~ Knobby is a Blue
Knobby enjoying the crisp fall weather in his lumberjack chic new coat! He loves being outside when we are out doing our autumn chores. Such a goofy ball 🤪
He’s (Boone x Flo) 7 months and we love him–Darlene
Darlene–I know everyone is going to love this photo of Knobby. Thank you–and everyone who so graciously helped us keep this blog going with news of their OwyheeStar puppy.
~ Dog Park Incident
Just a quick update on Stone. Recently, we were engaged in a puppy playdate at the park – which I’m lucky enough to live two blocks away from. It’s at the bottom of my street, surrounded by trees and usually pretty empty.
There are about five or six puppies around the same age as Stone that live close to me – what luck! Stone was playing with three other puppies when a woman came into the park with her older dog and let her off leash. The dog came over to our pack and then attacked Stone. The lady didn’t say anything and didn’t leash her dog or take him away. I only saw later that Stone was actually bleeding. His bite became infected and we were off to the vet a day later. Needless to say, the puppy network has heard and passed along the story. We are all a little bit more wary. I don’t assume an off leash dog is friendly. The irony is that I avoid dog parks because of this and I only let Stone off leash when I know the dogs. This time I trusted too much.
All is healed and it didn’t slow Stone down one bit. In addition he is recovering from a yeast infection in his ear. None of this has phased my very happy little guy. Here are some pictures of Stone frolicking at the park where we go 2-3 times a day. And of course his next favorite thing, sleeping with Blue.
All my best,
We are always happy to hear from you, Victoria–and to learn about the adventures of Stone and those who accompany him. Nonetheless–we are sorry to hear about the attack at the dog park. It is not the first attack we have posted on our OwyheeStar Weimaraner News Blog. Not every dog or owner is encounter friendly–that is a reality we have to consider. Thanks for bringing this topic to our attention.
~Beautiful Thief, she is–
When ever I take a shower, I have to leave the door cracked, otherwise, she will scratch and whine, waking up the rest of the house (she gets quite loud, haha).
And EVERY single time I get out of the shower, I have a piece of clothing “gone”….yep my beautiful Weim is a “thief”. I usually find it under her, or in her mouth. She hasn’t damaged anything (yet), but if I’m missing something, all I have to do is find her (which isn’t hard) and I’ll find my clothes. Gotta love little thieves (lol).
Looking forward to our next thief!
Robin and Mark
Well, we have been friends for a long time–like so many people in our life, it was the Weimaraner that introduced us. This addiction to this crazy breed cannot be explained to everyone. It is most certainly not for everyone, either. (That being said)–we look forward to placing another with you as soon as possible. Thank you–for your loyalty, friendship, and the love of the Weimaraner.
~Me, Winchester, Visiting Luna and Tikka
Mom took me to play with my friends at Luna and Tikka’s. Their parents are always so nice to host our playdates.
Mom put my costume on me and I ran around and played with my friends while our parents ate food. The food smelled so good but Mom wouldn’t let me have any. I got to play for 3 hours! Then I went home and had a nice long nap! Cant wait to see my friends again soon! ~ Chester
Dear Winchester–you lead an extraordinary life. You have a tough job taking care of your Mama and entertaining others. Cliff and I are glad you can get to the playdate to Bill and Nancy’s Salem home.
~ Challenging conditions in Wyoming
Last weekend we had a NACSW trial in Cheyenne, and wow, was it windy!! Sunday was a vehicle specialty in the morning and a container specialty in the afternoon, for a total of 8 searches – Shiny was pooped by the end of the day!
One of our vehicles was a giant earth mover – very tricky in the wind, and very fun to search. We have 2 more trials this year, then will be on a hiatus until March as travel gets very difficult over the passes in the winter.
The leaves are changing and we have been out enjoying the cooler weather, often with Shiny’s “cousin”, my sister’s GSP, Quill. (Luey is in Green Bay, living the Cheesehead life with Mom & Dad.) We are expecting our first real snowfall tonight, and so we march toward the holidays!
Take care! Love to you both,
Julia & Shiny (Oct 9, 2019)
PS: Just so you know, Luey & the folks have a condo in Green Bay, but they are still “based” here in Colorado.
PPS: I love pictures of Stackhouse – I think Shiny resembles him so much!
Dear Julia, we are continually amazed at all you do with your demanding schedule. Your success at the Canine Nose Work is extraordinary. Thank you for taking the time to report this new achievement. Love to you, as well!
You may or may not know about the Salem, Oregon Playdate hosted by Bill and Nancy Garin. This event happens every month –here are a few photos from one of the recent gatherings.
~October 12, 2019
The weather conditions–again, get our attention. Record cold as well as snow here, and there is in the news. Denver had a drastic 70-degree temperature drop overnight, and people woke up to the bitter cold as well as snow. In the Treasure Valley, it was a bit kinder. But the temperature is raising havoc though–typically this kind of thing waits until December or January.
We have been holding our breath and watching for the hay to get raked. It not only got raked but baled. Next, it needs to find its way to the haystack. Anyhow, that is excellent news all around. There is still a lot of fieldwork, and the local harvest continues.
Hattee’s pups are our focus. Christina is working consistently with them–teaching them how to play and getting them used to various situations.
Cliff has things set up for this cold weather–the earlier than usual arrival of 20-degree temperature caused him to scramble a bit. All is well.
This Week On the Blog…
I was running short on blog material–and the call brought in some good ones. Thank you! If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).
As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too.
Sunday— October 6 — Score More (with Stackhouse)
Monday–-October 7— All Too Familiar (Willow)
Tuesday — October 8 — Eight Months (Bart)
Wednesday — October 9 — Parker (In Montana)
Thursday –- October 10 — Brady
Friday — October 11 — Remember Jorja
On a very personal note
Like every week–it was a busy one, but not in an extreme kind of way. We kept busy, and there is no lack of things for us to do. Bored is not in our vocabulary–cabin fever might be though if this is the beginning of winter, and we don’t get lovely autumn. (OMG)
The Fermenting Peppers seem to be doing well. I sampled a tiny one yesterday. (OMG) It was hotter than I expected. Last year the Jalapenos were mild. (Haha) I canned another nine jars of sweet and sour sauce–the last of the canning. Now, I have winter squash and pumpkins to get cooked and frozen.
There was my work at the Art Department –or as Cliff thinks of it, my playing in the mud with my girlfriends. (Whatever, Cliff–Haha)
Cliff is working with Hope–and whenever Stackhouse is not at our feet, or in our lap–there is Hope. She has an unbelievable nose. I had some cheese, so I stashed it in the bag sealed tight along my side under the blanket. She knew it was there –even without seeing it. She kept coming back to try to get to that cheese. Every night she plays ball with Cliff and then climbs in his lap. I think she is shaping up nicely.
All in all, things are as per usual. This morning the Weims see a bunny and raise a ruckus. It is a game for the bunnies–they don’t understand that if the Weims were free, that the chase would be on. They would have to find cover, I think.
~Previously living in Belgium–Now in the Pacific NW
Jorja is doing great Ken, Papa, took her out pheasant hunting, her first time, according to him, he’s very pleased. She flushed a pheasant right away and it startled Ken wasn’t ready to shoot it so He missed it. But he was so pleased with her. New adventures for her!
Thanks for the little notes to keep us abreast of all that you are doing. We are especially happy to know that Jorja is enjoying life–and that she did well at her first hunt. And for anyone who wishes to see some of the previous posts that featured Jorja–Click Here.
~And His Orange Dog
Brady is growing fast and I’m behind on getting pictures to you.
Orange Dog lasted about two week before he lost his head and just came apart at the seams.
Brady Larry & Ila
We are happy to receive this note regarding Brady–as I know our readers will enjoy seeing your fabulous photographs. Thanks, Larry–and Ila.
~ In Montana
Oh my, it’s been so long since I’ve written to you…lots of changes since you came to Eagle to help us learn how to use the Starmark collar!
Parker has grown into a wonderful companion and a very cherished member of our family. We can’t believe he’ll turn 3 in December. What a change from that tiny puppy that you so carefully hand fed. He has no limp and loves to run at top speed!
We moved to Missoula in September and what an experience for Parker! He didn’t quite understand when we started packing everything in boxes, then the movers came and took everything, and the next day we had an all-day road trip to a totally different world! He’s adapting very well to all the new sights and sounds (including deer right outside his front door (he’s very respectful and just sits and watches them). He’s also become an expert at going up and down steps—we bought an old house with 3 floors so he’s always busy.
So many changes for all of us!
We thank you so much for giving Parker so much extra care to give him a good start even though he was so tiny and had his shoulder problem…you’d never know now. Hope you both are well and life is good. We always enjoy reading your blog.
Take care, Dave, Patty, and Parker
We are delighted to hear the news about your family–and to find out that Parker has adapted well. We will never forget him, of course.