Category Archives: OwyheeStar Weimaraner Puppy
~September 21, 2019
The Treasure Valley (and the Boise area) are abuzz with Boise State’s win (30-19) over Air Force. It was a hard-fought game in the trenches as we expected. In the end, Boise found a way to get the win. Bachmeier was once again phenomenal while under duress–there were still way too many hits on the quarterback. The success was extraordinary on so many levels–Air Force defeated Pac 12 Colorado on their home turf the week before. They are the only team to beat Boise State three times during the Bryan Harsin era. Let me say–it has become a rivalry type situation.
This alfalfa has been waving at me through the window and is a favorite sight. Soon it will be cut and find its way into the stack–but for now, it is extra lovely.
Everywhere we drive the farmers have their fields worked up and ready for spring. (OMG) The harvest is still happening alongside the worked up areas, too. Onions and sugar beet and some beans remain–then there is field corn. It won’t be long, and we will be winter-ready. Monday Autumn begins–but that fall weather that we love has already arrived.
Hattee’s pups continue to grow and thrive. As you can see, their eyes are open–sporting the lovely blue puppy eyes for which the Weimaraner is famous. Other than caring for the pups –it is the typical Weim care thing.
We are preparing to get the pups on lawn come the first of the week. We need to clean up the outdoor area–and secure the gate with extra fencing. They will not spend much time out there yet–but soon they will love being outside more than inside. For now, we look at getting them acclimated to the feel of grass as well as the cooler temperatures. So far, their life has been extremely sheltered. (Haha)
This Week On the Blog…
Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–once again, you saved us. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We always welcome your emailed updates–especially those with a paragraph or two, and a photo. Thank You!
And–a special thank you to everyone who has helped us this summer!
Sunday— September 15 — Nutz (Hugs)
Monday–-September 16— Gracie
Tuesday — September 17 — Sun Goddess Lu
Wednesday — September 18 — Dyson
Thursday –- September 19 — The Russian Connection
Friday — September 20 — CZ (saying goodbye)
On a very personal note
Our week seemed fairly uneventful. Well, that is not necessarily a bad thing, right!?!
The Gardening Girls were missing–we didn’t hear from them. I suppose the rainy weather meant they didn’t want to come–I get it. I am dreading the garden cleanup, but it is essential. A part of what must happen. (OMG)
~At The Old Farmhouse
Cliff is still working on the Master Bath’s tile–the floor. I thought he was nearly done with the floor, but he alerted me that there is another entire section to tackle. He will get it done–in bits and pieces.
Meanwhile, the cyclamen continues to delight me with blossoms. It feeds my soul with the loveliness more than any expectation I could have harbored.
As I said, it was reasonably uneventful around here–just more of this and that. You understand. It is the same for everyone, I think.
~ Bernie X Boone 2019
~Just wanted to update you on our not so little anymore Ashe!
We just back from the vet earlier this week and weigh in was just at 30lbs!
She is certainly growing into her own and has no lack of personality.
She’s not the most graceful pup, she tends to barrel through just about anything and falls down constantly but she has no fear and we love that about her!
She loves her brother Chase (Australian Sheppard) so much, and he is finally warming up to her and playing with her.
Hope all is well over at OwyheeStar!
We are loving Ashe more and more every day, even when she won’t leave one of us alone ☺️.
Much Love,Jett and Chauntel
People like you make what we do a joy! We truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to share these photos and some insight into your life with Ashe.
~Her First Swim
Cliff has had her to the pond a couple of times–and retrieved in chest-deep water before. The key to the quick success was her love of the retrieve. This water work is one of the many benefits of having your Weim crazy for the retrieve.
Please note that there was a couple of bumpers left from a trip out with another Weimaraner earlier–and Cliff tossed a rock to try to get Henri to retrieve the additional bumper. Hurrah–for-Henri she did several water-retrieves, and there was no hesitation at entering the water. And, she picked up that extra bumper too!
~Head over Heels
She has stolen our hearts and I am happy to share a few recent snapshots of her. Astra is doing great we had fun at the beach with her.
~ Best in Class (haha)
Astra completed her first puppy classes and won best youngster at Mutts and Moms Cannon Beach.
We are so happy to hear that Astra is excelling on every level. Thank you, for remembering us.
Keep going Astra–you rock!
~ Our Sweet Boris
Our sweet Boris is scratching and itching. We think he has fleas. Is there a flea product you recommend? I use revolution for my cat and used it on my last dog Moon. But after reading Cliffs pamphlet. And learning how sensitive these dogs are. We are concerned. Today Claude plans on giving him a bath we don’t want anything toxic for our pets. We do believe in natural remedies. And want Boris to have the best care we can give him. Right now Claude and Boris are outside playing in the rain. He is such a joy.
We tried to get you the photo you wanted– it’s a bad pic but it’s the best I could do right now. He’s a wiggle worm. Already working us over. He rings the potty bell. A couple pee pee accidents, but it was our fault for not acting quickly . Now he rings the bell because he wants to go outside and chew on pine cones and tree bark. He’s such a rascal! Feeling comfortable at home . Don’t have a minute to spare. He’s barking at me now . So gotta go! I’ll send a better pic when my daughter is here to help us out.
We understand that getting a quality photo of a young Weimaraner can be a challenge. Thank you, for your effort. I am sure everyone loves seeing Boris with you.
It sounds like you are doing well–we trust you got the information we Emailed you. Please let us know how it works. For those who wonder–this pup was older when they got him. We had and have a few available pups that are older than the traditional eight-weeks. To find out more, Email us.
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~March 23, 2019
Everywhere you look farmers have equipment out, and they are doing all kind of farm work. Between here and the Stop sign on Alameda, they planted onions. That seems about right–we live on Onion Avenue.
Until recently, the morning temperatures were very cold and frosty. Even at midnight last night the temperature was still above 50-degrees. We spend a lot of time watching trains. I guess we are fascinated.
Well, pups have been leaving–Jackie couriered a puppy to the Oregon Coast for us. How fabulous it was for them to snag a ride with her. Today, his sister leaves –the family cannot wait to meet Astra!
This Week On the Blog…
We put out a call for help with material for our blog, and a few of you came through big time. We do so appreciate you understanding our need. Of course, it is an ongoing need. (Haha) I will most likely continue to beg.
We celebrated the fact that Ace is off to a fabulous start, but this week was covered in Cabela’s Celebration of Life. What a fabulous life she had too! Oh, and then we heard about Bella is who equally loved and getting a new sister on Sunday.
Sunday— March 17 — Breakfast Buddies
Monday–-March 18 — Cabela (Part One)
Tuesday — March 19 — Bella
Wednesday — March 20 — Cabela (Part Two)
Thursday –- March 21 — Cabela (Part Three)
Friday — March 22 — Ace (Part One)
On a very personal note
The Gardening Girls were here and we got our peas planted. What great help we had, too!
The garden is still calling–we have to get after it soon. What fun it is going to be again this year to garden with these girls–what a privilege. Cliff is trapping gophers–there is no shortage of them it seems.
~We recommend the Titer Test
You might wonder if we follow our own recommendation–we do. Henri is coming up on her sixteen-week birthday. She is slated to have the titer test done at the Idaho Veterinary Hospital in Nampa thanks to Dr. Calhoun.
Click Here to learn more about this inexpensive Titer Test option. This particular test is a relatively new option. I think Henri will be the first client to give it a try. We are very excited.
Here are some random (unedited) photos Christina and I managed to capture yesterday. After this, she will not fit into the cabinet. (OMG) Weimaraner pups grow so fast. As you can see she is not thrilled with her Prom Dress.
~For the new puppy (Ace!)
For the past couple of years, we have been talking as a family about getting a 3rd Owyheestar puppy for our family (primarily for Elle our Daughter). The thought of a 3rd dog is a little daunting, but early this last summer, Elle started to try and sell this hard to Jill and I. Her final proposal went something like this… “So, I’m likely going to college in about 5 years, so if we are thinking of getting me my own dog, if we wait too long, I won’t have as much time with him. Also, I will pay for as much of him as I can working small jobs and babysitting over this summer.”
With that. we were sold and we told her the target amount we wanted her to provide (20%) and she agreed. We sent our deposit with our puppy desires to our friends at Owyheestar and got onto the waiting list!
On Dec 9th, 2018 we saw that Winnie had delivered and we saw that there were a couple pups that met our hopes and sure enough Sheila gave us the news that one of those would go to us. The excitement for the arrival of “Ace” began.
Every Sunday it was a family event to look at the updates (pictures) from Shela on the TV and ohhhhh and ahhhh on how cute Ace (and the rest of the pups) were.
Well –the 3rd Owyheestar furry baby is home —already Facebook famous!
This photo was taken early Sunday morning. Jill is a good sport and has a great morning looking–her and the puppy. It seems all that preparation paid off–good job Elle. We look forward to receiving your forthcoming updates.
~ Sounds Like
I often wonder how we do it. You know–raise a puppy. We bring the little bundle home and hover over them. It is essential to do the hovering thing–otherwise, how can you accomplish the housebreaking, etc.? But this obsession with our new fur baby runs deep–some of this never goes away.
Their every sound–a rattling, a snore, a hacking sound is cause for alarm. We watch breath-abated wondering if we need to run to the Vet. Ah–it is hard to know sometimes. We always suggest you wait and watch a bit–possibly take their temperature. Remember that a pet’s temperature is much higher than ours–typically around 101 degrees. Anything above 104 degrees is emergent. Of course, if you were monitoring their temperature and it was 102 degrees and then within an hour 103 degrees, there might be cause for alarm. Always err on the side of caution–but rushing to the Vet for everything is probably not necessary. In fact, your alarm will be internalized by the puppy increasing the stress-factor. Try to stay calm.
A lot–and I do mean a lot, of our concerns, are for nothing. Puppies can cough, they snort, the sneeze, they can reverse sneeze (something we recently learned), they choke, and create a myriad of noises. Many of which are concerning. Most of which are in the end nothing at all. Thank goodness.
Keep your eye on them. A pup can ingest something in quick order–so despite saying not to overreact, there is vigilance. Recently, Henri went under my recliner and came out with a packet –that must have been attached underneath the chair. We didn’t realize it was there, but Henri found two–probably toxic packets. Oh my gosh–it is good we heard the crackling sound and asked what she had. We retrieved each package and tossed them in the trash. Thankfully they were not broken open.
I think we all read too much into a puppy’s face. Often people write they can tell a pup’s personality. For me–having seen so many over the decades, I tend to believe faces speak volumes–but mostly humans react to what they see. (Haha) Honestly, some of the best temperament ones might have smushed up face that looked like they have their mad-on. Can I suggest that they have not quite grown into their face?
The mouse-sized newborn Weimaraner puppy leaves us breathless–always. We never tire of seeing them come into the world–wondering what will become. We hope that everyone has the best possible life.