My beautiful Miss Sarah…I am forever indebted to the Iowa Weim Rescue for bringing her to her forever home.
As I understand, she was kept in a garage kennel for up to 18 hours a day and her owners couldn’t understand why she eventually ate the siding on the house. That was a deal breaker and they decided to surrender her to the rescue.
I wasn’t sure about adopting so soon after we lost our beloved Edgar, but I quickly knew the house was just too quiet and too lonely without the immediate sense of family warmth that a Weim brings to a home. I knew instantly upon meeting her (my words to Mandy were “oh my, she is THE ONE”) that there was no decision to be made, all concerns immediately disappeared; we HAD to have this Weim in our family. The follow up and adoptive instruction provided by IWR is invaluable in transitioning to the new home.
Well…she now is a pampered princess with full run of the house, as well as the 20 acres we live on. She plays well with the cat Tommy, who has grown up with a Weim and enjoys the repeated short bursts of “chase” through the house. She has discovered that there are FISH in our pond and is absolutely sure if she just keeps trying that she will eventually catch one. It is a joy to watch this endeavor, her biting at the water and following their every move from above on the dock. She also learned that she can SWIM this past summer…watch out though, she is still a little clumsy at it…practice makes perfect. And that is our plan for each summer day…running the acreage, fishing and swimming. She knows the way to Grandma’s house and that there are rodents to stop and dig for in the alfalfa field on the way there, and her best friend, a St Bernard, to wrestle with when we get there. She loves to bite at the snow on the ground currently. Our down time stays true to her rescue bio…she is sure that she is a lap dog.
I thank God (and the Weim rescue) for bringing her to us. And I know she is a much more content, fulfilled dog by being a member of our family. She made me proud by being the most improved dog in our obedience class, her way of telling me “thank you” for adopting her I think. She even enjoyed sharing the wealth by sharing us with our foster Max for a few weeks until IWR found him his own forever home.
Sorry to be so wordy, but I cannot sing the praises of IWR enough and the gift they provided me by allowing us to adopt Sarah…we truly love her being a member of our family…THANKS AGAIN…Margaret