OwyheeStar Week Twenty-Seven 2016

 

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

 

We found ourselves waving goodbye to June and saying hello to July. The summer heat we expect in July and August arrived early. 8-Wilma X Blue 2016 3 Weeks-27The triple-digit temperatures make it hard to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Nevertheless, the Treasure Valley Crops are loving this weather. As long as they see adequate water, they thrive. On occasion, you spot a field that is stressed — the plants bending over in the heat of the day. 

The exit of our late spring pups has kept us busy. 8-Wilma X Blue 2016 3 Weeks-21Each season brings with it things that must be accomplished. Sometimes there are pups, and others not. Puppy whelping, raising, and handling requires unforgiving attention. When you add extreme temperatures (hot or cold), it is even more true. Regardless, it is our joy to help you make a dream come true. We clearly realize that all the work and effort doesn’t end when you bring home the bundle of joy. Initially, no matter your skill level you can find yourself challenged. Never forget that each one of these creatures is unique. Therefore, it is best not to have preconceived ideas. Repeat to yourself the truth that this journey takes as long as it takes. The pup and you will find your way and eventually you will see what you can become together. It is not the easy road, but make no mistake, for some, there is no other choice. This breed is very addictive for some. Others cannot understand the attraction–or the insanity. 

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you review or visit them today! The topics this week included those water-related, follow up on two Weimaraner beginnings, and preparing for the inevitable firework situation. 

Sunday— June 26  — At Quinn’s Pond

Monday — June 27  — Rocky Start

Tuesday — June 28  — George Again

Wednesday — June 29  — Fire Works and Your Dog (reposting the Steve Snell blog)

Thursday  — June 30  — New to the Water

Friday  — July 1 — Porsche

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Zuke's Tiny Naturals_2597Chewy.com provides us with a product to review for them every month. This month it is the Zuke’s Tiny Naturals. If you have taken home the OwyheeStar packet, inside you found a few tiny treats. These grain-free tidbits are popular at OwyheeStar. First off, remember that each treat is counted as part of the diet. If you have an adult Weimaraner, while you don’t want their backbone showing, you also do not want them overweight. That extra layer of fat can take one-five years off their life–a sobbering fact we wish to ignore. We have used these to get compliance with crate training and for rewards. We don’t rely heavily on treats but when we use them, it is almost without exception the tiny naturals.

On a very personal note

Our farmhouse remodel has come to a near standstill situation. Cliff installed the electric timer for our utility bath exhaust fan. It works like a charm. There are many things other than the house issues requiring his attention. For example-there is the irrigation, the weeds as well as keeping all our birds and Weims safe in the pressing heat.

IMG_1877Did you ever wonder if Cliff knew about tractors? He does. The outside work that has made our yard ugly involved the old John Deere and a big scraper. As you can see, we are living in a dustbowl. We had hoped to get a garage built before winter; however, it doesn’t appear to be a doable situation. There are a number of other pressing projects with a priority. For those situations we might use another piece of equipment. We have this smaller Massey Ferguson tractor. It is perfect for a lot of tasks. With all the changes going on at the farmhouse, there was the moving of the mailbox. Yup, we used the tractor. He also uses it is drill postholes. For some reason he likes it a lot more than the shovel. You do know I am joking, right? No one likes to use the shovel when a piece of equipment can do the job.

(Note–thank you to all of you who continue to send us updates. There is a lot to be learned from other Weimlovers; it puts a smile on our faces too!)

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are immensely grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. There is no end in sight of our farmhouse remodel. We are doing it ourselves, and it is the installment plan–we are not borrowing to do this. We buy something and install it. Therefore, having the updates is greatly appreciated than usual–it is always a blessing!

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About OwyheeStar

We are Professional Weimaraner breeders--with forty years experience at raising puppies. For many years, we have focused exclusively on the Weimaraner! If you are considering the Weimaraner, or live with one, we welcome you to sign up to our blog. We sincerely hope you will find the information, the stories, and varied posts insightful (as well as entertaining). To those who live with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner, we send special thanks. We appreciate the photos, the news, and your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the extended OwyheeStar family.

Posted on July 2, 2016, in Bringing home the Weimaraner, News, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, Weekly Newsreel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I wish all your pups a wonderful life with their new families…. We have no typical summer heat by now… it is more like fall… it#s the first year we wear padded jackets in july:o(

    • It snowed here many years ago on a 4th of July. We are not in the mountains either. We had made homemade ice cream we ate it while wearing wraps.

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