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~ For Bart
o Bart had his surgery today to fix his umbilical hernia and be altered. He does not like the cone, in fact he hates the cone. Overall he is doing tremendous. He is whining because he is not getting his way, but does not seem to be in pain. Still peeing and pooping post surgery. It’s going to be a long 10 days with a cranky Weimaraner.
We are happy to hear Bart came through the surgery–we have since read he is coping better than expected. Hurrah! When possible, we like the bite-note type of situation instead of these cones. This cone looks to better than most.
~Enjoy the Water
I wanted to share this video of Remy playing in the Columbia River. She loves the water and is a natural!
Dear Haley–We thank you for thinking of us, as well as giving this girl such a fabulous life with your family. We love seeing the Weimaraner with the family–doing whatever. We remember your early effort to make sure Remy loved the water–for those that don’t remember that post, you can click here.
~ With Asher
Finally made it to the beach this year…it was a sunny 70 degrees and just a beautiful day. Trying out the new 50 foot leash all was going well until Asher saw grandma in the distance. The math didn’t add up:Asher on 50 foot leash + grandma 150 feet away…does not = a smooth stroll down the beach. Note to self—let go of the leash sooner!
However it does = a tired Weim…he didn’t want to get out of bed.
Who doesn’t follow Asher? We recently learned on Facebook that he (like Willow) has a wall dedicated to his achievements. What a fantastic duo –his Mama and he are, don’t you agree?
~Rabies shot day!
She is waiting patiently. After our shot we went to Lowe’s and Foster made a comment “people are sure a lot nicer when you have a dog!” Lol!
Duchess got a lot of attention from other customers AND treats from the checker at the store so even though she was a little shy she had a positive experience.
~August 10, 2019
Yesterday it cooled off after the brutal triple-digit temperatures–the kind we expect every August. Last evening brought a bit of a storm our direction.
So our hay has been cut and should be scooped up into bales and then added to the haystack soon. It looks like there is a fair amount–we love watching the haystack grow. Before they got to our hay field–they combined the wheat across the road. We saw them working late to take care of the straw left behind–but they have not gotten it baled yet.
We are working on the Whelp Room–new tile floor is being laid. It will be a vast improvement over the existing vinyl we inherited. Other than revamping our facility, we are working on updating our records.
These are the kind of things we can do when we don’t have a litter of pups. It will be so nice to have it and a few other things done when the next batch arrive.
This Week On the Blog…
What an array of interesting posts–thanks to everyone who made this possible. I truly appreciate you sending the Emailed Updates–along with the photos, etc.
Sunday— July 28 — OwyheeStars and Stripes
Monday–-July 29 — Berkley
Tuesday — July 30 — Bruno
Wednesday — July 31 — Bella, Bacchus and Taun
Thursday –- August 1 — Meeting
Friday — August 2 — Exhausted Weimaraner
On a very personal note
~At The Old Farmhouse
Cliff is doing a lot better. He is back to working on the old farmhouse. We mentioned his work in the puppy whelping area, but it has been a far more eventful on nearly every level. Cliff’s Cousin Wanda came (flew in) for a visit–and his sister and brother-in-law stopped over to share the moment. What a treat.
~The Gardening Girls
The Gardening Girls took quite a lot of produce away this week. Evangeline and River picked the tomatoes–but there was colossal wire basket of cucumbers, zucchini, and green beans.
~First We Had So much fun
We took Zeus to the coast today for his first day trip. He steered clear of the water but loved the sand and wide open spaces to run. He loved it! Then slept the entire way home!
We are so happy to learn that Zeus is doing well–and how we would have loved to be there for the trip to the Oregon Coast.
~Allie’s New GSP Pup
Here is some pictures of introducing a new family member. Some of these are Skye and some are Haze and then there is my old man Aussie. They are all being introduced to Allie’s new puppy GSP.
They all get along. Haze is the one looking away trying to show Sparta GSP to watch for birds! Skye is sharing her toys nicely with the puppy by dropping them and teasing her to even dare to try to get it! Keller (Aussie) Sparta things he is a fluffy chew toy. ~ Jean
It is fabulous to see the OwyheeStar Weims being so polite with Allie’s new puppy. You have done great things with these girls–we thank you!
~ Current Status–Change on the Horizon
I just wanted to send you an update with some pictures/videos since it’s been a little while. This week I’m getting ready to make the move to Tennessee. My mom and I drive the UHaul down next Saturday! Very excited but also a little nervous haha.
Taun seems to know something is up and has been sticking very close at all times. Here’s a picture of him on the end table in the living room…he’s not exactly supposed to be on there but it was cute so I got a pic.
We’ve been going on lots of morning walks and he reminds me in the morning if I’m not up quick enough. He also comes the barn lot and really loves it when there’s some puddles to splash in.
The puppies are inseparable as you can see, although Bella yells at Bacchus quite a lot for going in her crate. They absolutely love to carry sticks around together outside (usually the same stick between the two of them).
I’m really looking forward to exploring options with you guys for getting an adult dog in need of a new home in the near future, of course since these dogs don’t come along every day I know there may not be an exact timeline.
I hope all is well with you and Cliff!
All the best, Grace
If you are confused, Grace (Laura and Jon’s daughter) is moving away from her family. It is a significant change, and once settled, she hopes to get an OwyheeStar Weimaraner to join her in Tennessee. The Three OwyheeStar resident Weims are picking up that change is in the wind.
~Our Newest Family Member
We have been so blessed to call Bruno a family member since February 2019. In these 5 months, he has pushed EVERY boundary and tested as much patience as possible. Just when one thinks there is nothing left, he climbs up next to us and snuggles as only a Weimaraner can do. All is forgiven and we move on to the next day.
This puppy is the most dominant we have had to date of the 4 we’ve trained in the past. He is a natural hunter and loves to pick up the scents on our property, searching for the abundance of bunnies, raccoons and skunks we have available to the point of waking us up at 1:30 AM to go out so he can pick up the scent. He also follows Ollie around the house, copying his household 3 year old Weimaraner brother, but he seems to feel he can do things better and only Bruno should be pet and loved!
He has the sweetest personality and is great with the kids but seems to be weary of strangers although we have friends and family over regularly. That is a new thing for us as we’ve never had a Weim that wasn’t excited to meet new people. We wouldn’t trade him for the world and thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with this pup! You are our “go to” from now on!
Thank you! The Gervings
We are ever so happy to hear the news–and see Bruno is doing well.
~ At Two-Years
Hope you and your readers enjoy these fun shots and videos of Berkley, our big two year old. She’s so much fun.
This when we went camping at Lake Kachess. Stephan would take her on the paddle board and say, “where’s Amanda” and she would jump ship and swim to me…2 times a day, in addition to a lot of fetch!
Enjoy! — Amanda
What a fabulous swimming Weimaraner. We love seeing the fur family member in the middle of family events. Thank you!