Category Archives: Mollie X Zeke

National Dog Day

Lucy and Luigi

I just heard on the news today was national dog day. I thought I would send you this pic of the kids. We had some photos taken at a studio this past May. We had met these people at the Pet Expo we went to in April. We have about 30 different shots. We also have this beautiful book that was made for us that was included in the photo shoot!! Bob and I are in about 5 of the pics with the kids but all the rest of them are of the kids. I’m sure I’ll use some of them for my Christmas cards this year. As you know Lucy turned 10 this past July and Luigi will be 10 in October. The year is going by so fast!! I hope you and Cliff are well. I enjoy reading your blog every day. Take care and give all your Weim kids an extra treat for national dog day ok!! LOL!!

For the Weimlover; it is Every Day!

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Water Work for the Weimaraner

Versatile Means there is More than Water…

We have always preached the importance of achieving the water retrieve. Some folks never achieve it, but if you get on it early and stick with the process, your Weimaraner can swim too. The hiccup happens once the adversity to water, or the idea that they don’t swim is ingrained.

We can still hear Ray asking us if Cooper would swim, and retrieve ducks. We think that question has been answered. Here is Cooper doing his water work.

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Versatile slips over into other areas

A true versatile Weimaraner is more to the family than an all-purpose hunting dog. Nancy and Ray have a multi-facet life of the best kind. Gus (the old guy) and Cooper join them in nearly aspect; they don’t travel to the tropical vacations. Nonetheless, they spend a lot of time hanging out, and doing grand stuff. Nancy is a dedicated runner with a closet full of ribbons, and medals. You know what I mean. She gets it done. These guys have joined in her during training.

Ray and Nancy can be seen hiking, and involved in community projects. Almost always (when appropriate) you will find the Weim kids with them. Hunting, hiking, traveling, exercising, and resting are done together. Here are a few of the most recent moments when they took the time to capture a photo of their adventure. We send you (Ray and Nancy) a huge thank you on every level. We are blessed to know you, and to share our love of this breed with a family like yours.

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Gus and Cooper

Ray and Nancy have been a part of our lives for sometime. They don’t write a long novel-like letter. Instead, they make short comments, and send photos. We are talking about a lot of pictures. Today, we are going to share their story in photos. You will notice first there was one Weim–Gus; then they added Cooper.

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Ray and Nancy share their lives, and pretty much everything they do with Gus (who has the blue collar) and Cooper (who sports the red collar). Nancy is a long-distance runner (and that description doesn’t due her justice), and they are avid hunters. These photos reflect their lifestyle. We appreciate all they have done, are doing, and continue to do for Gus and Cooper.

The Weimaraner = Couch Potato

Ray and Nancy’s Gus on his Bear Rug

Gus loves his bear rug!

The question could be asked, “how can such a high-energy critter, become so comfortable for hours sitting on (or laying glued to) the sofa?” As many of our long-time OwyheeStar clients have discovered, the Weimaraner has two speeds–on and off. I suppose it might be said that they can idle when hunting, but I wouldn’t know myself (Shela) because I don’t hunt. There must be occasions when the Weimaraner pokes-along looking for things when there is no-scent, or sight of prey. However, I am not positive that I know what I am talking about when it comes to field work.

Gus enjoys the sofa too!

Comfort is Important!

Nonetheless, the Weimaraner enjoys comfort as much as their human-counterpart–of this, I am sure. Nancy writes of Gus, “He is under the covers.” “He is wrapped in his bear rug.” These more-than-comfortable (spoiled) Weimaraners are commonplace among the OwyheeStar crowd.

Jill writes, “ I’m always sitting in the chair across from them (Odin and Uli), and it really makes me smile to see Uli crawl up with Odin and work her way in.” ”He just softly growls his annoyance.”

Uli and Odin enjoy (share) the couch

Gus & Ray Limit

Ray and Gus with their Doves

It is with incredible delight that we read the blogs about Weims. Just wanted you to know that our young man, Gus is doing well.Above is a photo of his work yesterday (Sept 18, 2011). He got a limit of doves, kissed his people, and napped soundly. He is such a character and totally rules the roost. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Breeder’s Note: We are thrilled Nancy, to hear of Gus’s success and your interest in our OwyheeStar Blog. People like you make it possible to post the updated blog five days a week. News and photos are important. It is fun to be able to publish news for other Weimlovers. In addition, we try to write a few articles or add tidbits of information. Here are a couple of links for those wanting to know more about doves. In Eastern Oregon, we are seeing an increased Eurasian Dove population. We have many year-round OwyheeStar resident Eurasian Doves. Click here to read what the Oregon Department of Fish and Game has to report on doves. Click here to see a photo of two non-native Oregon doves being spotted on a regular basis.

Ray’s doves appear to be the morning dove variety. Ray and Nancy live and hunt doves in Washington State. We know they also travel out of state for bird hunting. There are various types of doves to be found in Washington State.

This may make people wonder why someone would shoot these small birds. Knowing there is not a lot of meat on a quail or chukar, then it begs to question how much meat would be available on the tiny dove? Generally the breast is the only part salvaged.  It takes quite a few doves to make a meal, but despite the work to prepare them, they are surprisingly tasty.

You might remember CZ

CZ as pup

Time Flies by …

It seems not so long ago that CZ was a pup….a pup with a lot of potential. She left OwyheeStar and went to live with Elton and Bonnie. Where she has had the best of both worlds–living in luxury and hunting whenever possible.

She is one of the many compact hunters we have raised over the last decade. We have kept her lineage alive and have saved what we deemed we needed for the future. CZ’s Mama has retired after giving us many wonderful offspring. Offspring were have been able to share with people like Elton and Bonnie. Thank you Mollie!

If you would like to read more about CZ (or read some of CZ’s many notes click here! It is clear that Wild Winds Ranch continues to be a favorite haunt for CZ and Elton! Here is the latest photo for you to enjoy…

Elton, CZ, and the birds at Wild Winds Ranch

Thank Elton and CZ for making sure we have been kept abreast of the hunting success over the last few years. We here at OwyheeStar wish you continued success and CZ a long life!

CZ Writes

A Young CZ in the field

Dear OwyheeStar Family,

It’s been eons since I’ve written but please understand I’m a very important, busy crown princess with many responsibilities.

Think of you often, nonetheless, and want to let you know I am doing well.   A bummer of a hunting season, because the old man decided to become half crippled, but throughout the ordeal mom took me out every day for long, long runs, so I remain the best conditioned canine in town.  The old man did take me hunting a few times, bless his heart, in Oregon and California, and we did conjure up maybe 20 or 25 pheasants, but it was pretty pathetic what with me doing all the work and him just limping around.  The good news is I talked him into a hip replacement, and he’s already behaving like a suitable hunting companion again.   Actually, I may miss hanging around the house stretched out in front of the fireplace all day with that comatose Jack Russell I live with, but I do love to be afield.  The old man says I’m schizophrenic:  a hunting lap dog with two personalities.   But one of ‘em sure likes to hunt!

More Birds Please!

Luv ya’ll and do write if you find birds,

CZ

Note: CZ (short for Cubic Zirconia) is an odd name but the old man had run out of gem stones it seems and thought this might just work. I am unique and my name aptly fits me don’t you think? Nevertheless, I am not and inexpensive substitute for a diamond. Ask Mom and Dad too. They will affirm my worth and my expensive tastes.

A note from the old man who lives with CZ (AKA Elton) —

CZ is truly amazing.  She is a superb hunting dog, a perfect home companion, and ceaselessly sweet in disposition.  She has become Bonnie’s dog on a day-to-day basis.  But she’s always up for a road trip, and she hunts tirelessly given the opportunity.   It astonishes me she can be so mellow on the home front and so  focused on birds when there’s a shotgun in sight.

CZ is Compact high-endurance hunting companion……

She doubles as a snuggle-bug

Breeder’s Note: We thank Elton and Bonnie for allowing CZ to use the computer (on rare occasion) to drop us a note. The updates are greatly appreciated. For those interested in a pup similar to CZ Cliff has some hunt bred litters he is accepting applications for at this time.

~SHELA AND CLIFF

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Note: If you are part of the extended OwyheeStar family or on our waiting list, then please feel free to share your questions, comments, pointers, insights, experiences, and valued tips. Please keep in mind that all of our information is based from our experience and is our personal opinion.  Information found within this blog and on our website is not meant to replace that of your personal Veterinary. We are not licensed Veterinarians or licensed Vet Techs. We do not give treatment advice, diagnose illness, or consider ourselves the final authority on Veterinary medicine.
You may print or copy items ONLY for your own personal use! This Blog, information, and photos posted herein are copyright protected and remains the sole property of Cliff and Shela Nielsen. No unauthorized use is permitted. Owner’s Weim pictures are used with permission and the photos remain the sole property of their owners. (Confidentiality–OwyheeStar does not share names, phone numbers, Email addresses, or other contact information)

Gus of Selah, WA

Gus rules the roost!

Nancy wrote on March 22, 2010–Yes, Gus rules the roost. What can I say? He is a hunting fool, and a kissing boy. He is currently sleeping on the bed as Ray and I are at the Medical School working today.

I love the Bear Rug!

He and Rudy (black lab) go for a run everyday. He retrieves bumpers everyday, and generally gets all the attention in the house.

Life is good with Ray and Nancy..

~SHELA AND CLIFF

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Note: If you are part of the extended OwyheeStar family or on our waiting list, then please feel free to share your questions, comments, pointers, insights, experiences, and valued tips. Please keep in mind that all of our information is based from our experience and is our personal opinion.  Information found within this blog and on our website is not meant to replace that of your personal Veterinary. We are not licensed Veterinarians or licensed Vet Techs. We do not give treatment advice, diagnose illness, or consider ourselves the final authority on Veterinary medicine.
You may print or copy items ONLY for your own personal use! This Blog, information, and photos posted herein are copyright protected and remains the sole property of Cliff and Shela Nielsen. No unauthorized use is permitted. Owner’s Weim pictures are used with permission and the photos remain the sole property of their owners. (Confidentiality–OwyheeStar does not share names, phone numbers, Email addresses, or other contact information)

No Fairweather Hunters here…

Hunting in North Dakota...

Steve hunts frequently with his 2 OwyheeStar Weimaraners (Tonto and Cosmo). Living near Bismark, ND means some great opportunities for upland game.  Some people feel Weims are fair weather hunters but as you can see Steve hunts during the entire season regardless of the weather. We thank him for this photo update….

Starting the Season with a Rooster!

Last Hunt of the Year!

We appreciate our hunters……..

We especially appreciate those photos taken in the field…….

Note: Steve sent several other working pictures that we may be able to post at a later date. It is so great to see his success. We do know the extra effort it is to take actual hunting photos. When you are in the field you are busy hunting. Photos are wonderful later, however, at the time you are there to enjoy the moment.

~SHELA AND CLIFF

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Note: If you are part of the extended OwyheeStar family or on our waiting list, then please feel free to share your questions, comments, pointers, insights, experiences, and valued tips. Please keep in mind that all of our information is based from our experience and is our personal opinion.  Information found within this blog and on our website is not meant to replace that of your personal Veterinary. We are not licensed Veterinarians or licensed Vet Techs. We do not give treatment advice, diagnose illness, or consider ourselves the final authority on Veterinary medicine.
You may print or copy items ONLY for your own personal use! This Blog, information, and photos posted herein are copyright protected and remains the sole property of Cliff and Shela Nielsen. No unauthorized use is permitted. Owner’s Weim pictures are used with permission and the photos remain the sole property of their owners. (Confidentiality–OwyheeStar does not share names, phone numbers, Email addresses, or other contact information)