Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Snow Man

The fresh snow was the perfect backdrop for taking pictures of my favorite boy. Wotan thought it was extra yummy!

We love our Wotan!

Friday, December 19, 2008

December Snow Day




Watching the girls fly around the yard...smart boy for staying out of their way.Now where's that treat you promised?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Willing the treat jar

Maybe if we sit here long enough, treats will fall from heaven...
or mom will notice how good we're being and dole out the snacks!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Nooking away




Awwwww.....


Wotan in an almost trance-like state as he nooks away on a plush ball.

Monday, October 27, 2008

America's Next Top Model


Wotan, our handsome boy, part of Polo Ralph Lauren fall/winter ad campaign.
Look out for more shots of Wotan appearing in the outlet stores this coming December.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wotan Earns his AX Title!



Wotan completed his Agility Excellent title today with a third place, at the Skyline Agility trial. He may not look too thrilled modeling his new ribbons but his runs were picture perfect.
My goal was to finish his AX and AXJ titles this year and it feels wonderful to have accomplished this.
I am so proud of my wonderful boy!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wotan Earns his AXJ!!!


At the BCDC trial yesterday, Wotan earned his Excellent Agility Jumpers title (AXJ) with a First Place! This amazing boy, age 12, had a perfect run and was six seconds under course time. He was also the only dog in his class to qualify on this challenging course. I am so proud of Wotan!
Wotan achieved his AXJ title winning first place for all three legs!

In the afternoon, he had another clean run but in typical Weim fashion, would not immediately sit on the table, and we did not qualify as we were over time by two seconds! That would have completed his AX title.....

Unfortunately, this handler is not as agile as my dogs, and at the second to last obstacle did a front cross and tore a muscle in my calf. We finished the course and I limped off. Long story short, the ER doctor put me in a splint/soft cast, sent me home on crutches with explicit directions to not drive. I'll see an orthodpedic surgeon this week and most likely will just need physical therapy and time off from agility, boo hoo.

We'll have to finish that AX title another day!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

So close, yet so far...

Wotan had an almost perfect run in Excellent JWW but a bauble in the weaves gave us a refusal and a disqualifying run. In Excellent, the only thing that qualifies is perfection and on this day, we just weren't :( And not a bad run for my almost 12 year old boy!


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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wotan is a Star!


Wotan showed us this week what true starpower he really has, modeling for a Ralph Lauren fashion shoot one day, and then the next day, going to an agility trial and qualifying in Excellent Standard with a 2nd place! What makes this accomplishment even more special is that he has had a two-month hiatus from agility so he really surprised me.


The location for the shoot was on an estate in western New Jersey, near Bedminster. This area is big horse country and the USET headquarters are located nearby.


Wotan and his Brazilian model, Vanessa. Their pictures will appear in the Ralph Lauren outlet stores in December.


Wotan was not starstruck and just relaxed and enjoyed the day, as well as the bagel used for bait.

It was 95 degrees outside and long day of waiting. We spent much of the day hanging out in this lovely kitchen, full of catered food, a bonus as these jobs.




Can you imagine having this reflecing pool and gorgeous stone building in your backyard?



This was taken in one of the many greenhouses on the property. The landscaping and exotic foliage was breathtaking.



Even the bathroom in the greenhouse was beautiful.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wotan the Fashion Model

Wotan's agent requested some new photos of him to submit for a modeling job. He was such a good boy posing for me.

We got the good news....you're hired! Wotan will be posing for Ralph Lauren. The photo shoot is this week but the pictures are for a future ad campaign and will be in print in 6-9 months.


Okay, enough with the pictures!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Barking, who said I was barking?


Barking, oh no not me!














Must be those puppies making the racket.









Did you say treat? I'm on my way inside...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Poor Neglected Boy

Poor Wotan feels a bit left out with all the attention going to the puppies. We try to make sure that he gets quality time and plenty of belly rubs. He particularly enjoys going alone with me for our 3-mile walks or runs in the woods.

They don't stay on the dog bed for long...once the lights go out, it's up onto the king size sleigh bed for these two.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wotan's Winning Exc JWW Run

Here's Wotan's Winning JWW run...so proud of my boy!

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wotan's Big Mother's Day Win


Wotan gave me a wonderful Mother's Day/Birthday weekend in agility.
Since he is 11 1/2 years old and I won't be able to trial for a number of months, due to the puppies, I asked my instructor to handle him as I so desperately want to finish his AX and AXJ titles. He worked wonderfully for her in class and hoped she could do what I haven't been able to. In typical weim fashion, and yes it was caught on video, after the 4th jump with Arlene, Wotan ran out of the ring looking for me, lol!

Nix the plan for someone else to run him. So in the afternoon, I ran him in Excellent Standard and he qualified with a 2nd place! Our first Q in a year.

Today, he had a pretty good morning run in Standard, but the judge called a refusal, that was debatable, and he took a long time to sit on the table, so we didn't Q.
The best was yet to come. The Excellent JWW course started with a tunnel, which is a bonus for us since the little stinker will not stay at the start line.
Not only did Wotan have an amazing run in 40 seconds and qualify, we got 1st place and he was the only dog to qualify!

It was very exciting since all of my classmates and friends watched the run and cheered us on. The run was videotaped, so it should be uploaded soon.