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Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~ February Snow
Snow came to the valley floor–and in some places, they got more than we did. Cliff estimates that here at OwyheeStar, we probably got about a total of eight inches over the last week. About twelve miles east of here, our friends measured fourteen inches–and in the mountains, they have several feet accumulated. The latter is a good thing–last night, it rained, so there will be a lot of muck and mud.
We try to find homes for our retired females–and we have found an ideal home for Atti. She leaves this morning to travel to North Dakota, where she will live with a single woman frontline worker. Of course, she is a returning client who feels as if this is better for her than getting a puppy. It is a win-win situation.
This Week On the Blog…
I am always looking for new information to share regarding the OwyheeStar offspring..
If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).
We are always in need of OwyheeStar stories to share.
It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode. I know you enjoy reading about other OwyheeStar pups–especially those related to yours.
For Your Review
Sunday— Jan. 31 — Sunday Photos
Monday–- Feb. 1 — Where Has The Time Gone?
Tuesday – Feb. 2 — Scout
Wednesday — Feb. 3 — Bisbee
Thursday –- Feb. 4 — Bacchus and Bella Rae
Friday — Feb 5 — Mia
On a very personal note
It was another week focusing on things we prefer to avoid–medical treatment and me facing the Breast Cancer return. It not a huge surprise, but we hoped to avoid it forever. Since everything is converging, I cannot remember what I told you last week, but I am sure I didn’t say that my liver showed no sign of invasion. The week ahead is more of the same–Cliff is doing his Light Treatments, running me to Meridian for a Thoracentesis on Monday, and then there is a full-body bone scan on Wednesday.
I wondered if we would plant a garden–but the garden is taking shape in my heart. I have most of our seed bought, but I have a few needs. These are things I need to get coming soon. Otherwise, Cliff has been working on the master bath remodel–that doesn’t cover this remake. It was completely gutted and being revamped to the studs, you might say.
We thank everyone for your love, prayers and support.
When Mama Sweeps
~ Flo and Dazee feel the assault of the broom
I think this is hilarious. I’d been sweeping the kitchen. You’d think I’d been after them.
Sena, they look as if you had chased them with the broom. (OMG) The two coddled senior girls have not idea how privileged they are! I love the look on their faces –make it stop, Mama.
At The Window Together
~Flo and Dazee–girls it is cold outside!
I have been waiting for this. My boys sat like this by the hour. Heads like on a swivel as they watch the life out there. It’s 32 with freezing fog so right there’s the best. 😉
They went from that to this. 😀
We make a good life for each other & you did your part. No pun intended as it gives me satisfaction to be able to show you a snapshot of our life so you can see it was right.
Dear Sena, thank you for the Golden Years Placement for these two girls –one smooth coat and a Longhair. Not everyone could manage two–and all the quirks and quandaries, but you have more than found a way. After you lost your Weimaraners, it is healing for your heart and a satisfying second career for these two with you. We love that you keep us posted on their antics and the remarkable triumphs. Thank you for all you do!
Flo and Dazee
~Our Kingdom, Our Rules
Flo caught her 2nd squirrel last week. About 3 weeks ago they killed 4 rats. They (Dazee and Flo) are incessant hunters.
I had a woodpile that’s barely a pile anymore as there were little fuzzy things living in it. They were obsessed with the pile & dragging pieces all around. They spent hours at it. I went out after dark with LED flashlight & could see eyes not theirs. (Haha). I didn’t care as other than unpiling the pile no harm.
They’ve been skunked 3 times now with the last time last week. Each time less intense so perhaps they’re figuring that one out. Yes, getting the rats is ok with me.
Many can relate to the activities that seem to keep Flo and Dazee busy–and groan when they hear about the encounters with skunks. Can the Weimaraner learn to leave the striped kitty alone? What a nuisance these feral odor-anointing critters are–I am sure they do good, as well, but oh my gosh.
We have more Flo and Dazee news coming soon–they keep Sena busy but also grounded. For some, the Weimaraner is essential on so many levels. We appreciate hearing about these two Golden Year Placement Girls and their antics.
The Honeymoon is Over
~ Surveying My Kingdom
Well, not so long ago I adopted this old lady–her name is Sena, but I think of her as Mine. At first I was cautious and a little put off that Cliff and Shela let me go. I think I ought to write them a thank you note soon.
At my old place, I was one of many. Here (even though there is talk of a brother or sister) I own this place. Anyone coming in is going to adapt and adjust and play along. So, even if I am not young–I have game.
My Mom decided to clean up the yard a bit–burn some castoff branches, leaves, and whatnot. This is when I run wild. Seeing the opportunity, I snatched my Mom’s phone and ran like the wind. (Ruff!) She traded me something for the phone. Who won that round. Well, she was drinking a beer and I was plotting against her–so this time I snatched her beer and the chase was on. (Haha) Catch me if you can. Well, eventually the game ended–me the winner. My Mom laughing in delight. I think I am good medicine for the soul.
~In Western Oregon with Sena–Dazee
Well, Dazee–I am speechless, but smiling.
~ With Sena
Tonite. I expected her to wad it up but she didn’t.
I took her to town yesterday trying to get her used to riding. She hated it, stayed pissed at me the whole time. Would not ride in front with me & when we went to DQ for a cone she said up yours lady, & would have nothing to do with it. Even dragged across her nose. Too bad I had to eat 2. Haha.
Weims can be weird. She probably feared you would drop her off–her last trip was when we left her with you. Keep trying, as I know you will–she will learn you are not going to leave her anywhere.
~Just Think Pheasants
Are you getting tired of us gushing about Jager? I hope not because here is another email letting you know how amazing he is! The two hunting pictures I sent are of their hunting adventure this weekend. I have also included one of Jags in the snow this winter. He had so much fun with snowballs! Not the cold, but snowballs were almost as good at tennis balls.
Adam said his hunting skills are getting better and better. He points so well when he finds a bird. It sounded like this weekend he was pointing on 4 birds that were hunkered down and wouldn’t move until Adam got closer and then when Adam signaled to him he lunged to get them up in the air and all the guys got to shoot. Another time this weekend a bird had flown up and Adam shot and wounded it but it took off running on the ground. Jager was over with Adams friend and didn’t see it. So Adam called jags over and got him on the scent (the bird was nowhere to be seen at this point) and he took off running down the field, every now and then zig-zagging and then continuing on. After a while, the guys figured it was a loss and called Jager back… and here he came trotting back with a big pheasant in his mouth just as proud as can be!
Adam couldn’t be happier with the hunting dog he got and I couldn’t be happier with the little guy myself. He still is such an amazing dog and always good for a laugh!
Entertaining and More!
Adam said you sent a Facebook message asking for an update. Oh, where do I start?! He is such entertainment in our lives?!?
Adam took him hunting last fall and he did great!
We have been raising pheasants to help repopulate the area and when we went to release them a few got out in the wrong spot. Jager found them and retrieved them back to Adam, alive. Needless to say, Adam is a little pumped to see what Jags is going to do this year!
We still get non stop compliments on him. Either for his looks, how fun he is to play fetch with (he is obsessed with tennis balls), or just how sweet he is.This was from a boating trip we took. He was too exhausted from playing on the beach all weekend to keep his eyes open.
This is my view any morning I get to sit down while drinking my coffee. It really is constant entertainment with this little guy!
He really is such a fantastic dog and we couldn’t be happier to call him ours! ~Megan
Did You Notice?
Grayson is unique. First his father was a Longhair (Duck), and his mother was a Blue (smooth-coat Longhair Carrier). The fact the parents both carry the DNA marker for the Longhair (one a Longhair and the other a Carrier) means 50% of the pups will be Longhairs. There were three pups born to the litter–one was a Longhair. Looking at Grayson you would not imagine that his parents were so unique. There is something else unique about this boy too! He sports a full length (undocked) tail.
OwyheeStar gets quite a few inquiries that specify that they want the tail left intact. The Longhairs always have the undocked tail. The American Weimaraner Breed Standard calls for the tail to be left about six inches long. They suggest it to be a bit heavy on the length–not a shorter stubby tail. Tail docking happens sometime in the first week. Therefore, the person wanting an undocked tail must commit early. It also requires a larger than normal puppy deposit. Nonetheless, many people prefer this option to Show Breeder’s chagrin. Some countries have a ban of tail docking.
Sweet Boy Jager
A Good Disposition
Hope all is going well for you guys! I thought I would write you a quick email letting you know how Jager has been. What a sweet boy he is! I still can’t get over how good of a disposition he has. I have never seen my vet gush over a dog so much. It was pretty funny actually how he was about Jaeger. He (literally) got all the girls in the office to stop and watch him walk back to the exam room one time!) 🙂 Besides his great looks and sweetness, he has been doing great.
He’s Birdy Too!
My German Shepard Sophie just loves him, and they play nonstop when he is outside. Adam has been working with him a lot. We have a big pond near our house that Adam likes to take him to train. It’s perfect training ground for the little guy. He got extremely birdy a couple weeks ago which only made Adam even more proud! We couldn’t be happier with him!