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2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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Manfred Adventure at the Nielsen Farm-9Manfred arrived –the future OwyheeStar Longhair Stud Dog. It remains to be seen how this saga unfolds. We intend to have him come alongside, and eventually fill Stackhouse’s position. He is adjusting nicely. We are working on socialization.

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We were blessed with some fabulous update– even though summer is in full bloom. There was news of Mesquite (who continues to do well). Her Golden Year Placement has more than worked well, I think. We heard about the early transition for three–Indi, Bacchus, and Maelee. That is always fun to read. Of course, we had Berkley who celebrated one year. How fast they grow–time doesn’t stand still either.

Sunday— July 15 — Living the Life (Mesquite)

Monday–- July 16 — Home (with Indi)

Tuesday — July 17 — Birthday (Berkley at One)

Wednesday — July 18 — Letter (From Asher)

Thursday –- July 19 — Reporting (Taun & Bacchus)

Friday — July 20 — The Early Stage (Maelee)

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2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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IMG_0787The week found our schedule was a bit more demanding than usual. We had the last Zula Blue litter depart. She found a Golden Year Placement. We could not be happier. The mostly Longhair Litter joined their respective families. Some of these folks had waited a very long time to get the Longhair. We hope to raise a few more in the future. Despite a few Weimlovers aversion to the longer coat, these are catching on. Yes, there is more grooming–and if they are a mud baby, then there is more mess. In town, with a grass yard, the additional care is not all that much. It is not anything like the Labrador. I cannot lie, though–they do take grooming. A furminator-type of brush used monthly makes a huge difference. Well, despite the extra care, people often repeat the Longhair experience once they have embraced it. Or, should I say that of the five longhair pups, three were repeating the longhair option. I think that speaks volumes.

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We had the heartbreaking news of Jake’s passing. He has lived through many experiences–including relocating from the Pacific NW to Zealand. We appreciate this family staying in touch for more than a decade. The week began with Henry posing with his ribbons–Congratulations to Henry! We had two new beginning reports–Luna and Winchester. Let’s not forget the two water work updates–Tikka on the SUP and Freya water retrieving. Keep up that water work. You are doing fabulous!

Sunday— July 1 — Henry

Monday–- July 2 — Winchester

Tuesday — July 3 — Tikka

Wednesday — July 4 — News (Re: Jake in New Zealand )

Thursday –- July 5 — Freya

Friday — July 6 — Luna

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2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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The early summer litter exit begins today. By Tuesday all the pups will be with their forever families. It is a good feeling to know they have excellent homes. The great-granddaughters will not be happy to see them gone. (Haha)

Otherwise, Cliff is busy trying to fix this and that. We need some waterlines run–not sure when he can get working on those. He had to fix another water issue to get our lawn sprinklers going. With the oppressive heat looming large it is no time to have the water delayed. (Haha) When the pups depart, I am hoping to purchase a few bits of sod to repair a few bare patches in the yard. (OMG) Have I ever said the pups are hard on the yard? Only about a gazillion times.

This Week on the Blog

Meeder's Cooper_1733We had some fun on the blog. Of course, starting with Dunkin was a treat. We moved on to look at the Longhairs which was followed by the parcel from Fellig. Not to confuse you; however, we then have two blogs in a row, both featuring a Weimaraner named Willow. Jan’s Willow was back the Show Ring winning titles and ribbons. Tony and Renee’s California Willow was testing out the kiddie pool. Speaking of pools, we ended yesterday with Cooper swimming at three months. He is an extraordinarily good swimmer. Isn’t this photo the best ever?

Sunday— July 1 — Dunkin (Ready for Bed)

Monday–- July 2 — Longhairs

Tuesday — July 3 — Surprise (Parcel from Fellig)

Wednesday — July 4 — Happy Fourth (Willow)

Thursday –- July 5 — Another (Willow in the Water)

Friday — July 6 — Running Circles (Cooper joins Luke in the pool)

On a very personal note

2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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The Longhair litter’s Discovery and Placement Test is completed, and that means we have moved on to other bits of business. The exit plan and getting everything prepared for the big event is our focus. There are other bits of business to tend to as well. In reality, there is always something. (Haha)

We have our eyes on the future–hoping for a late summer or fall litter. That would be super great. In the meantime, we have the inquiries, the applications, and those waiting for a pup that keeps us actively engaged.

This Week on the Blog

IMG_2443We began with a swing and a miss (so to speak). We had planned the Pushkin blog for Sunday–prepared it and somehow failed to push the publish button. I guess we were interrupted –and then totally forgot to finish. So, we were one day short this week. Anyhow, what we had was a delightful mix of stories and updates.

I suppose Benson opening the gates at the Day Care Facility to let everyone get out to play the most popular post of the week. Nonetheless, hearing from Bayou certainly was special to our heart. It had been a long time.

Sunday— June 24 — We missed publishing (oops)

Monday–- June 25 — Wondering (Pushkin)

Tuesday — June 26 — Dasher

Wednesday — June 27 — News (Bacchus and Taun)

Thursday –- June 28 — Well Now (Benson-Day Care Social Planner)

Friday — June 29 — A Bit Delayed (Bayou)

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2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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Zula Blue X Stackhouse Big Adventure-176The Longhair litter (which includes a couple of smooth coats) is approaching the Discovery and Placement Test. That means we are focused on the process and looking toward the exit plan. Again, on Thursday, we went for a big adventure and what fun it was. The pups loved their play time at the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary.Zula Blue X Stackhouse Big Adventure-13

The Internet and the Web have not been as much fun. Our Longhair Website went down (again), and Cliff had to contact GoDaddy to get the problem resolved. It is kind of crazy. He paid for our domain name, and then it quit forwarding. (Well, crumb!) There is no reasonable explanation other than we can be happy because the resolution was faster than promised. Of course, then there is the ongoing Facebook Page issue. Our OwyheeStar Weimaraners Page is under review, and every indication is they are going to lock us out. Therefore, we have a closed group for our OwyheeStar Clients Only. So far, it is working out well. I think people like it a lot.

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Mr. Tilman

We began with news from Maelee’s family and ended with Mr. Tilman–who is a bit older. In between, we caught up with Arliss who is getting older yet but doing well. He is a favorite of many. We had not heard about Zelda since she left. The news of her was delightful. Seeing her swim (or water retrieve) in the Pacific Ocean was outstanding. Mid-week we had the second part of our story from the Spokane family who update us frequently. It was great to hear about their spring with three Weims.

Sunday— June 16 — Maelee

Monday–- June 17 — Friendliest (Zelda)

Tuesday — June 18 — Before Summer (part two)

Wednesday — June 19 — Cooper (Joins Luke)

Thursday –- June 20 — At Eleven (Arliss)

Friday — June 21 — At the Vet (Mr. Tilman)

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2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

Hello June–the green fields of wheat are headed out. I know it won’t be too long and we will see them start to turn gold. For now, it is beautiful. Hay in different stages surrounds us as well–ours is cut and awaiting the baling process. We see bales in a neighbor’s field and others going to the haystack. The rain has challenged the schedule most had in mind. Isn’t that the way?

Our old Russian Olive Tree has been on the place longer than Cliff. That is saying a lot. It has served the farm well. Cows used it to scratch. Pigs dug around it in search of a treasure. Much later is graced the park-like setting enjoyed by family and friends. The tire swings were a favorite –holding secrets and providing fun. There will be no more screams as someone pushes you higher–and higher. On Sunday morning we awoke to find her lying prone roots exposed. This reality wrapped us and others in an expected sadness. It seemed as though she would live forever.

We are puppy engaged. What does that entail you might ask? Well at every stage of the process there are specific steps we take. It is our goal to stick to the usual schedule. In the end, we want a puppy ready to join their new forever family. One who is prepared to housebreak, crate train, and more. It is labor intensive. All the while, there is a client side of this going on–inquiries, dialogue, and if you are getting a puppy, there are litter specific things.

Dreams–it is all about helping someone else realize a dream. It brings us great joy. We love the OwyheeStar Community. We plan to be here as long as we blessed and able to continue–ah a long time is our plan.

This Week on the Blog

IMG_20180519_093118_513We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We ended the week with a beautiful word-picture of what it can be like raising the young Weimaraner puppy. We sincerely hope it would always be about like it is with Mr. Tilman. There is a variety of other posts including our Chewy product review. We have used this several times on the pups, and each time we love it more. Thanks to http://www.Chewy.com for giving us the opportunity to be an influencer.

Sunday— May 27 — Predictions

Monday–May 28 — Remembering

Tuesday — May 29 — Product Review for Chewy.com

Wednesday — May 30 — On the Water

Thursday – May 31— Idaho Weimar

Friday — June 1 — Typical Weimar Puppy

On a very personal note

2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

It seems like yesterday winter was hassling our neighbors to the north and to the west. There was the snow as well the cold temperatures that called for a fire. Now, we are looking at summer weather–of course, that also means intermittent showers. Sometimes it also means a downpour along with thunder and lightning. The weather is fickle despite the season–that is no secret.

Group-Juniper X Boone D & P-7Grandpa Cliff has a diversified seasonal list of things to accomplish. With us having puppies he has the extra stuff, too! We will soon be swimming pups. He trimmed along the Nielsen Farm Pond leaving the grass (and misc. weeds) a little longer around it too. I like it that way. There are the mowing and weed cutting which is endless from now until late fall. He planted grass at the sanctuary, and it is coming up. There have been other than human visitors (which we know happens all the time) to the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary. This time they left a larger than usual footprint.

Group-Juniper X Boone Wk6-2It is difficult for those who know we have puppies, and they are sitting on the Wait List to deal with all the cuteness (and the news) while they wait for their opportunity. (Haha) The Weimar Puppy Frenzy Virus is a thing. If you have ever had it, then you understand all too well. Anyhow, there is all the activity that happens–adventures, general care, socialization, swimming, and the Discovery and Placement Test process. It is all orchestrated in a way to prepare our pups for the arrival at their ‘Forever Home.’

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. I think it was a diverse week. Possibly you agree. We loved the updates. They were fabulous. It is fantastic to learn about a rehomed OwyheeStar and what others are doing–sometimes their antics are hilarious. Other times not so much. Keep the updates and news coming. We appreciate it–as do others.

Sunday— May 20 — Weekend Events (engaged on Roy’s Birthday)

Monday–May 21 — The Naughtiest (Roy)

Tuesday — May 22 — Lovins

Wednesday — May 23 — Beyond the Pool (Luke)

Thursday – May 24 — Heartwarming

Friday — May 25 — Celebrated

On a very personal note

2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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Grandpa Cliff is trying to do a myriad of things. He is stretched thin. The list includes preparing for the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) Natural Ability Hunt Test. We are blessed to have the membership opportunity for both the International NAVHDA as well as the Treasure Valley NAVHDA. It is a great group with which to train. We share the love of the Versatile Hunting Dog and the Treasure Valley lifestyle. We are blessed indeed. Beyond the hunt test preparation, there is the planting of the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary–the grass seed has been spread, and the corrogates are in place. He still has to work on the ditch–otherwise getting the water to the seeded area will be impossible. He has his birds–you know all those quail — the Bob White as well as the Coturnix. Do we dare mention the garden? Probably not, but as you read on, you will discover he has been making the gardening project possible.

Let’s not forget the pups and the Weims in general. There is a lot going on at OwyheeStar. Much of which doesn’t allow us to forget or to escape the responsibility. We are honored to serve you and share our life with you.

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3-Juniper X Boone 2018 Wk3-17We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We started off talking about the ins and outs of puppy availability. This week saw movement on that focus–it is quite possible that the couple of males that were potentially available have found a placement. All of the details will be worked out in the next ten days. Otherwise, on the blog, we had a message from Jacie, saw Goldee tucked in, and there was some sharing of information. We hope you found the blog informative as well as entertaining. Thank you, for sending in your updates (the photos along with a short story) and for following us, too!

Sunday— May 7 — Availability

Monday — May 8 — Tucked In (Goldee)

Tuesday — May 9 — A Note (from Jacie in Atlanta)

Thursday – May 10 — What About (worms and parasites)

Friday — May 11 — Buzzwords Aside (Holistic)

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2018 Weekly Synopsis

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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IMG_0853The crops are growing as you can see here our wheat is doing well. Cliff has been clearing out debris at the sanctuary in the hope of getting some grass coming.

IMG_0839We will be making use of this magical place for the pups very shortly. More than anything it is vital to get rid of the cheatgrass. Puppies and the girls are best of friends. They are never happier when the pups are friendly–not puppy biting or scratching. Of course, the sad fact they cannot understand is when we have no puppies. Where did they go? Why did they leave? There are so many questions, and our answers are inadequate–we don’t know what to say.

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20180501_072751We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. You might have noticed the theme–Swimming Weimaraners. The comments were busy. Those who have had no luck getting the Weim to swim seemed to make the most comments. Nonetheless, we hope something here will inspire you. We closed on Friday with news of Pushkin and Marie having made it to Mesa, Arizona. The photo was lovely, don’t you agree?

Sunday—April 29 — Hikers (Finding Antler Sheds)

Monday — April 30 — Looking Ahead (puppy swim)

Tuesday — May 1 — This Can Happen

Wednesday — May 2 — Extraordinary

Thursday – May 3 — Water Weims

Friday — May 4 — Pushkin & Marie

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2018 Weekly Synopsis

  Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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The puppies and the general farm needs require a lot of time and effort. A small hobby farm might demand more energy per acre than a much more significant spread. Cliff has been cleaning up the sanctuary. He wants to plant grass and get rid of the cheatgrass issues.

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. The week began with Earth Day and Stackhouse showing his take on how to manage things. We had some fun posts and a couple of fantastic updates –Darcy and Charlie Blue.

Sunday—April 22 — Positive Thoughts (Stackhouse)

Monday — April 23 — Memes (Loki)

Tuesday — April 24 — Life (with Two Weims)

Wednesday — April 25 — When in the Southwest

Thursday – April 26 — Versatile (Darcy)

Friday — April 27 — Charlie Blue

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