On Charlie Mae
~The Annual Tradition
You can tell it’s Christmas time at the Spight house!!🎄🎄🎄. We got Charlie Mae 5 years ago just before Christmas and she wouldn’t leave the lights alone when I was trying to fix them and I wrapped her up. Been a traditional activity ever since!
And Her Porsche
enlightening. Now that Porsche’s owner/handler is mostly straightenedout, she is fulfilling her potential. She is embracing her work withenthusiasm and sports her wardrobe with aplomb.For short hikes, especially over uneven ground or hills, and stairs shedons her harness. Longer hikes and shopping call for her pack.Everyday wear is a simple vest. Pictures attached.With wishes for your good health and less snow.~JuneAnn
~When Adding the Second Goes Extraordinarily Well
(Dec 30, 2016)–This is Virgil our new pup. I’m crazy apparently. But hoping it will be a good thing for Skeeter in the long run.
(Dec 28, 2016) They made it home. Virgil is going to be a great addition. He seems very happy, is playing with Skeeter and dosn’t seem at all stressed. Skeeter seems to like him too, it will be nice for her to have a friend again. I will look into getting the titer in lieu of his 16 wks vaccine. If this boy brings us 1/2 the joy Skeeter has we will be pleased, and somehow I know he will. Thanks much and we’ll keep you posted on his progress
(Dec 29, 2016)–What a sweet boy! He is totally driven by pleasing me and not by food. That will be a first for me even . Skeeter likes her training snacks but it seems he could care less about that. He’s scoffing some when I crate him but it’s only day 1.
For those who are wondering–Virgil (formerly known as Bandit–is Bruno‘s brother.) Bruno has a new name and home as well. His call name is Zeus. I am sure before too long we will have an update on how he is doing with his multi-pet family.
Is A Thing
The Modeling Mogul Prima Donna (Goldee) has her moments. She loves the camera for the most part. Unless it were to interrupt a search for vermin that might gross out some who adore her. She has been known to nab a mouse or gopher. Recently, the turkey leg search was captured on video. Seriously, poultry is dangerous once it is cooked. They can eat the entire live bird with no ill effect. Cooked bones are another matter. Thank goodness this was more a search than a find.
We are honestly not sure what this says about the humans who love their Weimaraner.
~ AKA Smokester, etc.
Update on The Smokester– he is potty trained!! (Well, at least almost.) He knows how to use the dog door to go out to our small dog run to potty! So proud of him!
And he is very brave in his kennel and only whines for a little bit when we put him in there for nap times.
Firsts for Goldee
Goldee had a week of firsts this past week, her first visit to the vet. She was pretty unsure of the vet and really didn’t appreciate having her temperature taken.
We made our way to Bend, Oregon for a weekend away. The first stop after the car ride was a dog park. Goldee has become very fond of her frisbee (last week she enjoyed the game of fetch not so much this week). While Autzen played fetch Goldee ran around and met all the other dogs and even approached a few new people.
After getting her wiggles out we decided to play a new game, catch the frisbee in the air! She is getting pretty good and brave with her jumps. I’m hoping my mom will be able to get a few action shots, but for now I’ll leave with just a few pictures from our weekend away!
When Siena was discovered to be a longhair, it was too late. We had docked her tail. Storm and Dusty had produced two previous litters–neither contained any longhair pups. There was no known history of longhairs in their lineages. It was then we learned that they were longhair carriers, who had gone undetected for generations. This DNA marker can be passed along by the smooth=coats unknowingly. Anyhow, that was many years ago. Since then we have gotten hooked on the longhair; we love them as much as the smooth coats. We are going to be talking about them a lot in the next few weeks.
We were afraid that Phil and Connie would not want a longhair, but they didn’t even hesitate. It seems they believe things happen for a reason. Over the years, we have stayed in touch. Last week when Siena was watching her favorite football team, Phil snapped this photo.
Note: Although Siena’s tail was docked, we do not dock the longhair’s tail. You will have to trust us when we tell you that it is not as you imagine.