Sunday Photos

~ Fern X Boone Babies (2019)

Gone for the Week

The OwyheeStar Weimaraner News Blog is on vacation this week, but I will try to drop you a note as possible each day. I have borrowed Cliff’s iPad. I will not be reading or replying to emails either.

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

~ Farming and Birds

Local farmers are working–crops are going in. Water will be coming to the ditch soon. Of course, we don’t use ditch water, but the reservoirs keep this high desert watered–looking like an oasis. Our property has well water–and that is not typical.

There is constant wildlife watching. This week we have a mix of snow geese and lesser Canadians. Sometimes the sky is filled with their arrival. We also have more turkeys locally than we have seen before.

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We are hoping for a litter of pups to be born yet this month. Like everyone, we hold our breath until they arrive. We believe other litters to be on the way, but they will come late spring or early summer.

This Week On the Blog…

I am always looking for new information to share regarding the OwyheeStar offspring.

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). 

We are always in need of OwyheeStar stories to share. 

It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode. I know you enjoy reading about other OwyheeStar pups–especially those related to yours.

For Your Review

Sunday— Mar. 28 — Sunday Photos

Monday–- Mar. 29 — Sky (part two)

Tuesday – Mar. 30 — Sky (part three)

Wednesday — Mar. 24 — Porsche

Thursday –- Mar. 25 — Tarmac

Friday — Mar. 26 — Tarmac, Again

On a very personal note

Cliff is working on the master bath ceiling–what a job it is to cut around everything. He says by the time I return, some of the wall tile will be up. I love that this is coming together so nicely. And yes, Christina and I are leaving for Western Oregon on Easter Sunday. I am so excited to visit some of my biological relatives.

The newest washing machine (a Whirlpool) has been broken for months. The repair parts are in for the third attempt to get it working–and the guy is supposed to come before I am home. Wouldn’t it be nice to arrive home to have LeRoy ready to roll–especially with us expecting a litter of pups soon.

Earlier this week, we took the time to go for a Gator ride and to shoot the pistols. You cannot see we did fairly well at hitting our target. (Haha) Mostly, it was a week of appointments and getting things ready for our trip to Western Oregon.

Tarmac, Again

~Now a shower

He keeps being more delightful…we have my daughters dog here this week and the two of them just play non stop.


I have a dog washing set up outside, but Alan has insisted from day one on taking tarmac into the shower with warm water….Tarmac now runs into our shower as if to say “ ok, let’s do it”… if only he were this enthusiastic about getting his nails “ done”

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Many of us wish we had an outside dog washing area–of course, we could not use it very often here. (Haha)

We also use the warm water shower unless they take a dip in the farm pond.

Tarmac

~Me When My Labradoodle Cousins Visit

~ Later Surrounded by the girls

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If only we could read his mind. I am not sure if he likes being sandwiched on the sofa or if he prefers to have it to himself.

Porsche

~A Little New About our Trip

Life is good on the Oregon Coast.  After helping Mom get down the bank and over the rocks, I was free to play with my Vizsla friend, Wiki.  Of course, I didn’t forget my job to help Mom back across the rocks and up the bank.  Then is was nap time on the ride home.
Porsche

Breeder Comment

Porsche–thanks for writing to tell us about your trip to the Oregon Coast. We are so happy that you are an excellent and reliable Service Dog.

Sky (part three)

Most days she comes to work with me at the bike shop and greets customers who all love her except that one guy who threatened to cut her with a knife. One picture is us wearing matching jerseys at a “doggie dash” event.

She is much loved and well cared for, too. Sky gets her teeth brushed.

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Thank you for everything you do with Sky and for sharing the photos and videos of her life. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Sky (part two)

Here’s some video links and pics.The video is amusing because she seems to be avoiding getting wet despite the 100 degree temperature that day, but she will not hesitate to charge into the surf at the beach or lake to get her ball.

Breeder Comment

Hot temperatures are around the corner, and the idea of a cool dip is a good one. Weims–they can be so weird about things. I love that she gets into the surf, and I laughed that she plays with the water in the pool.

Sunday Photos

~Young Manfred with Stackhouse

~ Young Manfred

~Manfred after a Swim

We hope to take update photos soon–she has filled out and matured. Watch for those photos this Spring.

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

~ Feeling Like Spring

Our neighbor at the end of the road is installing a center pivot. That means a lot of extra traffic on our dead-end lane. Some crops are emerging that were planted last fall, and our alfalfa is coming on, too. There are a couple of fields not worked up (still sporting last year’s cornstalks), and we are guessing they must be going to plant beans. They or potatoes go in a bit later.

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We are still awaiting pups –but it is looking promising. Winnie was mated to Manfred, and we expect a mixed litter–with some Longhairs.

This mating is a repeat, and we are looking forward to the pup’s arrival as much as Waitlist. Of course, she will not produce a puppy for everyone. And yes–we have also mated Juniper.

Here is a photo of the lovely Winnie–we will be creating a Web Page soon–and I am preparing everything before I leave on my upcoming trip so things will be ready when I get back.

This Week On the Blog…

I am always looking for new information to share regarding the OwyheeStar offspring.

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). 

We are always in need of OwyheeStar stories to share. 

It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode. I know you enjoy reading about other OwyheeStar pups–especially those related to yours.

For Your Review

Sunday— Mar. 21 — Sunday Photos

Monday–- Mar. 22 — Nixon

Tuesday – Mar. 23 — Kenai

Wednesday — Mar. 24 — Chester Reports

Thursday –- Mar. 25 — Weims

Friday — Mar. 26 — Sky (Part One)

On a very personal note

Cliff is working on the master bath. We agreed on a light-colored tile for the wall and walk-in shower. The bathroom is more than adequate for us, but certainly not spacious. We thought the lighter wall color would be the right choice. Cliff found some pine, which we hope to put on the ceiling and the upper wall, but he couldn’t get the old truck to run yesterday. We hope to get into town and pick it up soon–before it is gone. We ordered the tile as it was out of stock.

Christina and I have been working in the greenhouse. Next week we should have some decent photos. There is quite a bit to be done before we leave for Western Oregon on Easter Sunday. Yes, we are traveling to meet some of the biological relatives. It has taken quite a lot of work (and a healthy dose of good fortune) to make this trip come together. Our focus is preparing for the trip–we have quite a few things that have to be done. That includes doctor’s visits, bloodwork, and such.

You probably read that I started the chemo pill this week. So far, I am more than tolerating it and not having any undesirable side effects. I am hoping this good fortune continues.