Category Archives: Topper X Dusty

Sending Out Secrets Again

~We’re Going Public

Yup –she’s texting something to Shela , again, Stanley

The weather is finally cooling off in south Texas! I saw someone do this for their dog on the internet and I wondered if my boyz would like it…success! It just took a few minutes of positive reinforcement and they trusted the contraption. 😹

Sending love and weim kisses! ~Melinda

Breeder Comment

This gadget is fabulous. I have a little face and ear massage that is kind of similar. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Opus

~Opus a saurus — one who mouths everything

Mom loves this photo of me–Haha!

Like most Weims, he is mouthy–I’ve really struggled with this habit of his. He is the reason I engaged the services of a trainer.

Not Gonna Happen

This picture is from one of the visits and from the dog trainer. He just laid there.  He’s the reason I needed the trainer–remember. He’s not wanting to work on stuff. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.

It’s quite alarming when he grabs you by the arm if you’re not comfortable with 85 lbs of lovin’. Then he nibbles your butt.  Always predictable. Never harmful. We’re making strides. This picture is from one of the visits from the dog trainer. He just laid there.  He’s the reason I needed the trainer. He’s very mouthy, like most Weims. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.

Ok that’s it for now. I just love them all. Thank you. Can’t imagine belong without these guys.  

Breeder Comment

Can I just say you are the best–thank you, Melinda, for your response to my request. BTW–I appreciate everyone who has already send something for our blog–and those who still plan to do so.

When There’s

~Whipped Cream Involved

I just wanted to share this 🤣 you can’t see Opus in the video I put on FB. I love how he backs up 😂I think he is not impressed with how this sprays out. Whipped cream in my dish please.

Two of Us

Breeder Comment

That you, Melinda–you are always good to share the cute and unique situations you encounter. With three OwyheeStar kids–I am sure you see the likeness and at the same the unique quirkiness. Love to you and Winchester, Opus, and Stanley (the Longhair).

Who Needs Surveillance?

~Got it Covered

It doesn’t matter what comes our way–squirrel, bunny, lizard, birdie, or a pesky human–I see it all. If you have one or more Weimaraner in the household, you know for what I speak. “Woof!”

There are other perks too–my nose art mention one.

Emmy

~My First Longhair

Emmy is doing great!  Emmy and Odin play, rough-house and nap together. Uli is still reserved – but we’re down to mostly growls. I still have to keep an eye on anything Uli determines is high value to her and put it away.  She at least now let’s Emmy chase her in the yard – otherwise It’s like she has no concept of play.  No more blood has been drawn and  just waiting for Emmy’s eyebrows to grow back on the side they shaved – otherwise her torn eyelid healed up fully without issue. 


Emmy has a vet check-up this week and I’ll talk about titer at 16 weeks. So far I’ve held off on any non-essential vaccinations. My vet’s titer  charge is around $240. I called around Vancouver vets and the cheapest is $130 – from those that even offer it. 


Emmy met my parents’ poodle a few weeks ago (at my parents house) and Bentley overwhelmed her – plus unfamiliar environment- so she wasn’t interested in playing with him. They will bring him over to my house today for a bit. 


She still hates the crate (has never spent a night in it). Working on getting her to go to the door when it’s potty time. She at least is good about going in the same spot first thing every time I take her outside.  The trainer in Camas has classes and puppy drop-off (just puppies and trainers so they play and work in basic manners and skills).  We need to enroll. 
Hope all is well with you! Time to get outside, let’s the dogs play and plant some more flowers, vines and shrubs in my yard. It’s a beautiful time of year. 


Jill

Breeder Comment

Speaking of the Titer Test — if you just call your Vet office and ask about having one done, in all likelihood, you are going to have a similar experience to Jill. There is; however, a new Titer Test that is doable in your Vet’s office. We are ever so thankful that Dr. Calhoun agreed to order the test. We know that they (Idaho Veterinary Hospital) have done several in-house titer tests.

Download to get a copy of the information to share with your Vet.

Jill, we so appreciate you–your loyalty as well as your commitment. Too bad about the early encounter when Udi lashed out at Emmy–being protective of the bone. Yes, there is always the risk of something going sideways when you incorporate a new fur family member. We are glad that things are working out. Thanks for your hard work to get past this issue.

Walking

The Chill is On

    ~ But Rupert Walks his Mama

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Sometimes they Drive

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And Once in Awhile We Snooze Late

 

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There is a theme here. Rupert is sleeping in his blanket. He is wearing his sweater, and it looks as if he has driving attire too. It goes unsaid that he is wrapped in love.

Saturday or Sunday

Makes No Difference

~ There is always time to squeak or bark!

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Keep watering human I’m still squeaking away …

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Memorial Day

It is Day When we Remember

Bill Whitford Oct 1943 Denver, Co._2507 11.11.41 AMAs much as we long for peace, war is always with us. We don’t have to look too far to find it. Nevertheless, each generation has their military conflict that its toll. Shela’s father served in WWII. Can you imagine being called to service like this generation of young men and women were? Even those who could not serve were called to sacrifice and to help with the effort on the home front. Cliff’s father was one who was stateside farming. A German POW from the Nyssa camp worked on this farm during the war. My mother followed dad around as much as she could and later while he was deployed she worked for the government in San Francisco to be closer to port.

Our Generation

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It was Vietnam that changed so many lives. It left gaping wounds and racked up losses we never imagined possible a short time before. We were busy being young and the things that teens do. It was the sixties, and there was unrest on college campuses and protests against the war. We have those fleeing to Canada to escape the draft. Others waited and hoped their number wasn’t called, while some enlisted in the fight against Communism. To this day, this war is controversial. Regardless, those who served in Vietnam deserve our respect.

A Break From the Norm

This Blog focuses on the OwyheeStar Weimaraner and the Weimaraner in general. Today, we break from that for a moment to pay our respects to those who served and to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Let us not forget those who loved these soldiers and waited for their return. The paid the price too! These are life-changing situations. We cannot sit on this side and guess how it would have been different had the war not occurred. We have to frame the conflict within the historical moment and even then it is impossible to grasp the full extent of what thrust our country into taking action at such a huge cost. So, while you enjoy the good life, friends, and your family take a moment and just remember someone paid the price for your freedom. Thank you!

Memorial Day

Yesterday I borrowed Wendy’s photo of her Rupert at the beach to create this sentiment. I hope you appreciated it and I hope the day at the beach, your picnic, or whatever you are doing is a lovely one too! Anyhow, we could not have the blog without the face of a Weimaraner, right!?!

Who Is Smarter?

This is Winchester and Opus.

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Honestly, our neighbor’s dog has trained the Boyz to come out and play—and to run the fence. The dogs had trained ME to let them out when he barked. Who is smarter?!
It is Thursday folks, and we can see the weekend from here. ~ Melinda (and her charges)

Breeder Comment

Training happens whether you are actively engaged in the process or not. All too often, hindsight is better than foresight. It makes for comic relief in many cases. It others we find ourselves saddled with an unwanted behavior to our chagrin. (oops) There is no way to avoid every potential issue–quirks and quandaries are a thing. The vast majority of Weimlovers enjoy the process even though they may find themselves shaking their head. Despite the great effort employed, we are often pulled through life in the most amazing fashion. If you don’t laugh, then you are probably not right for this breed.
Many folks find therapy and sanity in the relationship. After a day of being taken out per say, they may come home to something other than what many would consider ideal. Regardless, the absurdity of the antics puts life into perspective. For example, there was the Weim who used to pick all the garden peppers and lay them on the back step. He didn’t eat them, but he got the idea they needed picking. There you have it.

December Means

Wendy, Rupert, and Santa

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How cute are these three? Terri Jacobson and your Santa–you work Christmas Magic. It is just fabulous, to say the least. Click on the link to visit Terri’s Photography Facebook Page and get a treat.

Annual Christmas Photo

12244766_1270760769608103_8655584337857133904_oMaybe you are not going to opt for the professional photo shoot. You have your own family tradition that includes the Weim. Charlie Mae (above) indulges her family and poses draped in lights. This was her in 2015. This photo brings new meaning to Weim inclusion. Don’t you agree? We are not sure every Weimaraner would agree to this wrap but this lovely gal does.