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Scout

~ Follows Enzo’s Paw Print Example

Scout is doing great! He’s double in size and growing like a weed!

Scout is so funny to watch on his own playing in the snow, but when big brother Enzo is around, Scout wants to do exactly what Enzo is doing, it’s so cute!!

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to hear the excellent news. One thing for sure, they don’t stay puppy-sized very long.

Scout

Introduced to Enzo–what is this?

(Not so long ago in Central Oregon) Yes we did, and spent the rest of the day introducing Enzo our 6 year Weimaraner to his new little brother.We named him Scout.We will keep you posted on his progress 

Breeder Comment

I hope you keep us posted –a lot of folks get wrapped up in the process of raising their new fur family member and soon forget us. Good intentions and even a note saying we can expect an update sometimes get delayed indefinitely. Sadly, some people update us once or possibly twice (in their pet’s lifetime) and then drop a note when their OwyheeStar family member crosses over the Rainbow Bridge.

With so many posting news on social media (which is excellent)–I don’t always get shareable information from the more social media savvy folks –they do their own sharing. It is undoubtedly easier than allowing me to post a cute story–I get it. Most of what I can share is from people who are not on social media and frequent posters. Honestly, that leaves me often begging for a short story and photo. Some of you are ever so gracious to send something along regularly, though. For that–I am ever so glad. Please keep your stories coming–and include at least one photo. Thank you!

Ruger

Hello OwyheeStar!


Wanted to get you a little update on Ruger. So over the spring as many people did, we decided it was a good time to add a second pup to the mix. I always pictured our second pup to be another weim…and preferably from you!My daughter really wanted a pup that would stay small. I hesitated for a while thinking about how Ruger had been the only fur child for 4 years, and how he would react to having to share his space. We finally gave in and acquired a mini aussie. This first pic was what Rugers face looked like when I said, “you want a friend to play with?”It sounded like fun, until he realized Ollie was staying.  After a few months, Ruger finally warmed up to him, and now I think he is finally ok with having a live in playmate! Ruger always liked to get other dogs to chase him. I figured Ollie’s herding instincts would be a perfect match!
Thanks again for such a great pup! Ruger is so awesome! 
Our third pup, when the time comes…will definitely be another weim!😁

Breeder Comment

It is a sweet post–so glad this worked out for you. I know you also hunt with Ruger. We look forward to working with you again.

Zula Blue

Best Dog Ever~

Typical pose with legs crossed

Zula Blue came to us in 2011 as the sweet, little docile pup. Shela chose her well, as we live in Seattle with two young girls, so hoped for a mild and easy going, sweet heart.   Zula has become an integral part of our family, often find right in the middle of the girls, snuggling daily with all. We joke that she thinks she is a cat, as she climbs up on your lap.

Zula is also our marine girl. She prefers all things fish and loves walks on the beach. She loves to be up in the San Juan Island where she has all the amazing scents of fox, deer and racoons to nose and her mind occupied. Zula does not like the rain and will protest going out for long walks if raining. She is very bright and understands over 15 commands (below).  At the end of each walk she knows to sit at the final corner until we coil the leash and tell her to ‘go home’, then she races to the house, sitting the porch waiting for us.  She is the best dog ever!

Words Zula has knows: Walk, Sit, Come, Quiet, Cuddle, Pee Pee, Poop, Go around, Fix it (for leash), Stay, Down, Up, Shake, Cookie, Kisses, Go Home, Squirrel, Leave it

Breeder Comment

We named a girl Zula Blue right about the same time–and she is living in her Golden Year Placement. I love the name–and even more, love all that you have done for and with your girl.

Mesquite

I have been teaching Mesquite something new, I can’t say she is delighted, but we are coming along.  I bought a ramp so she can get up on the bed and into the car easier.  She would still like to jump, but now that she is getting older, I don’t want her to break something.  At first she would have nothing to do with it.  I worked a little each day, until now she is beginning to accept it.  I guess she figured it wasn’t going away, so she might as well accept it.  Now she thinks it’s a game.

I ordered some Skate Board tape to give the surface a little more traction for her.  If she ever slipped she would be done with it.

She is really amazing, you give her a little time to decide what you want and she usually gets it done.

We take her out to the Vet on Wednesday to get a final series of X-Rays to check and see if she is cleared up.  Her cough is pretty much gone, she seems like she is getting back to full song. Sure hope so anyway?

Mesquite for a 10 year + old dog has got a lot of get up and go yet. She checks the tree rows every morning for cats at the church. For some reason she has claimed that territory and the cats don’t belong.I just wished there were a lot of game birds, like there use to be. We walk in the sagebrush and the only things we find are Meadow Larks or the like. She does show interest in them, they must have the right smell? She sure likes to go. She gets upset if I go someplace and don’t take her. When I get home she always goes up and smells the tires.

Breeder Comment

Mesquite is a lucky girl to have someone who cares so much about her–thank you for keeping us apprised and for all you do to give her such an excellent Golden Year Placement.

Bella, Again

Click Here to read Bella, Part One

Here are some more pictures of Bella 😁 she honestly is the best dog.  It’s funny because I totally forgot some of the things she used to do (chewing, licking drywall) until I found old emails to you last night. We’ve been in this house for 9 years, so really the first 2-3 years are tricky and then after that it’s been pretty smooth. She does like to “nibble” my comforter, so I’ve had to replace that a few times over the years 😉  And really she was my first dog experience at all. But honestly, I feel like we’re spoiled now. I’d rather have an energetic dog who is super smart any day of the week. They are so much fun – almost like a person. 


She is so loving and also protective. And smart! She even knows the sounds of us getting ready to leave and will put herself to bed. If I start filling up my yeti cup, she knows she better run to the bed. And she has been amazing with the kids – gentle and patient … and she’s great at finding them during hide and seek 😁 We call her the queen because she will walk up to you and extend her paw, and she’s demanding that you pet her leg haha – it’s her signature move. We joke that she’s an 80 lb house cat – she would just really like to snuggle wherever you are. But she’s also protective. If my husband (who is a big loud guy) sounds agitated telling a story, she will get right up against me and start “talking” making sure I’m okay. It’s so funny. I have to tell her “I’m fine Bella!” 
Health wise she’s good – her only real issue is a bunch of fatty deposits we are watching. Our vet says they harmless, except she has one near her hip. So we have to watch that to make sure it’s not affecting her mobility. My hope is they just stay where they are for the long term!


Can you find her in this picture? She tries to blend in so no one notices she’s on the bed. Lol Here she is performing her after meal cleanup … apparently this day she needed to get completely on top of the table!

She loves being wherever we are … and enjoying warm grass!

Breeder Comment

The warmth sounds lovely–and the way she manages her little kingdom is admirable. Thank you for taking the time to update us.

Bella

~Twelve Years Later All is Well

I’ve been meaning to send you this picture of Bella! She turned 12 in November … where has the time gone?!? She is the best dog! We have three kids now (10,7 & 5) and Bella is the self-appointed lifeguard. LOL. Here she is living her best life in the Arizona September heat 😁 She decided this pool float looked like a great place to relax!  She still hasn’t realized that all of the kids can swim and anytime they are jumping off the diving board, she barks like crazy to alert everyone 😁 I’m pretty sure she considers them her babies too!

She’s doing great … definitely getting older and no longer jumps in the pool willingly, but still enjoys cruising counters and sneaking onto the couch for a nap 😁

Take care,
Sarah Langenhuizen 

Breeder Comment

Twelve years for Bella–we are happy to hear she is doing well. It sounds like she has a full-time job as a lifeguard and monitoring her family. Nothing could be more critically important. Counter-surfing continues at 12 — of course, it does. Thanks for this beautiful update. Readers watch for part two of Bella’s newsy update.

Stone

~ Celebrates Two Candles

Stone’s second birthday is today–December 29. He celebrated by a long romp on the beach chasing balls.

He continues to win everyone’s heart. Even the new vet can’t get over him! Blue is a rare color of Weim here in Santa Barbara! He is the friendliest, goofiest, sweetest dog I’ve ever known.

Even when he wakes me up at 5 am for breakfast I can’t get mad at that cute little face! We love him to the moon and back!  Still looking for a new house and then will be looking for a third Weim to add to the pack. His older brother, Blue, is really slowing down at almost 12. Hope you are well and ready for a New Year, we sure are! 

~Victoria

Breeder Comment

Some of you might remember Stone moved to California not so long ago–click here to read about the relocation. We are glad he is doing well and much-loved. Thanks for thinking of us and allowing us to post this story.

Nixon

~OMG — First Birthday

Can’t believe our baby is 1! He weighs in at 92 pounds, can tell time and will let you know it’s mealtime by sitting in his spot and waiting for his dish! He has a big personality and pouts like no other if he is mad at his mama! A total bed hog, stealer of all hearts (and food), loves walks on our favorite wetland trail to look for birds, drives to see the coffee shop girls, running on the beach, and playing with our youngest more than anyone. They wrestle, play chase, hide and seek and dress up lol.

He is the boss of our weinie dog and gets his way easily by barking in his ear. They are the best of friends and fight over the same toys always. We make many visits out to the cousins to see the gsp’s and he loves to run in the field with them. Last visit he came back with an elk foot! Nothing goes untouched! We have had many moments of missing items (food, toy, clothing, etc) that we all point the blame at one another only to find he has it hidden under the blueberry bush. Just tonight, he took a brand new loaf of bread off the counter as we prepared French toast. All that survived was the bag lol.

But, I think we are making a turn from any chewing of the house or shoes, we hope! We love this guy so much we can’t imagine a life without him! Would even consider another! Thank you for giving us the greatest blessing!!

Breeder Comment

Nixon is so adorable (forgive me for saying that when we are the breeder). Thank you for remembering us with these fabulous photos and insights into his first year with you.

Dutch

~ previously known as Rose (new home, and new name)

I promised an update on the 10-month old we got from Teal in Seattle. She had a plush life with Teal, so it is hard to call it a rescue. 


Dutch is doing well. She has gained muscle, either through natural growth or from getting out more, and confidence. She is quite content out in the back yard for hours at a time which is a change from our previous Weim. She loves basking in the sun and chewing on a stick. We have not introduced her to birds yet, but judging by her interest in them when we are out running, I think she will do well in that regard. She is a pretty good alarm dog, not too aggressive but not too trusting. And she absolutely loves Nathanael, our 14-year old!
Have a Merry Christmas. 
Phillip 

Breeder Comment

Thank you for helping Teal out –sometimes your life surprises you with more than you can manage–this was that type of situation. We are positive Dutch has found a good situation and will continue to thrive within your family. Please stay in touch!