~ 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.
My neighbors across the street, Cliff and Nancy, were on vacation when you brought Sophia and they got home last Thursday and got to see Sophia on Friday with their “girls.” Annie is 8, a yellow lab, and Sally is 4-ish, a border collie mix that was rescued. Annie and Sally always come running across the street whenever Azura and I are in the front yard, and they did exactly that on Friday. Sophia was overwhelmed, ran under the table, came out to me and then met Annie and Sally one at a time, backed away from Cliff at first, then sniffed his hand and licked his fingers and the games began! In an instant, she was racing around the front yard with Annie and Sally and Azura, actually keeping up with the big girls most of the time. My little girl held her own, for sure! And, best of all, she never went into the street even when Sally would run across the street to her yard and then back to my yard. Later Nancy came over to meet Sophia and Sophia warmed up to Nancy almost as quickly as she did with Cliff, and then she went running back to the girls to join the fun. I’d love to tell you that Sophia stayed in the front yard the next time we were out front and Sally and Annie came over, but she followed Sally across the street, so now we’re going to be slowly going into border training. Oh, and you should know, she figured out how to come in the doggie door in about a week and a half! She hasn’t figured out how to go out, but she’s definitely got the coming in part nailed!
Hope you both are doing well and are enjoying this beautiful weather!
Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this sweet story and the news about Sophia.
….his earlier habit of shredding sweaters ended by Christmas and so far (this won’t last) he’s not really counter surfing. I think we are, ourselves, well trained about not leaving out anything we don’t want a dog to destroy.
I also think chewing on moose antlers has slowed kept him occupied. He doesn’t destroy stuff animals…we’ve had dogs who would do it like it was a contest and they were being timed on “how fast can you skin that rabbit”. Our old Weim Temblor had a couple of toys he loved to the end that he’d had since puppy hood. Tarmac is more like him than our old boy Tsukiji (who thought it was his job to seek and destroy anything with stuffing).
What a great little discussion on the Weimar Ways. Thanks
~ Lu’s Mama Tells All
Lu getting ready for her afternoon run – she prances around, can barely keep butt and two feet on the ground, total attention to her master, Steve.
We all know how Weim’s love to fart, at least the two we’ve had do. Lu will frequently fart all the way up the stairs (we were calling her “Toots” for a while! – but it also happens when she gets excited. Just now, Steve was getting her gear ready for the afternoon run, and she was dancing in circles then gave a little “toot”! Steve looked down at her and said “You’d better watch out, you’re gonna get a flat tire”!! OMG – kinda of you-had-to-have-been-there moment, but I laughed so hard I cried. Simple pleasures
Well, I admit that was quite the story–and I am positive someone else laughed and cried, too. Here is where I might mention that we have had such good luck with a specific digestive aid–Doc Roy’s® GI SYNBIOTICS. We don’t make a nickel recommending this product, but if it helps you and your Weimaraner, we are happy to pass along the information.
~ We celebrated Christmas Weim-style
Hope your Christmas was a blessed one! I know ours was!!
Nutz and my grandpup, Rhea, had a good one too!!
They received new speaker toys, which got destroyed by the end of the night. For some reason, they want that sqeaker to chew on. Heehee. They also received some special treats, which they LOVED, and wouldn’t share. Haha
They thought it was their job to help us open our gifts, so of course we let them. Who can deny a weim that pleasure? 🥰
Thank you so much for our blessed pup! Cant wait for her sister to get here!
Robin and Mark