Category Archives: Penny X Dusty
Day of Rest
We have to get our beauty rest. We share our bed with our humans. It is vitally important that we have a good bed and plenty of room to stretch out.
Later (Emma and Alice)
A little sunshine and more comfort. Sometimes it is musical chairs we play.
Clearly, the weather is beautiful in this photo too! Cheryl reports these two girls are the best of friends and sisters. What more could we ask?
~No Matter How You Dress
We wish you a special blessing on this celebrated Sunday!
The photos were taken of Greta (OwyheeStar’s No Regrets) the week of Easter Sunday 2012. The lovely Gray Ghost wearing the bow tie is an OwyheeStar. His name is Miles (Livee X Blue).
We purchased Sterling from you in 2004. I believe he was born in early 2004. He’s been an absolutely amazing companion and family member. Our two girls who are 8 & 10 grew up with him as their big brother, and what a good big brother he has always been.
Still Going Strong
He’s in good health, and still very energetic. We recently had to put our dog Gracie to sleep, and have been thinking about bringing another Weim into our family.
We are delighted to receive news of Sterling–and thank you, for including a photo. Of course, we would love to work with you again. For everyone considering this same thing, here are a few considerations.
- Even repeat clients must fill out the application. This fresh information is needed to provide us with a clear understanding of your current lifestyle.
- There is a small fee to lock in a place on the Wait List.
- Yes, we typically have a waiting list.
- Predicting the time we will get the puppy for you can be difficult, if not impossible. Although we realize everyone wants to plan and speculate, there are too many factors out of our control.
- There is always the unknown; a mating may not produce a litter.
- How many pups will be born?
- The sex of the pups.
- In some cases, we cannot know the coat color or the coat length.
- The Wait List folks also have priority in the order they are on the list but keep in mind people change their mind along the way about a lot of things–timing, color, sex, etc.
- We do not do picks. Our matches are based on the information you provide, and the finding gleaned from our Discovery and Placement Test process.
- The Discovery and Placement findings effect the availability.
- We always consider the pup’s best interest first. Nevertheless, this is in everyone’s best interest.
- The importance of locking in a place on the Wait List cannot be understated.
- We use this list to plan future litters.
- Priority is based on your place on the list.
- We adhere to the order even when no one is looking.
- Plan to wait for an average of six-months. On occasion, there is no wait at all. Other times, depending on your preferences the wait might even be longer.
Hi Shela and Cliff,
We actually met two, Jade, a rescue pup that is now 13 years old, beautiful senior lady, and Winston, an Owyheestar pup. He’s five now. The owner had great things to say and we feel so good about our choice to go with you guys. I’ve attached a couple of pictures for you. Gretel is the one on the right, and the single shot is just Winston. His owner said he was a year old when he got him? He’s gorgeous!
~ A Sad Share on Black Friday
I have something I want to share about OwyheeStar Pups and Breeders Cliff and Shela.
A little over 4 years ago, I lost my Weimy “Smokey”, it devastated me. I wanted another one and my best friend Margaret, and my son Forrest, pulled their money together and told me to find a great breeder and I would get a replacement to feel the void in my heart and soul. God works in mysterious ways, because I found Shela, told her about my Smokey and how broken hearted I was. Lo and Behold, someone just a couple of hours before, backed out of buying a Weim, and was I interested in a silver grey male. I immediately said yes and flew out to Boise, Idaho. There I met Shela and Cliff, and of course my new puppy “Dusty”, named after his dad…
Then 2 years later I go another one, a blue female “Stormy”… Down the road I will get another one from them. They are the best and well worth the wait for a pup. No breeder is better.
Cliff and Shela thank Virginia Publicly!
Virginia, we thank you for posting these comments on our blog, as well as Facebook. People like you are why we do what we do. Thank you for all you do for these wonderful creatures. Here are a few photos — past and present.
Two Sisters for Cheryl and Dave
Alice is really really smart I was working on the down-command. She saw Emma do it, and then she did it. Alice follows that command now easily, like her sister Emma. She also loves retrieving tennis balls. Alice is socializing well; she has a curious but cautious nature about her. She is never still, except for when she sleeps. Her addition to our home, has benefited Emma’s health. Emma is in better physical condition. She has slimmed down from participating in joint ventures with Alice.
Note: In general, it is rarely a good idea to bring home a second female Weimaraner. Traditional wisdom tells us that a neutered male, and a spayed female has the best chance of avoiding fur-flying situations. It is a well-documented fact that two female Weimaraners will (more often than not) vie for top position. The art of vying to be the alpha female Weimaraner, can take on an ugly-look, even when you have a nice couple of Weimaraner girls.
A breeder has to be the gatekeeper. It is important to determine if a placement has an excellent chance of working. There are always going to be ups-and-downs with the raising the Weimaraner. There are many factors to consider when puppy placements are made. Those who work with the Weimaraner know there is any number of ways things can go sideways in a heartbeat. The folks that work with Weim rescue need us to do a good job. They should not need to run after us cleaning up bad decisions we make. :O)
Emma and Alice
They are great together Emma and Alice are really getting along well we are all a great pack Merry Christmas 🙂
Alice and Emma are having a wonderful time getting to know each other and bonding. Alice seems to watch and mimic Emma a lot.
Seven years ago I brought home Emma.
She has been perfect for me in every way. Emma was my favorite all-time Weimaraner, and I thought maybe OwyheeStar could do it again, and get Dave and I another gem. Alice arrived not long ago. We have been super busy since we got home with her, but Alice and Emma are doing well. They are getting to know each other, and bonding. Alice seems to watch Emma, and then mimic her a lot. It is very cute! Dave I love her, and she is my first blue. It is going to be fun have two Weims—one for each of us to snuggle with. When we are not available they will have each other.
Alice came with great instincts.
She will hide, bury anything that Emma might want such as a toy or antler – she will find a place in our out of the house. She used to bite everything and now she is gentle or licks anything. When she would bite I told her to stop it, now if she bites I say stop, she does. Some of this I feel she is training me and some I am training her. So far she is very easy and tries to please. Sleeps all night, uses the outside for her bathroom and doesn’t like to be watched when she is doing a #2. They are both so precious. Dave and I are having a wonderful time watching Alice grow and develop.
Breeder’s Note: Bringing home a second Weimaraner can mean unforeseeable challenges. Dave and Cheryl have managed to move forward very quickly. Emma is accepting of Alice. This is a huge plus, but even though many people hope for this scenario, it is not always the way the process happens. Sometimes the resident Weimaraner sulks, and acts-out. The humans, then must not over react. As with all things concerning the Weimaraner, it takes a knack. If you have a weak spot, the Weimaraner is probably aware of it, and know how to push your buttons.
Left is one of my Dusty posing for me along the side of the pool.
This is the first time Stormy and Dusty are apart…
(May 15, 2013) Stormy is with me in San Jose, caring for my mom. Dusty stayed home with my boyfriend this week. This is the first time they have been apart. She is a bit blue without him. But she has a swimming pool at my friends house that she can swim in everyday.
Breeder’s Note: Maybe you follow OwyheeStar Weimaraners both here and on facebook. If so, you read about Stormy and Dusty almost every day.
These are not the same Weims–they are Virginia’s Stormy and Dusty. Ours and Virginia’s Weims are all the Blue Weimaraner. Virginia’s Stormy is a Blue Longhair Weimaraner.
OwyheeStar’s Dusty is the father of both of Virginia’s pups. He is a smooth-coated Weimaraner, but he carries the DNA marker for the longhair.