Category Archives: Adding and Older Weimaraner
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~September 2, 2017
This morning while we played with puppies, the roar of the stack wagon picking up the bales of hay caused us to take notice. The pups were unfazed by the ruckus. It took little to no time to get a load, and I captured this photo as the driver went to set it in the stack. Harvest is in the works and will continue for several weeks. Some crops like the sugar beet crop hold off until October.
The Hay got whipped around during the recent windstorm; however, our hay guy managed to clean it up nicely. We do so appreciate the quality of work and our relationship with this family. Cliff says there are 154 bales in the stack and it looks like we will get another cutting before Mr. Winter arrives.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!
What a variety we have this week! We began with two fun updates (Sunday and Monday) and then moved to Mesquite’s Golden Year Placement. (BTW) We will hear more from Mesquite soon–the daily reports have been pouring in. We so appreciate her family’s knack to incorporate her and the continual updates. Finally, we moved to the stories of impending loss, grief and our thoughts of preventing the untimely or accidental loss. We have Part Two of Extending Our Time in the works. You will see that soon!
We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort! Thus far, we have been getting enough to keep us in business. (Happy Look from Shela!)
Sunday— August 27 — Working From Home
Monday — August 28 — G2 (best ever all-around companion)
Tuesday — August 29 — Golden Year Placement (Mesquite)
Wednesday — August 30 — When You Know (Roxy is failing and doesn’t have long)
Thursday — August 31 — The Depth of it All (Olli becomes the only fur baby)
Friday — September 1 — Extending Our Time (Insight in preventing loss-Part One)
On a very personal note
I am still obsessed with the Cyclamen. We have what I am calling in my mind the Trinity. There are three gorgeous blossoms. You would think I should be satisfied but I am holding out for the return to the Angelic Host of blossoms like this pre-accidental decapitation photo.
We were at our oldest *Granddaughter’s home for Grandpa’s haircut the other day. She had the 2018 Farmer’s Almanac sitting on the table. I picked it up to take a quick gander and found an article about the Cyclamen. In that one, it said you can expect them to bloom several months a year. My unending blossom maker is more amazing than I imagined. I found a different Farmer’s Almanac article talking about the Cyclamen– I think they must like this little house plant. If it interests you click here to read more. Weimlovers–remember this plant is toxic to our beloved fur family members.
Cliff has the tractor running. He spent some time mowing at the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary today. He came in with a smile on his face but the sweat and the heat of doing this midday lead to exhaustion. He needed the break and some fluids. Beyond the tractor, he finished the Utility Bath floor tile. He still has trim work to complete.
To Cliff’s chagrin, I still have several coughing spells every day. Regardless, I slowly improve which is promising. With the cold and flu season pressing in it is vital that I get my lungs clear before I catch something else. This current health crisis started the beginning of September 2016. For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health–these are the promises we made and kept. It wasn’t always easy and most certainly in many ways, this ordeal has been worse for Cliff albeit true I wondered if I was going to live to see my 2017 birthday.
*Those of you who follow us might remember our oldest granddaughter helped us with our puppies several years back. Now she has her own family with two sweet girls. Our current helper is our second oldest grandchild. Christina, like Ashley, is doing a fabulous job helping us. We rue the day when she moves on.
We are coming up on a year with our girl and she has finally decided she likes my husband…sort of. More of a love don’t love cause mama is here, ok love again , type of thing. Attached is a clip of her talking to Seth in hopes of getting some attention.Hope you are well,Alissa
We cannot thank this family enough for all they have done for and with Francee!
And Her New Family
~ Serious Limbo Skills
Just a quick update that Francee is doing great! Here she is either practicing her limbo skills or keeping the critters away 🙂
At work, she has also become a great dog in the costume shop and gives love to all the students who visit. We enjoy our breakfast and lunch walks around the college .
Hope you and cliff are well and thank you again for such a beautiful, smart and loving dog.
Thank you for giving an Outstanding Francee a Golden Year Home. It seems she has adjusted and thrived. We heard you made the Weim gathering in Salem. Everyone was thrilled to meet Francee.
Progress and Improvement
We have both Luke and Cador in training these days. Luke is back to a healthy weight and his coat and ears have totally cleared up. He’s no longer in his crate and has been great with Lilly and Cador. He barks a lot, but we have been working on that and have seen some improvement.
The Young Longhair
Cador is getting big! His coat is beautiful and he’s been a pretty good boy (other than annoying Luke whenever he can). He will reliably sit, lie down, and come. His retrieve is great. Working on his leash skills now.
We took both to the Applegate River last month and are taking them to the coast next week.
These angels not only recently brought home Cador (a Blue Longhair) but they adopted Luke. He has been here for quite some time. His family got into a situation that left them no choice but to return him to us. Thankfully that doesn’t happen often. This return scenario was not an ordinary case–this senior couple was saddened beyond words not to be able to get him back. So, he has found a family and home. Everyone is happy for Luke.
Do you wonder why we ask for an application?
There is a myriad of reasons. None is insignificant. Here is a partial list of reasons we need you to complete the application process.
- To find out more about you.
- To get all your contact information; details about how to communicate with you.
- To learn about your experience with the breed.
- To learn about your expectations, preferences, and plans.
- To look for a red flag–something that would give us a clue that you might not be right for the Weimaraner. You might not be right for OwyheeStar.
- To learn about your timeline and in turn, evaluate if we can potentially meet it.
- To discover if we are the right breeder, that the Weimaraner is the right choice, and see if we both agree we want to move forward.
Who Gets the Invite
Why is the Application a Must