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From Arlene

Arliss praying to the Snowman snow glow for snow to run and play in.

Also wanted to let you know my nephew Kort will be in contact with you about getting a pup.  He will get you out the application as soon as he think he is ready.  This is his 1st pup on his own.  He has a lot of childhood memories with my 1st weim.

From Christine

Click on the link to see a very cute Christmas presentation …..

 Featuring Milo

Milo lives in Texas and sometimes his daddy deploys. During those times he has a very important job on the home front. We pray for Joe’s safe return and that Christine and Milo do well while they wait for Joe’s return! Christine’s mother has our infamous Wolfie. Weims run in the family!

Patricia Sent us news on Annie

Annie is doing well, she never goes to the bathroom in the house.  She chews on everything we really have to watch her the little poop! She is very sweet most of the time.  She is growing so fast she weighs 38 lbs.  We opted for a small tree this year.  I am sure you know why! 🙂 I hope you enjoy seeing these pictures of her with Christmas horns, very cute.  I bought her a Santa sweater but she has already out grown it.  Wishing you and Cliff a very Merry Christmas!

Max and Chamo

We are just loving Max. 

He and Chamo play constantly.  He’s still peeing in the house but I’m hopeful that it’s improving.  Need to have the carpets cleaned soon though. 

Max is going to be a BIG boy! 

I am amazed at how fast he’s growing and at the size of his feet.  He already climbs up onto the couch and recliner without help.  Unbelieveable!  He’s like a moose the way he lumbers around.  He’s such a sweet boy. 

Way calmer than Chamo was, nicer to the kitties too.  Eats like a horse.  It’s hard to keep him out of Chamo’s food since he’s figured out how to use the pet doors to get into the garage where we feed her.  I have been kenneling him when I go to work.  That’s a long day for him but without it, he’s chewing walls and getting into the trash and other naughty boy things.

So, again, thanks for our new family member.  It’s like having a new baby around, only easier.

Milo

Milo is doing great!

At Lake Georgetown

My Ball has holes...

He is growing up to be a wonderful, and incredibly intelligent little boy!  He’s still the superstar at daycare.  I couldn’t believe it, but the employees at his daycare continually tell me he is the “role model” for the other dogs.  I think to myself, “Milo?!!  Really?!!”  

Sometimes he knows how to really manipulate and push to the limit, but come on, he’s a weim. It’s expected. 😉  I honestly couldn’t have him any other way though, he’s perfect.

Milo and Christine Snuggle

When Joe is away, he knows he can launch onto the bed and steal his place in the bed.  When Joe is home, he slinks into the side of the bed next to me, thinking Joe won’t know he’s there.  

Milo The Little trickster..  

The bed is divine!

We’re getting ready for Joe’s next upcoming deployment in a couple of months, but I think Milo has already gotten used to him not being around.  Sometimes when Joe is home, he sees him sitting on the couch next to me and gives us one of those “what the heck is this guy doing in my seat?” looks.

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Joe and Milo

 He’s the best little boy ever!  

I am so happy you matched me up with him, honestly.  He has the best personality and is the best stress reliever when I come home from a busy day.  Thank you so much!!  

The photos are of him lounging around and also at Lake Georgetown.

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Smiling Milo

Breeder’s Note: Milo lives in Texas where Christine is a practicing physician. It is great that Milo can provide stress relief for her. Furthermore, he is there when Joe is deployed. How special is that?

You might also find it interesting to note that the infamous Wolfie (click here) resides with Christine’s parents in Omaha, NE.

We send heartfelt thanks to all our loyal OwyheeStar clients. Thanks for all the referrals and for all you do with and for your wonderful Weims.

Hank

Hank's New Favorite Hot Spot!

We just had to laugh at your blog post last week about weims and heat vents, sunny spots on the carpet, etc.  We installed a new gas fireplace insert a couple weeks ago.  After Hank overcame his initial fear of the fire and fan, he discovered how nice the heat feels.  It doesn’t look very comfortable to us, but this is his new favorite spot!

Remember When?

Everything else is great with Hank.  He will be 2 this July, and he is very smart, always exciting and happy, and pretty calm (most of the time!).  We are still in love with the pup!

Hope all is well with you!

Suzanna and Will

Hank Pumpkin Art

OK so all of us are not this talented but we can all appreciate this work of art!

 

Hank and his Pumpkin Face

 

Great job Suzanna, and Will!

Thanks for remember us and sharing with the extended OwyheeStar Family!

Christine Reports..

Milo with the perfect head…

Life is good!

Hello!  I just wanted to say hello and send you some recent pics of little milo.

Milo 6/2010

He’s doing GREAT here in Texas.  He goes to daycare twice a week and absolutely loves it!  His nickname from the staff there is “milo with the perfect head”.
They give many kudos to you for such a good-looking and well-mannered dog!  He also has a dog walker that comes on the days he doesn’t have daycare, and they have become great friends.  He gives her a bath with kisses every time she shows up, she always lets me know she doesn’t need a shower for the next week 😉
He’s such a perfect buddy while Joe is away in Afghanistan.  When Joe and I get a chance to video chat, whenever the Taliban lets us, Joe talks to Milo on the camera, and Milo tries to figure out where the rest of Joe’s body is on the computer screen. 😉
Note: Here is a perfect example of someone who has done well with their Weimaraner. Christine knew it would be work but even as a professional (actually she is Dr. Christine) she made time in her life for Milo.

Also if you are surveying OwyheeStar and thinking about a puppy we have a litter from Polka Dot (Milo’s mother) and you can read more about these pups–click here! Historically these have been a great family member. They can also be hunt-trained with great success. Email Shela for more information on the pups and the process.

In Appreciation to Christine……

Special Thanks to her family’s service/sacrifice

……we pray for Joe’s safe return!

~SHELA AND CLIFF

Spay or Neuter your Pet
PROVIDE A HOME. . .NOT A LITTER!

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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)

Hank ….

Happy, Handsome, and Hardworking….

At almost 1 year!

Here is an update on our wonderful Hank.

He and his litter mates will be 1 year old soon (July 6th), and we cannot believe how much our lives have changed in the short time we have had time.  We went from a newly married couple with few responsibilities to having Hank.  Our parents tell us he has prepared us well for children!

Hank & Suzanna!

Hank & Will!

Hank is quite handsome, as you can see from the pictures, and gets lots of compliments on his looks. He weighed 61 pounds about 6 weeks ago…he’s all legs!

Hank is also social, loyal, affectionate, obedient (most of the time!), energetic, and too smart for his own good. We have finally figured out how much exercise he truly needs.  We now know what you say about a tired weim being a good weim!

Hank just started swimming recently , and that seems to tire him out well.

Hank Retrieves on land and in the water

We also try to get him out to different parks, trails, etc. often.  Some of these pictures are from the summit of Little Mt. Si taken yesterday (June 5th, 2010) on a hike.  We joke that he is like a little mountain goat the way he gets up and down the trail!  Hank has really given us an excuse to explore lots of new parks and trails in the area.  The Pacific Northwest is a great place to have an active dog.

When we work on retrieving in fields or water, Hank is extremely determined and does not give up until he finds the object. It’s so much fun to watch him work!

I would be lying if I did not say that can be challenging! Like most weims, he thinks he deserves constant attention and is always underfoot.  Anything on our kitchen counters looks appealing to him!  He still listens to Will better than to me, but we continue working on that.  Hank and I took obedience classes a few months ago, which helped.

We also want to warn other weim owners about eye infections.  After swimming in a local pond recently, Hank’s eyes were red and “gunky.” We took him to the vet, who diagnosed him with conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), and suggested it could be linked to bacteria from the pond.  It cleared up in now time with eye drops, and has not been a problem since.  We always pay attention to his ears and had no idea a dog could get pink eye, but we’re glad we took action right away and didn’t let the infection get worse.

Before I sign off, I want to thank you again for providing us such a great weim.  Will and I often comment on how much your early work prepared him for our home! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

In Appreciation

To Suzanna & Will for taking Hank to the next level……

We are always quick to say that everything that we have done can be undone in short order. We lay a foundation but it is essential that the pup’s family not only understand the breed and embrace it but that they must follow through. Follow through with action, training, time, and effort. It is very challenging at times. These stunning and smart critters are also manipulative, cunning, and clever. The mix of these characteristics brings to light very soon your shortcomings. Regardless, it is a wonderful journey filled with growth experiences. It is not a journey you embark upon without careful thought.

~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)

The much-loved Jasper…

is off to a great start…

Good looking Jasper on full alert!!

We thought we would send an update to show everyone how handsome and healthy Jasper is! We love him like crazy!!!

Jasper & John

We had him neutered at 6 months— as per our agreement.

Note: OwyheeStar puppies are sold on Limited AKC Regsitration with a spay/neuter agreement.

Jasper at 8 Months

I walk Jasper at least twice a day and we go to the river or the dog park almost every day. Also, he goes to doggie daycare once in awhile to play. He loves everyone and gets tons of compliments.

Though he can be very stubborn and gives me a naughty face sometimes, we stay firm and work through it.

I still go to your website  and blog a lot to check in and get advice.

Thanks again for a wonderful dog–Lesley, John & Jasper

Wishing Jasper and his family continued success….

~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)

Belle of Quart Hill, California…

Young Belle

Belle–Our Versatile Hunting Weimaraner

It seems only yesterday, I was flying up to Boise to pick up her up and now she is 8 months…time flies.  I think the best advice about hunting and caring for your pup comes from both you and Cliff and your blogs.

A Young Belle with Bird!

I don’t think there is a thing in universe that you folks don’t cover and if by chance there is anything I can’t find, you are the fastest emailer I know and only a phone call away.

While I would love to take some credit for Belle’s success in the field this past season the truth is – she is natural.  However, here is a little overview of our hunting adventures…

From day one I worked with Belle and I use the term work lightly.  A better way to describe it is playing or having fun.  Playing fetch, working with her on a table and rope training are just a few exercises.  By the way, I purchased the Hunt Smith Puppy Development DVDs – these are great teaching aides and I highly recommend them.  I made everything fun for both of us.  There was no prep school-like rigorous training – just a boy and his dog.  As Belle grew I started working with her in the pool and using real bird wings as well as taking her out to the field to get her used to gun shots.

Hunter's Wear Cammo!

Her first hunt was on October 31st.  I was pleasantly surprised.  We released ten chukar over about ten acres.  Before we let birds go I brought over a live bird to Belle to let her smell it and see what she was after.  She lit up like a Christmas tree – I was as proud as can be.  We kicked the first few birds just walking through the brush and after they wee shot, Belle, with encouragement, would go find them and bring them back.  I had to point her in the right direction, but once she locked on, she would go retrieve.  For the most part, Belle stayed around me with her nose down the whole time – until we took a little break.

We were missing three birds when we went back to my truck for some water.  Just as I got to my truck, Belle, for the first time, started off, nose down, off away from me.  I called her over and gave her some water, but she insisted on sniffing around.  I didn’t think too much of it and let her go off and play.  While I watched her zig and zag through the brush, about thirty yards off, she flushed a bird – then started chasing it. I was beside myself!  I called her back and on the way, no kidding, she flushed another bird!  In fact, I am looking at out my window right now and Belle is chasing dove and pointing at them in the tree.

While this was the first hunting adventure this past season, it was certainly the most memorable.  We hunted quail and dove throughout the year and her abilities ceased to amaze.  The training or rather, playing hasn’t stopped and we are working on pointing right now.  Belle and I have a long way to go, but it has been a fun ride thus far.  I am looking into some help with a trainer this year as I am no professional, like I said, its all Belle.  I have no plans to compete in trials as Belle is a family/companion dog more than hunting.  But there is no doubt she would shine.  I look forward to going on our big family/friend pheasant hunt, where several of the guys have their professionally trained dogs crated and this and that…then here comes Belle, in the front seat of my truck, trained only by me, and shows them all up.  I just hope I can shoot!

Belle enjoys the comforts of home!

Having a hunting dog is great, but having a best friend is better…and Belle is truly that.

Girl friend and Best Friend!

From Belle’s Owner Bradley on March 29, 2010

Breeder’s Note: In truth Bradley has done it all perfect. Pushing a pup too hard (hunter or not) can be counterproductive. It is said that patience is a virtue and this is even more true when working with a Weimaraner. Commitment, Clarity, and follow through are vital to success but are contingent upon a quality relationship.

Here are a couple more links that feature Belle:

http://owyheestarfeaturedweims.homestead.com/Polka_Dot/Cox_Belle-New.html

http://versatilehuntingweims.homestead.com/Hunting_Testimonials/Cox_Belle.html

We thank Bradley for the great report….

…….and Bella for being so great too!

~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)

Chamo Christmas Photos

Laurie and Chamo

Sharron sent a lovely post (some time ago) but alas we couldn’t just post it here nor could we view it on our computer. We all know how fussy computers are…….but eventually we hope to post the 3 month update to Chamo’s Puppy Page. In the meantime, we wanted to post these lovely photos of Chamo we received around the holidays.

Chamo (Polka Dot X Zeke 2009 Litter) is Sharron’s first Weim but Lloyd is not new to the breed.  We thank them for all the updates and hard work.  Chamo is one fortunate girl! Life looks good to us…………

Whose Chair is this???

I'm All Teeth and I Eat Anything!

We thank Sharron for the great photos…

~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)