I have been a volunteer with IWR since 2010. I became involved with rescue after adopting two Weims from the Des Moines area, and I have been working with the group since then.
We are a 4X4 family. That is four, four-legged children. Scarlett and Sophie are our two Weims. They are rescue dogs. Our cats, Morris and Joe, are biological brothers. The cats came from our family farm.
We have a great extended family. The children have grandparents who live on a farm and we spend all the holidays with them. The children all have stockings and Christmas presents under their tree.
My dogs are spoiled Princesses. Scarlett is very laid back. She loves to hunt squirrels as long as her feet don’t get muddy! Scarlett will chase down lights and loves to sleep under the covers. Sophie is a true princess. She likes to get a bath and have her nails done. Both girls sit in chairs like humans, they can open doors, ring bells to go out, they can unmake beds while playing, and they love to go swimming. They enjoy going for rides in the car and will talk to you if you don’t roll down the windows so people can see them. The girls’ main job is to protect us and the yard. They recently caught and released a bunny rabbit.
I have a wonderful son named Caleb, who is 13 and in the 8th grade. We are active with Boy Scouts and our church. My friends would tell you I am passionate about Weims, since I typically share information about Weims and other animals on my Facebook page.
I work energy projects across the country. I have worked in Arizona, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Ohio. I typically travel with all my children. If the children cannot travel with me, they get to “go on vacation” at the farm where they are spoiled rotten by Grandma and Grandpa.
I do feel it is better to adopt instead of buying dogs from a breeder. I am not sure who rescued who – the girls have brought so much happiness into our home. I think God sent them to me.