Category Archives: Livee X Blue
My Life at Six
At the end of next month I’ll be “6” years old. My first photo on the Blog I was 3 weeks old! I have become for the most part, set in my ways. My mom and dad love me lots. They like to see me happy. I like truck rides, car rides, chasing balls or frisbees at the dog park, going into stores, going for walks with them—but my mom won’t take me running with her anymore because I like to pull her and stop to sniff or pee whenever I please. She says it’s no fun. When they go places where they can’t take me, they put smooth jazz music on for me. They always give me a “bye bye cookie.” Sometimes I find one of their socks to put in my mouth and carry around. Waste baskets are irresistible when they leave—they close doors to keep me out of those places!I have trained my parents to put peanut butter in the 4 corners of my Kong bone every day after breakfast. I have also trained them to give me 2 Quaker Oatmeal Squares and 3 blueberries every single day after the peanut butter.I am a huge snuggler and love to cuddle with my family on their laps. I am not allowed on the furniture or beds—as long as my hind legs are on the floor, everyone is content. I still carry around my “fleece” daily and flip it into a figure 8 to curl up inside one of the circles. I am healthy and strong. I am told my coat is beautiful and I have a great smile.I keep squirrels in line every day in my backyard. I am a happy girl.
A new toy?
Hmmm….it doesn’t seem like it.
My parents call it “The Cliff Collar.”
We sincerely hope that you are learning not to pull on the lead Miss Maizie girl. It was good to see you again. You are quite lovely and what a family you have there in Western Oregon. We love Chewy.com–they have a lot of great things. You are the second client in days who purchased from them. What can I say? They take care of people, and their service is extraordinary.
From Jamie & Shawn
Rebel just turned two years old. He acts older, in that he’s more laid back and shy around strangers. Some of our guests described him as ‘aloof.’ He is still very much a puppy though. He loves to play and antagonize Rogue who turned three back in February. The pair of them get along so well and are very good for each other.Shawn takes them out for a morning walk of 3-6 miles a day. In the heat of the day, they are happy to stay out of the sun and will laze around underfoot in the shade or cool temps of the house.Rogue loves to swing on the hammock. With me, or with guests, it makes no difference. He can almost manage to get up into the hammock on his own, but for now, he needs a little boost. Both enjoy being around the pool but both hate to get in. We imagine they call the pool “The Big Wet” secretly to themselves and are curious about why the people seem to want to be in it.Rebel has finally grown out of his ‘chew-on-everything’ phase. We’ve been working on a bit of home improvement to correct some of the marking and chewing he did as a puppy. We’re just about finished with new flooring and are looking forward to moving back in. We’ve been feeling a little cramped all piled into one room.We see a lot of Don and Maria who are former customers of yours too.Have a great summer!! Jamie & Shawn
Hi! I am Maizie. I am 5 years old. Recently I had an “owie” that had to be surgically removed. My roommates Jerry and Linda tried putting various contraptions over my head to try to keep me from licking it. I thought I would tell you about these.
I borrowed this blow-up donut collar from a dog named Bentley. It worked for him. I didn’t mind it because I could still lick my wound when my roommates weren’t looking. Eventually, I got busted. That led to the return of the dreaded E-Collar i.e. The Collar of Shame.It made me depressed. Jerry and Linda didn’t like seeing me like this. Here is a look at how sad I was.My roommates called around to pet stores and found me this really great one that allowed me to breathe, eat, drink, and for the most part—made it very difficult to get in trouble with licking. It is new on the market, called Scratch.No.Mor. It is like a giant turtleneck that is held together by velcro straps. They take it off of me for meals. They found it at Natures Pet Market in West Linn, OR. Check it out:
I am all better now. My stitches are healed. I don’t care about licking it anymore. I am back to chasing squirrels in my backyard.
Thank you, Maizie, for sharing that story and information with us! You rock!
~ Watch Maize by clicking on this adorable video!
Perfect weather as you can see by the sky. She usually knows exactly where we are going and starts whining with anticipated excitement. Today, however, we were driving in an unfamiliar location–and you can almost see her trying to assess and figure it out!Linda❤️
- Maizie Loves Blankets
- Maizie Shops Like a Good Woman
- Five Years
- At Cannon Beach
- Time Change Woes
- At One Year
Watch for her five-year update–coming next week. I know you cannot wait to read more about her life.
~No Matter How You Dress
We wish you a special blessing on this celebrated Sunday!
The photos were taken of Greta (OwyheeStar’s No Regrets) the week of Easter Sunday 2012. The lovely Gray Ghost wearing the bow tie is an OwyheeStar. His name is Miles (Livee X Blue).
Maizie Celebrated Five Years
This beautiful girl is “5” years old today 2/28❣ Happy Birthday Maizie‼️💕😍😘🐾 — in Gladstone, Oregon.
Being the Diva
We want to wish you (Maize) and all your littermates a very happy birthday, albeit a bit belated. We love seeing your beautiful face and reading about the antics. You are very entertaining but more importantly such a sweet girl. Thank you, and your parents too!
Ozzie’s 5th birthday was yesterday!
I can’t believe this amazing boy has been in my life for almost 5 years! I can’t imagine my life without this sweet, independent, funny boy!
He’s our cuddle bug and loves to give kisses! Ozzie loves the go to the bank cause he knows he will get cookies! Somehow he always knows when a trip to the bank is imminent. He’s such a happy boy who, when we come home from being gone, will wiggle his whole body, not just his tail. He wiggles so hard! Makes us laugh every day!Terrie & Ken (Payette, Idaho) March 1, 2017
~ The Russian First Blue Weimaraner
International Show Champion Title
Here are some photos of Gabriel taken in Russia–some when she was younger and the others are recent outdoor snapshots.
Gabriel’s owner sent a courier to bring her to Russia. We get quite a few International requests, but very few receive much consideration. There is a myriad of reasons we don’t seek these type of arrangements.
It is a lot of work to prepare for the International Transport of a pup. There are legal requirements that have to be met.
We will not export where the pup is traveling to a location that requires quarantine.
There are a lot of things that could go sideways; they are across the ocean from us.
- A health issue could arise–no one can guarantee a living creature will not develop one. Of course, it is our goal, but after so many years, we know it is impossible.
- The prized Weimaraner might not produce offspring.
- Anything could happen when this DNA pool is joined with their current DNA pool.
- The distance for the pup to travel and the obstacles are many. Even with a courier they arrive disillusioned and stressed.
- We live near Boise, ID–the west coast is a long way from most locations. Being near Boise complicates things. There are fewer direct flights, out of Boise. That means additional plane changes are required to get anywhere.
- The paperwork we acquired for the International flight is time sensitive. If anything stalled, it might have to be replaced.
- The cost is considerable. The workload for Cliff is an added burden.
We are very selective about to whom we share International breeding rights with for the above reasons plus others. We have limited time and resources. We are not Show Breeders. Igor wanted to bring the first Blue Weimaraner to Russia. That meant whatever happened it was going to draw attention. Dog politics are a thing. Over time, this has proven out well for Igor and those who have gotten Gabriel’s offspring; however, imagine if she would have failed to produce a litter? What if, she didn’t work out with his existing Stud Dog? Worse yet, if she failed to make a good showing, it would have been a lot of time and effort (and well as a huge chunk of change spent) for nothing. It is risky. We didn’t charge Igor more for Gabriel (even if we probably should have), but he had to pay all the expenses associated with getting ready to leave. They were substantial. He had to hire a courier because we would not ship using an International Broker Service. There are so many ways this could have gone badly, but it didn’t Gabriel (Livee X Blue) has made us proud. Thank you, Igor, for being a person of your word and doing great things with this Blue girl. We know it was not an easy task. It gets more complicated when you add the travel and the distance.
While running with Maizie this summer through Oregon City, she was scared out of her wits by the unnatural, un-godly monster sounds of barking seals basking on a dock along the Willamette River! She had never heard barking like that before! It frightened her! She jumped back, but was still curious. The video captured her reaction. Listen carefully to the seals bark! The next time we ran that route, she remembered and tried to avoid the area!