~Training (Yachats River Road)
Bart in his 2nd session of training. He is off leash in an open field up Yachats River Rd. It was a big deal for us to have him off leash and he did really well–it gives us confidence. We had another first when Bart jumped into the SUV by himself, finally.
Bart was very compliant because he did not like having Dan out of reach or sight. I am glad we shared the moment with you expressing how grateful were are about you making it possible to have Bart in our lives. These guys get under your skin–well, sometimes the deep sentiments surprise me. But again thank you for everything –we adore him.
Bart, he is a pisser! Full of piss and vinegar….brimming with energy and the next moment is never known. We have compared him to having a chimpanzee. Smart, manipulative, out spoken, clownish, bossy, snuggly and absolutely delightful!
Nothing makes us happier than hearing about the OwyheeStar Weimaraner–especially in endearing terms. Polly–quite possibly Bart was a bit easier to get going than a lot of Weims. We had worked with him more because we didn’t have a placement for him. But, along came you folks–it seemed like a good fit. We knew he would be challenging–after all, we are talking the Weimaraner. And, this was your first. (Haha)
Thank you for always thinking of us and for doing great things with Bart. You rock!
~ This One Features Salty
I’ve been racking my brain–and wondering if I could figure out who Salty’s parents were. I am fairly certain the litter sire was Dusty, but I cannot be sure. Mr. Salty is getting some age on him–it was a very long time ago when his parents came to our home to pick him up. It is funny how some moments stand out. Possibly, the name they chose made me always remember this Weimaraner–there have been a lot since he left OwyheeStar. But, it may well be the annual Christmas Card.
A couple of days ago, we got our first Christmas card. It is a doozy. (Haha) But every Christmas, we receive a card from Salty’s parents, and he is always front and center. This year he is solo. I wanted to share the lovely card with you readers–and say that I hope Salty is doing well.
~ Between Duchess and Diesel
Here is my great nephew enjoying the kids, Duchess got up since I reached for my phone. I told Christopher that he was a ‘Christopher’ sandwich with Weim bread, as a very loving 9 year old, he giggled and said “send a picture to my mom.”
Foster wasn’t too happy his best buddy was enjoying the company of another human but sleep in and this happens!
Well–I can understand your son (Foster) finding his cousin sandwiched thinking someone was being disloyal. (Haha) These two typically sandwich him–even though Duchess is your baby girl.
~ With Kula Bleu
They dogs are loving their Carhartt jackets and they are getting used to their boots, although Kula will still only let me put them in his back paws!
Brent–thanks for thinking of us; it means so much. We know everyone will love these photos of the two, and how Kula Bleu doesn’t wear all four boots.
~ Or Not
Daisy’s parents say, “she has the best personality” I think she makes them laugh a lot — and is a good snuggle-girl. What else does the soul need?
Maybe this brings a smile to you. I know it does to me. Possibly Daisy had a bit of help to achieve the look, but who cares?!? There are a few Weimlovers that groan every time we post features the Longhair, but others celebrate the fun, the joy, and the look.
~November 30, 2019
Well, just like that we are at the end of November.
Thanksgiving with family made us smile–none more than the two Great-granddaughters who entertained us–but also who set the perfect table without incident. The leftover pie disappears from the counter and shows up on our hips. (Oops)
Pie is not the only thing that has gone missing–well, this is a good thing. Our haystack was loaded on the truck and hauled away.
Bettee’s pups are maturing and changing every day. The dinky male still needs extra nourishment, but readily takes to bottle feeding. We will see what happens–it remains to be discovered, but for now, he is doing well.
Christina is busy–engaged in all things pups related. She also tends our needs as time permits. We are feeling very blessed.
This Week On the Blog…
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. 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).
Sunday— November 24 — What Else (Stackhouse)
Monday–-November 25—Run Away Kali Blue
Tuesday – November 26 May I Help You? (Waylon James)
Wednesday November 27 — Sharing Life (Bella & Daisy)
Thursday –- November 28 — Thanksgiving
Friday — November 29 — Maggie
On a very personal note
Cliff continues to improve but finds his stamina lacking. It has been tough. Dr. Smith says for every day in the hospital to expect a week for recovery. If we count the four trips to ER (which were far worse for Cliff), then we are looking at about a month to get back on his feet. He is working and keeping up the essential things. As possible, he is taking care of the miscellaneous repairs, etc.
We don’t subscribe to Murphy’s Law, but somehow it overtakes us from time to time. (Haha) We were fortunate more things didn’t go awry during Cliff’s medical encounter. The Gator had to be repaired, a water issue developed and had to be fixed, and there is a small electrical issue, too. Let’s not count all the other things he does to keep things working–that we were spared during that week. All-in-all things went well.
I was able to get to the Art Department and work on a few of the things in progress. Sadly, one of my favorites imploded. (Oops)
I’ll make another when I get a chance. (Haha) Hopefully, the items awaiting the next firing will come through in good condition.
~ We shared so much!
I got a puppy from you in August of 2007. We named her Maggie. She was the absolute love of my life, my #1, my sweet and precious girl.
Me and the kids had to say goodbye to Maggie last Saturday the 16th. As I began to collect her things from around the house and put them in a keepsake box, I found the litter certificate among other things I’ve saved I checked online to see if you still had a website.
I just wanted you to know she lived a full life and brought so much joy and humor to our family and everyone she came into contact with for over 12 years. She was one of a kind. Hands down the smartest, most loving and best dog I’ve ever had.
I knew over the last year I didn’t have much time left with her. I promised her I’d stay by her side until the end and so I did. I sat right beside her until her last breath and kissed her goodbye.
This past week had been particularly hard. The footsteps usually behind me were gone and the silence was deafening. Not being able to put my arm around her and tell her I love her as we fell asleep felt unnatural. This too shall pass and what will remain are the beautiful memories I have.
I’ve attached some of my favorite pictures of my girl and a short video of just how silly she was.
I’m so grateful to come across your website and have had her in my life. Thank you for giving us such a beautiful soul!
Thank you for remembering us and for the beautiful life shared with Maggie. We are beyond sad for your loss–but we know that the future holds a new journey with yet another Weimaraner. Maggie cannot be replaced, but who knows where your next adventure will lead?
~ We are ever so Grateful
Dear OwyheeStar Friends, Fans, and Followers,
We want to take this time to send a heartfelt note to everyone who reads our blog. Of course, we are all thankful to those who have contributed a story–I believe we can all agree that we love hearing about the Weimaraner. Especially those related to ours. (Haha)
With Cliff’s recent illness, you folks upheld us with your prayers and positive vibes–Wow, we are ever so thankful for that too. We would be hard-pressed to write a short-list of things for which we are grateful. Our kids, our grandkids, and our great-grandkids would definitely top the list.
We continuously tell anyone that will listen that we have met some of the best folks on planet earth–all because of the Weimaraner. It never ceases to amaze us –you people are the BEST.
Thank you for the trust you share with us–for your loyalty and for sharing so much with us. Our OwyheeStar Community makes us smile every day.
And, let us not forget a little Puppy Fix from this week’s bit of business.
~Sharing a Bed
We have two Weims from you. Both from Stackhouse. One long hair and one sliver.
They love the snow.! One swims and the other one just likes to Wade in the water. You can see they are both lap dogs.
People ask us how we can let these adorable pups go after pouring our heart and soul into raising them–and here is the answer. We do it for others, and to give each pup the best possible life.
People like you make all the work worth doing–thank you for the update. We appreciate you!
~ Waylon James at Your Service
It’s been forever since I’ve given you an update on Waylon – I cant believe he is almost THREE!!!!! He’s still wild, spunky, and makes us laugh each day with his crazy weim personality!
I recently changed jobs, after working from home with Waylon for the first 2 1/2 years we had him. It was quite the adjustment for both of us ! Bend is an incredibly dog friendly town so the job offer included bringing on my handsome assistant!
We love going into stores, offices, and other dog-friendly businesses. One OwyheeStar works at a doctor’s office. Yes, I got that right (a physician’s office), but don’t get too excited because they are not in the Pacific Northwest.