Category Archives: Dixie X Boone
~Modified Training/Staying Positive
Loki and I are making the best of things during these unusual times. Modified training moves forward, and this summer Loki got to try out the ATV’S. Apparently it’s not so different from the snowmobile– a couple of treats, and we were off! The goggles (RexSpecs) are not his favorite, but they were helpful in the dust.
One of the biggest things we worked on this summer was obedience. I’ve learned a lot in my time with Loki, and we’re getting close to where we want to be, which is strong off-leash reliability. One of the most important things we have to do is a remote down, which we use as an emergency stop. I use a voice command and a hand signal that he can see at a distance, and no matter what he is doing he must immediately drop into a down. We really struggled with this until I figured out to use his ball as motivation, and we made it into a game with fetch as his reward. I’ve learned for Loki that his obedience training needs a balance of games, while also firmly enforcing the commands when needed.
We had a nice little adventure this summer on a backpacking trip. Loki has his own pack so that he can carry his bulky (but light) sleeping bag and pad. The best part is that he can now carry out his own poop bags!
Happy early Thanksgiving 🙂
Erica + Loki
As you might remember, Loki is involved with Search and Rescue; therefore, absolute obedience is a must. While he is in training, nothing could be more accurate than Erica is also growing and learning how to get compliance. Their journey together is different than the average pet person–but every experience is fraught with potential issues. It is nothing short of amazing to see what they have achieved together. We know it has required a lot of dedication and hard work. Erica, thank you for what you and for remembering us with the update.
~ Daddy’s Boy
Mando is 8 months old as of Nov 3rd, and is doing great! We got him in for his neuter 2 weeks ago and all went great with that. I just love the medical shirts that have now. Jill was able to find Ace’s shirt and save us a few $$ by using it for Mando. For the last round of shots we did do the Titer test and he showed too low so we did get the last round of shots and then another Titer and things came back acceptable.
Mando is just about 50 lbs. so far and finally able to hold his own with his big brother Ace (2yr old blue longhair OwyheeStar Weim). The two blue boys (I call them the BBC – Blue Boy Club) play ALL the time it seems. Mando is the brother that actually wants to play with Ace (unlike his older siblings were when Ace joined the family). Ace and Mando’s very favorite game is playing keep-away with the ball. It might be mostly Mando’s favorite game, but Ace doesn’t seem to mind!
Mando is a daddy’s boy and when it’s time to relax for the night, more often than not he finds me and plops down half on the couch and half on me! I love this beyond words, our time in quarantine together really cemented our bond! Every night when it’s bedtime, I call him and in he jumps into bed and stays there through the night. Having said that, he loves everyone, he’s taking to whining when we get home and take him out of his crate. He does so in a way that’s unlike any of our other Weim’s! It’s hilarious, I should try to get a video of it to share. He probably makes the most noise for Elle (my 15 year old daughter), as she seems to get him the most spun up greeting him after getting home.
Hope you like the photos– thanks again for all that you do for us Weimlovers!!!
Will/Jill/Elle – Charlie Mae/Ace/Mando
We are so happy to hear that Mando is doing well–a perfect fit for your family. The photos are fabulous.
As you might know, we have been discussing vaccine reactions on the blog earlier this week. On Monday we talked in general about vaccine for the Weimaraner puppy, then on Tuesday we shared Luna’s story ‘Cautionary Tale‘ as shared by Luna’s Mom Kris. After those two days of talking vaccine and vaccine reactions, we have posted updates. This Mando Update is the perfect end to this week’s focus. We will be talking about Vaccine Titer Testing next week–so, Mando’s experience is the perfect intro to further discussion. Thank you for all you do for your OwyheeStar Fur Family Members–we truly appreciate your family
~ It Has Been Three Years
Three years ago this October we met Cliff to pick up our Dash. He has been the best companion and protector , well in honesty he’s more like Scooby Do, but his deep bark fakes everyone out. Thanks again for letting us into the OwyheeStar family!
Audrey & Dave
We are happy for the three years you have shared–glad he is a fit for your family.
~Weim craziness is our sanity
Just to let you know we are thinking of you all; you are in our thoughts and prayers
In these upside down times … its our faith and these three that keep us sane.
Thank you for all the joy and sanity that you bring to so many.
Jon, Laura and Grace (Bella Rae, Bacchus and Taun)
We meet the best people through the Weims. Thank you for being a loyal client–and remembering us with this thought. It means the world to us. We know the great lengths you went to acquire the three from us–no words cover it.
~A Great Way to Escape the Heat
It’s hot here in New Hampshire and sometimes everyone just needs a quick power nap.
Crazy times…..our three Weims keep us sane, entertained, loved and amused. Kilroy family, Taun, Bacchus and Bella Rae❤️
Keep hydrated, rested, and cool for the rest of the summer. Thanks for the newsy update.
~ We Are At Your Service
In Oregon, Pushkin and Zula Blue have been eating their share of blueberries. And most of us spotted Dink with the strawberry. What more do we say?
It is not the first trip to the berries or the garden–in fact, Zula and Pushkin were featured with the blueberries before.
~ Chilling with Family for the 4th
We are loving these OwyheeStar Weims, that we got from you folks. All the extended family is here. Everyone can’t believe how well behaved and good mannered they are. ~ Dave (Nampa, Idaho)
It makes us super happy to know you are doing so well with the two Blue Boys. Stay well, and please think of us with any story you might have that we can share on the blog.
~Our Bigger than Average Girl
Pepper just turned a year in November. (Dixie x Boone) She’s a big girl at 72 pounds and still thinks shes a lap dog of course. Staying active, playing with her 10 pound Yorkie brother and wanting to be anywhere her human baby sister is. Before Covid, we were able to go to Nancy’s and have a big Weimaraner playdate with a couple of her half siblings. It was fun to see some similar traits! Thanks again for our girl!
What great photos, and what a great life Pepper is enjoying. Thank you!
Mando has been one of our best/easiest all-time pups (So Far!). He does great in his crate (as long as we are near), and has been sleeping longer and longer in his crate at night without needing to go outside. Even when he does wake up and let me know he needs to go outside, he comes back and goes right back into his crate and goes back to sleep. Just couldn’t be happier with our little blue baby.
For anyone that’s wondering, “Mando” is short for a new family favorite TV Show character called the “Mandalorian”. We are a Star Wars Family for-sure!
Thanks again for all that you and Cliff do for so many people like us! I’ve included an array of photos snapped over the 1.5 months that we’ve had him.
One last note about the photo at the top of this post. It is a special one that we submitted to our Vet Office. Mando won our Vet’s May “Pet Picture of the Month” :). The Vet let Facebook “Likes” determine the winner, but considering the picture they put on their logo, I think they let us know which picture they liked the most 🙂 ~ Will
Mando is rocking his world. Thanks, Will for making life so excellent for this little guy. Keep up the good work.
~ Part One
On April 30th 2020, we met “Mando” for the first time and it’s been an amazing journey we’ve been having together ever since!! Our little Covid-19 blessing is not going to know what to do when “Dad” actually goes back to work! The entire family has been working/schooling from home his whole life so far.
Micron (where I work) has had all of the Boise team working from home (that didn’t absolutely have to be on-site to do their job) for almost 3 months months now. All of the time we’ve had with Mando so far has been during this unusual time for us, but totally the normal for him now!
I get up in the AM, get ready for work and Mando goes along with me throughout the entire process (get ready locked in the bathroom with me, make coffee and get him breakfast in the kitchen with me, etc.) eventually ending with us both upstairs (while I tell him “let’s go to work Mando” as we head upstairs). We end up in my office (baby gate in place to keep him in with me) and I log into work. Of course we take breaks for him to get outside and get his meals, but all day (7-4) is me and Mando working together upstairs. For the first several weeks that meant him curled up in my lap, but the last week or so he’s just gotten too big to be comfortable in my lap and has moved to his bed for his AM naps.
We could not be happier for Mando–he has a great start with his ‘Forever Family,’ and all is well. Watch for part two –coming tomorrow.