~Reporting from Chester Headquarters
It was so nice this weekend! The sun was shinning and it was perfect for sun bathing on the back deck. Mom and dad sat outside with me and they read books.
After mom was done reading she gave me a nice cold treat because I am a good boy. My mama says I’m spoiled but I think she could spoil me more and I wouldn’t even complain. Talk to you again soon!
Chester, you are so good to write us these updates. Yes, you are spoiled–too. Not a bad thing at all.
~Me When My Labradoodle Cousins Visit
~ Later Surrounded by the girls
If only we could read his mind. I am not sure if he likes being sandwiched on the sofa or if he prefers to have it to himself.
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!
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.
~ Finally She Claims This Bed
For 6 months no interest in a bed whatsoever. Have no idea what changed her mind but she clearly enjoys herself now. Her trust is incredibly moving.
Flo didn’t learn to love a bed–but I am going to be honest, Stackhouse (until very recently) refused to use any bed we put out for him. Weims are truly weird–if they get an idea, it can take a long time to come around to a change of mind and heart.
It’s not your typical hunting dog brag but Dyson won a cover photo contest for Oregon, Washington and Idaho Weimaraners Facebook group with this double derp picture. He was waiting intensely for a ball to be thrown. He’s such a lovable clown.
Mardo–thanks for sending this along to us. What a fun and funny photo capture. Way to go, Dyson. You are a winner!
Fans of Tango may remember how much time we spend at the local dog park. Last week, one of our friends, Lucy the German Shepherd, showed up with “mom”, Beth, who told us that Tango had been on the local news. Fortunately, her husband got a photo of the TV screen, or else we would have missed it entirely. It turns out that at some point, I had commented on one of their meteorologist’s posts with a photo of Tango on our back porch from June, and they waited until last week to use it.
He’s even bigger and more handsome now! ~ Tom
Thanks for sharing this with us all–what a fun post. I am sure everyone will love it–and most certainly someone caught sight of Tango and wondered whose Weimaraner that was on the news. I see it shows he belongs to you, but —
~In The Driver’s Seat
Thor got his first driver’s lesson! How are you and Cliff doing? Thor has been doing very well. He goes on runs every morning and evening. Gets lots of exercise and loves it! I took him on a good few miles hike yesterday fishing and he was in heaven! He’s very well behaved and trained. He can heal, come, stay, sit and listens very well. He’s got his aloof moments when he wants to play. But he’s been an amazing family member.
He now even walks our Rottweiler mix Hannah ! Lol. He literally grabs the leash and starts pulling her on the walks. Lol it’s so funny
We also found out that Thor is not immune to Adeno virus, but we decided to NOT give him the vaccination for this because we read it’s rare for Weimes and not life threatening. what do you recommend?
First, this is where we say we are not Licensed Veterinarians, nor are we Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Vaccine issues are a serious matter for this breed–no one can attest to the truth of this more than someone who has had their Weimaraner succumb to serious life-threatening vaccine reaction. The puppy shot vaccinates for Adeno Virus II–which is against upper respiratory infections. Click here to read more.
We are most happy to see Thor as a central part of your life–and we love the photos. Thank you–this is a cute update. We genuinely appreciate it.
~ At Your Service
I arrived not too long ago–and ever since then I have been working my way into their hearts (It didn’t require much. You Weimars know what I am talking about. I have a lot of other work to do–like any new Weim. The resident Weimaraner had to be won over, you understand.
I have to entertain my hoomans, and their friends. So, here you go–
Murphy, it is so fabulous the way you take care of your family–we know your Mama (Sylvia) pours a ton of love on you, too. You are a lucky boy. Well, the truth is you have your Mama by her tail–turning her head every which way. You are a very fortunate boy.
~Traumatized by Bugs
One would think that this 72 pound, 8-year old Weimaraner is totally fearless! She protects us from the mailman, from anyone who rings our doorbell, UPS Trucks, squirrels, cats, people walking down our street pushing strollers or dogs, and from the bellows from an anxious bloodhound who’s owners walk him regularly near our street! She has a very loud bark that may cause concern to anyone who does not know her. Big dog + loud bark = perhaps a dog to be feared!!
Maizie has one fear in life though….flying insects! She knows the word “BUG.” When someone says that word, she instantly looks UP! She has learned bugs usually fly high—ceiling height. She is afraid of bugs! She will quickly exit the room to “hide” in her crate! Here is a photo snapped two years ago of Maizie “hiding in her crate” after being traumatized by seeing a fly! (ears back, look of concern!) This morning there was a fly in our bedroom. She shivered for an hour while I petted her to console her to assure her everything will be alright. She still took refuge in her crate. Jerry eventually got rid of the pesky fly that traumatized our sweet almost fearless Maizie!
Too funny — and I am sure her fear of bugs was accidentally ingrained. Our most natural responses are (typically) what we need to avoid. She is a sweet precious paper-shredding girl.