|Jack letting me practice my macro photography|
Well, we found that the house was much too quiet and that we needed a dog in our home. We just have never been without one in our family from the time I was a kid and so began our search for Jack's successor (never replacement!). We found Von Greyson Weimaraners about two hours away from us (in the backside of just past the middle of nowhere!) and, after asking both him and our vet numerous questions, made the decision to buy one of his pups. Our vet was impressed with the care William takes of his animals (starts taking them to his vet as soon as they're old enough) and William was impressed by (and glad of) the fact we'd already had a Weim. (he, apparently, doesn't sell his pups to just anyone who calls... another plus in his favor).
We travelled the two hours into the back of beyond to meet and, hopefully, retrieve, our newest family member. I'll tell you this, the man has TWENTY-ONE Weim's running his place (it's a ranch) and they are great dogs. Some snarls as Alpha-order is established and defended, but no fighting and all are sweet, healthy, happy animals who love him. Another plus in his favor. After an hour in his (and the dogs') company, we came home with our own sweet fella. May I present our newest family member (and the reason I've not been crafting or blogging for two weeks), Zackery Tillar Sears:
|1st day home... who wouldn't love this face!?|
But, look at those PAWS! Only 10 weeks and
already weighing in at 25+ pounds
|A week and a 1/2 later. We could almost SEE|
|This was taken at our vet's office just yesterday.|
You can see how calm he is. And another glimpse
of those huge paws. Yesterday (12 weeks of age)
Zackery weighed in at 29.5 pounds.
Yes, he's going to be a monster. William breeds his Weims to the original German standard and his dogs are larger and sturdier than most American lines. The dam was about 85-90lbs and the sire was well over the 100lb mark. I don't doubt my little Kraut is going to be a solid 105lbs at least!
And now you know what I've been doing and why I've been absent (and may still be sporadic in the blogging and creating until this not-so-little one doesn't have to be so closely watched, the chewing little sneak).