~Keen Hearing At Work
Maizie LOVES carrots🥕🧡‼️She loves them so much that she has learned the sound of a vegetable peeler when we are peeling a carrot—and comes running from wherever she is—from upstairs or from outside in the backyard!!
I don’t know how Maizie trained us to do this, but every single evening at our dinner table, there is a little Pyrex custard dish filled with cut-up carrot pieces. As we are eating our dinner, she lies on her fleece on her best behavior—waiting to be offered a carrot!🥕
I grew carrots just for her in the garden this summer. I just harvested them for her yesterday! A healthy, happy, carroty girl!🥕🧡
Love from,Linda & Jerry & Maizie
Thank you for this cute story about Maize and her carrot obsession. They have to be good for keeping the teeth clean, too.
~ This Arrived Yesterday
Well, I was shocked and surprised when a large box arrived yesterday. Thank you, Nancy and Jeanne.
I have already tried some bulletproof coffee in the mug and can tell you that it works well. I cannot believe how large these mugs are–it would be easy to have a double-coffee or make a colossal mocha.
Cliff and I appreciate each and everyone who has sent us encouragement over the last few months. We all know how grueling this COVID thing has become. This coffee mug will be treasured.
~ Golden Year Placement Going Well
Deja is well, vary well. She still has a tender tummy, but we’ve learned to watch her foraging. She eats everything she finds from banana peels to dog droppings. It’s her only bad habit.
She plays well with other dogs, responds to Bonnie’s commands, and is a terrific companion for a couple of old folks. We love her. I have debated about training her to hunt and decided I’m too old. But it makes me sad. She has all the instincts!
She casts perfectly and instinctively points. BTW, she has been spayed. No more puppies although I have the feeling Deja has good field dog genes. Hope you and Cliff are doing well.
Wag wag, Elton
Deja–we could not be happier for you. A second job that suits you–taking care of Bonnie and Elton.
~All is Well
She loves her stuffed birds
We are all doing great since our little girl came home to us! We are calling her “Gemma”. We just love her; and she and Susse get along great. No accidents in the house at all.
She loves to play inside the house and outside. She is a fast learner – knows her name and the command “Here” already. Oh, and she loves to chew!
Thank you for your concerted effort to get Gemma off to an excellent start. Of course, you are an experienced Weimar family. She is in good hands. We hope to receive news of her and Susse’s antics as they become co-conspirators of the best kind.
Who Says Santas Not Real?
~Your daily posts are so important to me I wanted to give you content if I could help. ~ Collette
We took Layna a couple years ago to go see Santa Claus, she got scared and wouldn’t go all the way up the stairs because they were open to below, so Santa came to her. She was a little more interested in the mounts hanging on the wall though. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Many of you would not know, but the lovely Layna has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. That makes this post even sweeter, don’t you agree? We never know how long our precious fur babies will be with us–for sure, not long enough. Thank you, Collette, for this contribution to our blog. We know our readers will love it so much.
~ Speaks Volumes
The journey begins–what will you become together? May we suggest to set aside any preconceived ideas and to take it one step at a time. That doesn’t mean your goals are wrong, but in our experience, if you build success upon success, your journey goes smoother.
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
November 28, 2020
Farmers, for the most part, have put their operations to bed; of course, if they have livestock, there is that. We had some snow arrive Wednesday morning–it seemed almost to speak of Christmas. Many who had been holding out, jumped onboard getting decorations up.
We had contact with many people through social medial who, like us–stayed home from the family Thanksgiving. Our kids already planned Christmas without us–a sad COVID reality. We feel as if we could take part; however, the underlying health risks are not worth it for us.
This week it more of the same and other things like a bath and ear cleaning. We (Christina and Gran) are not so popular.
This Week On the Blog…
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.
Sunday— Nov. 22 — Face Make Me Happy
Monday–- Nov. 23 — First Snow
Tuesday – Nov. 24 — Loki and Erica
Wednesday — Nov. 25 —Indiana (part one)
Thursday –- Nov. 26 — Thanksgiving
Friday — Nov. 27 — Indiana (part two)
On a very personal note
On the horizon, we have some resident deer. Last evening the group became more brazen and bedded down in the alfalfa field near the sanctuary. The biggest concern is the train tracks–the Union Pacific’s mainline, but they stayed on our property, as you see.
We enjoy watching the deer, the birds of prey, and even Cliff’s Homing Pigeons when they fly by. Other critters wander by from time to time, such as a stealthy fox.
Cliff got the parts to repair the 1995 Jeep Cherokee that we bought for Christina to drive–the problem is the heater doesn’t work. But we bought a new heater core for it–and hopefully, that will fix the issue.
As we mentioned above–our Thanksgiving was a stay-at-home two-person one. Something we would have never imagined but felt was for the best. I had a medical procedure the day before, but I nevertheless could get us a reasonably decent meal–I would not call it my best. (Haha) We came home feeling positive, but we await the official report.
It is the last Saturday of November 2020–a couple of days, and we move on with December. We are all doing everything possible to create joy and the season’s magic. Cliff and I sincerely hope you are well, happy, and feeling much-loved.
~ Daddy’s Boy (part two)
Indiana has also been spending time going for walks through out our neighborhood where he has grown quite the fan club from other dogs and neighbors. I always get someone commenting on how beautiful he is or try and pronounce the name Weimaraner as we walk by.
At home Indiana loves to sleep on my bed, under the covers. Any time he gets excited he will grab a pillow, his blanket or something and parade around the house with it. I can’t tell you how many times I would have to clean these things or my shirts and others clothes from his kennel.
Other than that what Indiana loves most of all is to give me kisses and be by my side. Right next to me, no matter where I go! He is such a Daddy’s boy.
Rick, thank you for all the effort you put into giving us this update on Indiana. From the beginning, you made him an integral part of your life, watched out for him in ways some fall short. It didn’t go unnoticed. I think you will agree that the Weimaraner is life-changing and somewhat addictive. Here’s to eleven candles–deep breath. May he live on and do well.
~ To Our Radial Weim-loving Friends
The list of things for which to be thankful would be long, but most assuredly, if you are reading this includes your name. Well, I am sure a few of you are unknown (anonymous), but even those readers we have not yet met are appreciated. We are thankful for puppies–2020 was kind, and the girls were producers. We can tell her there have been seasons when we mated girls and got nothing or only a pup or two. That doesn’t make for a happy Waitlist crowd. (OMG)
Cliff and I wish you a lovely day–we hope your list of blessings is lengthy.
~ Daddy’s Boy (part one)
Indiana just turned 12 years old! (Topper/Dusty)
2020 has been quite the year for our boy. In early march we had to pay a visit to his vet after Indi some how broke open a small growth on the side of his head and had to have it removed. He is not a big fan of going to the vet or having to wear a cone but he pulled through it just fine.
Because of our states Covid restrictions our adventures were limited this year but we did manage to go camping where Indiana liked to spend his time sniffing along the beach, taking long walks and trying to get the squirrels.
He also loves to play ball, climb on top of the picnic table and keep watch over the camp site as well as playing the never ending game of throw the stick into the water!
Rick–we appreciate reading about Indiana. It reminds us of the two great parents–Dusty and Topper, who have departed planet earth and are running wild. What a remarkable life Indy has shared with you–and we are thankful for every moment, knowing how life-changing it was. May he live on for more adventures, and we hope 2021 is kinder.