Who Says Santas Not Real?
~Your daily posts are so important to me I wanted to give you content if I could help. ~ Collette
We took Layna a couple years ago to go see Santa Claus, she got scared and wouldn’t go all the way up the stairs because they were open to below, so Santa came to her. She was a little more interested in the mounts hanging on the wall though. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Many of you would not know, but the lovely Layna has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. That makes this post even sweeter, don’t you agree? We never know how long our precious fur babies will be with us–for sure, not long enough. Thank you, Collette, for this contribution to our blog. We know our readers will love it so much.
~ Still doing well in Calgary
It’s been a while but i thought I would send along a picture of Oscar. He is 8 now and still thinks he is a puppy but sure loves his cuddles with mom and dad.
Other than a few lumps of fat he has been healthy as an ox and an absolute joy. I hope you and your family are keeping well and staying safe during these times.
Everyone realizes that we don’t know how many days we get with our beloved fur-family members. Each moment is precious. We are so happy to learn that Oscar is still puppy-like and cuddling with his favorite humans. Thanks for the update.
~Celebrates Eight Great Years
Jagger recently celebrated his 8th Birthday with me (October 8th, 2012). I just wanted to let you know that he is doing well. I know you were concerned about him coming out to the Canadian West Coast where we get all the rain. He has performed well in all weather conditions and still comes with me to the woods on field work days. He scares off the bears and the squirrels drive him crazy.
He is a very unique dog where I com from, still amazes me how many comments he gets for his looks and colour.
Thanks for remembering us with this update. We genuinely appreciate it. As for adapting to rain–some Weimaraners become oppositional about going outside in the rain, but not all. Others flop in mud puddles, jump in ponds, lakes, or even the ocean. It is always wise to acclimate them to the idea that rain happens–Haha
One of my favorite updates was Jagger’s photo and our blog in the background, where you said you watched the video of some of our pups. There have been so many lovely updates over the years–we cannot thank you enough.
~ 12 Candles
Hard to believe it has been 12 years since we picked up this bundle of love from you!!!
Ava Blue (Megan x Blue) turned 12 and spent the day lounging next to me.
Happy Birthday Ava Blue–thanks for being such a sweet girl all these years.
~In The Driver’s Seat
Thor got his first driver’s lesson! How are you and Cliff doing? Thor has been doing very well. He goes on runs every morning and evening. Gets lots of exercise and loves it! I took him on a good few miles hike yesterday fishing and he was in heaven! He’s very well behaved and trained. He can heal, come, stay, sit and listens very well. He’s got his aloof moments when he wants to play. But he’s been an amazing family member.
He now even walks our Rottweiler mix Hannah ! Lol. He literally grabs the leash and starts pulling her on the walks. Lol it’s so funny
We also found out that Thor is not immune to Adeno virus, but we decided to NOT give him the vaccination for this because we read it’s rare for Weimes and not life threatening. what do you recommend?
First, this is where we say we are not Licensed Veterinarians, nor are we Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Vaccine issues are a serious matter for this breed–no one can attest to the truth of this more than someone who has had their Weimaraner succumb to serious life-threatening vaccine reaction. The puppy shot vaccinates for Adeno Virus II–which is against upper respiratory infections. Click here to read more.
We are most happy to see Thor as a central part of your life–and we love the photos. Thank you–this is a cute update. We genuinely appreciate it.
~ At Your Service
I arrived not too long ago–and ever since then I have been working my way into their hearts (It didn’t require much. You Weimars know what I am talking about. I have a lot of other work to do–like any new Weim. The resident Weimaraner had to be won over, you understand.
I have to entertain my hoomans, and their friends. So, here you go–
Murphy, it is so fabulous the way you take care of your family–we know your Mama (Sylvia) pours a ton of love on you, too. You are a lucky boy. Well, the truth is you have your Mama by her tail–turning her head every which way. You are a very fortunate boy.
~Our Snuggle Bug and More
It’s been too long and my sincere apologies for not keeping you up-to-date with Willie. We had a baby and it has since been a crazy new world raising a human. Needless to say, Willie is our firecracker, snuggler, baby-loving pup, and even 4 years later, we are so happy to have him as a part of our family.
As a breeder, I’m sure you have your worries about sending your babies off to families. Willie loves and is loved, and we appreciate finding you so much and choosing us as his forever home.
To fill you in, Willie had a freak incident this year where he got stung by a bee in his eye. He almost lost it….but thank God for animal ophthalmologists and pig intestine grafts! Willie has both eyes and is doing great!
Hope all is well and hopefully we can keep in contact on a more regular basis. I’m a terrible picture-taker but I included a few.
We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to update us about Willy. Wow–I am glad you were able to save his eye—what a horrible experience. And thank you for everything you have done with Willy thus far.
Our sweet boy Nixon went on his first full river float/kayak adventure yesterday! We were on the river for 3 miles and 4 hours. He swam, ran, tromped his way through the fields and river banks the entire time! Took a short break on the kayak twice, passed 5 other dogs he didn’t bat an eye at, was super curious about the crawdads the kids were catching and even caught a sand piper bird that he ever so gently brought back to me and I returned to his nest safely 😂
He was absolutely amazing and to say he slept good was an understatement! Loving our boy and all the adventures!
What a great family adventure. The sandpiper story was excellent. We appreciate you allowing us to share your story with our readers and follow along with you on your journey.
~ Not Your Stereotype Weimar at All
We live in Fontana, CA. She’s now a fat happy girl with gas that can clear the room since her lunch of a cheeseburger and fries with thousand island is not part of he normal diet. But we have a few extra days.
Her gas is normally none unless Grandpa sneaks her human food or salmon based food. She eats Blue Buffalo and loves that the best. Luckily her lunch yesterday of didn’t too much damage to her tummy. Thanks you guys for the best pup I could have ever asked for. I’m not ready for another weim because I would be trying to replace something that could never be replaced. She is the best tempered, loving, lazy weim a girl could have asked for.
In her adult days the choice between a walk and a couch cuddle was a 50/50-she was awesome and never had that high energy. She was just super mellow her entire life sans puppy stage where she tore stuff up (couch-my fault I thought I could trust her outside the crate while I was at work, sunglasses and shoes-again my fault I went away for the weekend and she was mad, undergarments to this day she will eat them if they are on the floor) or get a moment of the zoomies and launch off the couch doing 180s and speed through the living room. Thank you again as she was always heathy, always funny, and had her own personality that was just awesome. When people would make remarks about the stereotypes of a weim I just laughed and was like nope my dog is none of those things. Mine loves laying in the sun, playing in the pool, and being a cuddle bug and bed hog.
Are you planning on having any weim pups, no blues since Gretchen is not replaceable and I don’t want to compare since the pedestal for her is really high and no pup could take away from that. I think I may be ready for a new family member but not right now right now-a few months away.
Well, for sure, we cannot replace Gretchen. We get people asking for a Weimaraner with this temperament all the time–they are rare even for OwyheeStar. (Haha) My suggestion is typically to plan for the worst and hope for the best–that way, you are ready for whatever comes.
Thank you for your photos and the information you shared with us–and for giving her the best possible life. Storm and Dusty passed over the rainbow bridge about five or six years ago. They live on through their offspring–and some of our girls carry one or both of their DNA.
To get something out of those lines takes planning, and it requires a person to be ready to go when the pups come along—Winnie shares both Dusty and Storm as her paternal grandparents. As time passes, it becomes harder and harder to get back to that same bloodlines, as we have added fresh blood, and we continue to mix the DNA pool with it. So, you might get fortunate even if the new kid doesn’t share that exact lineage.
We look forward to working with you again. A goodly number of our OwyheeStar pups are placed with repeat clients–as you might guess.
We were at my best friends house and Thor loves to lay on a couch and near his sister Chloe. Here he is on her lap. He’s a really good listener but has an aloof personality sometimes. (Lol) He’s always challenging us but he knows by now that I am the leader in the pack so it doesn’t last long before he corrects his attitude.
Just wasn’t sure with his breed if it was OK to go on hikes. The hike we are doing this weekend is only 3 miles each way so should be fine. The one I’m doing with my brothers the following week is 11 miles and higher elevation so I will spare him that one although I would have loved to take him with me. Next year I’ll be taking him on all my hikes!
Thank you for all the hard work you are putting into Thor. This breed is not easy to raise–if it isn’t one thing, then it is another. Being involved in family life and joining in on your adventures is a huge plus. Exercise is essential; however, high-impact exercise is saved for later–one the growth plates close. Hiking is an excellent activity.