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Well, Well–this has been going on forever, or so it seems. I can remember when we were waiting for a Blue Female–some of our clients waited more than a year. Now, the tide has turned–our Waitlist has people waiting for either a Gray Female or a Male. (Haha)
We don’t toss aside the Blue Females –but it is almost like they get stigmatized. People ask, “What is wrong with them?” “Nothing!” Contact me if you want to apply to get a puppy–especially a Blue Female.
We have early 2022 pups in the works — a couple of options, one being a Litter with Longhairs. No, I cannot tell you more–yet.
For now, you can check out the pups born to Birdie ( https://www.owyheestar.com/dayone.html ). Don’t you love the stripped photos? And Juniper is expecting.
We don’t market our pups on Facebook–per se. We have a couple of Blue Females not yet promised. If you are seriously interested, you would need to email me directly–and be willing to complete the application, too. I fear this will be the future–whereas, in the past, our pups were all promised before we mated. The Post Covid Craziness is over — people have loaded up on pups.
Things Post Pandemic are different–people react differently, too. We recently went through every name of the Waitlist, and a couple of folks had decided to go elsewhere and didn’t inform us yet. Others didn’t reply (yet) to the email we sent. We moved on because we have to do things that way. Others want what we didn’t get (different sex, different coat color, etc.–or the timing is off).
Mostly, we have people waiting for what we didn’t get in this litter. It is how it works, and it is not any different now than for the last twenty years plus. People always want us to project who we will mate, what will be born, and the likelihood of getting them a pup. Well, we refuse to lie to snag a new client–those people who cannot just wait, typically move on. After raising puppies for about fifty years, I can assure you that it is impossible to project (or predict) the future. To do so, well, that sure to result in frustration and possibly anger from a client.
I know this is frustrating–we all want to be in control and plan. This frustration is never more valid than for (us) Cliff and Shela–oh, to know what to tell people. To make promises would be excellent. On the other side of the topic, we receive notes from many prospective clients that are willing to trust us and wait–because they have experienced being on the Waitlist somewhere else, only to have what they want not produced. Or to see a litter not carried to term. Yes, this can happen, as well. It is devastating–sometimes people write that a breeder made the promise twice, and they didn’t get a puppy twice.
Happy New Year Eve
We have been silent on the blog for the last few months. Since our clients can post on the OwyheeStar Facebook Group–we no longer post puppy updates. Getting up every morning to write a blog–shaking the bushes for news to forward, etc. is an arduous task. That leaves how we will use this blog–how often we will post, etc.
Many of you probably know I write what I call a ‘Morning Ditty’ every day. In September of 2012 (when diagnosed with Breast Cancer), I started that morning ditty–almost without exception. We wanted to put people’s hearts to rest concerning the cancer diagnosis. Nearly an entire decade later, I am battling breast cancer (it came back in 2019), as is often the case with this baffling and resilient cancer. Regardless, I am doing far better than many people who find themselves in my situation. I wouldn’t say I like the constant battle, the tests, the medication–which is poison, but all in all, things are going very well.
As for this blog–I won’t commit to anything, but I hope to offer some varied articles. I am not locked into a specific plan (for now)–I have some thoughts. We will see where they might lead. Of course, we could potentially get the occasional topical post from Cliff–but these are a struggle for him, as well as the person helping him. (Haha)
We hope to begin posting here again–Happy New Year to our fans, friends, and followers.
We Had 13 Fabulous Years
Hi Cliff & Shela-
I hope you are doing well. It’s been a long time since I’ve emailed & updated you on Kimber.
After 13 yrs we had to say good bye to her. It was a very hard decision, but the last few days she went down hill really fast. I wanted to thank you for putting your heart into your dogs and picking out the perfect dog for us. She was amazing from the day we picked her up til her last. She stood by our side through it all and we were so lucky to have her.
Rachel & Colton Cooley
We are sad to read of Kimbers passing, but thankful for all the years you shared. We appreciate your updates –those stories always meant a lot.
Mama wanted you to see how lovely I am and my beautiful tail. She loves my tail.
Henri X Manfred Litter
~ Who Knew?
Here is my tomato plant fencing…SOMEBODY snitches my cherry tomatoes once they begin ripening if I don’t put up a barrier!
~ What’s For Dinner?
One of my assistants is picking up a Weim tomorrow. She is so excited. Tish and Jeff. I try to send you pictures all the time, but I can’t find one that shows how amazing Schatzi is and how much we love her.
She is such a blessing. Thank you for giving us this gift. Why can a Weim not sit like a dog? Probably because they are mostly human. It must be amazing to provide so much love to so many people. She did sit down and have dinner with us tonight. Anyway thanks again.
Jeff and Marisa
Thanks for referring Jeff and Trish–we sincerely hope their puppy brings them years of joy. And most of all, thank you for telling us how much you love Schatzi–this Weim is living the life.