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~Sunshine Before Comfort
So, as with most Weims I know, to Lu sun is more important than comfort…if she’s inside and there’s a spot of sun ANYWHERE, she will find it, scrunching herself up into the smallest bundle if it’s a small spot. tho’ she prefers laying out like a sun goddess!
But it always amazes me that she – who loves her soft cuddly bed – can be at all comfortable on pavement. But she probably knows the days of sunshine are going to be limited for a bit with another series of storms coming….She is also a chameleon – she can look very dark blue sometimes, or light gray, depending on environment.
What a character!!! Thought you might enjoy this for post, or just a smile!
Sharyl and Steve
Well, Lu understands what every Weimaraner knows–they do what they want. It doesn’t have to make sense–humans don’t often understand. Thanks for this cute post!
Looking at your new little fur balls it’s hard to believe they will turn into beautiful serene dogs. Gracie (Greta and Blue) born in March, 5 years ago is always collecting complements and praise.
She is our beautiful girl. I wonder what her bothers and sisters are doing these days.
Best to you, Nancy and Tony
She is lovely–as are the littermates we have heard from over the last few years. Thank you for this lovely note with two extraordinary photos. Well, if anyone with a littermate reads this post–we hope you send us an update–with at least one photo.
~ More Hugs Please
After a long day of Mark and I at work, sometimes she just wants hugs..
The Weimaraner can rarely get enough hugs or touching. For those who desire space–this breed is probably not going to work.
~September 14, 2019
This week we remembered –well, it has been sixteen years since America suffered the unbelievable terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It rocked our nation and for a moment, brought us together. We forgot about the petty things that divide our unity because of what occurred on September 11. Too bad it takes such a crisis for us to come together.
Meanwhile, life rolls on–locally farmers are busy with the harvest. Several fields have already been plowed. I am ever so thankful to have the green alfalfa field to look out across.
Hattee’s pups continue to grow and thrive. Other than caring for the pups –it is the typical Weim care thing.
We are hoping to have other pups born between now and the end of the year. Sadly, we cannot make predictions. I think saying that as often as we are forced to repeat it is one of the more significant challenges. (Haha)
This Week On the Blog…
Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–once again, you saved us. (Haha)
We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too.
Also, we are running short on material–probably almost always, but if you have a picture and short little tale we could share, please send it along. And–a special thank you to everyone who has helped us this summer!
Sunday— September 8 — The View (Stackhouse)
Monday–-September 9— The Two (Colorado Boys)
Tuesday — September 10 — Puppy Faces
Wednesday — September 11 — Kenai
Thursday –- September 12 — Human Onboard ( Moxie)
Friday — September 13 — Nine Candles (Mesquite)
On a very personal note
Our week seemed busy–even though there were no major events before today. This morning we are going to Kay Becker’s Celebration of life. For many years, she and her husband, Jack, were the Pastors at a church we attend. Sadly, she lost her life to cancer–aggressive liver and pancreatic cancer. At last, she is free from the pain and suffering.
The Gardening Girls were here for a bit of work in the garden. We mostly got trimming done–and talked a little about our plan for managing the last of the season. Ashley is pulled every which way–and being pregnant would be enough. Keeping up with the two girls, plus everything else doesn’t allow for a break. Despite that, she keeps smiling and overcomes the obstacles. The Gardening Girls had lunch with us on Friday–and then went to meet Ashley’s mother to celebrate her birthday.
~At The Old Farmhouse
Cliff is still working on the master bath as possible–his back is better. The exhaustion sometimes overtakes him. He has to pace himself.
I started the BBQ sauce I have wanted to make–I think I will finish it tomorrow. It is not quite like I want, but I will adjust it until I get something tasty–at least, in my opinion. (OMG) I hope I can adjust it to something that works for us.
~Happy Birthday Mesquite
Today (09/10/19) is Mesquite’s 9th birthday. I smoked some of her favorite snacks Jarlsberg cheese. She doesn’t get much, but every morsel is near and dear to her. She is amazing, you hand her a treat and you never feel the teeth on your fingers, just the whiskers on her muzzle. She is very gentle receiving a treat, and very respectful.
We heading to Montana to go bird hunting in about a month. I will try and get a picture of Mesquite with a bird for your blog.
She is one great dog, and we have a good time together. She wants to be with you 24 hours a day. When she has to go to the kennel by herself, she moves from the house to kennel like snail, with the lip rolled out. But she goes! I don’t have to chase her down.
We appreciate you–all you do for and with Mesquite. Her Golden Year placement is a win-win situation. We look forward to the news after her Montana hunting trip.
~ Charlotte and Moxie
Moxie is doing well and has adjusted to having a little human in the house. I think she looks at the new addition as part of the pack and a little man cub. 🙂
We recently went to Tahoe and still manage to find time for some swimming and hiking. It won’t be long before our little girl (Charlotte Avery) will be trotting and swiping along side Moxie.
Moxie’s nickname is Moose. I included a picture of my favorite PJ’s for Charlotte. It’s amazing how dogs know that she is a little baby and immediately go into protective mode.
Thanks for all of the blogs. I especially like the farm and garden updates. How do you have the time? You have inspired my husband to make his own ketchup. We will see how it goes.
Love from California.
-Chrissy, Brian, Charlotte & Moxie Blue
We are so happy that Charlotte arrived safely–and that her and Moxie Blue tag-team you already. How sweet they are together. I sincerely hope the homemade ketchup turns out well –we like ours.
~Spunk and Snuggles
We just love Kenai more and more each day. He’s a little adventurer, and a great combination of spunk and snuggle. Casey has been working on his beginning hunting training – introducing him to birds and gunshots. He’s been doing fantastic!
His vet cleared him to start exploring more, and to go camping! So last week we headed up to Olympic National Park, and then down the coast, stopping in Astoria for a night before heading home. He wasn’t able to go everywhere in the national park, of course, but there were a few dog-friendly areas to explore, and meet new people. He loved it! Here’s a few shots taken on our trip.
Kaylen and Casey
Cliff and I are so delighted to receive your report. What a fun adventure. Thanks for the hard work–keep it up. You are off to a fabulous beginning.
~ Just Because We can
Once again, I am running short on blog material. I have at least one option to get worked up–but, short on content. I didn’t think you would mind having this puppy fix in lieu of me writing something. I hope that is the truth.
These are the Hattee X Boone Week One Update Photos. They were taken last Friday on day six. Of the four pups–there is only one gray. There is also one with the undocked tail. They appear to be thriving–there is a considerable size difference. There are two larger pups and two smaller pups. We will see how that turns out once we arrive at the exit–one never knows if they will catch up, or if this is something woven in the DNA–meaning they got the genes for a smaller size. Isn’t it interesting, though?
Hello and Good Morning from Colorado!
Here are the two fabulous OwyheeStar blues that I live and work with–meaning we compete from time to time. We got Luey first, and later I decided on the Blue Longhair. If anyone ever wondered– here they are side by side.
Thank you, Julia, for thinking of us—and for everything you do with your OwyheeStar Weims. You are one of our licensed Vet Tech’s who has the Weimaraner from us. We know how demanding the job it, yet–you manage to Title, walk, and dote and the fur kids. You rock!
~You Know What We Mean!
Stackhouse is beyond exhausted. The coming and going of the cousins and more recently our longtime friend Collin (along with his wife Lisa) had its ups and downs. He loved their attention–took them, but then they left. (Haha) Things are back to the boring norm—which is how we all need it to be, right?