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Good afternoon Shela 😋 and Cliff–here is an update on our OwyheeStar.He got weighed yesterday 10/7 he is 43.8 lbs and he knows the first place we always go when we go to the pet store, the scale! I like to check it at least once a week. He’s growing so fast my baby! He picks a new toy every time we go and he is thrilled when we get home with his new toy, you can’t get his attention for anything till he has had his way with whatever he has picked. So spoiled I know you can’t be surprised, you remember the back of the car when we picked him up! He need like three more of those toy boxes now.He is the best little guy, hard not to forgive him quickly when he’s being a turd. I just look at his sweet little face and melt every time.More Long Beach pictures he truly is a beach baby! I think it’s because he doesn’t get told no for digging!😉 score for him! He dug all over around the ice chest in one of the photos attached.
Where is my drink mother??
He says “you’ll have to go through me if you want another beer guys!”
Beach wore me out!
He was napping here but he heard a sound, such a scardy cat he is.
Had to add this one, I always have a car seat in my car I’m the emergency contact for some of my baby cousins.Roy is sure to remind me he’s the only baby I need!
We tried to take a family pic!
Not an Option
I have commandeered my mom’s phone to let you know how it is on the outside world. My paws are to big too send morse code, so email will have to do.
My mom makes me get up (not really I lay on her) and Daddy makes me breakfast every morning! She’s taking me swimming, hiking and eating. I think eating is my favorite. I know we spoke of my return but I like it here and I think I will stay, even though my older sister stinks. ( not really I just want her food.) I haven’t won any ribbons but I am sure I have won mommy and daddy’s heart. My older brother went to the rainbow bridge and I miss him. Mommy holds me tight and I snuggle her to keep her safe, I think she really loves me, like alot…like all the celery in the world. Celery is a big deal around here. Well, tell my fur Dad Stackhouse hello and say Hi to grandpaw Cliff. I think I will stay grandma, thanks for finding me a good home. Jax Stackhouse David, out.
Jax finds a way to send us a message. We love it!
Olli and Rudi
It has been a few months so I thought that I would share this picture of Olli and Rudi snuggling at the distillery. Who would have guessed that Rudi would have tolerated this degree of closeness or that Olli would sit still for that long?! It is a memory worth savoring.
Both are doing well. We were convinced that Rudi would not make it through the summer and the vet told us that we were nuts – he is fit and has another 1-2 years in him! That is not what we were expecting to hear but are thrilled that we will have the boys to walk in the woods together and explore new areas. Olli is just a delight – we continue to chuckle over his multi-faceted personality and his precocious nature. He has gotten a little skittish recently but we are working through it and chalking it up to being a teenager.
Take care– Mary (September 29, 2016)
We wanted to reach out and send you an update on our Moxie Blue. She will be 4 years old in December. I cannot tell you how much love and joy she has brought us. We adore the Weimars and she has such an amazing personality. Moxie brings in the newspaper for me every morning. She goes where we go. A big thank you to both you and Cliff for introducing us to the long haired, blue beast that has taken over our lives in the best way ever.
Our California Blue Longhair Girl
She is a California dog that gets to frequent the beaches, lakes, vineyards, mountains and snow this state has to offer. Both my husband, Brian, and I follow your blog. It’s packed full of helpful information and we enjoy the updates from other Weimar families. Thank you for your passion.
Have a wonderful day. ~Chrissy & Brian
~ Champion Willow is Moxie Blue’s Littermate
There have been quite a few folks in the last five years that have been offered a Longhair when they asked for the traditional smooth coat. No one has ever been sorry–or unhappy in the least that we mentioned the Longhair.
The More Technical Explanation
~ The Hattee X Stackhouse 2016 Litter
When we mate a Longhair (such our Stackhouse) to a traditional smooth coat (eyelash-length shorthair) Weimaraner there is potential to have some Longhair pups in the litter. We have learned over the years that statistically speaking the expectation might be to get 50% Longhair; however, you can see a wide variance. We have mated the same pair and gotten not a single Longhair and the next time we got a 50% result. In other cases, the percentage of Longhair pups in the litter was closer to 20% and the next year the same pair produced 75%. This unpredictable outcome makes guessing pretty darned difficult. Predictions are kept to a minimum–we expect some Longhairs. On occasion, like at present, we get mostly the Longhair. Hattee (Zula Blue X Blue) has produced her first litter. Her DNA test came back showing us she was a carrier–which was again hard to guess without testing. She was mated to Stackhouse, and seven of nine pups are the Longhair. All of them are gray of silver gray because neither parent was a Blue. Click Here to view the one-week litter update and click here for the two-week update.
We are accepting applications for the Longhair–there are more males than females. These pups will be ready to depart OwyheeStar (and to join their forever families) before Thanksgiving. They are the early winter litter for 2016. Once again, we will have immediate availability for the Longhair; however, a wait for the traditional Weimaraner.
Not A Party Problem
The Weimie party was fabulous as always. We had a wonderful time and we got to meet Francie and Maddie. That little Francee is adorable.
Goldee was in rockstar-form when we arrived. Poised and beautiful.
However, I’m afraid Goldee’s halo has fallen and is now severely tarnished.
Yes, the little girlfriend dug a 10 ft trail chasing a gopher down.
Holly was somewhere on the other side of mortified and terrified. It probably didn’t help that many of the weim moms stood there holding our sides from laughter and in between the howls of laughter I was taking photos the whole time.
That is quite the little huntress you built.
Buck’s mom Beth was the hero as she tried to pry the little bugger out of Goldee’s mouth. Apparently “drop it” only applies to tennis balls and not true treasures like gophers.
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Yikes! 5th Grade
Emma & Ella started 5th grade today, and Lulu Jo is not impressed. I did not cry as they flew out of the house so excited to start their new year, oh how they love school 🙂
I thought you might enjoy seeing Lulu Jo! She loves taking her sisters to school but she really likes it when we pick them up! She is such a wonderful addition to our family. We are so thankful to you and Cliff for bringing Lulu Jo into our lives🙂
We appreciate you sharing the photos that included LuLu. We still remember when you contacted us and the only pup we had available was the Blue Longhair. I said, “I don’t believe you will ever be sorry.” Here we are down the road quite a few years. Thank you so much for making her an integral part of your family. BTW–cuteness runs in the family!
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~ Swimming the MacKenzie River
With the novelty of sprinklers wearing off, Porsche decided to take on
the MacKenzie River. It took 3 or 4 lessons before she would swim
across. The river is low, so for 40 feet of width only about 10 feet
required swimming, and I could walk all the way across to an island.
Please note life jacket found at St. Vincent de Paul for $2.00 is a
great teaching aid and confidence builder for swimming. Of course,
everyone should wear one on the river. When I slipped and fell into the
water, I was glad to have my life jacket, and Porsche immediately came
to my rescue. She steadies me when I go up and down the river bank. I
think she is figuring out her role in my life.
The New Cooling Pad
Here is Porsche’s new cooling pad. My daughter gave it to
her. Porsche seeks it out when it is hot. For us, 90 degrees is hot,
and it’s been a bit hotter than that.
I hope you enjoy this news of Porsche and her life
Click Here to read about Porsche and the sprinklers!
Hello Cliff and Shela,
I have been reading about the pups settling into their new homes and it is wonderful to hear that so many people love their Weims as much as I do. Piper is doing great here and is a very happy girl. She is in training classes which has made a world of difference in her behavior and my ability to communicate with her. I highly recommend it to anyone getting a pup. Puppies are a lot of work and Weim puppies are even more work than other breeds (most hunting dogs are).
While I love to hear how happy people are with their pups, I want to emphasize that the Weimaraner is not easy. I know that you warn potential Weim owners on your page that the Weim is not for everyone which is great- people need to know the reality of having a Weim. They are extremely smart, high energy, and require a LOT of patience. I was expecting this, but for anyone that has not experienced having a Weim SMART means difficult. The Weim will test you at every opportunity that they get, they lose interest very quickly, they are distracted easily (dog, person, leaf, fly, STICK! etc.), they find new fun ways to get around whatever is in their way of getting what they want or getting out of what they don’t want to do.
Weims absolutely definitely are prone to separation anxiety which seems like, “Awe, my dog loves me so much that she wants to be by my side all the time.” Nope. This means that if you ever want a moment to yourself or you don’t want your house to be destroyed while you are gone, then you better crate train. Even if you crate train they will still throw a fit when you leave, but stay strong it does get easier, so stick with it. Remember how smart I said the Weim is? Yeah, they will find crafty ways to get out of going in their crate too (sad face, hiding, you can’t catch me, I don’t care that there are treats in there etc.) and it is a different game every day.
Have I mentioned the high level of energy? Not just hyper energy, but stamina. This is a trait that I love about the Weim because it makes them excellent running partners. The Weim is go, go go, and when you think to yourself, “she must be tired, I really wore her out today” you would be wrong. After a 20 minute power nap, the Weim is ready to go again. You must be an active person to handle a Weim! Everything is a game to them and their favorite things are playing (especially with other dogs), running, exploring, chasing cats, digging, sticks, and their human. The best part is that even with all of this energy, they love to cuddle when it is time to relax.
Thank you Cliff and Shela for setting Piper up for success by initiating her crate training from the beginning. I love her so very much! We have a great time together and there is no other breed that I would prefer even when she’s difficult. She is perfect :0)
Yes, Piper’s tail is undocked. This failure to crop the tail short was a deliberate choice by Piper’s mother. If you have never seen the undocked tail–here you go.