Welcome to Mia and Jake's blog. Jake was my first dog who "found" me in December of 2006. Sadly, he passed away July 13, 2009. I loved him dearly and miss him very much. Mia is my weimaraner who was born March 23, 2009. She's everything a weim is supposed to be - intelligent, beautiful, driven, and most of all, versatile. She's been a life changing force for me and I can't wait to see where this journey takes us.
I took Mia to a nearby off-leash, unfenced dog park. I tried to catch some video but the batteries died in my camera:( It's pretty difficult to capture her on the move. I will have to charge the camera and try again this weekend:) Enjoy!
On the move!
Too fast to capture!
Taking a quick rest but still keeping my eye out.
Here I come!!
Let me just stand here and keep watch!
You are going out of bounds! No fair!
Catch me if you can!
Woud you puh-lease stop calling me?? I am trying to play here!
Come on...you know you want to play! I'm a weim - you must love me!
I was going through some old video and found one of Jake. This was a drop on recall with a call to front and finish left. I have some others that need editing. If I get around to it, I may post them as well.
I know it's been a while since I've updated. One of my goals for next year is to do a better job of posting and updating the blog. Mia is doing great - a bundle of energy for sure! She makes me laugh though...everyday. I am planning to compete her in January in conformation and rally. We will hopefully earn her first 2 legs of her novice rally title and gain some much needed experience/practice in the show ring (some points would be nice but it's fine if we don't). We have a lot of practice to do - especially on stacking and distractions. For right now I am just looking forward to the two weeks I have off for the holiday. Mia and I will continue to train in rally class and competition class every week as well as work in some time for conformation practice. These are some of the pictures from the last month. Enjoy!
These pictures were during Mia's first ferry ride in October.
Mia and I traveled 3 1/2 hrs to Jackson Springs for a Learn to Hunt Day with the Tarheel Weim Club. Mia isn't quite ready for NSD but she showed potential. She even honored another dog on point while she was out there.
Mia had her show debut today at the Hanover Kennel Club's show here in Wilmington. Mia was the only weim so she got to compete in best puppy in group and best in group. She placed 4th out of 4 in the puppy group and didn't win anything in the overall group but I was so pleased with how she did. Considering it was almost 90 degrees and she had to compete 3 times, I think she did beautifully. No worries though...we will kick butt in obedience...soon;)