Category Archives: Deli X Zeke

precious Zoey and Magnum

The Saga Continues

Magnum and Zoey sharing the sofa

Magnum and Zoey sharing the sofa

Hemi hoping to be left alone

Hemi hoping to be left alone

Zoey is doing well; she is making tooo much fun I think. Some how she has sprained her right back ankle and I guess will have to take her into vets tomorrow. Oh the joy. Ha. She is learning not to bite Magnum all the time and to have quiet time together. The two new pictures were taken this morning as I have my cup of tea and dad has left for work. Everyone has been fed and done their business outside. They usually jump up on the couch or chair and have a little snooze until I leave for work. Quiet time.  She loves to chase magnum and jump into the strawberry bushes, so who knows how it happened. Ugh

Breeder’s Note: This three-Weim=family is extraordinary. Zoey’s is their fifth OwyheeStar. Our lives are linked forever….

Taking Home Zoey

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Featured Weimaraner — Moxie

Easter Swim 2013Happy Easter! Warm enough on our weekly hike to try swimming, she went for it…you gotta love sticks!

Moxie’s dad

Breeder’s Note: We had had this in file for some time as you see. Easter Sunday certainly was not all that warm, but it looks like they were having fun. We hope you agree that sharing this now is not too late in the game; better late than never, right?

Featured Weimaraner — Parker

Today, OwyheeStar News shares and update from Parker and Terrika. They live and work in western Oregon. Parker joins Terrika at the office–click here to see where Parker goes to work! Read on to capture Terrika’s comments, and Parkers thoughts.

Terrika: I picked Parker up from the groomer, and took her to the office with me. All the other agents love her!

Parker: I got to go to the office and help Mom manage the office. I am the official greeter, and I do it so well too! “Woof”

Terrika: I gave her bribe to encourage her not bark at everyone. She is happy to see them come into, but she still needs to alert everyone when someone arrives.

Parker: I got a treat to be good at the office and not bark. It didn’t work. I got the treat and still managed to bark at every client or title person that came by. It’s my job!

Terrika: Parker wants to be in the drivers seat.

I totally love this dog. Good job picking her out for me Cliff

Parker: I am taking Mom home from the office. The Mercedes does not have as much room as Dads Yukon, but this way it is easy to squish against my Mom. I love my Mom. Thanks Cliff and Shela for getting me a great Mom. Now, the only thing better about going to the office, is we get to go home. The only way this could be better is if I was sitting in Mom’s lap, or driving myself.

Parker: While I am sharing things about my Mom, I need to tell you that even when we go to the cabin, I like to be close to my Mom and Dad. At the cabin, Dad hogs the couch. But I manage to fit in.

Sunday Snapshots

This be called a picture is a thousand words…

Or–Jacob and Moxie; best of friends!

Greta

Greta is approaching 5 years old!

Just wanted to send a few photos if the ever loving, fiercly loyal and constant companion we know as greta.

Greta enjoying her cushion!

As she gets older (almost 5!!) we talk more seriously about getting her a friend.

Greta cuddles with her Dad!

Greta is a truly versatile Weim…

Greta Close Up & Personal!

Thanks for everything you guys have done for and with Greta

We truly appreciate it!

~SHELA AND CLIFF

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Note: If you are part of the extended OwyheeStar family or on our waiting list, then please feel free to share your questions, comments, pointers, insights, experiences, and valued tips. Please keep in mind that all of our information is based from our experience and is our personal opinion.  Information found within this blog and on our website is not meant to replace that of your personal Veterinary. We are not licensed Veterinarians or licensed Vet Techs. We do not give treatment advice, diagnose illness, or consider ourselves the final authority on Veterinary medicine.
You may print or copy items ONLY for your own personal use! This Blog, information, and photos posted herein are copyright protected and remains the sole property of Cliff and Shela Nielsen. No unauthorized use is permitted. Owner’s Weim pictures are used with permission and the photos remain the sole property of their owners. (Confidentiality–OwyheeStar does not share names, phone numbers, Email addresses, or other contact information)

Turbo, Hemi, and Sophie Visit OwyheeStar- Part II

The Girls …….

Note: If you missed Part I please don’t miss it!

Hemi is a typical female Weimaraner. The female Weimaraner likes to rule the roost. Upon her arrival she managed to make her presence known. Like every good Weimar female she went to work at taking charge of  Mike, Monica, and their home. Life for Turbo went on because he could just go to his kingdom located wherever Mike went.

In all fairness, every Weimaraner wants to get the upper paw, however, females go about it differently than the males. The males seem to often willingly take a back seat to another female Weimaraner. This often occurs regardless of which one came first. The males seem to be content to bask in the owner’s approval. The males tend to use their relationship to get what they want. While the females are clever manipulators. Their ways are cunning and often unbelievable. You have to live with them to understand. Nevertheless, many folks prefer the girls. We are biased and believe both females and males are wonderful.  Hemi was Mike and Monica’s first female Weimaraner but not their last.

Hemi Front and Center flanked by Turbo and Sophie!

Sophie is a lovely girl from a previous litter born a few years ago to Storm. She actually flew to Kodiak Island and lived there for almost 2 years when her owner made a major life change (got a new boyfriend and a Husky) and dropped her off at the local shelter. The shelter seeing our paperwork and checking with us discovered we were invested in our pups. Monica had contacted us saying they had room in their lives for another Weimaraner if one came along. Along came Sophie. Between us and Monica we covered the expenses incurred at the shelter and to get her to Seattle. She has been with Mike and Monica every since the day she arrived in Seattle. What a fortunate girl she is to be with Mike and Monica!  They appreciate her unique approach to life. She is very entertaining.

Mike and Monica love each of their Weims even thought their personalities vary greatly. Nevertheless, incorporating a second female and third Weim in their home was not easy. It took a lot of wisdom, work, and money. Going from a two Weim family to a third means stepping up to a pack of a different sort.

During the process, there were a few occasions when Hemi and Sophie managed to get into a snit-fit. Sometimes this resulted in the need to stitches. Things eventually jelled but it was a lot of work. The bottom line is both females wanted to me top dog. With them both being adult Weims this made things more difficult. Most of the time a second female can be introduced if it is a puppy. There are, however, many serious considerations. Traditional wisdom is a neutered male and spayed female will get along better.

A funny story about Sophie (pictured above in the truck window). When Mike and Monica first got her they thought it would be a good idea to give her a new name with her new life.

Mike, Monica, Turbo, Hemi, and Sophie Leaving the Nielsens!

Originally, they dubbed her Shadow because she was their shadow and still is in so many ways. Over a period of months they discovered she preferred her original name and responded to that name. So, she remained Sophie. Names are big to Mike and Monica. Their first two Weims were named after something else Mike loves a lot. In fact, they drove their latest one here–check out the photo to the left.

Mike and Monica down-sized from their motor home to a trailer. They brought their trailer to LaGrande, OR (a 2 hour drive west of Ontario) to have it refitted to make things better for their 3 Weim family. What love and dedication they have one to another. We truly enjoyed seeing Mike, Monica, and the Weim kids again.

People like Mike & Monica warm our hearts–Thank You both……

~SHELA AND CLIFF

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Note: If you are part of the extended OwyheeStar family or on our waiting list, then please feel free to share your questions, comments, pointers, insights, experiences, and valued tips. Please keep in mind that all of our information is based from our experience and is our personal opinion.  Information found within this blog and on our website is not meant to replace that of your personal Veterinary. We are not licensed Veterinarians or licensed Vet Techs. We do not give treatment advice, diagnose illness, or consider ourselves the final authority on Veterinary medicine.
You may print or copy items ONLY for your own personal use! This Blog, information, and photos posted herein are copyright protected and remains the sole property of Cliff and Shela Nielsen. No unauthorized use is permitted. Owner’s Weim pictures are used with permission and the photos remain the sole property of their owners. (Confidentiality–OwyheeStar does not share names, phone numbers, Email addresses, or other contact information)

Turbo, Hemi, and Sophie Visit OwyheeStar- Part I

Mike & Monica of Camino Island, Washington are extreme Weimlovers!

The Original ~ Turbo

A number of years ago Mike and Monica contacted us about getting a Weimaraner. Not too long after the idea took root in their hearts they found their selves living with Turbo. To their human children’s (all adults) chagrin Turbo became a fixture that not only entertained their parents but changed their lives. Soon their love of Turbo made them (like so many Weim-addicts) desire to add another Weimaraner to their family.

Hemi Front and Center flanked by Turbo and Sophie!

Along came Hemi!

Hemi was more driven than Turbo which is to be expected. Females tend to be higher energy and spontaneous. Don’t for a minute believe that Turbo is Mr. innocence. He does his stuff such as getting in the trash and eating a cast-off  metal Christmas Tree branch that had to be surgically removed. This type of garbage surfing behavior is not only common but a big problem with the Weimaraner in general.  It is not limited to stuff from the trash can and includes your laundry, anything on the kitchen counter, in the kitchen sink, and possibly dish rags or sponges. Maybe you read the blog we wrote about Weims eating dangerous delicacies. All true stories and we could have added more if time permitted.

Turbo is also enterprising, such as finding ways to supplement his already ample diet. One way this works for him is to go to work or to the fire-station with Mike. His adoring fans like to feed his tidbits of their food including one of his favorites–hot dogs. Hot-dogs are a close second to a drive-thru burger. Turbo is a beloved character both at home, on the job site, and with the other firemen. Maybe you remember the post that featured turbo (click here).  As you can see Turbo is a special guy and he is always well received wherever he goes.

Oh one more comment about Turbo–He knows how to use a straw and has on several occasions wrapped his tongue around the straw and manipulated the latte or whatever onto his own tongue.

Watch for Part II Soon….

Thanks Mike & Monica for driving out of your way to see us today……

Note: OwyheeStar accommodates visitors when possible.  At times it is not in the best interest of our mothers or won’t work with what is going on here. At times like that we must forgo visitations. Although Topper is due to deliver she doesn’t mind the company. It was great we could work out the visit.

~SHELA AND CLIFF

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Note: If you are part of the extended OwyheeStar family or on our waiting list, then please feel free to share your questions, comments, pointers, insights, experiences, and valued tips. Please keep in mind that all of our information is based from our experience and is our personal opinion.  Information found within this blog and on our website is not meant to replace that of your personal Veterinary. We are not licensed Veterinarians or licensed Vet Techs. We do not give treatment advice, diagnose illness, or consider ourselves the final authority on Veterinary medicine.
You may print or copy items ONLY for your own personal use! This Blog, information, and photos posted herein are copyright protected and remains the sole property of Cliff and Shela Nielsen. No unauthorized use is permitted. Owner’s Weim pictures are used with permission and the photos remain the sole property of their owners. (Confidentiality–OwyheeStar does not share names, phone numbers, Email addresses, or other contact information)