Rainy Day

The Life and Times of a Weimaraner


A Woodsy Walk

The other day I took Rainy into the mountains and we walked a beautiful trail. I thought what a great opportunity it would be to get some great shots of Rainy. Unfortunately (and I should know this by now) on walks all I ever get is her butt!!







woodsywalk-6Until she gets too far a head then has to check to see if I am coming….

woodsywalk-8Again she shows me what being present and living in the moment really means and I had a great time until she started acting a little strange and then I remembered my husband warning me about all the moose, bear and mountain lions….so we “briskly” walked back to the road

woodsy-walk9We had a wonderful time though and I look forward to our next walk….with moose mace perhaps?? Because Rainy is a lover not a fighter and she runs much faster than I do…..



My Muse

Rainy is a work of art. I love the way she looks, I love her take on life. I love that she lives in the moment and does everything with gusto. I love that she is so patient with me and I especially love all that she teaches me. She is like the most zen of any Buddhist monk and I really love that she is my constant companion.

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slides 001This week my Zen Master taught me to always stop and smell the flowers. Take your time and take in everything.



Scar Back!!

In Moab everything that surrounded us was public land which meant we could take her hiking where ever we wanted. She has become accustomed to that. Here in the Park City area however all the land is private so finding her places to run has become a bit of a challenge. Summit County has a pretty restrictive leash law but Weimaraners need to run and run and run.

That being said everyone has told me “Take her to the rail trial…its safe” but I worried about all the barb wire that is around. We have already had a run in with barb wire that resulted in 23 staples. And if you have followed this blog at all you know that Rainy seems to be a bit accident prone. When she runs she does it with blinders on. But…I took their advice because I was getting chastised for being over protective and only seeing what could happen…not reality. Well MY reality and intuition was right. I took her on the rail trail and before the end of the hike she laid her back wide open from barb wire. I am pissed to say the least and frustrated. People can say what they want but I know my dog and I know what can happen. I have worked with vets too many years not to know the reality of what CAN and DOES happen.

We are doctoring it and I am saying “see I told you so!!!”

So the hunt for acceptable running places continues…..

I did find a great spot in the heart of Park City. It is a Mountain stream full of wildflowers and safety. Unfortunately Rainy gets bored easily. Owning a rambunctious Weimaraner is not easy or for the faint of heart.

Her obvious injury to her back

Her obvious injury to her back