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July 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Hi All!

Happy to be here and see so many familiar faces (usernames) from WA.

Quick update on our pack – I started posting on WA before I got Forrest, who is now 8 years old and doing well.  Forrest had a health set-back in January of this year that made us realize that we are not immortal.  Damn!  🙁  He’s fine now and I won’t post the details here – FB me and the story is told there in excruciating detail and in real-time as it happened.

Mighty Mouse Denali is thriving!  She is 7 years old now and I left WA very shortly after adopting her, so she is a newbie to the WA crowd.  I’m not positive the attached video will upload, but again, FB has it and it describes her perfectly.  <3  Denali is a firecracker that keeps both Forrest & I on our toes…she doesn’t put up with any of our nonsense and is very strict. She is also a very sweet girl and an absolute social butterfly.

Anyway, we’re happy to be here and also happy if we can contribute in any way to this group, but even if not, we love being able to keep up with everyone’s day-to-day, month-to-month, year-to-year (hopefully), stories, updates and helpful input for these amazing gray creatures!

Denali video, didn’t upload:

https://www.facebook.com/marc.howell.7/videos/10213713521491505/

 

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Marc (Human)
Forrest (8 year old male grey Weim)
Denali (7 year old female blue Weim)

July 2, 2017 at 1:39 am

so happy to see you! forrest and denali look great.

 

July 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

Beautiful!!  I’m still working my way around here…

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July 2, 2017 at 11:51 am

Hi Marc! Nice to have you.

What type of harness are you using there?

Forever Weimanamanama

July 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Hello from Greta.

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July 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm

The dogs look great, Marc!

July 3, 2017 at 1:04 am

We use Solvit harnesses – basically for two reasons…there is a third that would solve all of this, I’ll get to that.  😉

1.  Chest – the harnesse covers the frontal stress point if there is an impact evenly and, from behind, with the connection point to the seat belt between the shoulder blades – seems like a pretty good way to deal with a dog possibly becoming a crash test dummy.

2.  Solvit latches into the seat belt’s female receptacle.  This is not perfect at all and kind of a pain for us b/c the shoulder blade to seat belt ‘leash’ is too short.  Forrest & Denali are ~ 24 inches at the shoulder, the strap that connects them to the seat belt is ~20 inches.  They can almost stand up….but are hunchbacks when they do.  /shrug…that’s a dog problem, not a human one.  🙂 All they really want is to get into the front seat (where they are not allowed) anyway, so Solvit is doing it’s job in two ways #1, accident safety and #2,   STOP BEING A WEIMARANER….YOU DON’T NEED TO BE SITTING EXACTLY ON TOP OF ME WHILE I DRIVE THE CAR!  🙂  (you’re stupid, yes i do…quoted from ‘any wimaraner’….)

As mentioned above, the third solution.  Crate.  It’s simple, it’s effective.  Not for F, D & me, or for our situation, but crating in the car is the safest way to go.  I’d look into a crate before a Solvit.  The worst option is nothing.

#dogsscoff/deny

#shock!

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Forrest (8 year old male grey Weim)
Denali (7 year old female blue Weim)

July 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm

We have “nothing” now. We looked at crating. Not an option. Safe, sure, but the constant howling makes me want to drive head first into a tree.

I happen to know someone that would be able to help with making that latch strap the proper length if you want.

Forever Weimanamanama