Best Dog Ever~
Typical pose with legs crossed
Zula Blue came to us in 2011 as the sweet, little docile pup. Shela chose her well, as we live in Seattle with two young girls, so hoped for a mild and easy going, sweet heart. Zula has become an integral part of our family, often find right in the middle of the girls, snuggling daily with all. We joke that she thinks she is a cat, as she climbs up on your lap.
Zula is also our marine girl. She prefers all things fish and loves walks on the beach. She loves to be up in the San Juan Island where she has all the amazing scents of fox, deer and racoons to nose and her mind occupied. Zula does not like the rain and will protest going out for long walks if raining. She is very bright and understands over 15 commands (below). At the end of each walk she knows to sit at the final corner until we coil the leash and tell her to ‘go home’, then she races to the house, sitting the porch waiting for us. She is the best dog ever!
Words Zula has knows: Walk, Sit, Come, Quiet, Cuddle, Pee Pee, Poop, Go around, Fix it (for leash), Stay, Down, Up, Shake, Cookie, Kisses, Go Home, Squirrel, Leave it
We named a girl Zula Blue right about the same time–and she is living in her Golden Year Placement. I love the name–and even more, love all that you have done for and with your girl.
~For Zeus and His Littermates
Zeus turned 9 on October 17th! I can still remember the night he was born and hearing from you! I was so excited! Time flies though. I hope you enjoy his birthday pictures. I take some every year on his birthday. You can tell he isn’t too thrilled about the kiss I was going to give him on his snout….his eyes are so funny!
In the picture of him opening his present (a pig ear), you can see he has his left, front foot wrapped up. In July he developed a lump on his toe. I took him to the vet back then and we thought it was a cyst or that something got embedded in his foot out in the field. The Vet couldn’t find anything so we gave him antibiotics and waited for it to heal. Sometimes it would look like it was getting better. I kept it all wrapped up to protect it but it just seemed like it was starting to get worse. I took him to the vet on Friday. This time he kept him at the office and put him out to take a biopsy of the lump. He sent it out to the lab and we should hear the results in a week. The Vet said that if it’s a tumor that he will have to remove his whole toe. I feel so sorry for the little guy. I just want him to get better so he can go out running through the fields again!
He’s been such a good boy and doesn’t chew on his wrap at all! He knows when it’s time to change it and lays down while I do it without fussing. Of course he gets a treat after I’m done! I will keep you posted on the results of the biopsy. I’m hoping for the best!
Take good care of yourself. I always enjoy hearing from you!
Jeanne & Zeus
Jeanne and Zeus (you are a dynamic duo) –the two of you have provided us with so many updates over the years, and each one was much appreciated. We wish you more time to share, and we are ever so thankful for the nine years and all your adventures.
The Boys Who Bring Us Life
They take us on a run every day, or else. They rule the roost. We cannot live without Weimaraners
I cannot thank you enough for making our lives whole. Even though they are pushy, loud and in control of me.
We enjoy reading about their life (and antics with you)–thanks for this lovely update.
We all need to give our dogs interesting, enriched lives and keep their minds and bodies in shape. We like to say “a tired dog is a good dog”, so lots of daily exercise, in addition to training of course, is very important. Providing entertainment like toys is fun for them too, and there are many types of quality dog toys that we can get for our doggies. Folks sometimes say to me “my dog has SO many toys but seems bored with them”, so here is a simple way to make them fun again: rotate! I have a “jillion” toys for my dogs (no surprise ) so I give them a few each day or two, then put those away and give them a few different ones…it makes me laugh how those toys now seem brand new and novel to my dogs, try it and you will see! Here is Willow with her “new” favorite today, the squeaky pink flamingo!
Jan Magnuson~SUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Traininghttp://sunstardogtraining.com
P.O. Box 98072Des Moines, WA 98198206 241 2908
Thanks Jan, for passing along some pointers. We appreciate it. And, we always love hearing about Willow.
I just want to send you a note celebrating The Beloved Mesquites 10th birthday. She has lived in her forever home with us here in Washington for just a little over three years now. She has been a great joy for us.
I was a little hesitant at first, because I had always owned Vizsla’s, I really knew nothing about Weimaraner’s, in the past three years I have changed my mind. The Weim is the most well mannered, intelligent dog I have been around. She wants to be a people rather than a dog.She loves going places in the car. When we first got her she would get sick riding in the car, not anymore. I think she was just nervous. Now when the car starts up she wants to go. She doesn’t bother a thing.
During the hot weather and the smoke from wild fires burning in the area now, I have been letting her stay inside as much as possible. She has decided she wants to sleep in bed with us. We started out with her on her mat, but she didn’t want any part of that, she wanted to be in the bed with us. Now I fix her a spot at the foot of the bed and she stays there all night. I figured that was safer than having a 70 lb. dog land on you, unexpectedly. If she needs to go outside, she gives you the famous ear flap. No doubt what she wants.We are both so glad that you and Cliff chose us for Mesquites forever home. She is greatly appreciated and loved.
Thank you, Lyle and Annette. I hope Porsche’s owner sees this, because Porsche is one of Mesquites offspring, I believe?
Hello Lyle and Annette–thanks for thinking of us. It is hard to believe that Mesquite is ten years old. What a fabulous Golden Year Placement she got when you found us. Yes, Porsche is a Mesquite X Stackhouse pup.
~With Freya and Ava
I thought you would like seeing a couple of photos of the girls ( Freya and Ava Blue) on their trip on the pontoon boat at Lake Roosevelt.
We started out with the life jackets and then gave them a reprieve after they settled down.
Actually, they were exhausted from swimming and wanted to sleep all the way back to the house!
Thanks ever so much for this update–it is greatly appreciated.
~ OwyheeStar Hunting Pup Excels
Hi! It’s been a bit since I’ve updated on Kenai, so I thought I’d send a little note. Kenai continues to be such a great addition to our family, we just love him to pieces. He’s whip-smart and eager to learn, as well as snuggly as ever.
Recently, we’ve been really working on his field abilities, and have been competing in AKC field trials. He’s been doing fantastic, and has such a stylish point. The first weekend of August, he competed at the event put on by the Willamette Weimaraner Club. He took 1st in amateur walking puppy and 2nd in open puppy! He also passed his water test that weekend. We can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us!
Kaylen & Casey Gibbens
We are thrilled to hear you love your OwyheeStar pup–Kenai. And we are delighted about your success in these recent events. We understand that it is not easy to net these ribbons–any number of things could go awry, but you are off to an excellent start. Thanks for the share.
Luna is an amazing girl, and a great addition to my life, and I ended up naming her luna. She’s definitely a handful but, she’s super sweet and great motivation to keep me active lol
I am also starting to think about getting a second pup for a good companion for luna. I’m curious about a blue long haired. How rare are they and how long of a wait for one?
We were so happy to get this update on Luna. We look forward to working with you in the not too distant future. Have a beautiful summer!
We were at my best friends house and Thor loves to lay on a couch and near his sister Chloe. Here he is on her lap. He’s a really good listener but has an aloof personality sometimes. (Lol) He’s always challenging us but he knows by now that I am the leader in the pack so it doesn’t last long before he corrects his attitude.
Just wasn’t sure with his breed if it was OK to go on hikes. The hike we are doing this weekend is only 3 miles each way so should be fine. The one I’m doing with my brothers the following week is 11 miles and higher elevation so I will spare him that one although I would have loved to take him with me. Next year I’ll be taking him on all my hikes!
Thank you for all the hard work you are putting into Thor. This breed is not easy to raise–if it isn’t one thing, then it is another. Being involved in family life and joining in on your adventures is a huge plus. Exercise is essential; however, high-impact exercise is saved for later–one the growth plates close. Hiking is an excellent activity.
All is great. Thought I’d say hi to you and give you a much delayed update.
Eva loves gun fire. She doesn’t need hearing protection, that pic was kind of a joke. I take her to all of the tactical weapons classes that I teach.
Well she is ruthless and loving. Amazing combo.
Thanks, Jim, for updating us on your Eva and the wonderful relationship you have with her. It is great that she was a perfect fit for you.