2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~JUNE 9, 2018
Hello Weim-loving friends! The weather is summer-like. It is no wonder, for summer officially begins (Thursday, June 21, 2018) in less than two weeks. Graduations have marked our calendars and summer vacation is a thing. Nevertheless, summer vacation is a shadow of what we celebrated as kids. What great times I remember running the streets, swimming at the pool, and sunbathing.
Our Hay Guy Arrived this week–the alfalfa was cut, raked, baled, and stacked. I love watching their equipment poop out the bales. As you can see, the cutting created a cloud of dust.
The Spring Litter Exit is coming to a close. We have been reading on Facebook and via Email tidbits of newsy-reports about the pups. It is very fun to see them begin to adjust to their new family. Their personalities are showing–we see them bringing a smile to their audience. Others (who share the moment) can live vicariously through the experience.
Inquiries continue to roll in–that is not a bad thing. The only problem is answering the most pressing question. The one concerning availability and when they can expect a puppy. Honestly, it is not an exact science. From the time we mate a pair until the pups are old enough to go out the door, it is about four months. Isn’t that mind-boggling?
Predictions are beyond fickle. Recently a client thought she had no chance of getting a Longhair, due to the Longhair list. When I told her we could make it happen, she said, “I see what you mean.” It is a juggling act even after the pups arrive. You never know what is going to happen–people think they can guess if I tell them everything. I don’t see how when we are continually surprised. (Just saying!?!)
This Week on the Blog
We started with the lovely Dharma and Simian who live near Sun Valley, Idaho (if I remember correctly). Other updates followed –they were varied. Shiny (the Blue Longhair) who is doing so well with the obedience completed the week. Sandwiched in between we heard from Zoe, Loki, Maizie, and Macey. Some were beginning, and others continue to entertain as the years add up.
Sunday— June 3 — Life With (Dharma and Simian)
Monday–- June 4 — Zoe
Tuesday — June 5 — At Six Months (Loki)
Wednesday — June 6 — Who Understands (Maizie)
Thursday –- June 7 — What a Beginning (Macey)
Friday — June 8 — Together (Shiny)
On a very personal note
The Gardening continues. Today, only watering is required. At least, that my hope. The gardening helpers are on a well-deserved break. Ashley and her beloved are off on a lark celebrating their anniversary. The two little blossoms (Evangeline and River) are at the ranch with their grandma.
(On another note) Cliff saw one of the irrigation pups go down–the second one. He is going to have to pull it and install a new shaft. Is there anything this man cannot fix? Well, modern technology–the kind that is mostly made to be (sadly) tossed out.
Of course, earlier I mentioned the hay making it to the stack this week. Harvesting from the garden is also a thing. Ashley and I picked summer squash. The small ones that make the best-ever stir-fry are the kind we pick. She sent me a photo of her lunch yesterday which included one of the zucchini. There was a smaller slicing cucumber that I sent home with the Garden Girls–they shared it and marveled at the flavor. (Yum!) I was thinking–as I read the note from Ash how Evangeline (all of three-years) declared that she loves cucumbers that her comments were terrific. She said she had had them before. (She said for two weeks), and they are so good. Boom! She is very dramatic. I mean there is extreme emotion over the celebrated cucumber. (OMG)
Our phone service is changing. It remains to be seen how this will work out for us and our two tag-along cell phone gals. I think we are going to be ever so happy with the upgrade. Ashley and JoAnn (our daughter who is studying nursing) will take our phones. Cliff and I purchased new iPhones for us–a two-for-one-deal. Mine had to be ordered because I insisted on getting the 256 instead of 64 GB model. I will discover if this makes a big difference or not. At $5 per month it is worth getting the most powerful model, I think. It should arrive by Wednesday, and then JoAnn and Ashley can come along with to make the switch. Grandpa Cliff already has his new phone working in conjunction with his Garmin Watch–the device that tracks the GPS sending Weim collars, so we don’t risk losing one when they go out to the field. Oh, it does all the other things that a Fitbit or the other Garmins do.