The Man Behind OwyheeStar
~ 70 Candles Who Needs the Oven?
I hope you get the joke–70 candles would bake a cake. Well, probably not, but it is a funny idea.
For as long as I can remember, Cliff and I have been raising pups–all our married life. My parents raised a few when I was growing up in the 50s–the world was very different back then. Patti Page was singing her hit tune, “How Much For That Doggy in the Window.”.
The man, the legend, and his expertise are essential to OwyheeStar. Since I field the inquiries, keep up with the social media, the blogging, the website posts, etc., people forget that this would be impossible without him.
And the reasons are many–he is a Weim Whisperer. How many times have Christina and I tried to get a Weimaraner to do something, and along comes Cliff, and boom–they just do what seemed impossible moments ago. He is the team’s technical expert–more than once, a pup has been born that didn’t seem viable. He would calmly take measures to breathe life into them, and they would live and thrive. I am constantly in awe of him–from the moment we first met until 50-plus years later.
Beyond breathing life into pups, he keeps all our equipment running, keeps up the farm, trains Weimaraners, and competes in the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) events. Recently he took two OwyheeStar Weims to an event (Martee and Hope)–both prized.
He consoles me when I am totally overrun or overwhelmed with my side of things. When he can, he helps clients who need assistance–but as you might guess, he is not sitting around waiting for a request. He has to fit these things in around his schedule.
Above, he is preparing for a puppy swim in the Nielsen Farm Pond. When the weather permits, pups swim before joining their families. This swim is a top-rated event. The pond is not the usual farm pond –we have to fill it for each puppy swim.
This blog doesn’t begin to cover all the things Cliff does to keep us going. Those things that allow us to raise the Weimaraner. It does give you some insight as to what goes on behind the scene. Thank you for helping me celebrate Cliff’s 70th Birthday. ~ Shela
Posted on January 6, 2021, in Featured OwyheeStar, NAVHDA, News, OwyheeStar, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims and tagged Cliff Nielsen and his Weims. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
Happy birthday, Mr. Cliff!!!!
On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 8:43 AM Owyheestar Weimaraner’s News wrote:
> OwyheeStar posted: ” ~ 70 Candles Who Needs the Oven? I hope you get the > joke–70 candles would bake a cake. Well, probably not, but it is a funny > idea. For as long as I can remember, Cliff and I have been raising > pups–all our married life. My parents raised a few” >
Happy Birthday !!!!! I want to thank you and Shela for all of your years of hard work and the greatest dogs in the world.
Reno, Brady, Ila, Larry
Thank you, Larry and Ila
Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Cliff!! I hope you’re having a wonderful birthday! Wishing you all the best!
Lisa and Sophia
Happy 70th birthday to Cliff. What a heart warming blog post. Thanks for all that you do. The world needs more people like Cliff and Shela!
Dear Anonymous –we have no clue who you are but thank you for the kind thoughts.
And Cliff has not forgotten you — he gets frustrated every time he remembers he needs to make a trip to Weiser. Thank you!
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