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Blue Female, Again

I am putting on a cute face, right?

Well, Well–this has been going on forever, or so it seems. I can remember when we were waiting for a Blue Female–some of our clients waited more than a year. Now, the tide has turned–our Waitlist has people waiting for either a Gray Female or a Male. (Haha)

We don’t toss aside the Blue Females –but it is almost like they get stigmatized. People ask, “What is wrong with them?” “Nothing!” Contact me if you want to apply to get a puppy–especially a Blue Female.

Puppy Talk

We have early 2022 pups in the works — a couple of options, one being a Litter with Longhairs. No, I cannot tell you more–yet.

For now, you can check out the pups born to Birdie ( ). Don’t you love the stripped photos? And Juniper is expecting.

We don’t market our pups on Facebook–per se. We have a couple of Blue Females not yet promised. If you are seriously interested, you would need to email me directly–and be willing to complete the application, too. I fear this will be the future–whereas, in the past, our pups were all promised before we mated. The Post Covid Craziness is over — people have loaded up on pups.

Things Post Pandemic are different–people react differently, too. We recently went through every name of the Waitlist, and a couple of folks had decided to go elsewhere and didn’t inform us yet. Others didn’t reply (yet) to the email we sent. We moved on because we have to do things that way. Others want what we didn’t get (different sex, different coat color, etc.–or the timing is off).

Mostly, we have people waiting for what we didn’t get in this litter. It is how it works, and it is not any different now than for the last twenty years plus. People always want us to project who we will mate, what will be born, and the likelihood of getting them a pup. Well, we refuse to lie to snag a new client–those people who cannot just wait, typically move on. After raising puppies for about fifty years, I can assure you that it is impossible to project (or predict) the future. To do so, well, that sure to result in frustration and possibly anger from a client.

I know this is frustrating–we all want to be in control and plan. This frustration is never more valid than for (us) Cliff and Shela–oh, to know what to tell people. To make promises would be excellent. On the other side of the topic, we receive notes from many prospective clients that are willing to trust us and wait–because they have experienced being on the Waitlist somewhere else, only to have what they want not produced. Or to see a litter not carried to term. Yes, this can happen, as well. It is devastating–sometimes people write that a breeder made the promise twice, and they didn’t get a puppy twice.

We Close Out 2021

Happy New Year Eve

We have been silent on the blog for the last few months. Since our clients can post on the OwyheeStar Facebook Group–we no longer post puppy updates. Getting up every morning to write a blog–shaking the bushes for news to forward, etc. is an arduous task. That leaves how we will use this blog–how often we will post, etc.

Many of you probably know I write what I call a ‘Morning Ditty’ every day. In September of 2012 (when diagnosed with Breast Cancer), I started that morning ditty–almost without exception. We wanted to put people’s hearts to rest concerning the cancer diagnosis. Nearly an entire decade later, I am battling breast cancer (it came back in 2019), as is often the case with this baffling and resilient cancer. Regardless, I am doing far better than many people who find themselves in my situation. I wouldn’t say I like the constant battle, the tests, the medication–which is poison, but all in all, things are going very well.

As for this blog–I won’t commit to anything, but I hope to offer some varied articles. I am not locked into a specific plan (for now)–I have some thoughts. We will see where they might lead. Of course, we could potentially get the occasional topical post from Cliff–but these are a struggle for him, as well as the person helping him. (Haha)

We hope to begin posting here again–Happy New Year to our fans, friends, and followers.

Ghost Ghost Pup

Sunday Faces

Because we can use a smile

Gray Ghost Pups

~ From the Archive

When people say they don’t want a Gray puppy — no words.

Sunday Photos

~ From the Archives (Atti X Boone 2017)

Breeder Comment

Sunday photos = Sunday smiles. Have a beautiful day!

AKC ReUnite

~The Best Recovery Insurance Available

We cannot encourage you enough to get your microchip registered with AKC Reunite. Every OwyheeStar Pup comes microchipped — the only cost to you is the one-time (lifetime registration fee).

When you enroll your pet’s microchip with AKC Reunite, your pet’s ID is linked to your name, phone numbers, emergency contacts, and other vital information in AKC Reunite’s database. When your lost pet is found, they can then immediately send you text messages, emails and begin contacting all the phone numbers on your pet’s record to reunite you as quickly as possible.

Hot Outside

Hello, we are having one of those weeks that keeps me going from one thing to the next.

I have a couple of blog posts that I can get ready for the coming week. While I am away, I want to remind people to take care of themselves and their pets during this heatwave.

Sunday Photos

Some wanted to keep napping, and others squinted in the bright sunlight.