Friday, May 6, 2011

Book two, Chapter one...

Well Vienna and I are on our own! We've moved to Moab for a few months to get a fresh perspective on life, and I can finally say it is good to be home! The warmth of the sun has finally graced Moab with its presence, and has made all the difference. There is so much to do down here in the summer months, it will be perfect for Vienna and I to jump into outdoor activities.

Vienna has already taken advantage of the warmth, and water, by swimming every chance she gets. She loves the water! We hiked up to a waterfall a few days ago, and she lost her tennis ball in the fast moving creek. Her good Aunt later found the ball stuck down the creek a bit, so everything was fine again!

We've also started running in the morning, and take frequent walks in the evening. It is glorious to be away from the city life with smog hovering over every building. I forgot how much I miss the country! The air is so crisp and clean here, nature indeed at its best. Pictures to come soon!

Vienna has made friends with my parents indoor cat, a spunky, mischevious little fellow who they rescued from a tiny kitten last fall. He is a handsome silver tabby with the greenest eyes I have ever seen. His name is Amos. Amos and Vienna will play, sass, and play some more. If Vienna doesn't awknowledge Amos, then he will start teasing her by sprinting down the hall and back and swipe her nose. It really is quite adorable to watch them together.

I hope you all are doing well! More to come with pictures (hopefully)!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Walking Adventures

I took Ronix and Vienna out for a run on Tuesday, it didn't last as long as I intended...but it was adventurous to say the least! First, about 20 feet after I let R and V off to run (in the undeveloped fields behind our house), I'm walking along, quite content, when all of a sudden I hear 3 shrieks followed by "woosh, woosh, woosh". I look over to my right and see Ronix running as fast as he can out of the field looking up in the air at a huge pheasant he about had for an early dinner. I'm pretty sure he almost caught this bird because as it was flying away, brown feathers (at least I think they were feathers...) were dropping from its tail. We never did find any feathers so who knows what it could have been...eek. It happened so fast there was no way I could have captured any pictures, but I sure wish I could have! Then as Vienna and I were searching for feathers, and Ronix was searching for his long lost dinner prize, we stumbled upon a calico cat, who startled Vienna who was sniffing the ground 2 feet away so badly she threw her tennis ball and jumped back about 10 feet. I have to admit the cat startled me as well. I had seen something there but assumed it was an old weathered pillow, until I looked up into a set of eyes!

We then proceeded on walking further to the area we normally go to where it's nice and grassy. On our way there, I opted to go on a different side of a ditch than I normally do, to stay away from a horse trailer that smelled strongly of horses, and also to keep an eye for these said horses. Ronix has often sassed my parents horses through the fence, so I don't trust him around them. We are walking along, Ronix and Vienna are playing with their tennis balls, when all of a sudden I realize Ronix is rolling. Rolling in something...dead...and bloody. Ugh.  I tell him to leave it, and try to keep walking to get him to follow me. Meanwhile Ronix is just staring at me with a gleam in his eye that hints strongly of naughtiness, starts wagging his tail at super speed, and snaps up the something dead and awfully bloody and EATS IT!!! The whole time while just looking at me with that naughty "HAHA" look in his eyes. Now, I can say this is funny today, but Tuesday I just wanted to puke...I can't say I wanted to throw his tennis ball after that, no thank you. Not with grimy pieces of who knows what he just ate. Blah.

So we went home, and Ronix had a very thorough bath to get the patches of bloodiness, not to mention the smell. Wow! He listened very well though, he stepped in the bath all by himself while the water was running, and even stayed in there while I shut him in the room and went to get a cup to pour water on him. He knows when I'm serious I guess haha!

Today the weather is glorious, so I packed up a bag with a blanket, snack and water to go to the field to do some reading, except I forgot a book, so I focused on taking some pictures of the rascals instead. Of course, the first thing Ronix does, since he's clean and all, is find a giant mud puddle and soak for a while. Oye, I tell you these guys keep me on my toes! It was so nice to sit and relax in the sunshine. Vienna even sat in my lap and soaked up some rays with me. And yes, I do mean literally sitting in my lap. :) I tried to get a good picture, but my arms just weren't long enough.

I hope everyone is doing well and soaking up the sunshine when you can! Here's to sunny spring weather!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vienna goes to the vet

Vienna had a little vet visit this morning, and she now weighs around 70 lbs! She is still a little skinny girl though, so I'm sure she still has some room to grow! Normally she is a bit shy at the vet, but today she was shaking, and refused to go with the nurse to the back room. She even slipped out of her collar and came running like a torpedo back into the room and huddled behind me with her head sticking through my arms. I'm not sure why she was so frightened this time, but we finally got her in the back room to get her nails trimmed. She came back smiling and happy and ready to go home to big brother.

Vienna gets crazy excited when it snows. Sunday morning she thought it a good idea to come barreling back inside and jump on Ronix and I as we were cuddled in bed, and kept hopping on Ronix until he pulled himself out of bed. I kept telling Vienna "V, we aren't getting up right now, it's 5 am." I couldn't figure out why she was so excited and wanted to get up until a few hours later I discovered we had a few inches of snow on the ground. Silly girl!

The weather here is beautiful today! It could definitely stand to jump 20 degrees, but as long as the sun is shining I won't complain. I am on a mission to find pet safe plants to put in my backyard so I can have at least one part of it be nice enough to sit out on a sunny day and read. I was hoping to put a lilac bush in the back, but first I have to make sure it is safe. That is my mission today on my sunny day off, hopefully I can find some pretty ones! Suggestions are welcome! :) Happy planting! (Or at least happy plant finding until it's time to plant!)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My new alarm clock

So the other morning I wake up to some really loud snoring. Mark had already gone to work, so imagine my confusion of this noise! I have heard Roan or V snore before, but very, very softly. I open my eyes, and turn my head to the right and Vienna's nose is an inch away from my face. She is stretched out like Gumby on her back, legs all a dangle, head placed perfectly on my pillow turned so she's almost touching me, and sporting the biggest grin I have ever seen. All the while snoring like a giant, sound asleep. I wish I had my camera or phone, or better yet-the flip-to capture this! It was so funny. She was out like a light too, and happy as a clam. 

So since I don't have evidence of this, I'll post other cute sleeping pics of R and V.

Edited to add: I have a lot of sleeping pics apparently because these are only from the beginning days of V!

I believe this one is a close replica of her position, only 50 pound bigger! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Suckling weims

I know there are many weims out there that suckle, my question is what do they suckle on? Vienna suckles on any of her fuzzy soft toys, especially her Valentine puppy from last year. She hates it when Ronix has it and doesn't let him keep it for very long. He is a boy, you know, so fluffies always get ripped. ;)

Ronix used to suckle when he was a puppy, on blankets, typically the blanket we use to sleep in...then he grew out of it. I couldn't say I minded that, since his suckling spots always ended up in holes! Not to mention trying to go to sleep then POW, your foot is in a precarious wet spot. Now Ronix has gotten back into suckling, not sure why, but he still only likes to suckle on the blanket we are actually using on the bed, couch or wherever. I have been thinking of buying a "baby blanket" to see if he will just use that...oh the trickery! He gives me such glares whenever I catch him suckling and tell him to stop. Goodness these weims sure have attitude!

On a different note, we went to the dog park yesterday. It was the first time Vienna has gone in a long while since she had her heat, and boy did they get muddy! I made the mistake of wearing ballet flats because it was so unusually warm yesterday, but I forgot the dog park is a gully right before a canyon. It was much cooler and muddy, and even still had snow/ice! Luckily we made it without falling, phew.

I didn't take many but here are a few photo's from yesterday:

 In case you are wondering, this is V's typical spot on car rides. She has to be touching one of us.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

An overdue update of my two weimaroo's

Wow! It has been ages since I have written on here, I need to be better. I couldn't even remember my sign in info...oops! 

Well we have officially had our Miss Vienna for over a year now, and it has been the best adventure yet! I absolutely love her, she is just the sweetest girl ever. I'm a bit smitten... :) Vienna went into heat in January, and while I was very unprepared for it to start (even though I suspected she was going to any time-I think I was in denial- haha) it all went very smoothly. I got her a pair of little britches and she loved them! Whenever we would take them off for her to go outside, she would come running back in to you to put them back on! It was so cute. I think she felt like a little diva. She would literally come up to you, then turn around and look back at you with a gigantic grin on her face and her tail swooshing back and forth, back and forth. Vienna handled it like a champ. She really mellowed out a ton, and became even more cuddly; and who would complain about more Vienna cuddles?! Not me! :)

Ronix has been such a good boy too. He used to run away at the end of off leash play time once he saw his harness come out, but now he just comes up to us to put it on. I even gave him a bath yesterday and he willingly, but very forlornly, stepped into the bath with water in it BY HIMSELF!!!! Such a good boy he is! I wish I had my camera, it was really so cute. He just wanted to listen to his Mom, but you could tell he did not want to be in the bath.

I still can't believe it's been a year since bringing little miss V home. It has been so fun to watch Ronix and Vienna bond, wrestle, pout, play and antagonize the other. I really feel quite lucky to have such amazing weims as these two, they are truly our heart dogs. They listen so well (most of the time-haha) and bring such happiness to our home. Every time we come home, they are so excited to see us. Vienna is always watching out the front window, then runs to the door as soon as she spots us coming. Once we come into the house, she is prancing around, tapping her paws, giddy as can be. She always has to pick up something in her mouth to carry around the house for the next 10 minutes until she calms down. It is so adorable! Ronix will come greet us, and usually gets wound up by Vienna's reaction so they are both hopping around the house. Unless it is past 10, then he will come greet us and the next thing we know he has put himself to bed, again. These two make me smile constantly! 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our weekend getaway..

We went to Moab this past weekend, and the dogs absolutely had a blast! Ronix and Vienna had nonstop running for about 3 days! Let's just say they slept for about a day straight once we left :) Tired weims are good weims right?! 

Vienna had her first big experience with cactus, no major run ins, but she would try to eat a few dead pieces...silly girl. She also saw her first horses up close, and she was great at sitting back and observing them...unlike her brother who likes to sass the horses through the fence...oye. 

Vienna is such a jumper, leaper, hopper girl, I love it! When we got up to the lake in the mountains, she was instantly just leaping back and forth across a little stream (brook, creek...whatever you want to call it!) She also figured out how to jump up to a tailgate with such ease and grace. She makes all this jumping look so effortless! Ronix liked to jump across the stream as well, but he also loved to walk across the log like we humans use. It was priceless!

 Ronix also had a few lessons of sit/stay while Mark was fishing...he thinks the line is his personal retrieve toy so it was good to get him to listen. Mark is also starting to train for bird far so good! Ronix is very into anything you throw, especially if it's in water. He's so funny, if you don't throw anything for a while, he'll just get in the lake and swim for 5 minutes just circling around. I often get the image of Dora from "Finding Nemo" singing "just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..." Ha ha!

 It was a blast to do so many outdoor activities and have the dogs with us. Friday night we grilled steaks and there wasn't one weimy nose with a drooly mouth hovering anywhere near! (gasp) They were too tired to move. :D I did of course take a ton of pictures, and some turned out so well with the lighting. Enjoy! 

Oh, Vienna is now almost 7 months old and 55 pounds. Ronix will be 2 in August and he is 70 pounds. 

Alright. So I took too many pictures to sort through them so I'll just post an album link so almost all of the pictures will be available to see!