Most days she comes to work with me at the bike shop and greets customers who all love her except that one guy who threatened to cut her with a knife. One picture is us wearing matching jerseys at a “doggie dash” event.
She is much loved and well cared for, too. Sky gets her teeth brushed.
Thank you for everything you do with Sky and for sharing the photos and videos of her life. We look forward to working with you again soon.
Sky loves to go hiking, snowshoeing and trail running with my bicycle.
I trained her to run next to me or behind me with the bike.
Sky still goes running or walking with Michelle pretty much every day but since her hip has begun to bother her lately, I no longer take her on bike rides, long hikes or high speed runs. She still wants to go but she pays for it later. It seems stiff after she has been laying down a while but loosens up after she moves a while.
Sadly, large breed dogs, just like their human counterpart, do wear out their parts. It is remarkable that Sky still exercises, but you are wise to keep it a bit less extreme. We love this video of her.
Winter is coming to an end and we are so excited to spend another spring and summer season with Nix! He loved exploring with us. We learned quickly he isn’t the best fishing partner though as he dives in every fishing hole looking for birds. Any bird, he perks right up. Even the word bird lol! The beach and river walks are still his favorite. Lately he has brought mice in to show off. Typically they surprise me when I roll over on the bed or couch and there he has a friend for me to see. Sticks are the same. I woke to a stick in my bed the other morning! He loves the girls most and swaps from my bed to our daughters every night. We are really leaning towards another one to add to the family. I keep trying to convince myself it’s not a good idea but it comes up in every family conversation so maybe it’s a sign 🙂
Nixon shares his finds with you, and you are an excellent sport about it. Wow!
The only Weimaraner that will hold still long enough for a St. Patty’s day pic is a 13 year old one!
Well, sorry to hear Clover was not having any part of the St. Patty’s photoshoot. We are happy to see Caleb –for 13, he looks good. Thank you for the wonderful life you provided him and Cabela–who not to be forgotten.
~Sweet and Lovable
It’s been a long time since we have checked in and thought we better get to an update!
Zoe is such a sweet, lovable girl and I couldn’t imagine our life without her. She sure makes days more enjoyable and nights so much warmer with her snuggles!
Between her naps, she either loves to take a swim or run laps – it’s never a dull moment. I’m so blessed to be able to work from home now and have Zoe at my feet and pawing are my arm for attention. ❤️Yes
Love,Courtney & Zoe (Dixie & I Boone)
Life with the Weimaraner–allows for no personal space. A foreign concept for the Weimaraner who wants your full attention 24 X 7, but then they give backs much in return. Who can define in a few words the intense unwavering dedicated, uncompromising, and unconditional love? Well, they can sulk if they get their feelings hurt.
Super Bone Sunday!
Shadow experienced his first Super Bowl Sunday at almost a year old! As such, we got him an extra special quiet treat do we could watch the game! It was quite funny watching him figure out how to chew on it!! Shadow shared little pieces with his little pup bro and sis too!
He is still so much fun, he loves putting just his front paws on the couch and standing tall so we can scratch his chest. He always looks so regal when he’s posing like that!
Best wishes and happy Feburrrrrary from SE Idaho!
Love, The Pitkin Family
Shadow seems to be thriving, and we appreciate all your work to train and incorporate him into your family. Thank you for thinking of us with this lovely update.
You might remember we recently relocated to Colorado, and we were sad to say goodbye to Lily’s day care friends–and her life spent on the beach. We wondered how she would adapt to the change. Lily adjusting from beach dog to snow dog–here is the evidence. Lol
We are glad you got settled in Colorado–and the video and photos are delightful to see. Thank you! Readers you might want to check out this previous post to put this one in perspective–click here.
Wanted to get you a little update on Ruger. So over the spring as many people did, we decided it was a good time to add a second pup to the mix. I always pictured our second pup to be another weim…and preferably from you!My daughter really wanted a pup that would stay small. I hesitated for a while thinking about how Ruger had been the only fur child for 4 years, and how he would react to having to share his space. We finally gave in and acquired a mini aussie. This first pic was what Rugers face looked like when I said, “you want a friend to play with?”It sounded like fun, until he realized Ollie was staying. After a few months, Ruger finally warmed up to him, and now I think he is finally ok with having a live in playmate! Ruger always liked to get other dogs to chase him. I figured Ollie’s herding instincts would be a perfect match!
Thanks again for such a great pup! Ruger is so awesome!
Our third pup, when the time comes…will definitely be another weim!😁
It is a sweet post–so glad this worked out for you. I know you also hunt with Ruger. We look forward to working with you again.
I just wanted to send you a few updated pics of Berkley. She’s 3 now!
Here are her favorite things: sneaking under the curtain when the heat is on (doggie sauna), going for a hike with her family (and the car ride there, and the swimming that takes place when we hike to a lake), and snuggles on the couch (with me, preferably).
Occasionally she still runs away with something that’s not hers, and she still thinks she can get away with hiding under the coffee table (in this picture it’s a little elf shoe she took off the Christmas tree).
Note: Berkley is very clever with her Doggie Spa–we are impressed.
Finally, the Christmas sweater was a hit this year, but perhaps not with Berkley. She wasn’t a huge fan of wearing it. However, my goal was to cheer people up in our neighborhood this year. And her sweater definitely helped the cause. We brightened all kinds of people’s faces.
Happy New year to you and Cliff! Thank you so much for our sweet girl!!Sincerely, Amanda
I love that you brought a smile and a little sunshine to other people who are in desperate need with your Christmas sweater. And more than anything else–the way she is a part of everything family activity. Thank you for keeping us apprised of how things are going and her antics–and especially the Doggie-Spa.
Best Dog Ever~
Typical pose with legs crossed
Zula Blue came to us in 2011 as the sweet, little docile pup. Shela chose her well, as we live in Seattle with two young girls, so hoped for a mild and easy going, sweet heart. Zula has become an integral part of our family, often find right in the middle of the girls, snuggling daily with all. We joke that she thinks she is a cat, as she climbs up on your lap.
Zula is also our marine girl. She prefers all things fish and loves walks on the beach. She loves to be up in the San Juan Island where she has all the amazing scents of fox, deer and racoons to nose and her mind occupied. Zula does not like the rain and will protest going out for long walks if raining. She is very bright and understands over 15 commands (below). At the end of each walk she knows to sit at the final corner until we coil the leash and tell her to ‘go home’, then she races to the house, sitting the porch waiting for us. She is the best dog ever!
Words Zula has knows: Walk, Sit, Come, Quiet, Cuddle, Pee Pee, Poop, Go around, Fix it (for leash), Stay, Down, Up, Shake, Cookie, Kisses, Go Home, Squirrel, Leave it
We named a girl Zula Blue right about the same time–and she is living in her Golden Year Placement. I love the name–and even more, love all that you have done for and with your girl.