An Unsuperversized Weimaraner
There is a common saying about the unsupervised Weimaraner. We are not repeating it. Maybe the sign should say, “You didn’t Watch Me, Shame on You!” Or it might read, “Got you again, when you were not looking.” Possibly, it might even read, “Your dinner was delicious, thank you!” Of course, they would ask what we are having tomorrow. (OMG)
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~AUGUST 18, 2018
The cooling trend arrived. A storm last evening. Of course, then there are the lightning strikes that often cause more fires. Everywhere seems to have poor air quality due to the smoke–especially the valley areas. No one is exempt. I hope this didn’t ignite more burns.
Our hay was baled and found its way into the stack. Now it is back to getting water on it again. Another cutting is not all that far off.
We have the litter of pups–it and all the things that go with this situation are keeping us insanely busy. (Haha) It is all good, even when it requires our attention. Our little helpers were back. What a blessing!
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— August 12 — A Note
Monday–- August 13 — Friends
Tuesday — August 14 — Events
Wednesday — August 15 — Pushkin
Thursday –- August 16 — Puppies ( the two Great Grands)
Friday — August 17 — AKC Reunite
On a very personal note
Things continue much as usual–the garden, the farm, the grandkids get the bulk of our time and attention. Oh, and of course, there is always the Weims. We cannot forget them. Just before the baler arrived we snapped a few photos atop the bales.
Earlier this morning I wrote how we had gone out for dinner. Friday evenings we sometimes dine out. Matsy’s is our favorite place in Ontario. Just as we finished our dinner a couple came in the front door (we were seated near there) and as they walked by I felt as if I knew the woman. I said to Cliff, “I think that is Rosanne Namba.” By then they had passed our table. We really couldn’t get a decent look now or before without being kind of rude, you understand. (Haha) As we stood to leave my eyes locked onto the woman’s eyes and in an instant, someone from the past connected. We had a little moment there, and it was great.
The Essential Microchip
Our OwyheeStar puppies are microchipped before they leave for their new forever home. We use the unparallelled AKC Reunite Microchip. It is; however, essential to register the microchip — to ensure you are listed as the Weimaraner’s owner.
We all know who really owns whom. Nevertheless, should Weimar become separated or misplaced, that number will reunite you more quickly. It is scary as unthinkable to find yourself wondering where they are and if you will get them back. Be sure you have registered the microchip with AKC Reunite –it is not enough to have it on file with your Veterinary office.
Dear OwyheeStar Client–we hope you registered your pup’s AKC Reunite Microchip. And a little something to sweeten the post…..
Just a quick note to let you know that my sweet, loving, energetic and manipulative Pushkin graduated from the novice obedience training class tonight. He received a score of 94 out of 100 points. Half of the test was done off leash. We start the advanced class sometime in September. A great 9-month birthday present.~Marie
~ AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
You might have seen the Facebook announcement that Asher has another title. He is on a roll, don’t you agree? His previous Nosework and now this Trick Dog title. Congratulations to the both of you–Asher and his human!
You may well remember that Jan’s Willow also added the AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN) to the lengthy list of her achievements some time back (click here to check out the original post).
For those wanting to get involved, there are options. You might consider beginning with the Canine Good Citizen; however, others have dabbled in Agility, Rally, Nosework, etc. Of course, the competition doesn’t appeal to everyone. Nonetheless, there are events for those who want to see what they can achieve. We are so very proud these Champions–as well as the others of you who have also invested in this type of adventure. Keep up the great work.
From the 1920’s and 1940’s when trick dogs such as Rin Tin Tin and Lassie won peoples’ hearts, trick dog training has become one of the most exciting new areas in dog training today.
TRICK DOG TITLE INFO:
AKC Trick Dog titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record.
The processing fee for each title is $20. Multiple titles for the same dog can be sent in together, each one will be processed in succession after each previous title has been added and printed.
Dogs must have an AKC, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number to earn a title.
All dogs can get a number including purebreds and mixed breeds.
4 TRICK DOG TITLES –
NOVICE TRICK DOG (TKN)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. (see link to “Application” below for lists of skills). If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.
INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.
ADVANCED TRICK DOG (TKA)
The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 5 tricks from the Advanced list.
TRICK DOG PERFORMER (TKP)
I n this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU CAN EARN AKC TRICK DOG TITLES:
1) Perform the tricks (from the check list in the Title Application) in the presence of an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator. The Title Application will need to accompany the check list for the particular title you are applying for.
2) AKC will recognize Do More With Your Dog!™(DMWYD) titles at Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The Title Application will need to accompany proof of the DMWYD title being earned, such as a copy of the actual title.
DMWYD Titles Grandfathered Until End of 2017
If you have a DMWYD title that is above Novice, (i.e. Intermediate, Advanced, Expert) until December 31, 2017, you may send proof of the title (copy of DMWYD certificate) and pay only the $20 title fee for the highest level title for which you are applying to earn the equivalent AKC Trick Dog title.
If you have a DMWYD Intermediate certificate, send the AKC Intermediate Trick Dog application with the $20 title fee and AKC will issue your AKC Intermediate Trick Dog title.
If you have a DMWYD Advanced Trick Dog title, send the AKC Advanced Trick Dog Application with the $20 title fee and AKC will issue your AKC Advanced Trick Dog title.
If you would like to earn the AKC Trick Dog Performer title, send a copy of your DMWYD Expert Trick Dog or Champion Trick Dog certificate, along with the $20 title fee, the AKC Trick Dog Application for the Performer level, and, YOU MUST INCLUDE A VIDEO.
For more information about the Trick Dog Program check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
~ at the beach with the Weims
From Brian, Chrissy,
~and Moxie Blu
Just a quick note to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both! And happy birthday Shela. 49 years married is a wonderful example! Brian and I are approaching 14 years at the end of the month. I do enjoy the daily blogs and especially the weekly synopsis with the personal notes. Thanks for all the efforts!Moxie Blu wishes you both a happy anniversary too.Much love to you both! Chrissy
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~AUGUST 11, 2018
On our Onion Avenue yesterday the swather was found to be extra busy. Our hay is cut and awaits the next step–being baled. Most of the hay was cut on this short strip of Onion Avenue. That is how things generally work–they do all the swathing at the same time when possible. The air carries the fresh-mown-hay scent as I step out the front door. If you love the smell of fresh cut hay then it is bliss; if you have hay fever, then not so much.
The Treasure Valley heat is oppressive and unrelenting. The triple-digit numbers are a reality. Crops, lawns, and gardens are demanding a decent amount of water. Mostly, it is about the harvest–either it is in progress or around the corner. We like to watch the process. I am less excited about the barren Weim-gray fields. I count our blessings to have the hay field to the east. We will have green even when the first snow arrives.
We are busy keeping everyone safe from the heat. Runs outside are short for the most part–except in the morning. They can be a bit longer late evening too. No one can endure these high temperatures. Everyone has to be inside once the temperatures rise close to one-hundred degrees. No one cares about spending time napping on such a day.
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— August 5 — The Boys (Luke and Coop)
Monday–- August 6 — Reunions (Jorja and Eileen)
Tuesday — August 7 — Not Peas in a Pod (Bodhi and Murray)
Wednesday — August 8 — Winchester
Thursday –- August 9 — Rey
Friday — August 10 — Tricks (Willow of California)
On a very personal note
We (Cliff and I) celebrated 49 years of marriage. Most of you know that. Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. We are happy to have the opportunity –we had a lovely couple of days. We did a few things we don’t usually do; however, for the most part, it was the typical daily routine. For our 25th anniversary, Cliff gave me diamond earrings–studs with a screw back. He knew how paranoid I would have been with just regular backed earrings. One morning (probably fifteen years ago almost) I woke up to find one of the two had lost its back. We never found it. I stored both earrings thinking we would get it fixed. Today, Cliff took me to get it fixed. I want to say a special thanks to Mr. Coy who took time out to personally check the earrings and replace the lost back. We appreciate the personalized care and the immediate service. Who does that kind of thing?
We dined out more than usual. It was spectacular. Thank you, Cliff Nielsen. My very special friend, Becki, who is also my hairdresser spoiled me. There was no party–it just was not a good time for anyone. I am perfectly okay with forgoing a party. Cliff and I did indulge in a large serving of ice cream midday.
The garden is cucumber rich. We have two areas planted with the cucumbers–the round trellis and a large pot. Both are producing more than I could ever imagine. The round has both pickling and lemon cucumbers. The other is the burpless slicing type. We are getting a few slicing tomatoes, but Cliff prefers the pear tomatoes. Ashley is too ill to come and pick this morning. I will get after it as quickly as possible. It is a muggy warm morning.
Sorry Pops, we need both rafts cause Coopers getting bigger, you can sit on the steps….
Never a dull moment. The addition of Coop has sparked new interest in Luke and our lives. We are gearing up for many new adventures as we navigate selling our home, moving to an apartment a few blocks away and then transitioning to our place in the desert eventually to retire. Our boys have proven time and time again just how versatile they can be and remind us that we should be too and to not take things so seriously.
The boys focus on the fetch regardless of sirens, fireworks wind and waves…
We had the gray ghost, the blue, then there were long hairs ,,, what that a polka dot Weim?
These guys are getting comfortable sharing whatever they are dealt,,,
They will take whatever they are given,,,, guess I sleep at the foot of the bed
As always Shela I hope you and Cliff are doing well. We so appreciate the care and kindness you 2 put into everything you do for these adorable creatures and those whom you guide through the rearing process.
Love and Light ~ Cal
We so appreciate the update with all the photos, etc. Thank you, for the exceptionally kind words and endorsement. Of course, we have known each other for a very long time–all due to our Weimaraner connection. Who knew this would become a thing? And, indeed it is as well as being entirely life-changing. We would have never guessed. We are glad the whole experience blesses you.