I suppose it is realistic to admit the Weimaraner might be one of the more entitled family members. They quite possibly get by with antics that some parents would not allow human children to do. (Oops)
The best seat in the house is often the sofa, the sofa back, your favorite chair, or anything that provides the comfort and visual advantage they need. After all, they are considered a Watchdog–nothing misses their eye if it interests them. They are game for the taunting squirrel, birds, bunnies, and even the occasional toad. Of course, sky raisins can entertain them endlessly.
~Keen Hearing At Work
Maizie LOVES carrots🥕🧡‼️She loves them so much that she has learned the sound of a vegetable peeler when we are peeling a carrot—and comes running from wherever she is—from upstairs or from outside in the backyard!!
I don’t know how Maizie trained us to do this, but every single evening at our dinner table, there is a little Pyrex custard dish filled with cut-up carrot pieces. As we are eating our dinner, she lies on her fleece on her best behavior—waiting to be offered a carrot!🥕
I grew carrots just for her in the garden this summer. I just harvested them for her yesterday! A healthy, happy, carroty girl!🥕🧡
Love from,Linda & Jerry & Maizie
Thank you for this cute story about Maize and her carrot obsession. They have to be good for keeping the teeth clean, too.
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.
~Our Silly, Happy Boy
Audrey and I want to share a short video and photo of our silly Dasher . He will be two in August , and is happy , healthy and super energetic, especially if there is a frisbee or day involved. Imagine that!
We could not be happier to have him in our family and owe you and Cliff a debt of gratitude. He’s perfect!
Have a wonderful summer.
We will with our Dash!
Audrey & Dave
We remember all too well our early conversations and the pondering of which pup you might end up getting. In the end, apparently, we got it right. We could not be happier to hear you and your Dash are delighted with each other.
~out of the ordinary
Winchester woke up like it was any other day this morning until he went outside to go potty. There was this strange white cold powder covering the ground. He was unsure what to think about this so he slowly walked into what he learned to be snow. Winchester realized the snow was fun so he started running around in it. Mom even tossed a couple of snowballs at Chester he had so much fun.
Now he is warming up on the couch curled up next to his mommy taking a nap.
Whitney–thank you, for thinking of us with this special update. It is greatly appreciated.
~ The Weimaraner Kind
As explained by OwyheeStar’s Boone
The New Year brings thoughts of starting fresh. “Woof”
We fur folks are not a whole lot different. We put down the best-laid plans. So, I want to share my ideas for 2019 with you. Well, you might notice these are more for my human’s entertainment–or let’s say these are suggestions–the kind that accompanies a strong wag.
I like my kibble just fine–Cliff, Mama says I need more calories because I burn more than the average dude. So, I am thinking a few extra add-ins are coming for 2019. I like that high-calories topping, the NuVet, and the occasional chunk of steamed pumpkin. “Woof” I, like a lot of guys don’t need to watch my waistline unless we are talking about getting too skinny. I need a little fat right by my tail. I think it gives that hubba-hubba-look the girls like. Feel free to throw in the occasional cookie–thank you!
As you might know one of my favorite exercises is chasing the girls. I also like to run around and play with Manfred–you know, the new Longhair Stud guy. Cliff, I think we ought to include more stick-fetching work as well as a few more birds. You are getting lazy, my friend. Mama says I need some stellar photos–whatever that might be. It sounds like work to me. Let’s skip and go for walk to the sanctuary.
I must admit I have heard about the Puppuccino. Other OwyheeStar Weims rave about their parents driving through Starbucks to get a treat. Let’s add a little more pizazz into my life (relieve you of some weight of your pocket change). You could use a little more fun too. We could drive up (leaving the farm once in a while) for the occasional treat–it would not hurt you to let go of your wallet once in a while. “Woof”
I am a good boy. I don’t jump up. I don’t pull on the lead. I can sit, etc. I think I have it pretty well down–so I don’t need to brush up on my manners. Maybe we could fix you Cliff–it seems you bring the occasion clump of mud. “Woof” I should say you and Stackhouse do, and Mom doesn’t always find it endearing, so you see I have one paw up on you, dude.
~White Elephant Gifts and All
On Saturday 12/8 Chester and I went to our local Weimaraner playdate for a Christmas party.
We did a White elephant gift exchange for the doggos. Chester just loved his plushy moose he got, he will not put it down. He cant wait until the next playdate when he gets to see his friends again.
How exciting that you can take advantage of Bill and Nancy’s hospitality. For those that don’t know, there is a group in Salem (and the surrounding area) that gather once a month for a playdate. Bill and Nancy have two OwyheeStar Weims–Luna and Tikka. We thank them for all they do for the Weimaraner.
Gracie made this game up as is the way with Weims. She buries the ball under the snow and then surprises herself when she digs it out – every time! She lets me throw the ball every so often so I don’t get bored. Out in the snow with Gracie and our best to you.
Nancy, Tony & Lisa