Tallyn at Five

~Along with Tobryn who will be Eight this Year

Tallyn beating the heat and humidity,  He just had a birthday (5th) and celebrated with a T-bone along with Tobryn who will turn 8 in October. 

I just turned 70 and wondering if I have the energy to raise another weim.  Somedays yes, somedays no.  I will send a pic of Tobryn.  Hope you and Cliff are staying cool and staying healthy.  This covid virus has changed everyone’s life as we use to know it.  I am doing great.  Ron (Fargo, ND)

Breeder Commentary

Ron–we understand what you are saying, but here we are with my (Shela’s) 70th on the horizon. (Haha) We are happy to hear that you are the boys are going strong and doing well. Thanks for remembering us!


Update on our bestie, Nixon, now 6 months and a 70 pound lover. We took him for our first camping trip this year. First night in the tent was rough, as he barked at every single pinecone that had the audacity to hit our tent. He was willing to protect and serve his people throughout the night 😂 we quickly learned white noise was our friend and the rest of the trip went smoothly.

He enjoyed swimming in the river with the kids, playing frisbee, our hike to the falls and even took a dip in the freezing cold water and wanted to hike up the rocks with us! Such a good guide and always alerts us when he senses danger ahead. Even if it’s just a large weed or rock 🤣

This week we have begun picking blackberries in the woods. He loves that! Sniffs out every single area and waited for us ahead, would circle us and alert to whatever he thought was questionable…even a piece of carpet laying ahead lol! I love this boy. He has our heart and loves adventures and listens well! We ended last nights walk with a deer ahead he decided to chase! I called him back and just as began to really worry he returned quickly at my calls. Good boy Nix, good boy. 

Breeder Comment

Nixon loves being a part of your adventures–might we say he makes them more fun. At least, for the most part. The unexpected might cause a short-lived alarm, but he moves on quickly. Good for you–what a life you have together. Thank you–for everything, and especially for thinking of us.

The fear of losing him as he gave chase to a deer is very real. Unfortunately, we have many stories of this sort. You might want to consider investing in a GPS tracking collar for Nixon to wear on these outdoor adventure trips. Also, this is for your own peace of mind as well Nixon’s well-being.

Sky Raisin Patrol

~ You Never Know Where It Will End

My hero has once again saved me from the evil sky raisin…he did not take his 👀 off it until it was no more!😂🤣🐾🤦🏻‍♀️

Breeder Comment

It is all fun and games until the encounter with the Jalapeno variety slips into the mix. Sky raisin season is approaching quickly — have seen a few, but know they are preparing to bombard us with their in your face presence all too soon.


~ A Good Report and Life Continues

As you probably remember Ellie’s nose had bumps. After a bunch of testing and biopsy, we still don’t know what was going on with Ellie’s nose.   It has healed and is a lot better now.  You can still see the somewhat discolored skin, but it’s not that noticeable now. 

The good news is that it’s not cancer, and Ellie is doing great.  She loves to go to foothills riding shotgun in my truck.  She found a deer leg that she didn’t want to give up (but did eventually) and loves to rest in the backseat on the way home (it was hot, though were was lots of water in the streams).   We do have to keep a good eye out for rattlesnakes.

Breeder Commentary

We are thrilled to hear that the biopsy was negative. (Yeah!) We are thankful that she loves spending time with you–those trips are special for the both of you.


Wilson is so smart and growing into an adorable teenager.

How big do you think he may get? It looks like he is going to be bigger than Emma and way bigger than Alice by the look of his feet. He is very athletic and remembers commands after three. We love him so much Such an amazing, aware, gentle and smart Weim How do you guys keep breeding amazing Weims Thank you sooo much


Breeder Comment

Wilson’s Mama is Clover, who recently got the excellent Golden Year Placement (click here). There is a giant DNA pool with Weims of varied sizes included. Who can guess how large Wilson might get–he could easily range between 70 lbs to about 90 lbs. His Mama is much smaller, though.


~When You See Your First Elk

Breeder Comment

I am sure Bisbee is wondering what is that huge scary thing is doing in the yard–it doesn’t belong here. Seriously, a butterfly can tag the Weimaraner, but this critter is far more unnerving.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

June 27, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

After weeks of waiting for the rain to stop so the hay could be cut, it got baled. We could not be happier. Other crops are growing–not far from us we have corn, onions, beans, etc. Farmers are pouring the water to the crops with the heat pressing in.


It is the time of year when pet owners cringe at the thought of fireworks. It is not so much the fireworks display but the neighborhood display that seems to go on for a couple of weeks–with little to no consideration for pets or those who suffer trauma disorders. It can be very paralyzing. Some people use natural calming oils, thunder jackets, and even prescription medications to get through the 4th of July.

Please make sure your microchip is on file with AKC Reunite–this is cheap insurance.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. This week we find our supply of material running lower than it has for some time. Who can guess what might come in our inbox?

If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).

Sunday— June 21 — Happy Father’s Day

Monday–- June 22 — Knobby

Tuesday – June 23— Astra

Wednesday — June 24  Big George

Thursday –- June 25 — George

Friday — June 26 — Edgar

On a very personal note

We are doing reasonably well. Monday, we have to get Cliff a follow up appointment with his primary physician. He will have finished his medication soon.

Our life has become extra boring with the Covid-19 thing. The gardening girls are not only extra busy with the new baby brother, but getting around less–you understand. There are limitations. I miss them–the screams of delight finding a bug, a worm, or picking vegetables.

We finally have a single tomato developing — hoping it grows into something sooner rather than later. (Haha) The various plants on the mail cart have not recovered from the spill they took. They are mostly alive but still somewhat in shock. (Oops)


Edgar will be 4 next month. We moved to Colorado last fall and everyone is starting to get used to the change. Doug is still Edgar’s favorite person but he loves all of the kids and worries when they get too far away. My youngest loves to play with him like he’s her brother. She runs with him, gets him up onto the play equipment and tries to make him go down the slide. She also likes to dress him up on occasion.

He tolerates this but clearly doesn’t like to wear cat ears.

Breeder Comment

What a life Edgar has. I am glad he tolerates the cat ears–we know it must not be a fun thing for him. (Haha) Otherwise he has quite the life–and we love his inclusion. It speaks volumes.


~AKA Big George

So of course he likes the usual puppy stuff, treats, being a bandit etc.

A few interesting things…he loves fresh watermelon and He was 32.2 pounds Wednesday this week, having gained .2 pounds in 24 hours.

Breeder Comment

We are sincerely glad to read more about George today–we are totally biased but agree he is adorable. That list of attributes is something others can identify with–and will be appreciated.

Big George

~of course there is this at home, too!

He’s quite a lady’s man.

When we walk him he wants to go over and see women walking alone. If they have a dog or are with a man he isn’t interested! Not sure where this came from, but it’s a pretty pattern clear to see.

Breeder Comment

Dear Friends, some people have met their life partner with a Weimaraner. I have teased them about their being a dating tax, but these guys are funny about their choice and how they interact. The boys often seem to love women–I find that not only interesting but perplexing. When we get a new Stud Dog, Cliff likes them to bond to him. He has big plans–but almost always they gravitate to me anyhow. Haha