Posted on February 13, 2009 by Erin Craig
I hate this time of year! Chloe starts shedding her winter coat and all the fur just drives me nuts! She really doesn’t shed that much through most of the year. I am thankfull for that! About a week ago my allergies just started going crazy. I was sleeping with a roll of toilet paper in the bed so that I wouldn’t have to get up and blow my nose. I started noticing that fur was just flying off of Chloe when I would touch her. Today I finally decided that I was done with the piles of fur all over the floor and flying around my nose.
For those of you wondering I did not shave her! I was tempted to do so when we had Marley, he shed really bad. It was the Lab in him! I did however put Chloe in the shower and give her a good scrub. Then I used the FurBuster on her. After seeing the FURminator on t.v. I really wanted one for Marley. They are very expensive, 50.00 at Petsmart to be exact! I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much. I didn’t give up the search for something similar though. I found the FurBuster at Walmart for only 20.00! It is the same thing. For those who don’t know, it is a de-shedding brush that has a razor built in it. It removes all the loose fur and undercoat that the dog is depositing all over your house. You can really see it work. Chloe’s undercoat is a different color than her normal silvery coat. It is darker and thicker. You can see that it removes that part of her coat and leaves her looking all shinny. It works just as well as what you see on the infomercials!
When we bought this over the summer Chloe was not shedding. I tried it on her anyway but I didn’t get anything off of her. It did work great on Marley though. Today I think I removed enough loose fur on her to make another dog. She seemed like she felt really good afterwards. She ran all over the house like a crazy! After she dried I was petting her and noticed still a bit of loose fur on her. I couldn’t find the hard bristle brush I usually use to groom her but did find a good replacement. You know the attachment on your vacuum that has hard bristles on it. Well if you are like me you never use it. Chloe actually let me use it on her with the hose attached to suck up the hair that was loose! I was amazed because she is terrified of the vacuum! I guess it felt good to her!
Now my house is a bit less fur covered! I will probably have to wash and brush her again before the shedding season is over. Hopefully this will help keep the house cleaner and my nose and eyes feeling better! I am sure with the season that I am not the only one who has had enough of the shedding dogs. Check out Walmart to save some money on a FurBuster! You will be glad you did!
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Posted on January 25, 2009 by Erin Craig
Saturday was Chloe’s 2nd birthday! To celebrate her day we took her to the dog park so she could run and play. We were finally able to meet up with a fellow blogger and Weimie owner. Diana found my blog last year when they were getting ready to get a puppy. Diesel just turned a year old a few weeks ago but he makes Chloe look tiny. The 2 of them got along really well and just seemed to have a great time playing. And of course we had a great time talking to Diana and her husband John.
Go by her blog and say hi and see her handsome boy, Diesel.
After the dog park we took Chloe to PetSmart and got her a new toy. I have heard really good things about these toys from other Weim owners.
The Bad Cuz! They hold up really well and keep the dogs attention for a good amount of time.
Chloe has managed to tear up some of the feet but other than that it is holding up very well. And the greatest part is that she is sleeping at 7:30 in the evening. I have never seen a toy wear her out like this one without us being worn out to. Now this toy does have a terrible squeak but we have learned to block it out already!
Her is a clip of Chloe enjoying her Birthday toy!
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Posted on January 16, 2009 by Erin Craig
Chloe cracks me up! Last night was like many nights we have. Blake goes to bed before I do because he is up so much earlier. Sometimes Chloe will go with him but last night she stayed with me. She made it clear that she didn’t want to stay with me though. She kept going to the bedroom door and whining then running back to me and poking me with her nose. So finally I let her in the room. I really didn’t want her on the bed but I let her snuggle with him anyway! She has to be under the blankets to be happy, she is so funny.
When I was ready for bed I came in and like a meany kicked her out of the bed. She likes to snunngle so close that I just can’t handle it while I am pregnant. She gets such an attitude over this that I almost laugh out load! She will walk from my side to Blake’s side trying to get back on the bed. I tell her to go lay down and she quickly runs to her bed and starts kicking it around. She will huff and puff and throw herself down really loudly. Then she starts groaning and moaning like it is just sooooo terrible to have to lay on this big nice bed she has.
She will get up and go through this routine a few times before she will finally give up. I just wonder if she has more attitude than most Weims or if they all typically have this?
This is not the only way she gives attitude. She also does it when she wants water. She will just go up to her empty dish and smack it really hard. Then she comes and gives us a really dirty look. Of course I refuse to give her what she wants when she is so demanding. Then she will get mad and go lay down and groan. She is so vocal about what she wants. She doesn’t bark for hardly anything. Her noises are more like a bratty teenage girl!
After we get a video camera I hope to get her acting like this! It is just so funny.
Do you have a Weim? If so do they give attitude like this?
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Posted on September 30, 2008 by Erin Craig
Posted on September 22, 2008 by Erin Craig
Chloe tried to take care of me while I was feeling down. I don’t know what she will do when she is not the baby any more. I really don’t worry because she always loves my sisters kids. I think Chloe will love having a baby around to snuggle with!
Here is some of the pictures Blake snapped of Chloe trying her hardest to share the couch with me.
She has never really adjusted to the fact that she has been kicked out of our bed. We even have to leave the dogs in the living room at night or we would be up all night trying to get them to stay off the bed. They think they can sneek in after we fall asleep. So now they always want on our laps on the furniture. I really don’t even want them on the furiture but it was hard to say no while I was sick.
She is the best snuggle bug!
Really I think there is a selfish motive behind some of her snuggling. She cracks me up, she falls asleep as soon as she gets comfortable. She can sleep in any position too.
I guess Blake had some morning sickness too!
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Posted on September 1, 2008 by Erin Craig
I submitted Chloe’s records to the Weimaraner Pedigree. It was really fun to see how many generations I could trace her back. On her father’s side her great great grandpa was from Germany.
Here is a picture of him. (Sorry I can’t make it bigger.)
It was also funny to see what her ancestors names where.
For example her great great great great great great great grandma on her father’s side is named Judy Judy Judy.
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Posted on August 27, 2008 by Erin Craig
I can’t believe how stupid our dogs are! First off they are the biggest spoiled brats ever! This morning it was raining just a little when Blake let then out. Apparently they think they will melt in the rain because they both pooped right on the porch. I am so mad at them! I want to tie them up out in the rain. I guess I should start learning to discipline better before we have this kid! I mean are all dogs this dumb sometimes or is this a Weim thing?!? I guess I will get out my rain boots and jacket and have to start taking them out on a leash when the weather is bad. Grrr….
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