I wanted to convey a message from my mom, Sandie, about the passing of her sweet Greta (Dusty x Gracie 2009). On Tuesday evening, Greta passed peacefully in her sleep in her favorite bed. Over the past twelve years, Greta (and her Vizsla sister Henna) enjoyed a wonderful Weim life, including long walks, warm beds, homemade dog food, and most importantly unconditional love from their “mama.” Greta has lived in Southern California, Idaho, and now Rosarito, Mexico and has been a wonderful foster sister to my mom’s many rescue dogs and a half sister to my own Weims, Lola (Deli x Dash 2003—passed in 2016), Byron (Dusty x Stormy 2007—passed in 2015) and Beatrix (Mouse x Stackhouse 2016). My mom would always call Greta her shadow, since she always followed her around the house, from room to room, including the bathroom! She would always seek out a way to be touching my mom in some way. Greta was an anomaly as far as Weims are concerned. From the day my mom brought her home, she was rarely destructive, rarely barked, was very calm, had an even temperament, and rarely “broke the rules.” Literally one in a million!
My mom is truly thankful for the twelve years she had with Greta and says thank you for allowing her to be Greta’s mama. She will miss her dearly. Greta is pictured below on the left next to Beatrix. ~ Carlin Stein
The reality of loss looms large when we open our hearts to these beautiful creatures. We all know it is only a matter of time–we desperately hope for longevity and quality of life. Thank you, Carlin, for sharing the news of Greta’s departure and what she meant to your mother.
We miss You Ever So Much
Today (January 17th) marks three weeks and it still feels like yesterday since we said a final goodbye to our dear Lucy … We had 10 amazing years with her and so that probably explains why I still wait for her to start barking at the wind, listen for her scratching the door to go outside and come back in, and miss the weight of her lying next to me in bed as she did every night since bringing her home Christmas Eve of 2009.
She was more than a pet, she was family. We miss you Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! PS – I forgot to thank a few special people who helped us tremendously those final days! – Our dear Brenda for snapping a few family pics for us that last week and caring so much for Lucy whenever she watched the littles at the house.- A truly special Veterinarian, Maggie Hirschfield Pearson for coming to our home to provide hospice, help us in those final moments and grieved right alongside us. You are a blessing!
We made a conscious decision that we would give ourselves a break from pets for a while to allow ourselves time to grieve and move forward. We’ve been talking quite a bit how it’s starting to feel more and more like it’s time to add to our family. We are now in Iowa, so logistically it would be quite different than hopping on a short plane ride from Colorado Springs to Boise …We are ever so grateful for this opportunity to share life with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, thank you!
Courtney and KyleCorinne, Colleen, Kennedy, and Kallaway
We are beyond sad to hear of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds passing over the Rainbow Bridge. There are no adequate words to cover your loss–but we thank you for the life you gave her. It means the world to us.
~And JuneAnn A Few Tips
For those of us with devilish smart Weims like Porsche, who tend to lose the tags city dwellers are asked wear, here is a variation on Cliff’s collar.
Attach tags to center ring leaving “D” ring for leash, then slide a cover over all that “jewelry.” Put “ICE” on the cover. The cover can be made out of most any material. I use leather because I have it. All first responders, and hospitality workers know “ICE” stands for “in case of emergency.” I know it works, because my phone fell out of my pocket in Boston; a hotel manager got it, and called my daughter in Seattle. My phone and I were soon re-united. I hope the only call any dog owner gets is like one we got several years ago, when a man called to let us know he had the collar our dog had slipped on that morning’s run.
More when I learn how to get photos off my phone.
Thanks for sharing this information with us and the OwyheeStar Community, JuneAnn
~Memories and His Departure
Saturday we had to say goodbye to Salty. We had 14 amazing years with him full of adventure and love. He has been my shadow for all of those years and the house and my heart feel empty without him. In honor of Salty I’m naming today (and everyday) Kiss Your Dog Day.
Salty could be seen on this family’s Facebook wall–that speaks volumes to us. Over the years, we received Christmas cards and the occasional update. We never doubted that he was an integral part of the family and much-loved. What more could we wish? Thank you! You are the reason we do what we do.
~ Our beautiful girl left us today
December 18, 2019
Our beautiful Jorja went to Arliss and Arleen today. I saw it happen, I had been out of town for a couple of days, she was so happy to see me and go on our walk today. She even posed for the pictures, not always. Look at pacific humane @ Long Beach , WA and you will see info . All I can say I watched it, never braked, or slowed and keep going. Hit her straight on, she had a huge reflective collar on. Needless to say we are heartbroken
And you and Cliff can add that she was loved by all that met her, she never met a strange and was my walking group pup! We had many, but she was the favorite. she would run free and check on me as on our Belgium walks, but here, not just me but everybody! Jorja was named the Lady Pacers mascot.
There are no words to cover such a loss–and we join in grieving her loss with you. We remember when you got Jorja–she traveled around the world to join you in Belgium. She recently returned to the Pacific Northwest–now this. She celebrated life with you–all it meant for you and her. Thank you, for all you did for her.
~ We shared so much!
I got a puppy from you in August of 2007. We named her Maggie. She was the absolute love of my life, my #1, my sweet and precious girl.
Me and the kids had to say goodbye to Maggie last Saturday the 16th. As I began to collect her things from around the house and put them in a keepsake box, I found the litter certificate among other things I’ve saved I checked online to see if you still had a website.
I just wanted you to know she lived a full life and brought so much joy and humor to our family and everyone she came into contact with for over 12 years. She was one of a kind. Hands down the smartest, most loving and best dog I’ve ever had.
I knew over the last year I didn’t have much time left with her. I promised her I’d stay by her side until the end and so I did. I sat right beside her until her last breath and kissed her goodbye.
This past week had been particularly hard. The footsteps usually behind me were gone and the silence was deafening. Not being able to put my arm around her and tell her I love her as we fell asleep felt unnatural. This too shall pass and what will remain are the beautiful memories I have.
I’ve attached some of my favorite pictures of my girl and a short video of just how silly she was.
I’m so grateful to come across your website and have had her in my life. Thank you for giving us such a beautiful soul!
Thank you for remembering us and for the beautiful life shared with Maggie. We are beyond sad for your loss–but we know that the future holds a new journey with yet another Weimaraner. Maggie cannot be replaced, but who knows where your next adventure will lead?
~ Do You Remember?
I’ve been meaning to write something up for a blog on Kali but work has been busy….I guess army life won’t slow down until I retire!!!
Anyways here’s a quick update on my little run away Kali Blue.
She adapted well with the other animals in the home and as soon as I picked her up…there was no doubt she knew she was going home for good! The smile on her face shows it all.
She still loves long walks in woods and playing ball. Her pray drive is there but she lacks the field training to hunt. She enjoys chasing rabbits and squirrels while on walks in the woods. We attempted a few shed hunts this spring with no luck.
She still loves cuddles and I think the wife enjoys her company when I’m gone, I don’t think Kali enjoys it as much.
Anyhow happy holidays and hope all is well on the farm!!
I promise to write something up on the 1 year anniversary of our reuniting.
I remember like it was yesterday when you told me that Kali Blue would one day return to you. In my heart, I hoped against the odds. But you knew something–it was that kind of intuition that speaks to you in a time of trouble, and you heard the promise. When Kali Blue was found only a few blocks from where you live, I had mixed feelings. I was relieved but also disillusioned, knowing the search for her was more than a simple turning over of the rocks. There is no way they didn’t see the photos on every pole around that end of town. Who doesn’t look at the missing dog notice? Especially someone who just picked up one. (OMG)
Thank you, Phillip, for keeping us in the loop. I am sad that all that hunt preparation you put in her early on is not paying off, but who knows. I love these early photos of her in the field–click here. Nonetheless, she is home. This story has the underpinning of a good novel or movie.
~Our Hearts Are Heavy
Since I stopped hunting With CZ two years ago she has been Bonnie’s constant companion. In every way she remained the perfect dog; sweet, well mannered, easily trained, entertaining, loyal and on and on. Just about the best of eight dogs over the years. Matched only by, well, a previous Weimaraner!
We said farewell to CZ today (Sept 13, 2019). She was Bonnie’s beloved companion and my steadfast hunting partner. Well traveled, she worked afield In Washington, Oregon, California, and South Dakota in pursuit of grouse, chukars, and pheasants, mostly pheasants. She loved the chase, but she was happiest with her friends and with Bonnie on her daily outings at the dog park.
~Elton and Bonnie
Dear Weim-loving friends, we are beyond sad to learn of your loss. There are never the right words to cover such a loss. Thank you for all you did with and for her over the years.
~ We Miss Our Sweet Girl
This video (click here) was a couple years ago, after Cabela had had her teeth cleaned and a small growth removed from her eyelid. Ella (our middle kiddo) was all about taking care of her.
Thank you so much for chatting with me, I’ve found comfort in sharing our memories of Cabela. Like you, I feel like it was just yesterday that you were emailing me to tell me her miraculous birth story. She is so very missed.
I know we can relate to the loss or the fear of the loss of our beloved Weimaraner. No one is ever prepared to say goodbye. Cabela had the best possible family and life–for that, we are ever so thankful.
Her family knows she cannot be replaced, but Caleb (the gray male they got from us some years ago), needs a new sister. So, soon Clover (another Blue Female) will join this family. We are honored to know them, and touched by their loyalty.
~Part Two (not alone)
I just heard from a friend that her dog Bruno, Cabela’s buddy from puppyhood passed last week as well. Gives me some comfort that she had a buddy for her journey home. They were our neighbors for a number of years…we built our houses together while our pups frolicked around! Cabela was known to steal breakfast right off their coffee table if they left their door open and she would often make her way to their house (with us chasing her) and eat Bruno’s food out of his bowl! 😆
I am sure everyone will enjoy this memory along with the news that Cabela has her old friend with her for the journey over the Rainbow Bridge.