise was our friend and the rest of the trip went smoothly.
He enjoyed swimming in the river with the kids, playing frisbee, our hike to the falls and even took a dip in the freezing cold water and wanted to hike up the rocks with us! Such a good guide and always alerts us when he senses danger ahead. Even if it’s just a large weed or rock 🤣
This week we have begun picking blackberries in the woods. He loves that! Sniffs out every single area and waited for us ahead, would circle us and alert to whatever he thought was questionable…even a piece of carpet laying ahead lol! I love this boy. He has our heart and loves adventures and listens well! We ended last nights walk with a deer ahead he decided to chase! I called him back and just as began to really worry he returned quickly at my calls. Good boy Nix, good boy.
Nixon loves being a part of your adventures–might we say he makes them more fun. At least, for the most part. The unexpected might cause a short-lived alarm, but he moves on quickly. Good for you–what a life you have together. Thank you–for everything, and especially for thinking of us.
The fear of losing him as he gave chase to a deer is very real. Unfortunately, we have many stories of this sort. You might want to consider investing in a GPS tracking collar for Nixon to wear on these outdoor adventure trips. Also, this is for your own peace of mind as well Nixon’s well-being.
~The Journey Begins
Thor has been a blast, no crying, no accidents, really well potty trained, and showers us with kisses and loves. He loves the grass and playing with the girls all evening. He’s going to sleep well tonight lol (I hope!). Every time we took him out for a potty break it was instant once he landed on the grass. After eating his dinner we took him out for a 5 min walk and he picked a hidden corner and went for #2! So far he’s a huge success and the whole neighborhood can’t wait to meet him :).
So, the journey begins. We both know there will be ups and downs–challenges and joyful moments throughout the process of raising any Weimaraner puppy. We hope you will keep us apprised, and we truly appreciate this lovely note.
~ Part One
On April 30th 2020, we met “Mando” for the first time and it’s been an amazing journey we’ve been having together ever since!! Our little Covid-19 blessing is not going to know what to do when “Dad” actually goes back to work! The entire family has been working/schooling from home his whole life so far.
Micron (where I work) has had all of the Boise team working from home (that didn’t absolutely have to be on-site to do their job) for almost 3 months months now. All of the time we’ve had with Mando so far has been during this unusual time for us, but totally the normal for him now!
I get up in the AM, get ready for work and Mando goes along with me throughout the entire process (get ready locked in the bathroom with me, make coffee and get him breakfast in the kitchen with me, etc.) eventually ending with us both upstairs (while I tell him “let’s go to work Mando” as we head upstairs). We end up in my office (baby gate in place to keep him in with me) and I log into work. Of course we take breaks for him to get outside and get his meals, but all day (7-4) is me and Mando working together upstairs. For the first several weeks that meant him curled up in my lap, but the last week or so he’s just gotten too big to be comfortable in my lap and has moved to his bed for his AM naps.
We could not be happier for Mando–he has a great start with his ‘Forever Family,’ and all is well. Watch for part two –coming tomorrow.
~Meet My Family
We don’t all look the same, but aren’t we a classy looking group?
~Meghan – Age 15
Sherlock changed all of our lives completely. He has such a big personality that I had never seen in a dog before. He is absolutely hilarious and never fails to make us laugh with his strange ways of life. Although he barks really loudly, which can be a little hard to manage, he is so sweet and loves cuddling. He taught my siblings and me how to be responsible dog owners and how to care for a living thing. I think that having a dog has brought our family closer together because with him we go on road trips, hikes, and visit some of the most beautiful mountains. Having a dog requires a lot of exercise which is great because now we’re always outside hiking or running with him. I personally love to go running with Sherlock because he does a good job staying by my side and can run for a long time.
Meghan–what an excellent post you created. We love how Sherlock has meant so much to each family member and how everyone mentions his big personality. Oh my gosh–your family has given him everything he needed to thrive.
~Can’t Believe She is Two Years Old
Milly (Bernie and Boone 18) turned 2 on April 6. Hard to believe it’s already been two years. She is such a delight! She is intelligent, loving, an amazing hunter, so playful and oh so sassy. Her demeanor is definitely more mature these days, though you will still see her youthful mischievousness come out when she is bored.
She loves to play ball and this her greatest energy expenditure each day. She is loving the stay at home order and gets to chase the kids around with what they are doing all day long. She has been involved in their constant activities. We love her and are so thankful for the wonderful dog you have provided for us! Hope all is well with you! Enjoy the pictures.
We are thrilled to receive your update and the news about Milly. The photos thrill us, too. She is a lovely all-around Gray Ghost Weimaraner that hunts. What could be more excellent?
Nixon is fitting right in! Stays right by our side, adventurous, easy going, happy!!! We love him!! He likes to go on our hikes, got to adventure at the beach for the first time, loves our cat and now best buds with our Weiner dog 🙂
Here are some cute captures —
~But We Made It Home
We slept great! He snuggled me all night lol!! He has been amazing!!
My kids are in love and so are we. We named him Nixon. Our other Dog’s name is Linken. And we call him Linky Lou. So we now have Linken Lou and Nixon Blu.
I am a photographer so when I get my real camera out the poor guy will be overly photographed lol! You are welcome to use our stories and pics. When we got home we had 3 elk in our yard so had to do a good check of the fencing to be sure they didn’t ruin it lol.
We appreciate you making the drive–it was fun to meet you. We look forward to hearing about your journey–and all those photos you want us to share. Everyone will wait breath abated, my friend.
—and, Hello Christina, Shela and Cliff
Yahoo, I just wanted to check in to say hello and give you and update on my journey so far. It was quiet an adventure when I left Idaho. I met my new brother, Asher. At first, I don’t think he was to sure of me and mom was convinced if Asher knew how to address an envelope he probably would have sent be back. However, I now can say, we have made it to “BFF” status.
My mom keeps trying to teach me this thing called, “an off button” but seriously all I want to do is eat, eat and eat. I am weighing in at 14 lbs.
Overall everything has been going great so far. I have met several people who have never heard of long haired Weim before. Yet they can’t resist my charm and just love on me. Psst, they get super high pitched when they talk…got me what that is all about! But they like to give kisses too—just like me…so they must be alright.
Well, I have to run but just wanted to give you a quick update.
XOXO, Baby Dink 1/30/2020
Dear Baby Dink–we are so delighted that you took the time to update us on your journey thus far. Since you attained early Rockstar status, you will always have an audience. (Haha) We could not be happier that you and Asher are now BFF-status. We knew it would happen. Who wouldn’t fall in love with you–but we understand that you rocked Asher’s world differently–he was the center of the universe and along came you.
We are positive that everyone is following you on Facebook, Instagram, and everywhere you post photos and accomplishments. We see you have mastered crate training. Your Mama Sheila, and your sister Michelle, they are on top of this–making sure your news gets out to the world. Well, someone has to do it when you are a rockstar, right? Sadly, it took me a week to get this posted–that was almost a lifetime. (Haha) If any of Dink and Luna’s litter mates have not yet emailed us an update–we would love to feature their pup on our blog.
Love to you, Baby Dink.
Here’s one of just her climbing in and enjoying my freshly dried and warm laundry when I placed it on the kitchen floor for a moment.
It is so cute to read about Luna (forever known as Dink’s sister)–and to know that your laundry gets pressed. You are off to a fabulous start.