Maize Turns “9”

Livee X Blue 2/28/2012

At age nine, our beautiful, fun and loving Maizie really enjoys her naps—but she is still full of playful puppy energy!  She has a set schedule of when and where she likes to do things.  She can tell time and wants to eat promptly at 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.  She has an expected after-breakfast ritual of getting peanut butter in the 4 sections of her big black Kong bone.  She runs upstairs to find it—and races back down the stairs into the kitchen and drops it on the floor at our feet for service!  Then after that ritual, she expects to shake paws for 2 Quaker Oatmeal Squares and 3 blueberries!  (How did she ever teach us that?!)  She loves to cuddle after breakfast and some days becomes very vocal—almost singing and silly.  She leaves us promptly if she sees a spot where the sun may be shining in on the floor (or on the guest room bed–formerly taboo, but won us over eventually!)  


Squirrel spotting and chasing is her pastime at home.  She sounds ferocious as she protects our backyard from them—but she wouldn’t know what to do if she got one!  She has come nearly nose-to-nose with some on her walks—which becomes a stare-down contest!  She gets a little dish of baby carrots every evening during our dinner meal—doled out one by one–as she lies politely and patiently on her fleece.  Have you ever heard of a dog who asks for a lick of toothpaste every evening at bedtime when she sees me brushing my teeth?! Another ritual!!  Maizie is a happy, healthy girl who brings smiles, laughs and joy to our lives every single day.

Mmmm…carrots and popcorn birthday treats!  Why do you make me wear this silly hat every year?  Actual “Maizie Socks!” (gift from our kids!)
Linda & Jerry LaBash


P.S.  Maizie loves packages because they often contain new toys for her!  This one came from Chewy for her birthday!  She can’t keep soft toys though….they turn into multiple pieces very quickly!

Breeder Comment

We rejoice in the nine years — remembering her being a paper shredder and so much more. Thanks for remembering us and for taking such great care of Maizie.

Oscar

Oscar continues to be a very healthy and fantastic dog.  He is 10 years old now and still as playful as ever.  He has had no health issues at all and I hope he lives for another 10 years. 

Liana and I have been thinking a bit about getting a companion for him.  We got Oscar when our previous weim was 10 and it seemed to work out good so I wanted to see if you were planning any new litters in the next little while.  I am not sure how the logistics would work for getting a puppy across the border yet but I am sure we can figure all this out as we go.  We would probably stick with a short hair male and are not stuck on colour. 

Breeder Comment

We are happy to hear Oscar continues to be healthy and do well. Of course, we hope he lives to a ripe old age, but as with all living creatures–we never know how many days we get. Each one is precious–and there are never enough days to be had with our beloved Weimaraner. We look forward to working with you again.

Luey and Shiny

~ Colorado Mountain Walk

Every couple of months, my folks get cabin fever and must get out of the valley. (Not so much during the last year, though! They have gone to pick up their motor home from it’s winter storage.)
When this happens, I get to have 2 Weimaraners!! 💕
Hello from Luey and Shiny on our morning walk!
Thinking of you both! Julia van de Ven

Breeder Comment

I bet the kids enjoy having each other, too. They are looking loving –thanks for all you do, my friend.

Milo and Maddox

~Best buds

Maddox with Milo have a special bond. During Olivia’s diagnosis and throughout her treatment Maddox and Milo spent many moments together. Olivia also talks to Milo but Christine prevents Olivia from cuddling with Milo because of her central in her chest. But they both love him.

Breeder Comment

The intuitive Weimaraner has a way of providing comfort during times when we need it the most. This is very touching. They feel our every concern–and share our burden.

Sunday Photos

~Various pictures from our Archives

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

~ February Snow Continues

We had more snow this week, but nothing of significance. As you can see, it doesn’t blanket the ground, but we had our moments. Most of the snow is accumulating in the mountains where it is needed.

We have not seen the deer this week–we have not driven around the farm looking for a sign they were here, and we missed seeing them, either. I suspect they moved on to areas where there was something to eat–possibly along the river. Maybe they will return now that the ground is clearing, and there should be something to eat.

AT OWYHEESTAR

We are waiting for pups to arrive–last year, at this time, we were overrun with babies. This year, we wait. They will be coming before long, so meanwhile, we are getting a lot of work done.

This Week On the Blog…

I am always looking for new information to share regarding the OwyheeStar offspring.

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). 

We are always in need of OwyheeStar stories to share. 

It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode. I know you enjoy reading about other OwyheeStar pups–especially those related to yours.

For Your Review

Sunday— Feb. 21 — Deli

Monday–- Feb. 22 — Levi

Tuesday – Feb. 23 — Zoe

Wednesday — Feb. 24 — Franny

Thursday –- Feb. 25 — Mouse

Friday — Feb 26 — Wonder

On a very personal note

Our garden starting supplies arrived yesterday. I have not yet unpacked them–but the greenhouse is calling. I am anxious to get things started. First, the greenhouse needs some work. I have a new shelving unit I need to get dragged in there so I can place things in that. Then the counters and supplies need to be cleaned and organized. It shouldn’t take too long. Now that I am done with the medical testing for a bit–I was able to do the bone scan in Fruitland, which is just across the river (from Ontario) in Idaho. They took excellent care of me–and although it took an IV, that tech got the needle in without a problem. (Whew)

Cliff is working on the master bath–it seems like we have been talking about this forever. Well, he is quite away from being done, but at the same time, he has made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, it seems the farm transportation situation has been a challenge. He has three rigs to use around here, and all of them have required attention. (Haha) It is good he can work on the. Otherwise, I am not sure what we would do.

Wonder

~ She is thriving and I adore her!

We love her so dearly and I want to thank you for letting me have her. As you can see, we introduced her to our bunny Henrey.

Breeder Comment

We are happy to hear that you and Wonder are doing so well–keep up the good work. As for the bunny–well, you never know how safe a small critter might be with this breed–always proceed with caution.

Mouse

~ My First Year

 Just wanted to pass along some pics of Mouse growing up this year.
He’s absolutely a joy–he’s sweet, goofy, and so so smart. 
Thank you!
Rachel Pomeroy

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to hear things are going well. It took us quite a while to get you this Longhair boy–but the wait seems insignificant now.

Franny

~Keeping Active Together

Miss Franny is now 14 months old (12/30/2019) and is healthy and happy and thinks snow is the greatest thing EVER.

My vet says she is the perfect weight (currently 56 lbs) and she continues to thrive after that very scary incident last year – nothing to indicate it was anything more than a one time thing.  Phew. With the virus, she has become a little house protective as we get almost zero visitors, but once outside she has many dog friends and she is well adjusted.

We are very fortunate to have a large field near us and when it is not a mud mess, we meet out there regularly with 3 to up to 10 other dogs!  so much fun!!   With the field mud, we have been walking 2-3 times a day through the neighborhood averaging 6 miles a day.

Franny wears a Fi collar, and it also tracks her daily activity. She is currently in the top 100 of ALL dogs (close to 50000) who wear the collar, she is the #1 Weim, #2 of all Oregon dogs, and #1 in Hillsboro. LOL  At almost 61, I am pretty sure she will be my last puppy.  I am exhausted, but a tired dog is a good dog!!  I love this girl to the moon. She is smart and goofy and so stinking beautiful. 

Thank you Cliff and Shela – I am so grateful to have found Owyheestar!! 

Breeder Comment

I am happy you put so much into your relationship. Franny is keeping you super active–not necessarily a bad thing. Thank you for loving her so much!

Zoe

~Sweet and Lovable

It’s been a long time since we have checked in and thought we better get to an update!


Zoe is such a sweet, lovable girl and I couldn’t imagine our life without her.  She sure makes days more enjoyable and nights so much warmer with her snuggles! 


Between her naps, she either loves to take a swim or run laps – it’s never a dull moment. I’m so blessed to be able to work from home now and have Zoe at my feet and pawing are my arm for attention. ❤️Yes 

Love,Courtney & Zoe (Dixie & I Boone)

Breeder Comment

Life with the Weimaraner–allows for no personal space. A foreign concept for the Weimaraner who wants your full attention 24 X 7, but then they give backs much in return. Who can define in a few words the intense unwavering dedicated, uncompromising, and unconditional love? Well, they can sulk if they get their feelings hurt.