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At Six

Our Beloved Zeus

     ~ Celebrating Six Years (December 10th)

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6 years ago yesterday we brought Zeus home! I just want to let you know how thankful we are to you and Cliff. He is such a wonderful dog! We love him so much! He has a personality like no other dog we have ever had.
 
my baby boyFrom the moment I saw him, I fell in love with him, and my bond with him grows even stronger every day. He’s such a silly boy… always keeping us entertained. He is also a perfect companion for me and enjoys doing things with me. Hiking and swimming are his favorite things!
 
I have him enrolled in a class now called “Obstacle Course.” He loves being in school again! In it, he learns to go over and through all sorts of obstacles. He has to learn to go through it slowly… ha-ha that’s funny! Zeus go slow?? He thinks it’s an agility course and buzzes right through it!
 
In the last class, we had he learned to stop in between each obstacle and stand and wait before he moved on. He was such a good boy! Another challenge for him is to wait his turn while the other dogs have their turn. He loves it so much he doesn’t want to wait. I bring lots of stuff to keep him entertained while he waits and that seems to work well. The teacher has been very impressed with him!
 
Thank you again for 6 years of happiness… I am looking forward to lots more!
 
Have a very Merry Christmas also!
 
Jeanne & Zeus

Breeder Comment

Dear Friend and Weimlover–we are thrilled to hear from you. We remember the day you picked up Zeus (as well as Gibson). Gib need a ride north because of issues that with his families travel from Canada south. It was so gracious of you to help out another family.

We have enjoyed the many updates on Zeus life, and your Facebook snaps too! It warms our hearts to know he has brought you so much joy and is so loved. Of course, we hope he lives a long life–so we wish you many more birthdays to celebrate. Thank you, for all you do with and for him. We are indeed blessed to know you!

Birthday Boy

Six Candles for Zeus

birthday 3Yesterday (October 17th) was Zeus’s 6th birthday! (Shela) I know we always see each other’s posts on Facebook but I also like to keep in touch with you by email.
 
Zeus had a busy day yesterday! First thing in the morning he went off to daycare to play with all of his friends as a special treat! He loves going to daycare when he stays at the kennel when we go on vacation. I can tell because he runs to greet the girls when he goes through the door!  He seems to be very popular there also. The girls always say what a sweet boy he is! 🙂
 
The night before I made some homemade Chunky peanut butter doggy biscuits to take with him for all of his friends and his human friends got chocolate chip cookies from him!
 
 After he came home and had his dinner it was time to open his present! He doesn’t play with toys so much anymore so he got a “Bully Stick”. It was a present from his Grandma in Buffalo, NY!
 
Well after that it was picture time. I like to get a picture taken with him every year on his birthday. He cooperated very well so I know he was tired out! Haha! You can see from his eyes that he had an exciting birthday! 😉
 
I just want to thank you again for such a wonderful dog! I love him so much! Time goes by much too fast…. it seems like yesterday he was just celebrating his first birthday! He is still a big puppy to me… my baby. 
 
Jeanne & Zeus
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Breeder Comment

Cliff and I are happy to read that Zeus is well and celebrating his 6th birthday. Thank you, Jeanne, for always remembering us. We truly appreciate it.

Former Dog Atheist

Gibson Changed Me

20227140_10159237879455434_996088219_nGibson is my first dog. I grew up afraid of them and never thought I’d want one in a million years. Gibson has completely changed me.

I’m a Pile of Goo!

There’s a part of my heart I wasn’t using until we got him and I often say that I feel sorry for myself for the life before Gibson and what I was missing. I saw this written by someone else a while ago, and it’s definitely true for me!: “I used to be a dog atheist and now I’m just a pile of goo!”. ❤️

20289630_10159237879460434_1366154918_nWeims are definitely special. They are so intuitive and I’m pretty sure he can read my mind.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear how Gibson changed your life. There is nothing we could add to what you have shared. Thank you, for loving him and sharing with us.

Cool Treat

From Gib’s Mom

      ~Lisa Spoils Gibson

Watermelon Gibs


Tell Me Again Why I Need To Wait While You Take a Snapshot

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I froze about 10 of these.

I put them on a cutting board and froze them that way… but of course, they then freeze to the cutting board. They were not easy to get off… a slim knife works to shimmy them off. watermellon

He loves fresh watermelon too!

I wanted to make some bite sized ones in the shape of little hearts… but I couldn’t find my heart cooking cutter.

I like to have bite sized treats along with bigger ones. Anything that can’t be devoured in one bite… Gibson chooses to take over to his special spot on the carpet to eat. Funny.

Breeder Comment

Lisa and I were talking that a Silicone Mat on top of the cutting board or a cookie sheet might work better. Our Weims always wait for a piece of watermelon, but we have never made the custom cut out frozen treat like Lisa. What a great idea.

The Weimaraner enjoys a refreshing treat on a hot day as much as you do. Of course, you would not have to make fancy style treats–the Weimar would relish the ragged and odd shaped piece just as much. This bone shaped treat is so much more aesthetically pleasing and if it makes Gibs happy and feeds your soul at the same time, what could be better?

Pup Cakes Anyone?

Gibson’s In!

17917942_10158686224300434_2525140279777395204_oGit dem pupcakes in the oven, Woman!

 

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Lisa, for the recipe too! Click Here! And here is something else to check out ( Doggy Dessert Chef )that we think you will like too!

Gibson clearly is excited to sample the pupcakes. I think he would be more than OK with the raw batter. Unlike bread dough, it would be safer–the yeasty bread expands in the gut and can cause severe gut issues. Just remember, it is equally inviting to the Weimaraner. They think anything within reach (even if they have to jump six feet) is meant for them.

Five Years

Hi, Shela & Cliff !

I haven’t talked to you in a while but I think of you all the time!

Time Flies

Zeus just turned 5 years old on the 17th! It’s hard to believe how time flies! It just seems like yesterday that we were picking up our sweet little puppy from you!

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 This picture was right after his birthday party. Yes… we had an actual party for him! His two best friends were there. Louie is a black Standard Poodle who we met in obedience classes when he was almost one. He has seen him just about every day since then. Louie’s mom and I are great friends now thanks to Zeus!

Also, his new girlfriend “Jazzy” who is a French Bulldog mix was there too! A strange combination but he loves her and now Jazzy’s mom hikes with us everyday also!

I want to thank you millions for Zeus…he has been such a blessing in my life. He is my constant hiking companion (we still do at least 5 miles a day) He just loves it! It’s good for me too! He always gets lots of hugs and kisses every day and is a constant source of entertainment for Mike and I.

Effort Pays Off

6He has settled down a little since he was a pup..haha! You can finally see the results of all the obedience classes he has taken. He is such a smart guy! I can’t imagine my life without him in it. He always brightens up my day! 🙂

I hope you and Cliff are doing well… I think the world of you guys and it makes me happy to see how much time and effort you put into all the puppies you have. It must be rewarding to know that you have made such an impact on so many people’s lives by introducing them to their best friend!

4Love,

Jeanne & Zeus  

Breeder Comment

Thank you ever so much for all you have done for and with Zeus. We also appreciate your updates. They mean a lot to us. Happy belated birthday Zeus!

Involved

Zeus and the Christmas Tree

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We have seen the Weimar at the Pumpkin Patch, the Tree Farm, and even in the Hardware store. Being a part of our lives is what is they do!

Zeus joined JeAnne at finding the right tree, decorating it, and then admiring it. He fell asleep with dreams of all that is to come. Oh if we could imagine what he knows and imagines would it not be a hoot?

Breeder’s Comment

Thank you for giving Zeus the life of a Weimar’s dream. What else could we say?

Zeus & Kiah

The Blossoming Friendship

You may have seen this picture on Facebook, but I love it so much I just had to share it with you!zeus
That is Zeus’s kitty sister Kiah. They have grown up together. She is a couple months older than him. We brought her home from the shelter about a month before we picked up Zeus. I wanted to make sure she was secure and knew all the hiding places in the house before we surprised her with a baby brother!
They have enjoyed playing together but as a puppy we had to make sure he knew not to be too rough with her. She has never scratched him but nibbles at his ears once in a while when he gets a little rough. Luckily they have never hurt each other and have lived in harmony. 🙂
Lately, though their relationship seems to have blossomed! Sometimes when Zeus is sleeping, she will quietly walk up to him and lick his nose and forehead. I don’t know if this is a sign of affection or if he tastes good to her! Haha!
I just find it so sweet and feel lucky to have a dog & cat that get along so well! I love to watch them together!
I hope you enjoy the picture as much as I do! Have a wonderful evening and take care. I hope you are feeling well!
Jeanne & Zeus

This Week at OwyheeStar

 Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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Wet fall weather has arrived. Along with that pumpkin carving and pumpkin season. We bake them, carve them and feed them to our Weimaraner. If you don’t know, this (plain pumpkin from a can or fresh) is a good thing to feed your fur family member. If they have loose stool (not formed or even diarrhea), pumpkin is considered a natural cure. It makes a great snack. Roast a pumpkin shell and carve into slices and freeze. Most Weims love this!

This Week on the Blog

This week (again) had so many great posts. If you missed them or want to revisit the posts, here are the links.

Sunday— October 25— First Snow

Monday — October 26 — Adventures with Tripp

Tuesday — October 27– Luna Quirks

Wednesday — October 28 — Bennett

Thursday  — October 29— Olli

Friday  — October 30— Maggie

On a very personal note

The focus is still on the packing and sorting of forty-five plus years of accumulation. Cliff is working on the remodel and making significant progress. It takes ever second he can carve out of our schedule. We were hoping to be move ready by the first of November, but the date keeps getting pushed back. It would be hard to believe we would not be in by December no matter the status.

I saw the Lymphedema, massage specialist. He understands I am working harder than I am supposed to; however, I am doing well. There is an accumulation of fluid from the wrist to the elbow. He worked on it and it loosened, but it is an ongoing battle. I try to limit the time spent on the keyboard and doing heavy work. Both of those are difficult to avoid. The encouraging news is that I am doing better than most of the other clients with a similar problem. We are trying a bit different approach due to the demands of my lifestyle. It seems to be working. He and a nurse are keeping notes I think. They both know the compliance factor has been lower than I would like to give. Nevertheless, I am doing what is possible. No one can ask more. I am indeed fortunate.

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As Always

(Note–this is another repeat, but a special thanks to all you who read it and came through for us.) I still have some material left unused. I will make every attempt to use all of them, and before long I know we will run out. :O) That is what always happens.

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. That being said, we are especially grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. It is tough to write the script for photos. Other times it is only a note and no pictures. If we can quickly find some photos, this is not a huge problem. If there is any way possible, it is most helpful to get both–at least three sentences along with the photos. Being stretched thin on every side means we are in desperate to keep enough material available to create the daily blog with minimal effort. Sometimes having to write the whole blog (with all the OwyheeStar Weim interruptions) can mean working it more than two hours–so as you see what you send is so important.  Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming–we need the updates. DSC_0134edit

Pastoral Blessing

Of Course, Zeus is Blessed!

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A little update for you… today my friend Barb and I took Zeus and her Standard Poodle “Louie” (Zeus’s best buddy) to a church here in Blaine for a blessing! They had a special little service where you could bring any pet and have them blessed by a Pastor. It was really cute!
 
The only pets who attended were dogs, and it was nice that Zeus got a lot of compliments on being “a really good looking dog”! For some reason, it seems like I get a lot of compliments on him from men! LOL! Everyone always seems impressed by seeing a Weimaraner too. I’m so proud of him and love him so much!