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Paisley

We absolutely do love her! She sure is crazy but she is amazing

❤️

No Water 4 Me

The funniest story I think I have about her is the first time we took her swimming in the lake. We thought she would love the water! Well turns out she can’t swim at all and she isn’t too fond of the water either. Her body went straight vertical with her head above the water and her feet straight down with her arms splashing up and down! We were right off the dock and in shallow water but she didn’t know what to do! Her brother is a German short hair that loves to swim and loves the water but she won’t get deeper then her belly!

She is the center of her little universe. We wouldn’t change a thing.

Thank you! Ashley, Boise, Idaho

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Ashley, for sharing this funny story about Paisley. I am glad she is dear to your heart–quirks and all.

For those wondering–it can take a bit of knack to get your Weimaraner water-friendly. Even if they swam at OwyheeStar, they might balk when you present water. We have written a previous blog on getting your Weimaraner to swim–there are some excellent pointers–click here.

In the Limelight

~Our Charlie Mae Shines

Well, that is interesting. You might remember Charlie Mae as the girl who wears the Christmas lights every December. Here she is in all her glory–, isn’t this spectacular? Oh–what more can we say?

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Definition of limelight

 (Entry 1 of 2)1aa stage lighting instrument producing illumination by means of an oxyhydrogen flame directed on a cylinder of lime and usually equipped with a lens to concentrate the light in a beambthe white light produced by such an instrumentcBritishSPOTLIGHT2the center of public attention

Oh, the places we have gone!

Charlie Mae and Murphy–Part Two

Are You Talking About Me?


Both Weim’s are happy and healthy, every now and then Charlie seems to get an upset stomach (we can hear it gurgling) and she isn’t as interested in food, but we’ve had luck so far with a 1/2 of a table of Pepto Bismol, some plain vanilla yogurt, and raw pumpkin (we rotate between the various items) and that seems to help settle her stomach and she is back to normal.  Otherwise, both are in excellent health and are MUCH loved!

Shopping is Part of the Plan

We continue to read your blog articles and love to see all the new puppies that get placed and the common antics shared by all these awesomely mischievous puppies we all love so much!
Happy Holidays and lots of love to you all! The Spight Family


We had a fun full summer with lots of camping (8 trips!), ending at the Oregon coast (a couple of the enclosed pictures are from that trip).  Murphy didn’t like the humid cool weather, so our daughter put her jacket on him so he would stop shivering at one point.



Breeder Comment

What a life! I love going to the Oregon Coast. Thank you, for giving them the best life possible. 

Oh, the places we have gone!


Charlie Mae and Murphy–Part One

     ~ Home For the Holidays

Again, Shela, I am Wrapped up for Christmas


It’s been TOO long since my last update to you!  We are having a wonderful Holiday Season at the Spight house.  Charlie Mae and Murphy are doing great and have fully taken to their roles as our Fur Children!  Charlie is now 6, and Murphy is 5.

Shared Covers


They sleep with us EVERY night, Murphy prefers to be full-on under the covers (usually rotates to have his face sticking out at some point).  Charlie likes to rotate between being partially under the covers and out of the covers (I think she gets too hot).  The movement back and forth drives Jill a little crazy, but she still likes to snuggle with them throughout the night also, so they remain as permanent bed companions it seems.

Happy Holidays and lots of love to you all! The Spight Family

Breeder Comment

We are ever so happy to know your Weim-loving family. It is fabulous to know that both Charlie Mae and Murphy are doing well–at least doing Weimar type things. (Haha)

We loved seeing your annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Charlie Mae. I saw someone copied you–it was a Facebook post a few days ago. Don’t worry Charlie Mae–they cannot be considered the same as you–a Christmas Poster Girl. 

Ducky

Mindy Reports

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Ducky came into my life on his 8 week birthday.  My first Weimaraner, Ted, was a silver grey so I decided to go with a blue this time around.  People often ask me how I came up with the name Ducky.  I have a litany of answers:  he was born in Oregon, he was #7 of 9 in his litter – so  a lucky duck, he waddled a bit like a duck as a puppy, I’m Mindy Brown and there’s a famous fashion designer in NYC named Duckie Brown – but most important, I just liked the name, I found it unique and it fit him to a tee!  He has nicknames like Duskster, Duck Duck, Ducky Brown, The Baby, King of the Hill, my Angel, etc. but mostly he’s just plain ole Ducky.  He’s also my Hunter.  That hunting lineage is definitely at the forefront of his personality.  He’s always looking for something to hunt down – whether it be a fly in my kitchen or a squirrel running across my back wall.  He also thinks he’s a cat as he can leap and scale a 10’ wall.  He’s not so ball crazy as my last Weim, but he definitely likes to play – only problem is – he destroys all of his toys.  He’s definitely an elite athlete.  He loves to go to the park and play frisbee – loves to run on the beach and loves to go for rides in the car.  He likes to bask in the sun and lounge after his off leash hikes in an unincorporated area of Palos Verdes. He loves to play with other dogs and is as fast as lightning – always the leader of the pack.  He prefers to have a part of his body touching me and usually has a shoe, slipper or piece of my clothing tucked under his snout.  He likes to sit wherever I am and often times stretches a body part on me.  He’s also very loquacious – as he’s always talking to me – especially when I’m cooking in the kitchen or working on the computer.  But above everything – he loves loves loves to eat!  This dog has one mighty appetite and loves his fruits and vegetables.

I honestly didn’t think I could ever find an equal replacement to Ted, but after 3 years and several trips to Sun Valley – I put all my faith in Shela and Cliff – and my prayers were answered.  I had only two requirements:  a large blue male – and sure enough, I got that and much more.  Above and beyond all of his other great traits, he’s the SWEETEST and SMARTEST dog and an amazing companion!

Breeder Comment

Thanks, Mindy for choosing OwyheeStar. We appreciate the fact that you have stayed in touch. Most of all we appreciate the life you have made with Ducky. Thanks for this fun update. I know everyone is going to enjoy it.

Socks

Repurposed socks

      ~ Fun with Charlie Mae

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The Game–the way things work!

This continues to be her favorite game. Grab a sock from wherever she can get it – dirty clothes/clean clothes/from a drawer, it matters not!!! Once she successfully finds one, then she comes and finds us to make sure we see she’s got one.

It’s then time for the chase. This is where we run around the house after her, eventually, she jumps on our bed and with some negotiating she will drop it… It’s SO cute (most of the time), if you don’t co-operate with her plan, she’s been known to take out her frustration on the found sock… We just love this big personality pup!

Breeder Comment

We are in the middle of the Longhair discussion on the blog. It seems right to showcase one today. What better thing to have this from Will and Jill?

Yesterday, Charlie Mae was on the blog (her silhouette), but there is a lot more to the Longhair than that feathering. It has been some time since I talked about the Longhair Weimaraner. There are a very few OwyheeStar clients that don’t care for the look of the Longhair; however, by and large, most really love the idea–even if they don’t embrace getting one. Not everyone is going to like the same thing. That being said–much of what we have achieved is due to the Longhair DNA pool. Those who voice the loudest objections are often the recipient of the benefits.

Your family are adamant Weimaraner lovers–you have had nearly every look available except the Blue Longhair. We know Ellie, your daughter, hopes to one day get a second Longhair. Cliff and I still remember when you contacted us, and the only thing we had available was Charlie Mae. You met us to see what they were like and soon we heard that you wanted to add her to your family. It makes us happy to know you enjoy this lovely girl. Of course, you still have Murphy–the traditional Blue Weimaraner. He is much-loved as well. Thank you, for being a faithful and devoted OwyheeStar Weim-loving family. Here ( https://owyheestarweimaranersnews.com/2016/03/06/murphy/ ) is the last time Murphy, your Blue Boy appeared on the blog.

Now

Hemi

     ~ Joins Turbo and Sophie

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Happier Times — Turbo, Hemi, and Sophie

I haven’t talked to you guys in quite a while and I thought I would drop you a line or two. Hope guys are doing well. We are doing pretty good here but tomorrow will mark 2 weeks since we had to put our Hemi down. She was 13.5 years and pretty lumpy and bumpy. Her arthritis was getting pretty bad and she developed a chronic cough with sometimes bloody phlegm.

Peaceful Exit

Our vet came out to the house and she went peacefully over the rainbow bridge.

Zoey and Magnum

 

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From the Archives — Zoey and Magnum enjoying life on the sofa

Zoey and Magnum are now settling in with the new adjustment. Who will be the boss now? They are saying. Zoey still drags Magnum around by the collar at times. Do I think she might be the boss? They are very much like siblings.

 

Final Thoughts

Putting Hemi down was such a hard thing to do but I knew it was time. She still ate well and did her business outside and still wanted to go on walks, short ones. She was on pain pills 3 times a day and Rimadyl twice a day. We wanted to say thank you for such beautiful blessings in our lives.

Breeder Comment

What can we say? The passing of Hemi is a huge loss, but we all knew it was only a matter of time. You gave her the best of everything. Of course, she endured the new whipper-snapper crew of Magnum and Zoey. It is good those two had each other. I am sure it gave Hemi a bit of relief.

Thank you, Monica. You folks are more than OwyheeStar clients. It is like extended family to us. We have a lot of history, and I still chuckle at the stories of Turbo’s antics. All the joy and fun and yet it has to come to this. It is how the world works. Anyhow, we sincerely hope that Zoey and Magnum live a long and healthy life. Thank you, again, for being loyal and so much more.

Draping Lights

On Charlie Mae

     ~The Annual Tradition

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“Woof” “and now, every year it this with the lights.”

You can tell it’s Christmas time at the Spight house!!🎄🎄🎄. We got Charlie Mae 5 years ago just before Christmas and she wouldn’t leave the lights alone when I was trying to fix them and I wrapped her up. Been a traditional activity ever since!

 

Our Life With

Bella and Daisy

Our adventures and love continue each day!

Breeder Comment

Who doesn’t enjoy seeing the Weimaraner (or like in the case–the Weimaraners) engaged in life and all it brings? At the beach, checking out the water, playing in the snow and snuggling. Zonked (tongue out) making us smile. As one person on the Wait List wrote us yesterday, the shared experiences are a joy. Thanks to this great Pacific NW family for sharing their life with us.

Here it is their own words–

Shela and Cliff, I so enjoy your daily blog, it seems like we already have a pup with the opportunity we get by viewing all the wonderful dogs who have been placed. ~ Don

Seriously

Yesterday

Treasure Valley Tuesday

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(Nampa, Idaho) Even Charlie Mae and Murphy are wondering WHY are we getting more of this snow!!

Meanwhile at OwyheeStar

~ Western Treasure Valley–Oregon