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Ten Years –Time Flies
I continue to enjoy your Weimareiner updates – blog all of these many years! It’s been 10 years of blissful years with our dog Opal.
She is such a comfort and joy in our lives! We can’t imagine our lives without her and have begun to start discussing how to head off that eventual situation.
Towards that end I wanted to reach out to you and see what the future looks like in terms of securing another Weimaraner. I’m sure that the demand must be very high given the many people working at home during this ongoing pandemic situation.
(Two of the photos above are Opal with her litter mate Coco owned by Brianne Edwards)
We look forward to working with you again later this year. Thank you for getting a hold of us and for following us faithfully for ten years. It is great to also see Coco in some of these photos–knowing the two are close to each other is sweet.
~Overall Good News
It seems a lot is going on in the world but we always have our Weimaraners love. With that said, Raein had a bump on her butt. Had surgery, sent it out to do a biopsy and it came back benign. As she gets older, her doctor put her on some meds for incontinence. Lol poor baby. But she is doing well.
She is still chasing and catching sky raisins in the house as the warmer weather is here. I try and walk her 3 to 4 miles a few times a week, weather depending. I think the older she gets, her body can’t tolerate the hot weather like she used to. Other than that, she is well. Thank you for all you do. I love reading about other Owyheestar Weimaraners. Shelli Rasmussen
We are glad that Raein’s bump was benign–always a good thing. Thank you, for the update and for staying in touch over the years. Keep doing what you are doing–it works.
~Have You Heard of a Soft-Mouth?
(8/15/2019) I have to tell you guys about Tikka today! We’re camping on a lake and we paddled out to an island, well Tikka obviously “found something ” she was super excited and kind of lounged then it looked like she tossed something but kept after what ever it was. I noticed a mama bird that was upset so I called her off. As we were leaving she ran back that way and started swimming away from us and wouldn’t come when called. When she finally came back it was obvious that she had something in her mouth (dang it a dead baby bird!) . She was swimming differently, slow and careful. She swam directly to me and gave me a live baby bird that I returned to it’s nest
😊Here are some photos from our recent adventure.
Supposedly, the Weimaraner is not naturally soft-mouthed. Small game and game birds frequently don’t fair well–but having said that, Cliff had had many a retrieved bird fly out of an OwyheeStar Weimaraner’s mouth. A soft-mouthed dog is a good thing.
Thank you, for sharing your story–and all these great photos. We know everyone loves seeing Tikka and Luna.
~It’s Been Awhile
I just read your post about running out of things to post so here is a small update on Raein. I can’t believe she is 8 this year. Where has the time gone?
She has been a great running partner but I have retired her has my running partner due to her age. I want her joints to last as long as possible. She is now the official couch buddy with my boyfriend.
Raein has a new boyfriend and my boyfriend is now taken by Raein. 🤣🤣 she always lays next to him and it’s a struggle to get her away from him so I can sit beside my boyfriend on the couch. 😂 not sure if she loves me anymore. 😜
Raein’s little brother, Tikaani…..well they do well together. Tikaani is a wuss so Raein takes the lead as alpha female no problem. My boyfriend’s little dog, Rico is right in the middle. Big heart in a small body. Lol all three dogs get along well overall.
Thank you for all you do–Shelli
We are so happy to hear from you Shelli–it has been quite the journey since we first met. Employment changes–you following your dream, as well as moving across the country. Thank you–for keeping us apprised and staying a part of the OwyheeStar Community.
~With Tikka and Luna
I had the girls in Lowes today and talked to a man who was taken by my beautiful girls, I gave him your card 😊
BTW-I can take both girls into the store by myself and they are so good!! I’m always so proud 😊
They got new babies today. Love my girls, Nancy
Well, hello to you two girls–glad your Mom dropped me a quick update. I am glad the man at Lowe’s loved you (Tikka and Luna) Who doesn’t? Thank you, Nancy, for the endorsement–and for being you!
Maybe you frequent Facebook and follow Luna, Tikka, and Maizie Weim. I know quite of few of you are connected via social media. Anyhow, not all that long ago–in mid-January Lunna tweaked a toe. I believe that is correct. So, we saw the photos of the various casts, etc.
Nancy reported –She broke one of her weight-bearing toes, not sure how…
Then news of Maize’s injury surfaced. (OMG)
Linda Writes –Yesterday at the Mary S. Young Dog Park, Maizie chased a ball—at high speed, thrown by the powerful toss of her Master with a Chuck-it. Coming after the ball too, was a large Labrador. They collided and Maizie got t-boned which broke her rib.😰. She is not feeling perky today. Gotta keep her quiet for a couple weeks. 🚫NO Squirrels.
We were sorry to hear about these injuries. The athletic Weimaraner sometimes finds trouble–even when they are being well-behaved.
Sheds, Upland Game Birds–
All Around CompanionWeims
Bailee does good with upland game birds and great with sheds. She used to love the water until my adopted weim, Abel (which we lost in February) convinced Bailee that water is scary. I am still working with her to get her back into it. She loves going out hunting with me, and no matter what I’m out hunting for, she seems to find a shed 🙂
She also likes to go fishing with me whether it be in the boat, or on the paddle board.
When we lost Abel, Bailee was very depressed and even gained some weight. But since adding Bodey to the mix, she is hyper and back to herself again. As you can see in this pic, she was not impressed initially (lol), but she warmed up quickly. Bodey keeps her busy with constant tug of war with the chew toys and always stealing her antlers cause his just aren’t as interesting. They are inseparable.
Bodey is picking up smaller sheds and I think he will do well this season. I’ve got him to bark at the sheds that are too large for him to pick up which I have never got Bailee to do, so I’m excited about that.
And of course, they are both professional Grade cuddlers. They are both crate trained and LOVE their kennel, but they typically sleep on my bed with me. If they aren’t on my bed cuddled with me, they are in their crate with the door wide open curled up with each other 🙂
Bodey has been such an incredible addition for Bailee and me, thanks for raising such great pups! 🙂 ~ Damon
Honestly, I have a very difficult time getting updates from my hunter-type guys. Well, you know—they would rather do almost anything else. I get it.
I am sure you can work her back into the water—Weims get an idea, and it is tough to change their mind but if you act like water is the norm and work he back into it with the retrieve I think you can do this one thing. Bless you, my friend. I do so hope that Brandon follows through. I would be excited to place a puppy with him as well.
It’s Been Almost Six Years
Just wanted to say Thank you. We got Doc Holiday from you almost 6years ago. He is the smartest sweetest dog. He has brought joy to our lives. Thanks again. Also, love reading your daily posts.
What Else Can I Say?
He is very routine oriented. If my alarm goes off and I do not get up he will tap me with his paw to wake me back up. He is more than happy to sleep in on the weekend, but if the alarm goes off. It is time for his breakfast! He also will wake you up to cover him up at night. He loves his blanket.
Merry Christmas a little early.
~ Dara and Doc Holiday
We are ever so thankful that you took time to update us on your wonderful family member–Doc Holiday. What fabulously clever name, too!
Maybe you noticed Nancy’s post regarding Luna and Tikka’s clever pie snatching –or maybe I should say sampling trick. It is too good to not borrow, so I asked Nancy for her permission. (Haha) It seemed like a good Sunday post.
Nancy writes, “When I got back in my truck and checked the pie (that I had hidden under the blanket) “Oh good, the lid’s still on!” “Good girls!” … Upon closer examination, I realize that they weren’t good girls, just clever girls for somehow getting the lid back in place!”
What To Do?
“Here’s what you do with pumpkin pie that the Weims have sampled.”
Well, Nancy, this is perfect example of so many things Weimar related.
- How the Weimaraner can find a way, to get their way.
- How on the surface things look okay until you find it is not.
- How the experienced Weim-person figures a way to make something positive out of what is left. (Haha)
I seriously expect that Tikka and Luna had the pie leftovers. So things worked out for them. I think it is amazing they didn’t eat the whole pie.
And, Short Messages
Seriously, it takes about a paragraph to make a fabulous blog. Sometimes I get multiple Emails, and I have to find a way to pull things together into a succinct storyline. Other times there is a one-liner. Despite the challenges, each sentiment is much appreciated.
Thought I would pass on a picture of Colt and Winnie to you. Both Weimaraners were bought from you. Beautiful dogs… ~ Rod
I appreciate you. Desi has been a blessing to us daily. Can’t imagine the number of people who feel thankful and blessed by the hard work of you and Cliff.