Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
November 14, 2020
Our first actual snow arrived yesterday. We saw a very few snowflakes not long ago, and Payette (only 12 miles from here) had enough to photograph, but this time the snow shower was plentiful. This photo was taken a short while after it started, and it had covered the ground nicely already. Of course, our friends in the mountains got a substantial amount of snow–the skiing crowd is celebrating its arrival.
A couple of days ago we took our group of winter pups to the sanctuary. They seemed unfazed by the cold temperatures. We–Christina and I, were plenty cold and ready to leave before the pups.
This Week On the Blog…
Last week we shared information about vaccine reactions —we promised to post information about the Titer Test. That information was the focus of yesterday’s blog. We understand that it is overwhelming to think about the Weimaraner vaccine schedule and navigate the process. We hope these articles help you.
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.
Sunday— Nov. 8 — Sunday Faces
Monday–- Nov. 9 — Franny
Tuesday – Nov. 10 — Our First Week
Wednesday — Nov. 11 —Shadow
Thursday –- Nov. 12 — Road Trip
Friday — Nov. 13 — Antibody Titer Test
On a very personal note
As weeks go, it was a quiet one. Nonetheless, we found ourselves on a dead run. How does that work? I mean, seriously, there is less to do, such as running around and socializing, but we manage to keep busy. Cliff is still waiting for his four-wheeler to be finished. It is still a parts issue–and promises are made, but they cannot keep them. I suppose once he gets it back and the Gator goes in for an overhaul, it will be the same. Christina and I use the Gator, but not so much in the cold weather. We revert to using one of our Jeeps.
Like so many people I know, I have begun to put up a little Christmas decor. Once taboo–and unthinkable (I had been told many times) to put anything up before Thanksgiving, we are all desperate for joy. We will not be able to attend the family Thanksgiving, and other folks we have mentioned this to are planning to defer as well. I don’t know about other locations, but it seems to be a theme in Malheur County and the surrounding area. We are not fearful, but we feel if we can avoid exposure, it would be smart.
Ambrosia has been down, as apparently the vacuum pump failed. Harvest Right has sent us a new one, and it was supposed to arrive yesterday. Then FedX told us they could not make the delivery due to road conditions, and it was slated for a Monday delivery. A few minutes ago Cliff received notice that the pump is out for delivery again. So, maybe we are getting it today. The Freeze-Dryer is a complicated machine. There are a lot of things that can go awry, but the vacuum pumps seem to be the most common culprit.
Cliff and I are doing well, and with Mr. Sunshine arriving moments ago, it must be an endorsement of today’s well-being.