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Bell and Bluebell

Thank’s for the info. We’ll get her paperwork taken care of soon.

Bluebell has had her shot, all is well so far, back on schedule, thank’s again for helping with that, I so needed it. She’s gone out on her own to potty twice today, she’s figured out our doggie screen door (long story but it works), slept all night, in her crate at 8pm and awakening at 7 this morning!

Of course she’s snoozing within sight of Bell and I go early when she does and watch movies, seems to be all working out. This morning both dogs had a lovely moment, Bell’s unwilling to warm quickly as Bluebell likes to jump up and outright bite her, but in less than a week, they already are much closer. Being 14 August 29, Bell is very sweet with all that’s going on and adjusting well.

There’s a first week update…our family is doing well with the new addition of Bluebell #8…Thank’s again for all your hard work. Debbie 

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Debbie, for the beautiful update. So happy that things are going reasonably well–I mean a tiny pup and the aged girl, it is challenging. But you have this managed.

Here she is a few days before she left OwyheeStar. That face says a lot.

So far so good…

Hello OwyheeStar (Cliff and Shela)!

Well! So far so good! Generally speaking. Griffin* has been spectacular with house-training. No accidents, we have a bell on the door he’s already checked-out, and the four stairs leading on/off the porch didn’t stop him once! (yikes!) This is not my first rodeo, however the crate training arena provides hurdles for all of us. We’ll get there. For now, baby spends 20 min howling/ sleeping sitting up/howling until he is liberated from the offensive area. We gave it five tries yesterday-I needed to mop and throw laundry around.

Winchester. Poor boy. He does like the toy, thank you very much. I gave him a treat from the bag and he spit it out. The ride home was positively hysterical. He sat on my lap, and refused to look at the intruder. At one point he managed to squeeze himself through the seat and the door to get into the backseat. Heaven forbid he would pass through the middle and get close to the interloper. And for an hour, his head was wedged facing the back of the car away from all of us. Bella took this photo, a remarkable moment captured before Winchester FLEW across the room.

That’s about all the news from the Rosario’s. I read various blogs about crate training tips through blurred vision at 3 am looking for any new tips. So let me know if you have any thoughts!

puppy kisses,


*My son, Zach, asked that he meet the baby before we settle on Griffin, in case there’s an alternative. He arrives tomorrow!

Breeder’s Comment:  Thank you for choosing OwyheeStar a second time, and going to such extraordinary measures to make everything happen. The photo is very cute! The name is in flux, until your son arrives to make sure he agrees it is a good choice. Crate training is a challenge for you. That probably sums things up, but we know that you will make it through in good order.

Success with the crate comes from not making a big deal about it. Most people worry too much, and want the pup to like the crate. We do the crate-training in a matter-of-fact way, and in most cases the pup will adjust in quick order. Nevertheless, we have more experience than the average person. Adding a Weim to a larger pack is less dramatic than bringing home the new baby. When you have a resident Weim (or other dog) there are additional challenges. For example, if one is running free, and the other is not, it won’t make the crated Weim happy. We know Winchester will adjust. He is miffed, and his actions are comical. Hug him for us.

We thank you Melinda for flying into Boise to carry the pup home. It will pay huge dividends in your situation. They have such cute faces–what a pair they make. :O) (Pedro, thank you for the referral too!)