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Sealed with a Kiss

Moxie says

     ~ We voted!

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She slobbered all over the ballot envelope but everyone was so impressed she carried them in.  I can’t thank you enough.  She is so smart and a great companion.  Whether it’s lounging on the couch and cuddling hard or bringing in the newspaper.  Life would be so dull without her.  I’m hooked!
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On another note, I adore all of your blogs and love the weekend updates on you & Cliff.  The last pic you posted of him holding the 3 pups is so good.  What a great pic.  I very much enjoyed Loki’s post today.  Ski patrol.  So awesome!  No surprise though.  These Weims are so smart and want to learn.  Amazing Shela.  Thanks for all you do.
Chrissy
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Can we agree that Chrissy voted with Moxie? (Haha) I thought that up all by myself. (Get it?!?)
It has been quite the week. This seems like a good way to punctuate the importance of casting your ballot.

Costume, anyone?

Moxie’s In!

~ Cheerleader Sounds About Right

IMG_7097Every Halloween my mom throws a big Halloween costume party and of course, my dogs get to go too.  Moxie was a granny one year and our Cocker Spaniel was Little Red Riding Hood.  Last year Moxie joined my sister’s group costume as a circus clown.  She is in hot demand as she could care less what she is dressed as, as long as she has a ball.  We take advantage of that ball drive and always add a spooky twist with her ball and attach it to the hand of a severed arm every year.  She will drop the entire arm at someone’s feet to throw and she will fetch that darn thing all night!  

This year the dog’s will be dressed in a tribute to the T.V. Show Glee.  Our bossy little Cocker Spaniel will be Sue Sylvester (dressed in a red tracksuit with a whistle around her neck) and of course, Miss Moxie will be a cheerleader (all 80lbs of her).  I even picked up a brand new severed arm to affix a ball too.  Should be a blast!
 
Happy Halloween! 

Chrissy 

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Everyone enjoys seeing Moxie and her entourage. (Haha) We know this year will fabulous with Miss Moxie as a Cheerleader.

Moxie Blue

Floating Poolside

     ~Lakes and Rivers we Swim

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I wanted to send a quick follow up to your water work blog.  Don’t be discouraged if your Weim prefers not to swim in the pool.  IMG_1449Moxie Blu prefers to float in the pool rather than swim.  She will swim a bit in the pool but it’s not the same as the lakes and rivers we often frequent.  I remember seeing other blogs with Weims relaxing on pool floaties.  image2

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Thank you, Chrissy, for sharing these Moxie Blue Waterwork photos. Of course, we love her sitting atop the Flamingo. Who wouldn’t? Enjoying the pool, the lake, or whatever wherever you find it however you prefer is a good theme. There is no room for single-minded ideas. (Haha) Moxie shows us her classy style.

Of course, floating doesn’t expend much energy. (Haha) Regardless, what fun it is for her and her family. Thanks for the share. We truly appreciate it!

A Note

From Brian, Chrissy,

   ~and Moxie Blu

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Just a quick note to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both!  And happy birthday Shela.  49 years married is a wonderful example!  Brian and I are approaching 14 years at the end of the month.  I do enjoy the daily blogs and especially the weekly synopsis with the personal notes.  Thanks for all the efforts!
Moxie Blu wishes you both a happy anniversary too.
Much love to you both! Chrissy

Breeder Note

Hello! Thank you, for the Birthday and Anniversary wishes–and to everyone who sent us a greeting. We truly appreciate it.
Chrissy and Brian–we look forward to meeting again when you get the next Blue Longhair–glad you love your Moxie Blu so much. We hope to get more Longhairs before too long. We just need the girls to cooperate.

From California

About Moxie Blue

      ~ Chrissy Updates us

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Greetings from California! 

Wanted to give you a quick update on Moxie Blue.  She is a fantastic girl and I can’t tell you how much we adore her.  image1

Upland Game

Cliff, I upland hunt and only started shortly before Moxie came home with us.  We’ve learned so much together, it’s one of our favorite things to do together.
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For Those Wondering

About that long coat…she is the softest thing I’ve ever felt.  If you don’t know the Weims, they cuddle hard!  It’s just what they do.  Her silver undercoat is very soft like down but she doesn’t shed like a lab.  This breed is very people interactive.  She wants to be with us, on us, tell us about it and is not shy showing it.  I love her beautiful tail and her eyes.  Those eyes!

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Hello! Cliff and I remember when you contacted us about a puppy. The only thing we had available was a Blue Longhair. I have said this more than once to someone over the last few years, “I don’t think you would ever be sorry.” It delights us that we were right.
I know–no one believes the hair is not going to be an issue. It is especially true when they are vacuuming hair from the house for months after the beloved Labrador departed. They are looking for a smooth coat for the reasons you might imagine. Well, some folks love the idea of their dog having a tail. Others not so much–they prefer the docked tail. We do not dock the Longhair tail on request. Some folks request their traditional smooth coat have the European-style undocked tail. We will do that, but the Longhair is meant to have the tail always.

Atticus Update, Part Two

 

Chance of a Lifetime

Note: This blog is the second in a series to update us about Atticus. If you missed the first update click here to catch up. 

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In August 2015, I had the chance of a lifetime to move from Texas to New Zealand. We (Atticus, the three cats, myself and the luggage) road tripped from Texas to Florida. Atticus and the cats stayed in Florida with my family, while I got situated in New Zealand and arranged to move them across the world!

Pierre and Atticus road tripping

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Quarantine

Quarantine.pngThere was a ton of planning, vet visits, tests, paperwork and nervous anticipation. Atticus and the three cats flew from Orlando, Florida to Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand. Thankfully, they arrived without incident and only had to spend 10 days in quarantine.

At Home in New Zealand

They arrived in April 2016, and have been settling in nicely. Not sure it’s possible to make him more comfortable. 

Backyard Intruder and our neighbors

Atticus has met the local hedgehogs (see the photo of him meeting our late night intruder) and some of the neighboring livestock (our neighbors).

 

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We met Marika when she was studying Veterinary Medicine in the State of Washington. She, like several other students over the years, was searching for a Weimaraner. She was not new to the breed. Squiggle was already her precious beloved girl. Adding a second Weimaraner means different things to different people. There were many considerations but eventually, we moved forward. Anyhow, their adventure began not so far from where most of our readers live. Watch for part three of their story–coming soon to the OwyheeStar Weimaraner News Blog.

Atticus is a Blue Longhair. Squiggle was the traditional gray ghost.

My Ears Are On Fire

Lulu is a fan!

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What do You Mean? Another Fluffy!?!

                         ~Rumor has it…or Mama Heidi reports!

6-hattee-x-stackhouse-week-four-70Her problem is she has heard that a new puppy is coming in a few weeks so she is ticked off about everything right now, very hormonal.

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The best approach is to keep Lulu as the center of the universe status. The new baby is adorable but doesn’t displace her at all. They will be friends — eventually.

Personality Plus

Moxie Blue

img_9115We wanted to reach out and send you an update on our Moxie Blue.  She will be 4 years old in December.  I cannot tell you how much love and joy she has brought us.  We adore the Weimars and she has such an amazing personality.  Moxie brings in the newspaper for me every morning.  She goes where we go.  A big thank you to both you and Cliff for introducing us to the long haired, blue beast that has taken over our lives in the best way ever.  

Our California Blue Longhair Girl

She is a California dog that gets to frequent the beaches, lakes, vineyards, mountains and snow this state has to offer.  Both my husband, Brian, and I follow your blog.  It’s packed full of helpful information and we enjoy the updates from other Weimar families.  Thank you for your passion.

Have a wonderful day. ~Chrissy & Brian

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         ~ Champion Willow is Moxie Blue’s Littermate

 

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Champion Willow and Jan Magnuson (click here to read more about Willow)

Longhair Availability

There have been quite a few folks in the last five years that have been offered a Longhair when they asked for the traditional smooth coat. No one has ever been sorry–or unhappy in the least that we mentioned the Longhair.

 

The More Technical Explanation

      ~ The Hattee X Stackhouse 2016 Litter

When we mate a Longhair (such our Stackhouse) to a traditional smooth coat (eyelash-length shorthair) Weimaraner there is potential to have some Longhair pups in the litter. We have learned over the years that statistically speaking the expectation might be to get 50% Longhair; however, you can see a wide variance. We have mated the same pair and gotten not a single Longhair and the next time we got a 50% result. In other cases, the percentage of Longhair pups in the litter was closer to 20% and the next year the same pair produced 75%. This unpredictable outcome makes guessing pretty darned difficult. Predictions are kept to a minimum–we expect some Longhairs. On occasion, like at present, we get mostly the Longhair. Hattee (Zula Blue X Blue) has produced her first litter. Her DNA test came back showing us she was a carrier–which was again hard to guess without testing. She was mated to Stackhouse, and seven of nine pups are the Longhair. All of them are gray of silver gray because neither parent was a Blue. Click Here to view the one-week litter update and click here for the two-week update.

We are accepting applications for the Longhair–there are more males than females. These pups will be ready to depart OwyheeStar (and to join their forever families) before Thanksgiving. They are the early winter litter for 2016. Once again, we will have immediate availability for the Longhair; however, a wait for the traditional Weimaraner.

Featured Weimaraner — Moxie

20130321_094153Moxie is 16 Weeks Old

Now that Moxie is older, I thought it would be a good time to update you on her progress.

Car Ride and No Crate Today!

Car Ride and No Crate Today!

She is a very smart dog.

She starts her puppy  training classes this Saturday. She already knows how to sit, take treats from Mommy/Daddy and reject them from the mail man and dog catcher.

Less biting more fun!

Her nipping/biting has subsided. She is already 24 pounds. She is really good at playing ball and almost has learned to drop the ball in our hands when returning it. She points at everything, birds, cats, airplanes et cetera.

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I love this of her passed out on our bed after playing with our other dog wiggle butt.

We are very thankful to have her in our life. Hope all is well with you, Cliff and Lacie