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Here are some more pictures of Bella 😁 she honestly is the best dog. It’s funny because I totally forgot some of the things she used to do (chewing, licking drywall) until I found old emails to you last night. We’ve been in this house for 9 years, so really the first 2-3 years are tricky and then after that it’s been pretty smooth. She does like to “nibble” my comforter, so I’ve had to replace that a few times over the years 😉 And really she was my first dog experience at all. But honestly, I feel like we’re spoiled now. I’d rather have an energetic dog who is super smart any day of the week. They are so much fun – almost like a person.
She is so loving and also protective. And smart! She even knows the sounds of us getting ready to leave and will put herself to bed. If I start filling up my yeti cup, she knows she better run to the bed. And she has been amazing with the kids – gentle and patient … and she’s great at finding them during hide and seek 😁 We call her the queen because she will walk up to you and extend her paw, and she’s demanding that you pet her leg haha – it’s her signature move. We joke that she’s an 80 lb house cat – she would just really like to snuggle wherever you are. But she’s also protective. If my husband (who is a big loud guy) sounds agitated telling a story, she will get right up against me and start “talking” making sure I’m okay. It’s so funny. I have to tell her “I’m fine Bella!”
Health wise she’s good – her only real issue is a bunch of fatty deposits we are watching. Our vet says they harmless, except she has one near her hip. So we have to watch that to make sure it’s not affecting her mobility. My hope is they just stay where they are for the long term!
Can you find her in this picture? She tries to blend in so no one notices she’s on the bed. Lol Here she is performing her after meal cleanup … apparently this day she needed to get completely on top of the table!
She loves being wherever we are … and enjoying warm grass!
The warmth sounds lovely–and the way she manages her little kingdom is admirable. Thank you for taking the time to update us.
~Twelve Years Later All is Well
I’ve been meaning to send you this picture of Bella! She turned 12 in November … where has the time gone?!? She is the best dog! We have three kids now (10,7 & 5) and Bella is the self-appointed lifeguard. LOL. Here she is living her best life in the Arizona September heat 😁 She decided this pool float looked like a great place to relax! She still hasn’t realized that all of the kids can swim and anytime they are jumping off the diving board, she barks like crazy to alert everyone 😁 I’m pretty sure she considers them her babies too!
She’s doing great … definitely getting older and no longer jumps in the pool willingly, but still enjoys cruising counters and sneaking onto the couch for a nap 😁
Twelve years for Bella–we are happy to hear she is doing well. It sounds like she has a full-time job as a lifeguard and monitoring her family. Nothing could be more critically important. Counter-surfing continues at 12 — of course, it does. Thanks for this beautiful update. Readers watch for part two of Bella’s newsy update.
In all the flurry of yesterday, the mail arrived. The yellow parcel gave me a clue right from the start that it was something spectacular. The bump as well as the return address another clue.
A lovely commissioned Blue Weimaraner ‘Fellig’ pin. Isn’t it just adorable? What else would I expect from the extraordinarily talented Fellig Mama–Jill.
Thank you, Fellig and Jill for the lovely crafted pin. I am speechless!
Also–you might note that Fellig’s Mama was the lovely Zula Blue. She is retired–I am hoping to find her the perfect Golden Year Placement where she gets lavished with the good stuff. If you happen to be seriously interested in her, please drop me an Email. It would be in her best interest and we are looking for a win-win situation. Thanks!
Picking up Lyra
So I picked her up easily from the airport, and on the drive home she started to fuss a little, so I took her to get some air, exercise, and relieve herself. She went potty and walked around, so I put her back in her crate (easy) and we drove home. I fed her a bit around 6, but other than that, she’s just been drinking water and hanging out.
Having Fun with Lyra
We went to a big field and she ran around with me, chasing me when I’d run away from her, and overall she’s been really energetic. She hasn’t made much noise, and she’s been following me around wherever I go. she fell asleep on me a couple times and is just so cute. She’s really adventurous and has been wandering around and seems quite happy!
I’m so excited to raise her and get to know her 🙂
I have chosen her name based on her personality!
I’ve named her Lyra of Lyra Silvertongue from the Golden Compass series. She has the same personality, and it is one of my favorite books! They also have the same eyes 🙂
Note if you have read the series, here is one description of her character: Lyra is described as having blue eyes, along with being short for her age and quite thin but is still quite attractive. She is brave, curious, and crafty.
Breeder’s Note: OwyheeStar wants to thank Haley ( who is a vet student at Washington State University in Pullman, WA) for recommending us to Lyra’s new best friend (or owner). Many people find us through other OwyheeStar Weimaraner owners. Referrals are important, and we really appreciate them. Thank you Haley (and several of your friends) for sending prospective forever puppy home clients to us!