Category Archives: Maggie X Benton

The Boys

Never Boring

~Ever Entertaining

 

IMG_1733Sorry Pops, we need both rafts cause Coopers getting bigger, you can sit on the steps….

Never a dull moment. The addition of Coop has sparked new interest in Luke and our lives. We are gearing up for many new adventures as we navigate selling our home, moving to an apartment a few blocks away and then transitioning to our place in the desert eventually to retire. Our boys have proven time and time again just how versatile they can be and remind us that we should be too and to not take things so seriously.

The boys focus on the fetch regardless of sirens, fireworks wind and waves…

IMG_2100We had the gray ghost, the blue, then there were long hairs ,,, what that a polka dot Weim?

IMG_2207These guys are getting comfortable sharing whatever they are dealt,,,

IMG_2197They will take whatever they are given,,,, guess I sleep at the foot of the bed

As always Shela I hope you and Cliff are doing well. We so appreciate the care and kindness you 2 put into everything you do for these adorable creatures and those whom you guide through the rearing process.

 

Love and Light ~ Cal

Breeder Comment

We so appreciate the update with all the photos, etc. Thank you, for the exceptionally kind words and endorsement. Of course, we have known each other for a very long time–all due to our Weimaraner connection. Who knew this would become a thing? And, indeed it is as well as being entirely life-changing. We would have never guessed. We are glad the whole experience blesses you.

A bit delayed

Bayou

~ At the Office

I know it has been a long time but I’ve been meaning to email you for a while!
Bayou is doing fantastically! I now work in an office at a design firm and she comes in with me all the time and absolutely loves it (and so does everyone else). She loves doing just about anything as long as she is around her people. When she has to be alone, spends her days napping and sunbathing. 

She’s honestly the best and I can’t imagine my life without her. Thanks so much for making it possible to have this wonderful dog in my life.

Breeder Comment

What fun to hear from you! We are delighted to see and hear the news that Bayou is well-socialized and a fantastic family member. Of course, this is exactly what everyone dreams will happen. The Weimaraner can be challenging–isn’t it worth it?!?
Thank you, for thinking of us as well as being a great Weim-loving family.

Cooper

With Luke

~ Makes us a Two-Weim Family, Again!

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The boys are doing very well.
Cooper is sleeping through the night in his kennel and has only had 3 pee learning experiences in the house in 10 days.

I think we are on our way, thanks to your great pre-training. They get along pretty well. Now for the 8-hour drive to the desert on vacation, figure it will be best to stop along outbid the way stops for potty breaks as the rest stops and main exits see 1000’s of visiting dogs which could pose a problem until the pups received his final Parvo shot.
I’ll keep you posted – thanks again.

~Cal — (17+ Years and we are Still Talking about the Weims)

Breeder Comment

Thanks for being such a loyal client. It looks good to see Luke tolerating the new upstart. It sounds like things are going well. Enjoy the vacation–it should be an excellent time of bonding.

Beyond the Pool

The urban retrieve!

When Luke is not swimming in the pool in the desert he doubles as a backyard urban retriever in between runs in the park.

Well Deserved Rest

    ~toy corraled between his legs

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He has proven to be one of the most adaptable dogs we’ve had … Cal

Talking About

Water

     ~ and the Weimaraner (photos of Stackhouse)

Recently, we have been discussing the Weimaraner and water. Many of you have succeeded beyond your wildest dreams. Others have doubts that you will ever see such a thing happen. Comments from some naysayers include the struggles with water in any form–the bath, the sprinkler, and for heaven’s sake that stuff that falls from the sky. It is out to get your beloved family member. Nevertheless, there are some that are Okay with a bath, and not with a pond. Some wallow in every puddle they find–the muddy ones are their favorite. Swimming has nothing do with their joyful mud bath.

We have exhorted you to get the Weimaraner water-friendly. Achieving the retrieve and working them into a pond is how we at OwyheeStar approach this process. Nonetheless, Weims may swim for many reasons.

For Example, This!

     ~Cal’s Luke in the Pool

Cal writes, “he loves – loves – loves the pool – he even jumps without a

Retrieve task just to be with me”.

Friends

Some Friends You Choose

       ~Others Select You

 

Davidson's Ellie Shares 1

 

This darn thing won’t leave me alone!

 

 

 

Davidson's Ellie Stays Warm2

 

Also, it’s cold outside

 

 

 

Breeder Comment

Dear Ellie, I see your kitty is still stalking you—or more aptly getting in your space in your previous report ( click here to see Ellie and her kitty in an earlier OwyheeStar Blog).

It is hard to imagine how life could be more to your liking even though you share your space. The furniture looks comfortable, the blankets cozy. We know the stove will soon be lite to keep you toasty warm. What more could a girl want?

Planned

Lazy Saturday For Ellie

Robert reports on Ellie, “She’s doing well, sleeps in on Saturdays.”

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With the weekend around the corner, Ellie shares her typical Saturday look.

 

Davidson's Ellie resting_0153More Chilling (if the snapshots stop)

 

Davidson's Ellie cat_0057More resting with the cat

 

Davidson's Ellie Ignoring_9976if I ignore it, maybe it will go away

Breeder Comment

Apparently, Ellie lives the dream life that many of would enjoy. Thanks for thinking of us Robert!

Remember When?

Last Summer

Mystic’s Mom updated us and let us know they were going to become a Two-Weim Family? Click here to read that blog.

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January 4, 2017

Here are a few pictures of our two pups. Mystic is still not convinced that a second dog in the house is a good idea. It turns out she prefers them if they do not live with us.  Sage loves everything and everyone. Mystic was easier in every way. Sage is loving and excited and endearing.  This has definitely earned him a spot in all of our hearts.

Mystic Runs The Show

Mystic actually does a great job, she brings him toys and raw hides except if it is the one she wants. She sometimes knows when he needs to go to the bathroom or needs to eat. She is also teaching him boundaries and personal space. So it goes…

We are finally settling into life after second Weimaraner addition. Thank you. We love them. (*The humans in the pictures are some of the human children.)

~Jennifer

Mystic

At Three Years

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I am writing to request an application for a second Weimaraner.  We got Mystic from you three years ago.  She is lovely, gentle, sweet and smart.  I can trust her everywhere we go.  She both protects and relaxes when she knows it is safe.  

Last December, we moved out of the city into the “country”.  We now have 5 acres out near the Skykomish River.  Between Mystic being 3 and well established with us and having more space we have been thinking the time is right for a second dog.  When I saw your email saying that you have a surplus of blues, Juan and I both agreed that this would be a good time to let you know.

Unknown-2We would love a second blue.  I am mostly looking for compatibility for Mystic.  She is neither the “alpha” nor the submissive type.  She will stand up for herself and let her boundaries be known, but quite diplomatically.  She is a peace maker.  She does know how to communicate what she wants and how, but does it so sweetly we all just give her what she wants, unless it is not safe or healthy.  Mostly, she makes us laugh and often just by being herself.

Superficially, she is gorgeous!  We get endless comments about how beautiful she is every time we go out.  

I have been sorry to hear about your health.  I am quiet on this end but watching and sending prayers for good health. I hope that things are getting easier. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer and Juan

Breeder Comment

5 Blue Males-Zula Blue X Blue Week Four-120.jpgThank you for your continued interest. We have followed up with you as you know by now. We are so happy to hear about Mystic and her life with you. Thank you for all you do for and with her. We appreciate your personal comments and prayers as well. They mean the world to us.

New To The Water

Swimming

 

I’m a very happy person today. I haven’t found any safe place to take the dogs swimming until today. Willow is 3 and Ruger 4 so I was concerned I’d be dragging dogs into the water and then having them sink. Silvi (my first Weim) refused to swim but could float for 30 minutes. You can be proud and pass this on to Cliff please, their early training kicked in and they were swimming back to shore over and over again. Willow had to be brought in by her collar still but if I was in the water with her, Ruger came in by himself. I think this will happen pretty fast as he seems to like it and she’s fast getting content in the water.

Ruger rested on the way home, Willow watched the scenery. So different but they LOVE each other very much!

Breeder’s Comment

Sunday’s Blog featured Ellie at Quinn’s Pond near Boise, Idaho. This is a littermate to your Ruger. As you might remember, he was captured swimming (or water retrieving). Click here if you missed that blog or want to review it.