Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
December 12, 2020
While snowing in the mountains (not all that far from here), we have only seen a little snow that didn’t stick around. The prediction is for snow this weekend. I peered out the dining window, but in the darkness, the glint coming back at me only looked like a skiff of snow–it was morning frost. I went to the front door and turned on the light to be sure. I am not opposed to snow if it melts off the roads. It never fails with slick roads –there are also related accidents. I think we can all agree that 2020 can leave without slide-offs, pile-ups, and road closures.
Friday was ‘move to the puppy collar day .’Christina and I like trading out the original collars for these adjustable ones- it makes things easier. Before then, we use specially coated paper ID bands. After using many different methods to keep track of which pup is which, we landed on these bands. The problem with ribbons and embroidery thread is they can cut into the neck–puppies gain weight quickly. Even with close monitoring, it is shocking how quickly the neck grows. And there is the phenomenon that baffles us–when you are working on them (putting on new bands), they sometimes puff their neck out. Then it is easy to get the collar too large. The result–a foot can get caught, making their mobility a problem. That is equally not a good thing.
This Week On the Blog…
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. It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode.
Sunday— Dec. 6 — Tiny Faces
Monday–- Dec. 7 — Flo
Tuesday – Dec. 8 — River
Wednesday — Dec. 9 —Auggie
Thursday –- Dec. 10 — Knobby
Friday — Dec. 11 — Birthdays Happen
On a very personal note
You probably remember–I received a report from the doctor regarding the recent medical procedures. There was no sign of cancer or a pre-cancerous condition. Other concerns were also eliminated. I figured that meant we were done–but Thursday, I got a call that my doctor wanted to see me in person. They got me in on Friday–it kind of took my breath away after feeling that was the end of things. He wants to double-check one more thing, and he came up with a suggestion. He says he wants to monitor the situation–I could hardly believe he was that invested.
Cliff has been working on various repairs. That seems to be an ongoing situation. He had a broken pipe in one of the dog areas–so it was a significant thing to get fixed. Of course, he got the water cleared out and the line ready to repair just as we got the call that the doctor wanted me to come earlier than I was scheduled.
Ambrosia–has been busy. She is taking a rest this evening because her humans could not get more apples worked up and ready. We did unload her late this afternoon. Our new favorite is red hot cinnamon apple slices. (Oh yeah!) I probably love them more than Cliff. We will try to get some photos of the outcome soon.