The First Sunday

Of October

     ~I saw reports

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I saw reports of snow in certain locations. I am going to tell you that we (Cliff and Shela at OwyheeStar) are in no way ready for winter woes just yet. I ran across this photo in the archives, and it spoke volumes. A few weeks we will be talking Thanksgiving and then maybe snow along with expecting Christmas’s arrival.

It’s coming all too quickly. So, I think the only thing to do is to plan snowballs. That is a bit like laughing in Mr. Winter’s face, don’t you agree.

In the meantime, we can think pumpkin and the spooky nonsense of Halloween. Some of you may not celebrate the event. Others might say it is your favorite holiday. Then we will see your Weimar wearing their costume.

2018 Weekly Synopsis

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

This Week on the Blog

20180927_065423Cliff and I are ever so grateful for the updates. It means a lot to us, and to the readers. Fresh material is challenging to get. I know how much easier it is to direct post yourself. Please know how much I appreciate those you who bless me with the blog material.

We had a huge variety this week–our Weims are entertaining if nothing else. I think I will let the posts speak–forgo making additional comments. Please remember we can use an update if you feel you can Email or Message us something –shela@owyheestar.com. Thank You!

Sunday—September 30 — Waiting (Mesquite)

Monday–-October 1 — Hummingbirds (Pushin and ZooBoo)

Tuesday —October 2 —Is Your Weim (Winston)

Wednesday —October 3 — Duke at One Year

Thursday –-October 4— Say What? (Duke)

Friday — October 5 — Jorga

On a very personal note

Jorga

Eye On You

~I’m Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

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Getting ready to go visit my boyfriends, Arliss, Auto, and my fabulous Auntie Arleen!

Ah Shucks

     I Give Up! Yawn…

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Mom is taking way too long.

Say What?!?

Our Boy, Duke

     ~Who Did That?!?FB_IMG_1538060132357

**This turd turned 1 yesterday! We love him so much, but there is this!FB_IMG_1538060112180
He also loves chewing on ginormous logs, rocks, the siding of our house, our deck and our walls. Oh and every. single. dog bed. 🤷🤦 In the life of a Weim! ❤️**
As I knew it would be, it’s been difficult to train him with us and the kids not being consistent with commands, expectations etc. But, he has really changed (better) the last couple months.

At The End of the Day

~This How It Looks

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Breeder Comment

We love these folks–they are dedicated Weimlovers. Nevertheless, we would prefer everyone to avoid this kind of behavioral issue. I am so very glad they shared it though. And, they were kind enough to allow me to make a post that might help someone else avoid having this kind of situation.

I can only guess what lead to this–but the best way to avoid having this type of situation is to follow through with constant supervision at the early stages. If you are not watching them, all kinds of bad things can and do happen. Duke is not the first, nor will he be the last Weim to much on the sheetrock. The exterior siding, flower pots, carpeting, dog beds, wood posts, and just about anything they can get their lips on is a target.

The trick to avoiding it is not to let the behavior start. The crate-training is essential. It only takes a moment for the Weimaraner to get into trouble. My mantra is freedom is earned. Just remember that habits (good and bad) are quickly ingrained, and then nearly impossible to change in the concrete-thinking Weimaraner.

Also, you have to consider the separation anxiety factor. People often spend 24 X 7 with their Weimaraner puppy and think they are doing a fabulous thing. Then, they leave for an hour to run to the grocery and come home to something like this or worse. It is the same for the yard–you cannot just leave a Weimaraner home in the yard–that is unless they have become adapted to that situation. So, that brings me to the point, even once they have earned a measure of freedom, it is essential that they also learn to be somewhat flexible. It is a lot better when they learn how to adapt to schedule changes–or being left behind when necessary.

Finally, can I mentioned that Dusty, back in the day, ate a $2,000 rock. Another time it was an $ 800 rock. One required major surgery, the other not. Rocks are hard on the teeth, and if ingested, they pose a life-threatening issue. Yes, the Weimaraner is not for the weak of heart. Even people who have the best intentions can get into trouble.

One Year

Duke

  ~The Innocent or maybe not so much

FB_IMG_1538060106337This turd turned 1 September 26! He loves going for walks, camping, playing in the water, chasing the kids around the yard and sleeping on the couch.
FB_IMG_1538060118783It took quite a while for our other dogs to stop being grumpy with Duke, but for probably the last 6 months, they’ve stopped growling at him and they often play together.
Duke is a talker, he doesn’t bark excessively, but he definitely likes to voice his opinion! You can tell when he’s trying to get Laverne or Shirley to play with him, it’s a whiny bark.
We got him fixed at about 10 months and he did really well. I tried to keep him rested and not let him run around too much, but he really wasn’t having any of that! He loves to be outside!

He’s going to be doing some hunting this year. This weekend my husband is taking our son and Duke out, it’s open for duck, kids only weekend.

Breeder Comment

Happy Belated Birthday Duke. We are glad you have found your place in the family. It is so great to see these cute photos and to learn more about your life. Watch for the next part to this update soon.
If you live in the Treasure Valley can we recommend you consider Duke’s Mama for your next cake? Seriously, her treats are beyond delectable as well as stunning. She has a gift! A flare for making the icing into something spectacular. I am constantly amazed at her work. Please check her out on Facebook–click here.

Is Your Weim

Obsessed? Werthemer_5528

I guess it’s fair to say that Winston is obsessed with me (or my shoes?) 😃

As you see him here with his nose in my slipper. It is not just my shoes, Winston is obsessed with my husband’s vest pocket and such–really anything that belongs to us.

Click Here to read more about Winston.

Breeder Comment

This is a funny photo. Winston adores you and anything that might pick up your scent. What a sweet boy.

Hummingbirds

Taunting the Weim

  ~or Nector Seeking

I thought you might enjoy the picture of Pushkin. The hummingbirds sit in the large rose bush at the end of the patio and Push can see them through the sliding glass door. He seems to think that he could catch them if I would only let him out.

20180926_091304I have to clean the door daily with all the dog prints on it.

We started advanced obedience class this week. Part of the class is also agility. Push loves the tunnels, the table, and the plank. Next week we shall see if he will jump through the hoop. Great dog.

BTW ZooBoo is doing well

20180927_065423Thank you, Marie, for the fun update on the two Weims. We are happy with all you are doing. Keep up the effort–it pays huge dividends.

Waiting

What’s For Dinner?

     ~I think you’re late~

 

Dear Cliff and Shela,

Mesquite wants to know when she can have dinner. She has plans other than ours–we keep her on a schedule. Otherwise, she gets us up at 5 AM. We adore her and think she is gorgeous. Look at her next to the hose–just lovely!IMG_0571

Breeder’s Comment

Thanks for all the updates. It is great to know she is doing well and very much loved.

2018 Weekly Synopsis

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

This Week on the Blog

Well, we began with a special memory of Devo’s meeting with the Black Swan. We ended on yesterday with a sweet little celebration of Deja’s three babies. With the exception of Dejah (not to be confused with our Deja), the updates were from pups who just joined their forever families.

Cliff and I are ever so grateful for the updates. It means a lot to us, and to the readers.

Sunday—September 23 — Unusual (Devo and the Black Swan)

Monday–-September 24 — This Happened (Skye)

Tuesday —September 25 — Azula

Wednesday —September 26 — One Year Plus (Dejah)

Thursday –-September 27— Home Safe (Style)

Friday — September 28 — Precious

On a very personal note

Precious

This Happened

Deja Vu produced three tiny pups. Last time we mated her we ended up with one, so we are thrilled to get the three babies. These were taken the next morning after they arrived–day one. We just had to capture a few photos of the moment.

We all can attest to how quickly a pup grows. By four months, they are looking adult-like. They are powerful and fast as lightning. Yes, the young pup can look deceptively quiet, calm, and lazy. There are only two speeds–any Weimlover knows that is the truth. There is on–which is also known as full speed ahead. Then there is off–it might be a lazy stroll, a snuggle, or more than likely a flop. I’m done.

For now, they have one focus–nursing and staying warm. It is enough.