Category Archives: Livee X Blue

At the Memory Center

~With Maize

I thought it might be time for a new Maizie story.😊  (Livee X Blue 02.28.12)

My mother is 95—almost 96.  To say that Maizie adores her is an understatement!  Whenever we bring my mom to our house, we have to put Maizie out in the backyard and seat Mom in a chair so that mom is in a stable place before we let Maizie in to greet her!  The greeting (crying with excitement, whining, nibbling on Mom’s hands) goes on for a full 5 minutes until we tell Maizie that’s enough!  Mom always says, “I wish everybody was this happy to see me!”   


Last summer, we moved Mom from Independent Living to Memory Care in the same facility.  On a long day of packing her former apartment, we needed to eat dinner.   Mom was hungry, and so were we….and we had Maizie with us all day.  (We brought Maizie’s food)  Where can we go nearby where Maizie would be welcome?  Jerry went down to the restaurant in the building my mother lives in.  He told the Maitre d’, “We would like to eat here.  It’s been a long day for us all, but we have our dog with us.  Is she welcome here?”  The astute Maitre d’ looked at Jerry with a gleam in her eye but in a serious tone slowly asked him this question, “Can you say she is a Service Dog?”  Jerry picked up on that!  He and the Maitre d’ communicated with their eyes!  Jerry recited back, “Yes—I can say She is a Service Dog!


We seated ourselves with Maizie—against a window, away from other guests in the restaurant.  We kept her on a short leash.  She stayed lying down….although inching herself under the table in hopes of spillage!  She was a good girl.  Her only faux pas was a short bark at a new couple who walked in the door!  Yes, we can say:  SHE IS A SERVICE DOG!

Love from Linda, Jerry, Maizie and Grandma (as Maizie knows her)

Breeder Comment

Thank you for sharing this story with us. We think you have done amazing this with this fabulous girl. Maybe we ought to mention this now, Maize shares the exact same lineage as Gabriel (our Russian Connection).

The Russian Connection

Gabriel (Livee X Blue)

~Gabriel and her Puppies

The Website Link

It was some time ago when we first met Ignor and began discussing a potential export of the first Blue Weimaraner to Russia. Eventually–we worked out the details. Knowing the trip would be very difficult, we insisted on a courier. Igor was gracious enough to work out a plan–we met the courier in Boise at the airport in the middle of the night. (Haha) Now, several years later, Gabriel’s story continues. We know several of you who have pups out of Livee’s lineage are especially interest. So, we asked to share this with you.

Recent Photos

Links to Explore

OwyheeStar’s Gabriel International Show Champion –the Blues cannot earn a regular Show Champion Title

Gabriel Show Stance

Gabriel in the Spotlight

We appreciate the opportunity to work with Igor and how he made this all come together on his end. It was no small thing–nothing we are willing to do regularly. This situation warranted all the extra effort.

Lexi

~ Western Oregon Suits Her

Lexi made it home! Bella is giving her a tour of the backyard.

It was love at first site! Doug said she did great. He thought she slept most of the trip. He offered her water but she didn’t want any. She has already had some water since being home.

Breeder Comment

You might remember we had shared that we had two Longhairs available for placement–both were a little older (about 12 weeks). We had given them each a name (you have to have a name at some point)–Lexi was known as Tilly. Her sister went to Florence, Oregon–she was initially called Harriet but now is known as Fiona.

We were happy to learn that both did well in their new placement. Bella (Livee X Blue) is teaching Lexi the ropes–giving her the grand tour.

Bella

~My Sweet Girl

I hope you are well. I got my beautiful Bella from Owyheestar back in April 2014. She is the love of my life. If I recall correctly Bella’s parents were Livee x Blue. Bella had a sister named Ruby who looks exactly like Bella. I sometimes wonder if they are twins. Bella is such a wonderful companion. Her personality is very sweet, calm and loving. We run together almost every morning.  

I used to have two weims (both passed away some time ago) and always knew I wanted a second. As I was visiting your website today I saw you have two longhairs available. I’ve always wanted a longhair. I was wondering if they were still available. I would be very interested in learning more about them. I can complete an application but thought the first step would be to see if they were still available.  

One quick story. Bella and I were hiking at Smith Rock State Park and came across another blue weim. We stopped and chatted and the owners said they also received their weim from you. Blue was the father but they had a different mother. I was so happy to run into another weim from Owyheestar.

At Eagle Crest –March 10th

Thanks so much!
Kim

Breeder Comment

There are quite a few OwyheeStar Weimaraners around the Pacific Northwest. It is always fun to have a chance encounter with another one. There is the group of Weimlovers who meet in Salem once a month–quite a few OwyheeStar’s typically are there.

We look forward to working with you as this process unfolds. Thanks for your loyalty.

Seven

~Celebrating Maizie’s Birthday

Name That Tune

Maizie has always been a teaser!  Here she is “talking” to us and trying to get our attention to play with her!🤣

The second video is the reaction to this video by my sister’s dogs in Texas as they watched/listened on her iPad!
🤣

Things Like This

~Injuries

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.

Breeder Comment

We were sorry to hear about these injuries. The athletic Weimaraner sometimes finds trouble–even when they are being well-behaved.

A Penchant for Paper!

      ~Naughty Maizie, Or Not!

No Paper on My Lips or Anywhere

You wouldn’t believe that this little beauty, MAIZIE, age 6.5, has a penchant for paper!  

You can file this in a chapter of “Weim Crimes!”  Yesterday, we left the house for an hour.  Maizie stayed home.  Usually always on our return home, she happily greets us—smiling, chattering, nibbling, wiggling with glee.  Yesterday she did not greet us.  Uh oh.   (She doesn’t greet us if she’s been naughty).   I found her laying in her living room sofa bed—ears back and shivering!  Uh oh.  Major telltale guilt!  We did a search of the house to find the “evidence” and came up with nothing!  We assumed then that she was just “thinking” about doing something naughty—reason for her guilty behavior.  That was, UNTIL…..
…..I went to make dinner!  Before we left home, I had printed a new recipe, Martha Stewart’s “Bacon-Mushroom-Leek Galette.”  It printed out on 3 pages.  I had left it on the dining room table.  It was nowhere to be found!  
BUSTED!  She didn’t leave a trace!  I had to reprint it to make dinner!  This is why we close our office door when we leave the house, can’t leave mail on the table, or leave a package in sight!  This girl’s got a penchant for paper!
Linda ❤️🐾

Breeder Comment

We cannot believe how smart this girl is, and as I replied–this is not her first paper raid you told us about. Old habits die hard. I guess the good news is it is paper—just so she doesn’t take to eating cash or important documents. (OMG)

Who Understands

The Weimar Mind

Maizie selected these 9 toys from her toy basket and put them all into a pile!

Breeder Comment

Maizie you are a smart cookie. You have a reason for each toy choice. Then, you know how you want them organized. Maybe one day we will catch on, too!

Charlie Blue

Change Happens

     ~ Here is Our Update

 

IMG_8500I am way overdue for a Charlie Blue update! Our lives have changed quite a bit in the last year. We got an English Bulldog puppy and moved from Boise to Seattle.

Charlie despised Bosa when we first brought him home. Bosa is almost a year old now. Charlie tolerates him, but he’s still not her favorite.

She prefers to snuggle with our kiddos and our cat, Ish. Charlie has made new friends in Seattle and she loves the ocean. I will never forget the moment when she first encountered waves. But some things never change.

She still loves retrieving, swimming, racing in snow, finding birds (even when we aren’t hunting), going on fishing and camping trips, running free, stealing food, ripping up pillows, and hogging the bed.

 

I create a photo collage of Charlie for her birthday every year. I can’t believe she’s five! We love her more every day. She truly is the best family dog.IMG_8487IMG_1451

Breeder Comment

Charlie Blue has an interesting life. We do so appreciate everything you have done with and for her. Thank you, for remembering us. It means the world.

Busted

Sunshine Calling

        ~Or What’s a Girl To Do?

LaBash's Maizie So Busted_3288
What’s a girl to do when sunshine is streaming right into the guest room window…right onto the guest bed…and I’m not permitted to have all 4 legs on the furniture in this house…and my masters are not paying attention….BUSTED Maizie!