It is National Pet ID Week
April 15-21, 2018
We embrace the microchip concept for our OwyheeStar puppies. Every pup leaves with the AKC Reunite Microchip implanted. All our puppy family must do is to register their chip (pay a small lifetime fee) with AKC Reunite. Honestly, if you don’t register the microchip is probably not going to do much good.
Let’s not forget the 4th of July and the hoopla associated with it fills shelters to the brim. These hardworking folks do their best to get every pup back to their family; however, it is an arduous process. This one step does more than anything to get your pup back to and along with the ID collar increases your odds of return astronomically.
Did you register the microchip? We sincerely hope you did. Here is more information from AKC Reunite. Our experience has been positive–they are accommodating.
If a neighbor finds your dog, a pet ID tag is the fastest and most efficient way to be reunited with your pet. However, ID tags can fade or fall off, or your pet’s collar can be removed. This is when an enrolled microchip with up-to-date contact information links you and your pet to help ensure you are reunited with your lost or stolen pet.
Save $2 on replacement collar tags and dog collars with coupon code Tag2 through April 21, 2018.
~ Reminds us of her Great Great Grandma Deli
Occasionally we share a few photos and some information about our Weims on this Blog. Deja produced a very small litter. We had hoped for better results. Nonetheless, some lineages are like this–you might get nothing or only a couple of pups. Sometimes it is worth the effort despite the problems associated. Such is the case with Deja Vu (who reminds us of Deli). You might remember Deja’s Great Great Grandma Deli if you have been around for more than a few years.
Cliff and Deja went out to capture a few pre-whelp snapshots. Maybe you will enjoy putting your eye on her. She likes to spin. If she is waiting for you, she is turning circles. She is also very fast and agile, but compact in comparison to a lot of Weimaraners. She loves everyone. Here are those snapshots for your enjoyment.
~Loves to Snuggle
Well, we can’t remember life before Remy! What a perfect fit she has been for our family. She is doing great, growing fast (25lbs at her last appt) and so attached to us all. Every morning she waits at the baby gate at the bottom of the stairs and has to greet us each with tail wags and kisses until she can relax and have her breakfast. I really enjoy my days with her and she usually rides along in the car with me during all the school & sports drop offs/pickups. She is really biting a lot but we are just trying to be as consistent as possible with redirection and using the spray bottle as necessary to deter. I know it is a stage. The other challenge is getting her to stay off the couch, she sneaks up every chance she can get! But I admit I treasure the snuggles 😀
My parents watched her for a week while we were on a family vacation and we missed her terribly but she was spoiled like crazy and had a great time with them. They can’t wait to have her back sometime!
Anyway, we continue to love her more and more each day, she’s just a wonderful and beautiful dog. ~ Haley
We don’t have a lot to add here. I think we can all agree that the Weimaraner captures our heart and soul—-unless you are not a true Weim addict. We cannot thank everyone who sent us an update enough. I am sure our readers agree. These glimpses where we live vicariously (or relate) to another person’s experience at heartwarming. Thank you, for loving this pup so much–and for all the hard work.
Once Upon A Time
~ Now Fascinated with Balloons
As promised. Lily playing balloon volleyball. When we were decorating for parties, she wanted to bad to be included and just was fascinated w the balloons. We quickly learned she would try to not pop the balloons if she could play with us. She loves to be included in everything we do, and we do our best to include her. But now. I can’t get a balloon out of the party supplies without her going nuts. So when it is raining and muddy, this is an extra way to tire her out (and we all are laughing and happy)
Well, what to say about this girl. I think she is blessed to have a family who celebrates her. They find ways to include her in their activities. Balloon game is a new thought for us. Honestly, we have seen the opposite–fear it was an alien floating in the sky. This balloon game is delightful.
The Heavens Weep with You!
We have almost twelve years worth of special memories with our Dewey dog, but we had to say goodbye to him earlier this week. 😢 He was an awesome, gentle (but protective), and special dog. We took him nearly everywhere we went. He was part of our family each time our family grew, and the kids loved him so much. Noellie called him “Big Brother Dog.” 💕We miss him so much.
We remember so well when you took him home. Thanks for letting us know. We weep with you. He can never be replaced–as you well know. We appreciate the life you gave him. It was the best!
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~April 14, 2018
It is the fifteenth 2018 Saturday synopsis. It sure didn’t take long for that to happen. We heard about the Middle East situation. Wars and rumor of wars–we will never escape the reality of it. Nonetheless, we pray for all those caught in the fray–war is so unthinkable. The losses are beyond heartbreaking. Who can bear hearing all this sad news?
Meanwhile, in the Treasure Valley, we are greening up. The former grayish brown gives way to this year’s crop. The Owyhee Ditch folks are working around the clock to get the water flowing. It is time to water the crops. We have well water unlike most of the area farmers. Cliff says he is going to need to get water coming to the grain soon. The hay is soaking up the rain and looks good. We can almost watch it grow. Of course, we still are in a battle with the Gophers. They are busy reproducing and digging their tunnels. We also hope that the resident red tail hawks will find them a worthy meal. They don’t seem all that interested. They do nab the occasional vole.
The Spring pups arrived. We are in the promising phase. It takes days if not a week or longer to work through the Wait List. We go in the order names appear on our list. There are always those who cannot get a puppy–something is not going to work. Many times it is a vacation plan that preempts them from moving ahead. Or some fail to inform us that they have changed their minds. Whatever the reason, it is always enlightening to discover things are different than we expect. Then, it is someone else who is the beneficiary of their schedule snafu or changes made.
We have turned a corner and our Spring will be labor intensive–or as expected. I am sure you will see some cute faces along the path to their departure. Waiting is our game. We wait to mate. We wait to see if we got pregnant girls. We wait to see what will be born. You get the gest. Finally, then we wait along with those waiting to find out which pup is theirs. No, that is not the end because the pups have to be old enough to leave. The final wait period is for the first meet up. Oh, how glorious it is.
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We got updated in detail on Henry. He was in the spotlight three times. Each time Cliff made a positive comment about this family and their particular approach to raising Henry. We also heard from Maverick and Bella’s Mom–Debbie. She dropped some great Weim fun on the OwyheeStar Facebook Page. If you didn’t notice it, you might want to check it out.
Tuesday — April 10 — Henry (part two update)
Wednesday — April 11 — Look Into My Eyes
Thursday – April 12 — Maverick
Friday — April 13 — Bella
On a very personal note
It is a busy time on the farm. We have numerous projects going (around the farm, outside the farmhouse, the garden, the greenhouse, and inside the farmhouse, too). Each gets attention as time, money, and energy allow. Cliff is also trying to train for the hunt test.
Healthwise it is much the same for me (Shela). Not much has changed for Cliff either. We did see the Hematologist. We liked him. I just learned that my Oncologist is no longer working in Fruitland, and I will also see the same doctor Cliff sees unless I want to travel. I do not! Anyhow, we met with the doctor. He looked over the information and ordered more tests. Unfortunately, due to an error, Cliff has to drop another blood sample. They forgot to get authorization before taking the lab work. He also had an ultrasound on his spleen. We go back in three weeks. Maybe we can learn a bit more at the next visit. It remains to be seen. The good news is we both look healthy, and we put in a full day’s work (I guess that is what you would call what we do).
We are blessed to have the farm life be our lot. It doesn’t afford us the freedom others have, but it is a good life. We enjoy it.
This is All I Have To Say, says Bella… “zilch because my app won’t work here for you.”
She is getting so big and she’s so good she doesn’t bark all the time only when necessary which I like. She’s just wonderful.
I’m glad you have your process it shows as a breeder that you are concerned about the pet and where it is going not a lot of people do that they’re just in it for the buck Bella is the best thing that could have happened to me and Levi although sometimes Levi might not agree with that lol it was definitely worth the wait.
This, of Course.
Bella is a bad influence on the 10yr old Levi the lab who never used to do stuff like looking out the window like this LOL I’m glad she’s doing it though now I have two spies on the neighborhood
Ah–Debbie has created a series of talking Weim videos. You might find some on Bella on the Weim Crime Page. I don’t frequent there. Other things require my time and attention; however, I know many of our readers spend considerable time on that Page. I tried, without success, to repost them here. Cliff and I laughed so hard. Bella’s voice, describing her life is beyond funny. We love those of you who enjoy your OwyheeStar family, and then you take the time to share with us –and sometimes I can post it for our audience at large.
Celebrating Two Candles!
~The All-Around Versatile Weimaraner
Greetings from San Jose, California! Maverick celebrates his 2nd Birthday today and I wanted to give you an update. He is very energetic and non-stop, like the Energizer Bunny! A little 5-10 minute rest and he is ready for another round. Funny thing… about 8pm at night, he is ready for his snuggles with me on my bed. Once he has about 30 minutes of that, I tell him “it’s time to go to bed” and he jumps down and heads right to his crate.
He has been crate trained since he was a puppy and sleeps in it every night and spends a few hours a day on it as well. Our 13-year-old Weim, Sawyer, has learned when it’s cold it is better to tolerate Maverick and let him cuddle for body heat.
He LOVES going nuts from inside as he sees squirrels and birds out in our yard and does his “cry” to let him out for the chase. Bill, my husband, takes him pheasant hunting and reports that he had the natural instinct the first time he went out in the field last year and this year did an even better job of pointing, flushing and retrieving the birds. He is a fantastic family and hunting companion. Maverick is exactly what we wanted in a Weim and you delivered!
We are thrilled Maverick is as advertised (so to speak). I think you folks know we take this process seriously. It is not our first placement with you. Of course, along the way to here and now, you have had a couple of Rescue Weims, too.
We realize that it is a significant risk to trust us to do what is best. Thank you, for your loyalty and this update on Maverick.