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~Unlike any other Dog
Bart is 8 months old today (Sept 7, 2019). He is unlike any dog we’ve ever had. He is loving, funny and a terror all in one pup. His happy greeting is a bite; I love you forever is voracious licking and I need/want something is endless bump bumping with his nose. Bart is selective about his friends The other night people came over and he wasn’t sure about them so he put himself on our bed. Last night friends came over and Bart was thrilled and played endlessly with a 6 year old English Cream retriever; by 8:30 he was exhausted.
Having Bart in our lives keeps us very engaged. My favorite time with Bart is bedtime. He is snuggly, loving and quiet…no biting, chewing or licking. That’s not really true because it is great fun to go for a walk with Bart.Thank you Cliff & Shela for such a wonderful pup! Dan & Polly
Thanks for adopting Bart–he got extremely lucky finding you.
~And I am Neglected
Mom says there is No shame. She was sick in bed for a few days which left, me, Emmy “neglected”. This pillow (from Target, so it’s no great loss) but it bore the wrath of my boredom. ~ Emmy
Cliff and Shela are speechless. We think it was excellent that you Mama recovered quickly enough to avoid more issues.
~Yachat’s Rock Star
Today (August 18, 2019) we went to the Yachats Farmers Market, again. There are many tourists and they went nuts over Bart., as did locals. What kind of dog is that, he is so beautiful, he is so soft, what kind of mix is he and Dan was like a tape recorder. He is a long haired Weimaraner; it is a recessive gene, more common in Europe than the US, we didn’t know about long hairs until we were introduced to Bart and on and on.
He was fussed on, photographed and petted by lots of people. Look at his tail, it is so long. And Bart preened to all of the attention. He loves being the only Weimar in our town. Bart is a rock star in Yachats! So much fun to watch people fall in love with Bart. This is your doing, thank you again Shela & Cliff. He did get his feet tangled with mine and we fell this a.m. He is finding his own voice regarding alert of passersby, intruder alert and I’m not getting my way. All three have different sounds He loves fruit, meat, cheese, cookies and almost anything we eat.
Love, Dan & Polly
Thank you for all you do with and for Bart–I know everyone loves reading your Facebook posts as well as what you send for the blog.
~ Friday Marks Five Months
This Friday Bart will be 5 months old. Tuesday will be 6 weeks with us. I haven’t needed a band aid for 3 days and today Dan was able to put on his shoes and socks without any chewing or helping. Bart also napped next to me, curled up at my hip, 2 days in a row for 3 or 4 hours.
Today our farmers market was very busy 100+ people and lots of dogs. There was barking, kids playing and lots of people asking about Bart and petting him…sensory overload and Bart was awesome! A couple of motor cycle groups went roaring down the nearby highway and the loud noise didn’t phase him. It was a very good outing. Thank you for all of his training. I think he likes us and is comfortable in his new home.
He loves walking the 804 trail and he has favorite people and dogs he is happy to see.
Here is where Bart chose to lie in the sun for a little snooze, on the tiles for the outside shower.. I wouldn’t let him go on the front deck unsupervised because he eats the dirt and dead plants in the pots.
We knew Bart never looked back once he got into the car with Dan. Everything was new and different, but as Weims go, he made a swift and decisive transition. You did great–as I had suggested not overwhelming him. Maybe it would not have been a big deal; however, we will never know. You took it one step at a time–there was never a hiccup.
~Weim in a Wig
I Love her. Love the variation from the norm. She definitely gets comments when we are out and about – especially now the she looks like a “Weim in a wig” – Weim snout framed by curly ears.
Yesterday (May 26th) Emmy spent the afternoon playing with a French Bulldog and today we went to my parents. Here she is with Bentley – a 3-year-old standard poodle.
Thank you, Jill, for sharing the photo and the video of Emmy playing with your parent’s Standard Poodle. It fun to see her in action.
~A Few Days
Today (May 23rd) Bart is fully recovered from his travels and has come out of his shell. He has discovered every nook and cranny of his new home and has become quite confident. Everything he does is now at a hundred miles an hour. He can jump up on the bed, he kind of slides to get down. He can hop on and off of the couch. Anything with corners is a “target.” Bart needs a long play date with Charlie. We will take him for a walk in our immediate neighborhood this afternoon to burn off some of his energy. We’ll keep his nose out of everything and wash his feet when we get home. Bart is going for a walk on the beach tomorrow. Not off leash yet though.
Everyone thinks Bart is incredibly cute and very handsome. They didn’t know about Longhair Weims until our postings on FB.
Bart just started a new indoor game. Our house is shaped like a U. On one side there is a long hall. He walks down this hall to my bathroom then turns around and runs down the hall as fast as he can. Sometimes he makes a left turn and runs and jumps onto our bed. Funny stuff. He needs a walk. Dan will be home soon so we can take that walk.
He is so smart! Potty training has been easy because Bart knows which door he has to go through to get to the back yard, no messes into day 3. He is sweet and head strong at the same time. Very curious about everything! We love having him in our family & home. We’ve gone from an old senior to a very young toddler. We’re going to have to catch up. We’ll keep you posted. We all had a good nights sleep last night, no midnight play.
We could not be more delighted to hear that Bart is adjusting and getting you trained. Oh, I meant that he is getting trained. (Haha)
~Just for You!
Not every Weimaraner smiles. Possibly we told Bart to smile pretty for the camera. I don’t remember, but somehow, we got this adorable photo.
Whether the Weim smiles at you, or you at them, it’s all good–don’t you agree?
Your new babies are beautiful! We named our pup Willow. She’s amazing. I am in awe of her everyday.
Can I ask how long of a wait list you have for long haired blue pups? Thanks so much! All the best, Julie
Dear Julie–we are happy you and the new fur-baby are doing excellent. Thank you, for letting us know. As for the Blue Longhair Wait List–well, we have a few folks waiting (maybe about six) exclusively for the Blue Longhair. We cannot say precisely how long it will take us to get them –we are working on it, it depends upon the girls cooperating. We need the right pairing. If we get the current option, there would be several Blue Longhairs coming by late summer or early fall. We don’t have a clue yet–we will keep trying until we get them, though. At least one person who says they want one has not yet given us a deposit—so there is that. Meaning we have some floaters that want one but are not invested enough to get us the Wait List Deposit. If you want on the list, we would need that deposit, Julie.
Applications are good for a year at most–information gets old. So, at some point, we have to have an updated application. And, as I said it requires the ($100) Longhair Wait List Deposit which applies towards the cost of the puppy. But if anyone who is reading this is wondering–it requires the approved application followed by a deposit to lock in a place on the Wait List.
~Life is Excellent
Best business partner ever! Look how tired she is from her morning run and exploration. She also rounded up the cat who escaped this morning. ❤️
She has the best life! She is loving her hikes!
We realize China is one of Boise’s busiest women–her business, her family, and the community require a lot of her. We appreciate her thinking of us–sharing this update. It is great to know this little Boise Longhair is doing well.
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~April 27, 2019
It is impressive to watch the alfalfa grow–the only thing growing quicker are the weeds. I know we just trimmed them, but they are screaming for attention again.
Everywhere you see farmers working–Ted Davis and his old Blue Ford Tractor were working off Sunset–planting corn. The ditch company is cleaning ditches preparing for water that should arrive anytime.
We are preparing for the last of the Spring pups to depart. There is a chance we can swim the puppies before they leave–I hope. Otherwise, there are a lot of little details to pull together before next weekend. We have a couple of older pups ready for placement to an approved home–females.
We also have the one male available — a Gray Longhair –I think he is going to be a gem. He doesn’t appear to be a pocket-rocket type. He was promised, but the folks wanted something more driven. It is hard to say what this guy will be like as an adult–personally, I think he is ideal–and will have plenty of get-up-and-go, but possibly be a bit easier in some ways.
This Week On the Blog…
Thank you–for the Emailed stories as well as the updates. We all appreciate you doing that. I know our readers also like to follow your news–thank you, again for making the OwyheeStar Blog possible!
Sunday— April 21 — What Easter Looks Like to Some
Monday–-April 22 — Lu’s Mama
Tuesday — April 23 — Ace
Wednesday — April 24 — Maelee
Thursday –- April 25 — Gunner
Friday — April 26 — Stone
On a very personal note
~The Garden and Around the Farmhouse
The gardening girls have made a couple of trips over to help us get our starts replanted. Ashley came to water one day when I was pressed for time and needed to be elsewhere. I do so appreciate her doing that. Plants are like babies–they require attention as well as pampering.
I picked up a few strawberries plants to plant in our strawberry planter. Ours didn’t winter over–bummer. The ones in the ground wintered fine. I should have put the planter inside the greenhouse for the winter with a cover–and watered them a bit earlier this spring. Maybe that would have saved them. I am not sure. The rhubarb came through though. Otherwise our plants are doing well–the zucchini have buds. Others are leafing out with the promise of growth–the tender starts (such as herbs) have been thriving. They are still dinky for the most part–but overall look to be putting down a good root system. Isn’t that what you want?
I made it over the Art Department on Thursday and Friday. I cannot say I had a lot of production, but there was something. The shelf is filling for a high fire–so before long, I should have some items to bring home. I want to get back to hand building. I love it. It is more time consuming–but there are so many possibilities. I need to finish up a few items I made late last year–a wind chime, bells, etc.
Cliff has been trapping gophers, doing tractor work, cleaning out the ditch, putting things together for his waterline project. I anxiously await that to be done. I am sure the process will be challenging–but nonetheless, it will be so excellent to have hydrants where we need them. (OMG) I am so blessed that he is skilled and knowledgeable.