Category Archives: Birthday

2017 31st Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

         ~August 12, 2017

 

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  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.

Sunday—August 6 — 2017 30th Recap

Monday —August 7 — Shelli Reports

Tuesday — August 8 — Willow (Jan at the UKC Dog Show in Tigard)

Wednesday —August 9 — Cyclamen

Thursday  —August 10 — Former Dog Atheist

Friday  —August 11 — Puppies

 

On a very personal note

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The Cyclamen watch continues–I still think those buds look suspiciously white. I tried to get a closeup with the iPhone, and it is not perfect, but you can see what I mean. I see that the first Bud’s stem is rising in what seems hopeful. Like it is preparing to open –I look so forward to the first blossom. Then the mystery of the color will be manifest. There are many more tiny buds in the works too! How exciting! In my warped mind, I hear, “this Bud’s for you!”

While Cliff slaved away, I had a fun week. Of course, we both celebrated the 48th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday; but Thursday was my birthday. It has never been sweeter. After the long health-crisis, to be well enough to go out with one of my best friends was indeed welcome.Toes_6576

 

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So many large leaves–amazing!

 

 

First, we drove out to our oldest Granddaughter’s place. She and her helpers (Evangeline and River) gave us an expert pedicure. From there we went to lunch at Wingers in Ontario–I had the Blue Strawberry Salad. I love it and especially love the fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette, but the Blue Cheese Crumbles, the candied pecans, mixed greens, strawberry slices, and grilled chicken are not shabby. We made a couple of stops for things I needed and called it a day. I think it is official that I overdid, but I have bounced back.

While I was gone, Cliff removed the toilet and grouted behind it. There is still plenty to be done in there, but I am happy for his recent effort. There have been other attention grabbers such as his battle with the little red tractor. He has had it apart more than once. He has narrowed down the issue and trying to problem solve the design flaw. He is amazing. In the meantime, he moved the wheel line, and the chain broke–then he misplaced it and bought a new one. I think that it turned out to be serendipitous in nature. The new chain wasn’t all that expensive. The wheel line moves much easier–which is fantastic.

One Year

Miller's LeoWith Our Leo

Good morning! We have now had Leo a whole year! He is a wild boy, loving and thinks he’s one of our kids! I thought you’d enjoy this silly photo of him I took yesterday, he was loving rolling around in these morning glory vines in the heat. We sure love this goofy baby!

Breeder Comment

You may or may not remember Leo’s previous posts. Here is a couple if you wish to look back.

Princess

Bella Celebrates Three!

St Denis's Bella 3YRS-AThis princess is 3. Whoa …how time flies.

Seems like just yesterday we brought her home. This girl stole everyone’s heart from day 1.

She is so adorable and cute.

She barks and chases everything, birds, squirrel, dragon flies ,,, in the water at the dog park 😉 We love watching her and her facial expression is priceless.

We thank you, Cliff and Shela, for giving her to us. She completes our lives.  

Love, Sri, and Kevin

 

Breeder Comment

We love how you celebrate Princess Bella –her birthday, her daily activities, and whatnot. The fact that she is cherished is all we can hope for any OwyheeStar offspring. Thank you, both for the photos and the videos. We know everyone will enjoy seeing Bella celebrate her birthday. You have a way of bringing an elegant flare to everything you touch Sri. You bless us with your generosity and kindness. We count ourselves fortunate to be connected. Our wish is that Bella lives on and does well for many years to come. Thanks again for staying in touch too!

Tazmanian Devil

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Beloved Companion

One Year Old

Hard to believe that Maverick turned 1-year old last week.  He is a little tazmanian devil, always on the go, full of energy!  Right when you think he is tuckered out, he is up and ready to go again!  🙂

Schweitzer's Maverick (1 Yr)

Natural Ability

Maverick has been on at least 4 pheasant trips this past season.  Each time he did better and better.  Bill has high hopes for him in the coming years.  He has such a hunt drive that he likes to stalk insects, butterflies, squirrels, etc.  If it moves, game on!

Fun to Watch

He is so much fun to watch prance around the yard with his toys, tossing them up in the air and then bolting around at lightning speed.  He cracks us up!  He also still loves to knead his favorite pillow and cuddle up with me when he does.
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Sawyer and Maverick

Our old timer Weimaraner, Sawyer, now 12, tolerates him.  Luckily our next door neighbor recently adopted a puppy and he and Maverick get along so well together. They can both  go multiple rounds and wear one another out.
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The Basics and Still Learning

He has been crate trained from the get go and knows several commands, both verbal and hand.  It is lots of fun watching him learn new things.
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Thank you for another wonderful dog from Owyheestar!

Jennifer, Bill, Ethan, Owen, Sayer & Maverick

Breeder Comment

Discovery and Placement Findings

It ‘s nice to know our Discovery and Placement Test results proved accurate. Some Weimaraner pups within a given litter (despite the breeding lineage) will always show more potential than others. Our findings are invaluable whether you are a hunter or not.
We appreciate the update and the great photos that accompany it. Your loyalty is also greatly appreciated. Before Sawyer (your rescue Weimaraner) you had an OwyheeStar. We cannot say what it means that you came back again. Many of our clients are repeats, and others are referrals. Your return means the world to us.

The extreme athlete

The topic of acquiring Major Medical Insurance for the extreme athletic Weimaraner is not new or novel. Just like their human counterpart an injury can occur. It is very costly and a lengthy process to treat a torn ligament. We always hope nothing like that will happen, but we are talking about a high-speed risky behavior type of situation. Eventually, something will happen, and then you will wish you had the insurance. Consider it!
No one can guess what will occur along the path to the end. Eventually, something takes our beloved away from us, and we don’t want it to happen any earlier than it must. When something comes along, we don’t want the pocketbook to be the deciding factor.

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Not Long Ago

Maizie Celebrated Five Years

16999173_672746406243620_8471543683394520493_nThis beautiful girl is “5” years old today 2/28❣ Happy Birthday Maizie‼️💕😍😘🐾 — in Gladstone, Oregon.

Being the Diva

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Breeder Comment

We want to wish you (Maize) and all your littermates a very happy birthday, albeit a bit belated. We love seeing your beautiful face and reading about the antics. You are very entertaining but more importantly such a sweet girl. Thank you, and your parents too!

Miss Layna Blue

Greeting from Kalispell Montana!

 

img_5275Miss Layna Blue ( Greta x Blue 3-3-14) is doing great! We have enjoyed camping and img_5784spending time with family. The summer in the Flathead Valley flew by so I am catching up on a belated birthday picture just for you. We can celebrate 2 1/2 years old too right!!??

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blogs. Enjoying special moments will other Weim lovers is priceless… I think the best parts are when I recognizing her litter mates!  Have a wonderful fall and keep up the good work.

 

Blessings to you and yours,

The Bauer Family

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Breeder Comment

Thank You for thinking of us and sharing Layna’s story. People like you make this blog and our work possible. She looks punished with the dunce-looking birthday hat. Poor baby. It makes me laugh–and probably others too! She is versatile in so many ways. The sofa looks comfortable. That is always a good thing.

Two and Looking Good

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San Francisco and Orcas Island

I just wanted to let you know that Addie turned two a few days ago, and she’s doing great. She splits her time between San Francisco and Orcas Island in Washington State and is a very happy, friendly and loving member of our family.

Water

She’s not too keen on water, feathers on a beach drive her crazy and she has a skin allergy that we’re managing. But she’s easy to train, loves to play with other dogs and has an adventurous spirit.

Her water issues are more to do with the big waves. She’s fine on lakes and calm rivers. But she sits out the Pacific Ocean—too much for her and, to be honest, I’m okay with that as the currents can be strong.

Addie is fed Orijen kibble and the vet thinks her skin allergy is probably caused by local grasses. She’s fine in Washington State, but the drought in California has affected many dogs in similar ways.

Colorado Boy

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Shiny is a true Colorado Boy! Here he is on his first “fourteener” (mountain over 14,000 feet) just 2 weeks before his first birthday!

Demo Dog Too!

He also was the demo dog for the local 4H conference today.
As you can imagine, he was a big hit!

Happy Birthday

Molly’s First 

~Sees a Big Change 

Been an exciting year, and we’re about 2700 miles and 1 year away from where we started. Molly turned 1 today (woohoo, Cinco de Mayo!), along with her litter mates, from Mousse’s last litter. About six months ago I accepted a job offer outside of New York City and we all took a three-day trip across the county. She is now an East Coast pup, but still wakes up at 5am every morning.

Though we are near the big city, we take her out about every weekend for a couple hour hike some trails, and occasionally to a dog park or doggy day care. Shes great around kids, new faces, and new dogs. She is as energetic as always, and every day we complements on her. Not many weims over here, but we are always sure to tell them where to find the best ones:) Shes about 55 lbs now, and we’re wondering about how much more to expect her to grow?
Snapped some pictures during our last park visit, and I always laugh when I see that natural pointing instinct kick in (see pic 1)
Hope you guys are well, I check your site/blog every week or so to see new puppy pics. We are considering getting her a big gray brother in a few years, and if we do I hope you guys are still in the weim biz!
Best wishes,
Geoff and Fallon

Breeder Comment

It is great that you were able to relocate easily. Clearly she is well socialized and adjusted. As for her size; she might grow a bit more. She also may not. I think what you see is what you get structurally. She might round out a bit. If she stayed well toned, you might not see any change. Oh–congratulations on the job.

Agent

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Yesterday was important for many reasons. To one family, it was more important to celebrate Agent (their OwyheeStar Gray Ghost Boy’s) birthday. It was his thirteenth one, and this much-loved boy is looking good for his age. They call him a sweet boy.

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