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Arliss

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    ~ Arleen’s Arliss

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Arliss missing his mommy. I found him on Arleen’s bed kind of hugging the pillow. The fireplace is on in the living room but he chose his mommy.

Breeder Comment

I cannot fathom how they feel after such a loss. They love us so unconditionally–need us at every step. Prayers for you, Arliss. I know Eileen has you–loves you, too!

Vacation

Arliss and Jorga

    ~ Weimar Cousins

After sending Jorja’s Papa off to Montana, Arliss asked to take a vacation from his little brother and go to the beach with cousin Jorja. Of course, both mommy’s said sure.  Tomorrow and Thursday we get to go on the beach walk with Jorja’s mommy and other dogs.

Then on Friday meet a new friend Butters. ( Auntie. Eileen will try to send more pictures. ) Our friend’s mommy, Jeannie from Shasta, who visited me at Auntie Arleen’s when I was a puppy. I hope I remember her too. I go back home to mommy on Tuesday when Auntie goes on her first cruise.

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ArlissHugging my blanket after a long walk on the beach 🏖

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Eileen, for the updates and the various photos and videos. We had a little problem with the video but ended up posting it just as it is. We are happy to see you spending time with family–and Arliss with his cousin Jorga.

At Eleven

My butterfly Arliss.

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Arliss at 11 is doing great. I do see some age on him though.
Auto his little Terrier brother has added some Gray on his muzzle. He still enjoys going to the monthly weim meetups at Bill & Nancy’s when I can go. This July his cousin Jorga is moving to Washington State from Belgium. Will be a busy summer for all of us.
IMG_20180605_152751152_HDR.jpgI’m still fighting my fight with this cancer.
Doing chemo once a month and keeping it at Bay.
Stay healthy and enjoy your summer.
Arleen, Arliss and Auto

Breeder Comment

I think we can all agree to say a prayer for you–Arleen. It breaks our heart to know you are struggling; however, we know you are putting up the best possible fight.
We are glad Eileen (and Jorga) will be moving to the Pacific NW next month. Having her closer will be excellent. We send a healing wish as well as our support your way.

Walking Through the Fire

Arleen Needs Our Support

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Many of you know Arleen (who lives in Vancouver, WA). She gave me permission to post a few details. The last few months have been nothing short of trying–first, she required back surgery, and before she could turn around they found cancer. The treatment has not been kind, and there is the potential for additional bad news. Can we keep our fellow Weimlover in our thoughts and prayers? Thank you!

Arleen Writes

Attached are some photos of the boys and some of there friends. We haven’t made it to too many events because of the Cancer issue that has been over my head.  Auto and Arliss always find a way to make me laugh through all of this. Auto loves to run around with TP hanging from his mouth. Arliss likes being the calming big brother, and Auto is never too little for anything.

Was hospitalized this pass week, fluid on my Lungs; Chemo went good, but they sent me for an x ray afterwards and then ended up admitting me overnight. Fluid building up around my lungs, which is something that can happen with this cancer. They drained it, and kept me for observation, then had a CT scan and kept me overnight to make sure all that went smoothly. CT scan showed modules on left lung that could be cancer. Trying to say strong.
Note–Arleen is Jorga’s Aunt. You might remember she has made several appearances on the blog. Jorga resides in Belgium with Arleen’s sister Eileen. Eileen is a cancer survivor. We cannot put into words what bringing Jorga into her life meant but let us say it is closely related to celebrating life after cancer treatment.

Arliss and Company have also been featured many times on the blog. Thank You, Arleen! Here are a few of those appearances.

 

Cliff and I are confident you want to send healing thoughts and prayers to Arleen who has done so much for others–including the local dog park. She is a part of the Northwest Weimaraner Gathering, and we know all who have met her quickly learned about her big heart. Arleen, we are all wishing you fewer hiccups on the road to recovery. We need you smiling face out and about to make the world a better place. Thank you, for all you do.

Red, White, and Blue

Stylish Arliss 

13557673_1155845984474477_8096827537399678188_nThere is nothing that draws more attention or comments than the well-behaved and sleek-looking Weimaraner. Doesn’t Arliss look great for the holiday weekend?

All of us at OwyheeStar, wish you the best of holidays. Green graphics-fireworks-325975

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Young Arliss

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This Blue Runner Duck was introduced to the young Arliss. We can only imagine what he was thinking; both survived the experience. It was a good thing as the duck was a Christmas present.

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He is still checking out the birds. This time to his chagrin the pheasant has no bird scent, but it appeared on the deck. He did his duty.

The Weimaraner is a Versatile Hunting Dog.

               ~What does that mean? 

Here is the definition of a versatile hunting dog taken from the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (VHDF) website:

The versatile hunting dog is a foot hunting dog developed for work before and after the shot under a variety of conditions in the field, forest, and water.   Generally speaking, most of the versatile hunting dogs were developed in Europe during the 19th century due to hunting laws which required all game to be recovered after it was shot.  This change in hunting ethics led to the need for a dog that could perform universally at a range of tasks.  Breeders of that time took traits from the best of the specialist breeds and combined them into what are known as the versatile breeds today.  Because of the demands placed on them, versatile dogs must be intelligent, with the willpower to persevere and the ability to concentrate under numerous and variable conditions.  Searching, pointing, tracking wounded game, cold water retrieving, blood tracking and blind searching are all necessary capabilities for versatile hunting dogs.

Since most versatile dogs enjoy a long tradition of selective breeding for highly cooperative and trainable character, they make great companions in and around the home.  Well bred versatile dogs are highly intelligent with a calm demeanor.  These characteristics make them suitable family dogs as they love people and are gentle around children.

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My Blue Companion

He is nine years old. Here is a video taken on Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Birthday Arliss

We do a lot of things together. Yesterday, we celebrated his 9th birthday. Where has the time gone? Here are some photos from our journey.

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Breeder’s Comment

Thank you, Arleen, for the continuous stream of updates. We fully realize how busy life is for everyone. We have been included in your adventures, your travel, and the everyday life. It means the world to us. No, we cannot believe it was nine years ago when Arliss arrived. May he stay with us and continue to do well for a goodly number more. Each day is a treasure. Here is the last year’s birthday update for those that would like to visit it–click here!

Birthday Boy Arliss

My baby boy is 8 today. Dec. 1st, 2014

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Boy I can not believe that it has been 8 years!!!  What a journey.

How soon we forget about the busy early years, he is very content

laying under his blanket and only becomes restless at the 5 pm hour

when he wants dinner.

He has been a joy and will continue on for many more years.   ~Arleen

Breeder’s Note: It has been a joy to share via email, and photos all the things Arliss has gotten to experience. He is having a great life with you. One never knows how many years a wonderful critter will remain with us. We sincerely hope you get several more. Thank you for making each moment special.

Arliss in the News

Bark in the Park

 

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Arliss and Arlene at another event not so long ago…

Just wanted to share this with you.  This weekend is DogPaw’s big event “Bark in the Park” which is in one of our five off leash parks here in Vancouver.  We have been promoting and was able to get the news to come out and film yesterday.  It was fun, Arliss enjoyed it too.  We are going to have all kinds of games for dogs and humans too.

 

It’s going to be fun for all and for a good cause!!  DogPaw; All Volunteer non profit that maintain the Clark County’s off leash dog parks. 

 

Dog Owner’s Group for Parks Access in Washington county  ~Arleen  

 Watch for Arliss in the bowling segment………

 http://www.kgw.com/community/blogs/drew-carney/Bark-in-the-Park-Canine-Carnival–268952881.html <==See Arliss on the news!

Note:  Arleen is dedicated to making things better for dogs in and around Vancouver. We appreciate her dedication. 

Arliss

 

Arliss with the Blue Runner Duck some time ago

Arliss with the Blue Runner Duck some time ago

Arliss went to Vet yesterday for shots and I asked Dr Burton to look at lumps on his flanks. They have been growing and I’m worried if they get any bigger will they interfere with his leg movement.  Dr Burton agreed with my concern (they can attach themselves to the muscle which could cause a problem).  So sometime this summer he will have surgery. They all seem to be fatty tumor but one he is a little worried about.  Each flank has at least 2 that I see and feel, one is large, but it is above the flank area plus he has a small one on the rib cage.

I was wondering also if it was diet or environment that was the cause. Annabelle (my Terrier) had one in just about the same place as Arliss’s large one. She just had the one and we where keeping an eye on it. It was larger then Arliss’s. With her coat you didn’t see it and her hair was still growing on it. Arliss has lost his hair on his. They do say that the Weim’s are prone to them. Again is it just because they are easier to see on the Weimaraner?

Arliss and the Birds

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Arliss could not take his eyes off that bird, during the Humane Society walk.

Breeder’s Note: Fatty tumors, for the most part,  are not life-threatening; however, there are exceptions. Lumps and bumps should be checked. Cliff and I do not see many of these, but our Weims do not get a lot of treats. They are a modern vaccine protocol–we vaccinate for protection, and that does not require every year. We stick with the same food for everyone, and possibly these measures contribute to fewer of these non-cancerous tumors. Deli is 13.5 years old, and she has had a single growth removed a couple of years ago. There is nothing significant view-able to the eye.

Benign tumors usually require no treatment; regardless, they may need removed for various reasons. Failure to do so (in some instances) can lead to the loss of life. Sometimes benign tumors will attach (unseen) to a vital organ, and in turn take a life. The vast majority of people who have an older Weimaraner, report seeing a goodly number of these on their Weim. We read where another Weim recently had an issue with a couple of fatty tumors. It seems like a good topic. There is a lot that is unknown about the cause.