~Training (Yachats River Road)
Bart in his 2nd session of training. He is off leash in an open field up Yachats River Rd. It was a big deal for us to have him off leash and he did really well–it gives us confidence. We had another first when Bart jumped into the SUV by himself, finally.
Bart was very compliant because he did not like having Dan out of reach or sight. I am glad we shared the moment with you expressing how grateful were are about you making it possible to have Bart in our lives. These guys get under your skin–well, sometimes the deep sentiments surprise me. But again thank you for everything –we adore him.
Bart, he is a pisser! Full of piss and vinegar….brimming with energy and the next moment is never known. We have compared him to having a chimpanzee. Smart, manipulative, out spoken, clownish, bossy, snuggly and absolutely delightful!
Nothing makes us happier than hearing about the OwyheeStar Weimaraner–especially in endearing terms. Polly–quite possibly Bart was a bit easier to get going than a lot of Weims. We had worked with him more because we didn’t have a placement for him. But, along came you folks–it seemed like a good fit. We knew he would be challenging–after all, we are talking the Weimaraner. And, this was your first. (Haha)
Thank you for always thinking of us and for doing great things with Bart. You rock!
~ Friday Marks Five Months
This Friday Bart will be 5 months old. Tuesday will be 6 weeks with us. I haven’t needed a band aid for 3 days and today Dan was able to put on his shoes and socks without any chewing or helping. Bart also napped next to me, curled up at my hip, 2 days in a row for 3 or 4 hours.
Today our farmers market was very busy 100+ people and lots of dogs. There was barking, kids playing and lots of people asking about Bart and petting him…sensory overload and Bart was awesome! A couple of motor cycle groups went roaring down the nearby highway and the loud noise didn’t phase him. It was a very good outing. Thank you for all of his training. I think he likes us and is comfortable in his new home.
He loves walking the 804 trail and he has favorite people and dogs he is happy to see.
Here is where Bart chose to lie in the sun for a little snooze, on the tiles for the outside shower.. I wouldn’t let him go on the front deck unsupervised because he eats the dirt and dead plants in the pots.
We knew Bart never looked back once he got into the car with Dan. Everything was new and different, but as Weims go, he made a swift and decisive transition. You did great–as I had suggested not overwhelming him. Maybe it would not have been a big deal; however, we will never know. You took it one step at a time–there was never a hiccup.
~Among the Daisies
Porsche enjoys her backyard, sitting among the Daisies or catching her flying disk.
JuneAnn–it is great that she has a lovely backyard. Thanks!
~A Few Days
Today (May 23rd) Bart is fully recovered from his travels and has come out of his shell. He has discovered every nook and cranny of his new home and has become quite confident. Everything he does is now at a hundred miles an hour. He can jump up on the bed, he kind of slides to get down. He can hop on and off of the couch. Anything with corners is a “target.” Bart needs a long play date with Charlie. We will take him for a walk in our immediate neighborhood this afternoon to burn off some of his energy. We’ll keep his nose out of everything and wash his feet when we get home. Bart is going for a walk on the beach tomorrow. Not off leash yet though.
Everyone thinks Bart is incredibly cute and very handsome. They didn’t know about Longhair Weims until our postings on FB.
Bart just started a new indoor game. Our house is shaped like a U. On one side there is a long hall. He walks down this hall to my bathroom then turns around and runs down the hall as fast as he can. Sometimes he makes a left turn and runs and jumps onto our bed. Funny stuff. He needs a walk. Dan will be home soon so we can take that walk.
He is so smart! Potty training has been easy because Bart knows which door he has to go through to get to the back yard, no messes into day 3. He is sweet and head strong at the same time. Very curious about everything! We love having him in our family & home. We’ve gone from an old senior to a very young toddler. We’re going to have to catch up. We’ll keep you posted. We all had a good nights sleep last night, no midnight play.
We could not be more delighted to hear that Bart is adjusting and getting you trained. Oh, I meant that he is getting trained. (Haha)
~ Western Oregon Suits Her
Lexi made it home! Bella is giving her a tour of the backyard.
It was love at first site! Doug said she did great. He thought she slept most of the trip. He offered her water but she didn’t want any. She has already had some water since being home.
You might remember we had shared that we had two Longhairs available for placement–both were a little older (about 12 weeks). We had given them each a name (you have to have a name at some point)–Lexi was known as Tilly. Her sister went to Florence, Oregon–she was initially called Harriet but now is known as Fiona.
We were happy to learn that both did well in their new placement. Bella (Livee X Blue) is teaching Lexi the ropes–giving her the grand tour.
~In The Snow
In case you think a service dog’s life is all work and no play, here a couple of pictures of Porsche in the snow.
Our Willamette Valley snow is so wet Porsche looked like she was gathering ammo for a snowball fight. Her feet gave a whole new meaning to “snow” shoes.
Best regards, JuneAnn
We are so happy to hear that the amazing Porsche (your Service Dog) continues to do well–even in the snow. Thanks ever so much, JuneAnn!
Good morning Shela and Cliff,
I have met a lot of dogs, but I don’t think I have ever met a dog more happy than Goldee. That little girl loves Holly to the moon and back.
She was a hoot at the beach yesterday. She had so much fun running along the beach. She’s definitely not ready for prime time without a leash, but Holly was a trooper running behind her on the 30 ft. lead.
I don’t know if you saw the blog, but I had a blast writing this one.
Breeder’s Note: Of course, the photography is by the awesome–Terri Jacobson Pet Photography (http://terrijacobson.com/); Goldee is a longhair Weimaraner.