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Adding A Second She

Annie Needs A Sister

      ~ Stepping up to a Two-Weimaraner Status

 

Wood's Annie 2017 Summer Ice Cream

Annie (possible brain-freeze) but oh, the joy and the refreshment after the wait.

 

Sister For Annie

Bob and I are thinking of getting another Weim, a Blue female.  Do you have any pups? 

Shela SaysAvailability is typically going to require a wait. We recommend everyone complete the application process at least six-months in advance and follow up by locking in a place on the Wait List (by giving us a deposit). Until we have the Wait List deposit, you are not in line to get a puppy. Of course Patricia, I have answered you privately about our current availability and the timeline. 

Shipping A Pup

Also, it is an 8-hour drive for us, do you ever ship the pups? 

Shela SaysWe can ship a puppy, and it is only a one-hop flight from Boise to Portland or Seattle. That being said Patricia, Cliff and I try to make the exit process as safe, stress-free and easy for the pup and their new family. Most Pacific Northwest families meet him near Pendleton. This exit scenario requires planning as we can only make one trip per litter, but this is in the best interest of the pup and their families. 

There is less risk of exposure to the deadly Parvo Virus–which undoubtedly has infected every pet area or frequent stop along the highways. Secondly, when the pups travel a distance together, it seems to ease the stress. It is like one of our many adventures–they load up and go for a drive a way from their former home, and then depart with their new forever family. 

My suggestion is that we explore the options and see how we can best accommodate the exit process. I should also mention that folks have taken a flight from Seattle or other airports, and flown into Boise. We met them at the airport, and then they carried the new baby home as a carry-on. It is another way to get off to a great start with a lower risk factor. The time spent settling in the Sherpa Bag often proves beneficial on so many levels.

Annie

~She a Whiner Weimaraner (oops)

Previous Annie Updates to Explore

Annie Has Goggles

More Goggles and the Snowsuit

Annie Gets Spayed and other News

Annie is doing well, such a sweetheart and very spoiled. She really is a good girl most of the time, very busy! Took her to the beach for 5 days. Every time we slowed down in all the coastal towns she would start whining.  Finally, after listening to her for a few hours we parked in the shade, rolled down the windows a bit and went into some shops.  Gone for about 20 minutes, got back and boy was she a good girl for the rest of the trip. She finally got her ice cream cone. (photo above)

Breeder Comment

We are glad the much-loved Annie got her ice cream. We sincerely look forward to working with you again–getting Annie, a sister. We are positive she can lead the way and teach ‘Whining 101’ to the new upstart.

Leo

At Almost 7 Months

 leo-at-7-monthsIt has been a while:) Leo is doing well, he is almost 7 months old now and weighs about 70 pounds! I don’t remember seeing information about neutering in his packet ( I will reread) and am wondering what the age recommendation you give? I have read that waiting can be beneficial for overall health and development with the Weim. Can you please shed some light on the best timing to alter Leo?

Breeder Comment

When to alter your pet is controversial. The perfect time could vary according to your situation. First, you want to consider your Weim’s temperament. Hormones can lead to aggressive and unwanted behaviors. They may also lead to the Weimaraner leaving your property in search of an in-season female. They send out news along the airwaves to attract a male suitor. This is a danger. A lot of males get run over. Pups arrive that might be cute; however, are the shelters not full enough? Here are a couple of previous blog links on this topic. We hope that you might find them helpful.

Our contract says that you will alter him in a timely manner. That means you will guard against him raising a litter with the neighborhood dog. You will consider his personality and development. Once the growth plates are closed, there is no value in keeping him intact. Hormones are essential to growth and development; however, once this process is completed, it is in his best interest to be neutered. Whenever you do it—be sure to avoid Rimadyl and the generic form of it too. Get something else for the subscribed anti-inflammatory. We know first hand of three Weims who have had seizures (sudden onset) after having received Rimadyl. We try to avoid the use of this drug. There are other options.

   

Featured Weimaraner — Annie

Annie surgery 001Annie got spayed

I don't like it. Where is the ice cream to compensate?

I don’t like it. Where is the ice cream to compensate?

Annie was spayed last week and she is doing very well. It is hard to keep her from running and jumping though. Her stitches come out this Friday and hopefully she will be able to jump and play after that.  It is pretty hard to keep an active Weim down-ha ha

Tube Collar is better than wearing the cone

The picture the top is right after we brought her home last Tuesday after surgery.  The other photo was taken the next day. She is not too happy with her tube collar but she likes it a lot better than the cone.  She is getting extra attention and being spoiled.

We would be heart-broken to lose our Annie

We have been follow Kali’s story, and are deeply saddened to hear of her loss.  I hope he finds his dog, we would be heart broken if Annie took off. Annie is so use to sleeping on our bed and because of her surgery she is not suppose to jump or run only leash walks so we have been sleeping in the front room with her.  She is spoiled but we love her so much.

Hope all is well with you ~ Patricia (7/9/2013)

Annie Snowmobiles

Annie Snowmobiles

Breeder’s Comment: Annie is well cared for, love-much, and spoiled rotten. Does that sound familiar? She is an integral part of the family. Bob and Patty adore her, and probably cater to her way too much. She is their first Weimaraner. Yes, Shela is always harping on getting crate training accomplished. This is one of those times when it makes life easier for all concerned. The Weimaraner that loves their safe-place, is indeed safer for a lot of reasons. Nevertheless, some humans cannot embrace the crate. Another collar choice would be one called the BiteNot (click here to read more about this collar). This can come in handy many times; however, it won’t work for front feet problems. Any time they can reach the spot without turning their neck the BiteNot will not work. This would be especially true with a front foot problem. They can still reach their front feet, eat, drink, and do a lot of stuff. They cannot bathe themselves, chew on stitches elsewhere, or reach their abdomen. They are nice because the Weimaraner can still get into the crate. Tubes and cones are very upsetting when they are kenneled.

Here are a couple of happier moments in Annie’s life. :O) Snowmobiling and birthday cake beats stitches any day, but spaying is important. Click here to read more….and click here too! Annie's 1st Birthday June 17, 2012 008 (2)