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To Grammy’s Garden We Go

Goldee’s note about her Grammy’s Garden adventure!!  

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Every Week

Every week we load up into the back of the Subaru and go to our most favorite place in the world, Grammy’s acre. There’s a routine, dad does a five point turn to back into the driveway, we bark and make all kinds of ruckus, the Grammy’s open the drive way and swiftly get out of the way while mom opens the back hatch and we ZOOM out of the car and into the backyard.

The Drill

The first stop is always the fresh kiddie pools that are poured just for us to splash and enjoy. Next up laps around the acre, make sure everything is still in place and try to spy all of the new garden trinkets the Grammys have added. And then it’s time for fetch. Mom and Dad know the drill, each armed with a Chuck It and Maverick and Autzen go back and forth around the acre chasing their balls. I prefer to stick to my heritage and hunt all of the small critters that are taunting me from the fence line and the chickens – oh the chickens!!!  But we will leave that for another day, because today I want to tell you all about the delicious fresh veggies my Grammys have planted just for us!
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Our Barrels Filled to the Brim

We each have our own half wine barrels planted to the brim with our favorite veggies, carrots!!  But that doesn’t stop us from helping ourselves to the fresh beans growing on the fence line or Maverick jumping into the small veggie garden to help himself.
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Emma’s Apple Tree

The Acre is also home to Emma’s Apple tree, Emma’s the girl that brought me into my mom and dad’s life. Now I get to enjoy the apples Emma once spent her summers eating-that really makes my mom happy!
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Exhausted We Head For Home

After a few hours of playing and getting to enjoy our fresh fruits and veggies we say our good byes, get leashed up and wait for mom and dad to help us into the car – it’s a big jump after such an exhausting afternoon.
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Snitching Tomatoes From My Other Grammy

(This ones from our other Grammy, I helped myself to about four tomatoes before dad hide the planter inside her craft room!!)
I hope all of my Weim friends siblings and half siblings get the same royal, fresh treatment at their Grammy’s as we get at ours!

Breeder Comment

Dear Goldee, you have the best Grammy’s Garden ever. We love that you have your own barrels of goodies. The endless banquet is pretty amazing. It is a beautiful experience on every level. You and Maverick are beyond spoiled –as it should be!

Crazy For

Garden Fresh Carrots

20247911_10100293471947178_6621653713752737520_oThe Weimaraner loves their veggies. The fresher the better. Grandma Terri captured this photo of Maverick (a young Blue Longhair Weimaraner) Crazy for her Garden Fresh Carrots. His big sister (Goldee) is a fan too!20273121_10100293477501048_1441024680_o

 

Holly Says

They can’t get enough of their carrots!! My moms have even planted each of them their own veggie half barrels. They can’t wait for things to start sprouting!

Breeder Comment

Many of you who live in Western Oregon know and love Terri Jacobson. She is Grandma extraordinaire and Holly’s Mama too! Beyond those two fabulous roles in her life, she is known to many for her pet and critter photography. She captured these photos last year during a visit to Grandma’s garden.

Dutch

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Dutch and Molly (my Grandmother’s OwyheeStar Weimar)

This is our Dutch dog. From the very beginning, you could tell he was going to be a great hunter. But to tell you the truth he’s always going to be my kid. When he was just a babe I started him out young training him with pheasant wings and of course ‘the ball.’ Dutch wouldn’t stop..and in his training he became great.
I decided about three years ago to teach him how to swim. ( Oh, he was 2 years old when he first swam.  ) Mind you he always liked the water. Short hairs usually don’t like the water but he’s a mix* because his Dad is a Longhair. I’d thought I’d risk it. We live on some pretty big water in Boring, Oregon along the Sandy River. The day was hot and water just right. I started him off slow throwing him a stick a little farther each time. After a few trial by error and gulps of water Dutch learned to raise his head and use that long whipping tail as a rudder. By that rate I couldn’t stop him from taking the plunge, jumping in and swimming against the strong currents. Dutch is unstoppable. Thank you, soo much for the joy you’ve brought into our lives. He’s really such a great dog!  😘 ~ Bonney

From Bonney’s Mom–Jane

Dutch has been the best of all the Weimaraners that we have owned.  Some of that may be due to our own growth in how to train a hunting dog, but most of it has to do with his personality.
He plays alone with a stick ball or blanket…throwing it up into the air and pouncing on it, tossing it and chasing it on his own while he spins, jumps and prances.
He plays well with other dogs, too and will lower himself to their level if they are small breeds.
Of course, we treat him like a human member of our family, but he has his own dog bed and toys.  Bonney has assisted greatly in his training to hold or stay.  He will allow Sam to walk around the area while he is on point (hold) and Dutch loves to dive into the brush to retrieve.  He does not like to come back empty handed.  He has also been swimming in the Colorado River and loves the water.
Mom’s dog, Molly, was born about 12 days after Dutch.  Mom and Bonney keep me up to date!

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to get news for both Molly and Dutch. It is so great that they are doing well. Bonney, we thank you for the lovely video of Dutch swimming. 
*Bonney says he is a Mix–she means that Mama (Cindee) was a traditional Silver Gray smooth coat Weimaraner, whereas the litter was sired by Stackhouse who is a Longhair Weimaraner. Although a great percentage of the OwyheeStar pups learn to love the water, Stackhouse most certainly is a strong swimmer. Nevertheless, most Weims swim because a few things happen in the right way. One thing that really helps is getting the strong recall and the love of the retrieve ingrained. This strategy can work in your favor. Some folks who do not want a bird dog allow their Weimaraner too much freedom–they get the idea they can play keep away. They do not retrieve to hand. Achieving these two necessary skills opens additional doors of opportunity for the hunter and the non-hunter. It is important. Believing it is possible also is key. Getting the Weimaraner to swim is doable! Even in the most reluctant of swimmers, it can be achieved, but exposing them to water early on is best. 
Our puppies swim before leaving here when the weather permits. See the first swim of 2017 below.

At OwyheeStar Earlier This Year

The Sadie X Stackhouse Litter

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Birthday Fluff and Fuss

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Happiest of Barkdays to my sweet, sassy, naughty, fluffiest girl. I can’t believe you are already four! Here’s to many more romps at Grammy’s, hunting quests of play dates and to getting your very farm. ~ Holly

Breeder Comment

The very recent birthday celebration didn’t go unnoticed. Goldee (click here to read more about this amazing girl in previous blog posts) is a superstar. Of course, Grandma Terri, keeps us supplied with the professional photos. Holly and Joe keep us in stitches reporting her and Maverick’s antics.

She is the Poster Girl Extraordinaire for the Longhair. Join us in celebrating another year of fun. We sincerely hope she lives long, and continues to do well. Her sweet face is needed in the sometimes toxic world. Thank you, Holly, Joe, and Grandma Terri. You are awesome!

Making Magic

A behind the scenes Look

Terri Jacobson and her crew are nothing short of amazing. They make it look easy, right?

Boom

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Weim Crimes

Is A Thing

haffeys-goldee-prima-donnaThe Modeling Mogul Prima Donna (Goldee) has her moments. She loves the camera for the most part. Unless it were to interrupt a search for vermin that might gross out some who adore her. She has been known to nab a mouse or gopher. Recently, the turkey leg search was captured on video. Seriously, poultry is dangerous once it is cooked. They can eat the entire live bird with no ill effect. Cooked bones are another matter. Thank goodness this was more a search than a find.

 

We are honestly not sure what this says about the humans who love their Weimaraner. haffeys-goldee

Houston, we have a problem

Not A Party Problem

The Weimie party was fabulous as always. We had a wonderful time and we got to meet Francie and Maddie. That little Francee is adorable.

haffeys-goldee-prima-donnaGoldee was in rockstar-form when we arrived. Poised and beautiful.

Halo Issue

However, I’m afraid Goldee’s halo has fallen and is now severely tarnished.

Haffey's Goldee Gopher.jpegYes, the little girlfriend dug a 10 ft trail chasing a gopher down.

Holly was somewhere on the other side of mortified and terrified. It probably didn’t help that many of the weim moms stood there holding our sides from laughter and in between the howls of laughter I was taking photos the whole time.

That is quite the little huntress you built.

Buck’s mom Beth was the hero as she tried to pry the little bugger out of Goldee’s mouth. Apparently “drop it” only applies to tennis balls and not true treasures like gophers.

Terri

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Goldee on the Runway

Modeling

       ~for the Gold Paw Series

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Just Saying

Uh Smiling

13475122_1084056771642583_3865260076246861217_o.jpgThe Weimaraner leaves us wondering and at other times laughing at their expressions. This Sunday smile is aimed toward you and whatever you find yourself doing.

Goldee is a Portlander–a Longhair. Her primary job is that of being a fluffy coat ambassador. Her Grammie is a pet photographer extraordinaire (Terri Jacobson). It is good that she loves the lens because she sees it often. She is most certainly her own person. We can only imagine what going on between those fluffy ears.

Three Dogs–Two Longhairs

14022231_10100132095681508_5475360087074737719_n.jpgYes, Goldee has two siblings in her household. One of the two is another Longhair.That little guy in the middle is 8 months old today!! It seems like just yesterday Goldee and Autzen wanted nothing to do with sharing the spotlight with just one more puppy.

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Here is what else his Mama had to say about him today–

Someone figured out how to help himself in the garden today!! He is a total carrot monster!

The Carrot

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A good leader knows how to use a carrot to get the desired result. They are healthy treats too! The carrot (as an imaginary enticement or a snack) is a way of encouraging a positive attitude. You want to foster the idea of the Weimaraner wanting to please you. Oppositional behavior never leads to anything positive.

Fun is another component that works toward building success. Being upbeat and making your training fun is going to yield benefits of the right kind. Maverick and Goldee are two Longhairs who live and play in the Western Oregon area. Thanks to Terri Jacobsen (grandma extraordinaire) who is a well-known pet photographer. She captures moments like this for all to enjoy.

Blue Fluffy Female-10Holly is rather addicted to the Weimaraner and quite possibly more addicted to the Longhair than she ever thought possible. Eventually, she will get another fluffy angel to teach to snuggle. Goldee has a mind of her own I guess. All she needs is her very own halo don’t you agree?