Some Days I Hide
Monday’s are a day of choice for hiding–but usually, it is not an option. Our Weims express our deepest feelings and give us looks that say it all. Maybe they are not the breed for everyone, but for some –nothing else will do.
~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.
~ 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.
~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.
Soaking Up Sunshine
Ava Blue enjoying the sunshine in the bedroom with our cat. I think she likes being an indoor dog
Well, sunshine makes me happy, right?!? Other Weims without a floor hotspot flop on the heat register, crawl under the covers or find warm clothing –fresh out of the clothes dryer.
Dyson’s Big Win
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!
~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.
Sky Raisin Patrol
~ You Never Know Where It Will End
My hero has once again saved me from the evil sky raisin…he did not take his 👀 off it until it was no more!😂🤣🐾🤦🏻♀️
It is all fun and games until the encounter with the Jalapeno variety slips into the mix. Sky raisin season is approaching quickly — have seen a few, but know they are preparing to bombard us with their in your face presence all too soon.
Protector of her Universe
~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.