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07-27-2006, 09:29 AM
I've seen a few pix of Weims in poster's avatars, and I would LOVE to have a forum to share info on our babies.
I have two weims, a brother and sister, both 8.5 months old. The male is Samson and the female is Delilah. My husband and I gave them to each other for last xmas. We have had them since they were 5 weeks old. They are best friends and sleep together every night.
I love them to death but they do have their challenges. Samson jumped out of a moving vehicle and broke his hip June 6 (my 40th bday!) and it has been a VERY challenging summer for us working through his rehab. We are so fortunate that he will recover (although he may have some issues, but it could have been so much worse).
We also have two cats, and funnily enough, they still dominate the weims.
Any other weim mommas?
08-04-2006, 08:28 PM
These are pix of Samson and Delilah when ther were still puppies. Well they are still technically puppies today because they are just 9 mos old but now they are very big puppies! (about 80 lbs each!)
The first 2 pictures is when they were about 12 weeks old. The bottom picture is when we brought them home - just 5 weeks old. I know that was really young but they were already weaned and the breeder was selling them first come first serve the week before xmas. They were weaned and since they had each other, they did not have "adjustment issues." They loved theiir soft warm basket and all the attention they got from DH and me- rather than just being one of ten puppies to one very tired momma dog.
08-04-2006, 08:30 PM
I dont have any but they are such beautiful dogs!! I would love to see more pictures and hear more about them!
08-04-2006, 08:34 PM
The top photo is Samson, 12 weeks and the one below is Delilah, same age. She has wrestled out of her sweater while playing with Samson. We do not "dress them up" a la William Wegman, but they would get so cold in the winter (short hair) and they would shiver so much. The really got to like their sweaters once they realized they were warmer when they had them on.
I don't know why this picture got so huge but I LOVE this photo of Samson
08-04-2006, 08:43 PM
08-04-2006, 09:01 PM
I'm here! I'm here!
My Weim's name is Beau and he's about 5 years old. DH had him before we ever met so I didn't get to see him as a puppy, but he is still plenty feisty. :D We definitely have an Alpha dog - there isn't a cat alive who would dominate him. ;)
Those are some great pics Jajacobsen! What beautiful dogs. I'm going to have to get a photobucket account so I can post some cute pics we have of Beau. When we took our engagement pics, our photographer took a bunch of him too - including the one in my avatar.
08-04-2006, 09:11 PM
We are so bad that we don't have any current photos! My uncle took a bunch but he never gave me copies. I definitely plan to take some this weekend. Samson's accident made me realize how devastated I would have been if we had lost him and if taht happened, it would be heartbrreaking to not have any current photos. I am definitely his "weimaraner mama." (Can you say that 10 times fast?)
Our dogs are no shrinking violets with anyone but our cats. The 2 cats were DH's prior to our marriage last May, and they definitely had some jealousy issues with me. When they pups arrived, they declared all out war. Scratching, hissing, swatting at the puppies, etc. Sitting in front of the communal water bowl and not allowing the dogs to have access. Of course now the dogs are so much bigger (they were only 4 lbs when they came home) but they still give the cats wide berth. It's really funny. But I am glad that they do seem to defer to the cats because they will be so big and strong fully grown that if they were aggressive back - we could have a very deadly problem. I really don't think they are scared of them now. They know they are bigger; I think they just don't see the point of engaging in a fight and just go around those grumpy kitties.
More pix this weeknd. Please other weimaraner mommas, share!
09-07-2006, 11:46 AM
Samson and Delilah in our front yard (10 months):
Delilah always wears a red collar:
and Samson blue:
09-07-2006, 11:51 AM
09-07-2006, 11:54 AM
I don't have Weimies, but I love the breed! In fact, I adore pretty much all of the Sporting breeds :)
09-07-2006, 11:59 AM
After their daily play and romp by the lake, they get to go on the trails in teh woods. They have a very pained, can't we go yet put down that camera Mom look on their face:
And they're off: Most shots are like this:
and every 40 feet or so they race back to "check in"
Slowing them down for teh first 20 min or so is virtually impossible. But ocacssionally they slwo down to check stuff out:
(glad to see that Delilah had her face in poison ivy. I'm sure she rubbed up to me next thing!)
That's a great day for a dog!
09-07-2006, 12:02 PM
Ambula704 - thanks for the complimets,. I finally got updated pics!
Gayle - Obviously I love them too! I agree, the domesticated hunting dogs really make great pets!
09-07-2006, 01:29 PM
Oh my gosh - they've gotten so big since your last pictures! What cuties! The only time I bother trying to take pictures of Beau is when he's really sleepy in the evenings - otherwise all I get are blurs, shots of his nub, or closeups of the tongue when he tries to kiss the camera.
We have recently trained Beau to retrieve the morning papers for us. He normally does a great job on the first paper and then wanders a bit more on the second one - you have to remind him, "Get the paper." He loves his job and races in from the back door (after his morning potty break) to the front door barking at us about the papers.
The other cute job that he does is the laundry. He will carry his kennel blankets from the master bedroom across the whole house to the laundry room when we tell him to do the laundry. He also takes the clean kennel blankets back to the kennel. It's too funny to watch him carry a huge blanket back to his kennel. We usually try to fold it up some so it's easier to carry, but sometimes he won't wait for us to help him. :p
09-07-2006, 01:33 PM
How wold was Beau when you started training him these tasks? I would REALLY like a paper fetcher in the emornings! Our dogs are not graet with the concept of fetch. When they realise the have to give it up an dthat you will just throw it again, they lose interest.
PLEASE post some photos of Beau. The one on your avatar is so beautiful!
09-07-2006, 01:39 PM
The paper fetching is very recent - so he was probably 4 1/2 or 5 years old. But - he was hunt-trained when he was a puppy so he knows how to retrieve birds, etc. The whole "give" part of the exercise is definitely the hardest part. He does not always like to give up things. We probably use the command, "Give" or "Drop It" more than almost anything else. He steals something off the counters - "give", we're playing with one of his toys - "give", he brings in the paper but won't drop it - "give."
I'm going to go sign up for a photo-sharing account right now! ;) Okay - here's my first experiment with photobucket - this was another of our engagement pics:
09-07-2006, 02:10 PM
He's such a cutie!
09-07-2006, 02:24 PM
Thanks! I've just uploaded a few other old ones.
Here he is in action:
And after a rough day - snoozing on the sofa:
09-07-2006, 03:33 PM
I'm a former Weim mom. I had one as a kid, and another in college/post-college. I loved my girls, but they have gone to the great beyond. Both got cancer and died at 8 years old.
We currently have a labrapointer and a smooth coat collie. We have said that the next dog will be a weim, but since these two are still relatively young, it will probably be a few years.
09-07-2006, 07:50 PM
Mine crash on the sofa with their daddy EVERY NIGHT. It's a hard life being a dog sometimes!
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