Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

September 12, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

I was born in Oregon, and for the most part, I have always lived in Oregon. For a few months, we lived on the Idaho side because, in 1956, there was no single desk left in a classroom when we arrived in Ontario. My parents enrolled me in the first grade in Fruitland. My parents toyed with the idea of moving to Denver before they settled here in Ontario. Oregon is in my heart and soul–and I am beyond sad to see what is happening to our beautiful state. Cliff was born a few miles from where we live, and he has never lived anywhere but in Oregon.

The fires have decimated our forests and burned small communities. I was beyond sad to see that Blue River and Vida were gutted–my earliest memories were there–and along the MacKenzie River. Please pray for all the displaced people–those who have lost everything. And as if COVID 19 and the Rioting has not caused enough issues, now entire communities are being burned. Let’s remember the firefighters who are bravely fighting against overwhelming odds.


Henrietta’s babies are two weeks old, and most of them have their eyes open. I think you can agree that it is impressive how much the pups have changed in no time.

The photo on the left was taken of the same pup a week earlier.

This Week On the Blog…

Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too.

Once again, we find our supply of blog material running low again. If you can help, send me a note. It would be greatly appreciated.

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).

Sunday— Sept. 6 — Julie’s Willow

Monday–- Sept. 7 — The Beloved Mesquite

Tuesday – Sept. 8 — Nicki and Annie (part one)

Wednesday — Sept. 9 — Mr. Wilson

Thursday –- Sept. 10 — Nicki and Annie (part two)

Friday — Sept. 11 — Porsche Happily Groomed

On a very personal note

Last week you probably remember Cliff was working on the middle pantry cupboard. He got the trim up and the bi-fold door installed. Then he installed a pocket door across the way into our whelping area. It is all quite useful and lovely.

Beyond that, he has got Ambrosia, our new Freeze Dryer, up and running. We will start the first proper run today–so far, so good. Honestly, there is no way I could have gotten it up and running. It takes a bit of knack and mechanical ability. (OMG) The door had to be more than adjusted–but he got it right. If you don’t get it fitted correctly, it will not pull a vacuum–not run. Also, the plexiglass door, in some cases, has shattered or crazed from the adjustments. We got it done. Here are the photos of her much-celebrated arrival (after the 11.5-week wait).

This nice man said he had recently delivered two united to Payette and one to Weiser. Our unit arrived in excellent shape–unlike some people who have had freight damage.

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 September 12, 2020, in News, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, Weekly Newsreel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beautiful sentiments, Shela, and of course I’m joining you in prayers for the safety of our firefighters and first responders. It is heartbreaking the damage that is going on all over our country. History proves that there is always light at the end and that we are stronger for having gone through adversity, and I strongly believe we will come out of all of this stronger than ever.

    9-11 was a vivid reminder of what I saw shortly after the dark days of the World Trade Center 19 years ago as I was driving from Morro Bay to Pahrump, Nevada… American flags everywhere!! Besides flags flying on houses and residential flag poles, there were the window flags on cars, there were painted flags on backyard fences along the highways, there were flags hanging from overpasses. I don’t remember our country being racially divided, only politically divided in Congress, but we were united in patriotism like I’ve never experienced before!! Again, out of darkness there was light.


  2. Beautifully put –and true. Thanks Lisa

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