Category Archives: Previous Pup Update
~ First there was Koda–now Mylo
Mylo is everything we hoped for. He is super lovable and smart. While he may not exactly love his kennel during the day, he’s great at night. He sleeps until I wake him up to go out and goes back to sleep with little to no fuss!
Thank you both for adding this adorable little guy to our family!!!
Five of the ten Dixie pups went to either a direct referral–or more typically a repeat client. Yes, two of these loyal OwyheeStar folks flew into Boise to carry their pup home as their carryon–one to Salt Lake City and the other to New Hampshire.
While we are very cautious about the longer distances, some folks work out to be excellent placements. First, the right kind of Weimaraner placement is more important than location. We do what we can–we also meet the most interesting folks along the way. Thanks to Koda and Mylo’s family who live right here in the Treasure Valley. We appreciate you!
~Emphasis on Hunting it Seems
Moxie and I wanted to check in and let you know we had a great day in the fields on the last day of Pheasant season here in California. It would’ve been better had we gotten a bird but we only saw a small hen and 1 rooster that day who proved to be faster than my mom’s quick draw and shot.
Smart, wild birds are my favorite! But that’s ok, we had a good day of awesome nose work and exercise. Next year we will get them!
Happy New Year to all the OwyheeStar Weims out there, especially the ones living life on the farm in Treasure Valley! ~ Chrissy
The bird got away is a common theme. (Haha) Regardless, Moxie would have retrieved it were it possible. What a great experience to be out hunting together. Thank you, Chrissy–for always remembering us with your newsy updates. They are fabulous!
This was our second Christmas with our Dash. As you can see, he’s grown up quite a bit from last year at this time. He continues to be a happy, healthy and handsome boy. He just has the best disposition and we love him so. We just wanted to let you know that we are so grateful that we got him from you. All the best to our OwyheeStar family. Audrey & Dave
Thank you for sharing this lovely photo of Dash. We are thrilled that he more than met your expectations.
She is really enjoying her new house and already knows her crate is her home and we can hardly keep her from hanging in it all day!
We are pleased that she likes her crate. Sometimes the crate training is hard to master. It is good to have a right-sized safe-feeling location. Once they accept it, then the only other hurdle might be if they get territorial. The Weimaraner can be protective of their space–it is a good idea to move the location of the crate from time to time. This helps prevent them from protecting their corner of the room so to speak. (OMG)
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGOND
~December 29, 2018
Christmas came and went and now the New Year is all the rage. Monday is, of course, New Year’s Eve, and then we will start chewing away on 2019. How quickly the year’s pass. Many a friend has commented that 2018 was not all that kind to them. Nonetheless, it was time allotted.
We had a little event in the neighborhood on the day after Christmas–one of the neighbors took out the power pole (it was an encounter with farm machinery)–our power went off just as the First Responder’s Bowl (with the Boise State Broncos) was getting started. The game had already been delayed due to the weather–lightening. Cliff called in the outage because we guess folks don’t know you should do that. Idaho Power came out and got us going in quick order, but the football game ended up being canceled. Can I say it was a bit disappointing for the team and their fans? (OMG)
This week is a busy one–we are slightly short-handed with the holiday, you understand?!? Nonetheless, between what Christina could offer, Cliff and I have managed to keep up. (Haha) We heard from a client who got a Weimaraner from us eight years ago. We had not had much contact since the first year or so. It was excellent to learn that Penny is going strong and much-loved. Her newsy update will appear on the OwyheeStar Blog this week–thank you, Dionne. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to working with you again. (BTW) So, there is the puppy stuff which is taking us more than one direction, but also the application replies as well as inquiries. I suppose we get about a hundred inquiries most quarters. Of course, many of those come to nothing.
This Week On the Blog…
We continue to marvel at your kindness to us–keeping us apprised as well as the faithful who Email us updates to help with this blog. (Hurrah–we are blessed indeed!) It was heartwarming to hear that Mesquite is doing excellent after her brush with the life-threatening incident. We learned yesterday that her stitches are out and she is getting back to her old ways.
Sunday— December 21 — Comfort First
Monday–- December 24 — Waiting for Christmas
Tuesday — December 25 — Merry Christmas
Wednesday —December 26 — Two Weim Household –First OwyheeStar
Thursday –-December 27 — Rain or Snow–ready to go
Friday — December 28 — Remember Mesquite
On a very personal note
Cliff and I had an uneventful Christmas–our Christmas Eve family event was canceled — twice. We no longer plan to try to make something work as I understand it. It is a situation where the flu-bug hit twice, and then there is the scheduling thing from here on out. We have to be out of town two days this week. There are other things as well–it was kind of sad as Christmases go, but we had each other. That is a lot more than some folks have so for that we are ever so thankful.
I am putting away the Christmas. We await the arrival of the Great Granddaughters to pick up their gifts. We don’t know exactly when that will be just yet. Ashley was feeling ill two days ago. (OMG) We did have a little visit with Christina and Jacob–it was great to have the time with Jacob. That is one of the ones we rarely get a visit from, so there is that. (Haha)
On The Mend
~ Beyond Lucky
I wanted to let you know that Mesquite is on the mend–finally, I think! She is one mighty lucky dog. She was within a whisker from disaster.
I took her off the Carprofen and put her on the Duralactin. The Carprofen was just knocking her for a loop, all she wanted to do is sleep. She is normal now. I took her for a short walk this morning. She was bugging me to go. I am sure she gets tired of being cooped up in the house. I am sleeping on the couch right next to her crate at night. She goes out once during the night. I also keep her from licking the incision. I keep a T-shirt on her at night.
The fluid has gone down a lot. I sure don’t want to have to put a drain in the wound.
She sure is a good dog, never gives you any trouble. She will let you know when she doesn’t like something. For example–she doesn’t like to be sprayed with the Vetericyn Plus. It might be cold, I wouldn’t think it should sting. That stuff works! She sees me coming with the Vetericyn, and she starts doing the slow walk, with the head down.
She is feeling a lot better. I hope it continues. This an impossible time to have to get into the vet, with holidays.
We are happy to hear that Mesquite continues to improve. It was a scary accident, to say the least. I am glad you are getting her off of the Carprofen (AKA-Rimadyl). We understand it is the go-to anti-inflammatory drug of choice. Nevertheless, we have the first-hand experience with a young Stud Dog who had a severe reaction. After taking the medication for a few days, he developed uncontrollable seizures–we lost him as a result. He was not even six-months-old. Then two other clients who used the Rimadyl had a similar experience. We recommend trying to avoid this drug if at all possible. We are happy you have opted to move to the Duralactin. Anyone interested in learning more about how this product works should click here.
~Ready to Go!
Walk or run–we usually do about 2 miles walking and up to 4 ish running. They love getting out although want to chase squirrels . This is usually in addition to the dog park. They have two different cold weather jackets and then their rain jackets. And yes, we try to get out every day otherwise the house becomes a race track/ jungle gym, lol!
This is our coats for cold with a chance of rain and we always wear the glow in the dark collars.
We are so happy the boys love helping you stay exercised. We get it–you do it for your sanity more than your health. (Haha) We love their glow in the dark collars. It is essential when you are out for the early or late runs.
You might remember that we adopted a puppy that was formerly called Ruby from you folks. We changed her name. Since she is a “Blue” Weimaraner we renamed her “ Sky Blue”. We call her Sky.
Anyhow, we wanted to say we are very happy with our Weim (Sky), she will be 1 year old Dec 31. Her genetics are fantastic. Thanks
Thank you, for remembering us. We are thrilled you are delighted with Sky.
~From Cliff and Shela
@ OwyheeStar Weimaraners
We send you greetings from our home to yours. We hope you hear happy sounds, and if not that you make a few yourself. If you need some inspiration here is a little share might be just the ticket.
Winchester’s first Christmas.
Chester has been such a good sport during this holiday season. He seemed a bit confused about the tree in the house at first he gave me that “I’m not allowed to bring my stick in the house but you get to bring in the whole tree?” Lol. But he has been a very good boy for the most part. He even posed in front of the tree with his Christmas sweater and hat! He will be so excited to get his presents on Christmas day! I can’t wait for his first Christmas.
How you delight in everything Chester makes our heart happy. We are glad for your beautiful friendship. You make it all magical–thank you. Merry Christmas –enjoy every moment. We know you will.