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Frida

~Doing Great in Southern Oregon

Come on–we don’t need another snapshot.

Frida has adjusted wonderfully to life here in Southern Oregon. She gets either a walk in the forest or a playdate at the dog park on a daily basis, plenty of dropped food from our 3 kids (seems to be mostly broccoli or other veggies!), and snuggles when she can be bothered to sit still. We adore her and are so happy to have found you guys! 

I wanted to ask you what your opinion on spay timing is. Our vet is pretty invested in early spaying because of his work with various human societies and a desire for no unplanned puppies. While we VERY much do not want/need any unplanned puppies, we weren’t sure if spaying before her first heat was a good idea. Our puppy school teachers both recommend waiting until after adolescence so that Frida would benefit from hormones during her growth. So, I thought I’d check with you guys as actual Weimaraner experts! 

I have a couple of new pictures of Frida to share with you – as I said, she can be difficult to capture in a still moment! (Your initial assessment of her “being into herself” has proven to be pretty accurate HA!) I also included her “graduation” certificate from puppy school.

Breeder Comment

Congratulations on earning a Puppy Certificate. We are exceedingly happy to hear that things are going well.

As you know – the experts all have their ideas—and those working with rescue and shelters lean toward the fact of preventing the unwanted pregnancy—like you, we agree, but there is the balancing thought that those hormones play an essential role in growth. The decision is a personal one—hormones can also fuel aggressive behaviors–especially in males, but each pup is unique.  https://owyheestarweimaranersnews.com/2018/10/29/to-wait-or-not/

Puppy Kindergarten

~Andi’s Formal Training Begins Soon

Andi has her Forever Family right where she wants them–close at heart. We received the results from the titer test (done by Dr. Calhoun’s Idaho Veterinary Hospital–Nampa, Idaho)–Andi is safe to go out in public. Hurrah!

Andi with her Mallard — so, technically, she is a Duck Dog.

Nancy Says…

She doesn’t bark but sometimes she squeeks with good cheer.  Millie used to do that, Weimie squeaks, there’s nothing cuter.

What a wonderful dog she is.  I set up her crate which she immediately got into and sat telling me, “I got this.”  She adores my 5 yo grandson.  No indoor messes.  She prances behind me everywhere I go. She loves her toys keeping them all in a pile, her pile. She is not destructive in any way, tho I did move all my house plants up and gave a few away. She is absolutely the best!  She’s a people dog. Does she know how to bark?? Thunder outside right now, she is not bothered at all, calm and happy.

She is so well adjusted. Thank you for all you and Cliff did to socialize her. She is a very fast learner, she is so willing to please.

Sisters

~Meet Up Again

Saturday we too Andi and Alli (Dahlia X Boone) to get a Titer Test at the Idaho Veterinary Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. As it happens, Sheila and Foster were there for the same thing with Duchess.

So, the three sisters had a moment. Andi has her forever family in Nampa with Nancy and Sam–there will be an update this week. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this short video.

New Lap Dog

~For Mom

Good morning!  Duchess slept through the night and was a bit of a bed hog!  Imagine that!

Duchess was such a cuddly bug last night!  When I sat down this morning with my coffee she curled up on my lap next the to cat.  It was a pretty awesome morning!   Now I am excited for Saturday morning when I don’t have to get up and get ready for work.

Foster has Diesel

~Duchess is for me, right?

Well, I will share her of course (with Foster)–but not all the time. Still, these guys have my heart. Here are some photos from picking her up to getting settled in at home. Diesel is still working on the idea –he and Duke were friends, but she is something new and different.

My beautiful boy, Foster, is infected with the Weimaraner virus. I think we are both hopelessly in love with these wonderful creatures.

Breeder Comment

Not so Long Ago

Dear Sheila–I am sad you lost the beloved Duke, at the same time I am happy you had Diesel there to bridge the gap. He and Foster made the loss a bit less if anything could. We are also delighted that we happened to have a gorgeous Silver Gray Female that could slip into your life. (BTW) It was precious to see Foster and how he reacted to the whole process. He is such a sweet boy, with a big heart. You are a good Mama.

Colorado OwyheeStar

~Office Help

All is well.  All systems are working and we have had only one accident (my fault), otherwise, she’s going outside regularly. She does well at the office and actually asked to go out!

P.S. please put me down for a blue female with the tail.  Let me know when I need to send a deposit.

Breeder Comment

First, we want to thank Steve for being such a fantastic Weimlover. Now, some of you might wonder he what he means when he says, “with a tail.” Don’t all Weims have a tail? Yes, they do.

Steve means he wants an undocked tail on his next pup–which is what this one has by request. We have a particular protocol we follow for this type of request. For one thing, the deposit is sizeable–because if the person happens to walk away, then finding another home for the pup is an arduous task. It can be done, but it requires a lot of extra work. Therefore, we need more to get on the Wait List for the undocked tail, as well as to reserve such a puppy. Once the decision has been made, as about one-week, then docking the tail also becomes more involved.

A Penchant for Paper!

      ~Naughty Maizie, Or Not!

No Paper on My Lips or Anywhere

You wouldn’t believe that this little beauty, MAIZIE, age 6.5, has a penchant for paper!  

You can file this in a chapter of “Weim Crimes!”  Yesterday, we left the house for an hour.  Maizie stayed home.  Usually always on our return home, she happily greets us—smiling, chattering, nibbling, wiggling with glee.  Yesterday she did not greet us.  Uh oh.   (She doesn’t greet us if she’s been naughty).   I found her laying in her living room sofa bed—ears back and shivering!  Uh oh.  Major telltale guilt!  We did a search of the house to find the “evidence” and came up with nothing!  We assumed then that she was just “thinking” about doing something naughty—reason for her guilty behavior.  That was, UNTIL…..
…..I went to make dinner!  Before we left home, I had printed a new recipe, Martha Stewart’s “Bacon-Mushroom-Leek Galette.”  It printed out on 3 pages.  I had left it on the dining room table.  It was nowhere to be found!  
BUSTED!  She didn’t leave a trace!  I had to reprint it to make dinner!  This is why we close our office door when we leave the house, can’t leave mail on the table, or leave a package in sight!  This girl’s got a penchant for paper!
Linda ❤️🐾

Breeder Comment

We cannot believe how smart this girl is, and as I replied–this is not her first paper raid you told us about. Old habits die hard. I guess the good news is it is paper—just so she doesn’t take to eating cash or important documents. (OMG)

Berkley

     ~ Talks about Life

Is this what you are looking for?

Sometimes humans need help. Woof! There is all that housework. Then too, they cannot find their stuff. Speaking of stuff–they cannot seem to keep track of their glasses.

I recently read a post where a Weimar back East was involved with the glasses thing. Yes, I help find them. Sometimes we contemplate the complexities of life together. The biggest job I have is keeping a confidence–I think that is sometimes called a secret. I keep all kind of private stuff private. I am really good at listening –I never judge my humans. 

Breeder Comment

We understand that taking care of a family is a big job. What more can we say? Thanks for all your hard work, Berkley.

Blankie

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There are many reasons to wrap in a blanket. The cold is only one of them. Sometimes a girl just needs comfort. A book and a blanket are a personal favorite–Weims like traditional books too. The problem is their plan usual ends badly for the book.

Time Change Woes

Three Days of Perplexing Scheduling Issues

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Maizie can tell time.  

At 4:30 pm every day–like clockwork, Maizie very politely puts her paw on one of us–reminding us what time it is….her dinner time!   The time change since Sunday has thrown her through a loop!  At 3:30 now, here comes her polite paw–telling us that her tummy says it is 4:30!  When we tell her, “It’s not time,” she doesn’t understand.  We have tried to ride out that hour with a “cookie” until she settles in.  I hope this happens soon!   I can’t stand the sad look on her face!

~Linda and Jerry

Breeder’s Comment we have a similar problem. For years, I have told people these guys can tell time. It is uncanny how they know it is time for bed. If we happen to be watching a football game or some program that runs late, they are not amused. They keep giving us a prompt because surely we don’t know time is running over. It is like the pastor who preaches over the usual cutoff time. The congregation people are rocking in their seats. Their thoughts are wandering, and they secretly wonder if they can get a seat at their favorite lunch table. Humans are not the only clock watchers.
The time change is not amusing to the Weimaraner. At our home, this more about them rocking on their paws and ready to bound toward the door to potty and check in for bed. Oh, how I wish our children would have been so excited to get tucked in bed for the night. This scheduling thing (with the Weimaraner) is not exclusive to the dinner time or bed time. Coming home from work late can be a cause for great distress, and your delay may lead to the shredding of something. This time telling nature is not solely a homefront issue either. They also know the time in the car. We know of more than one family that has ended up being too long at an appointment, and the waiting Weimaraner has chewed the interior of the vehicle due to their anxiety. (They fear you have abandoned them and forgotten they are awaiting your arrival.) In one situation, the Weimar chewed the wiring harness to the tune of a $20,000 repair bill. Time is something to consider, and the routine loving Weimaraner doesn’t want you ever to forget they are clock watching too!

Maggie

Stylish and as Fast as the Wind

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Thank You! We are glad Maggie has found a great fit into your Two Weim Household. She looks happy and at the same time busy. Thank you for calling her priceless. We hope she continues to do well and proves to be an excellent field dog too!