~Head over Heels
She has stolen our hearts and I am happy to share a few recent snapshots of her. Astra is doing great we had fun at the beach with her.
~ Best in Class (haha)
Astra completed her first puppy classes and won best youngster at Mutts and Moms Cannon Beach.
We are so happy to hear that Astra is excelling on every level. Thank you, for remembering us.
Keep going Astra–you rock!
Columbia loves her new home on her very own 160 acre pear orchard! She’s already eaten, pooped and taken a nap. She definitely feels at home here and we all love her so much.
Not so long ago Columbia was here (at OwyheeStar). We used terms like ‘Happy-Camper’ and ‘Tail-wagger’ –we were glad to find her such an excellent forever family. Thank you–for letting us know she is adapting well.
~ Most Everyone is Ready for Spring
She adores racing around before the retrieving starts – making endless circles, just enjoying herself.
But then it gets serious – she actually drives into the snow banks, finds the ball, comes out snorting snow – which of course makes her drop the ball and the whole process starts again.
March 6, 2019 –Here is the video Steve took this morning (snowing again!) of Lu searching for her ball in the snow. The snow has melted some, but you get the idea….
Reward at the end is napping on the heat vent. She’s perfected it!
personal note – snow has been lovely, but thanks, am done with winter right now!
Well, Lu is making the most of her snow experience. There is no lack of it in Sisters, Oregon this winter. You are not alone–many Pacific Northwest Locations have more snow than typical, and many folks are beyond ready for Spring’s arrival. Thank you, Sharyl, for this lovely post.
~ Smart and Playful
Charlie and I just wanted to give you an update on our Kimber girl!
She’s doing amazing. She is so smart and playful. We are really starting to see her personality come through! She also loves the snow. Thanks again for such a great pup.
Hope all is well!-Alix & Charlie
We are happy to hear that Kimber is doing well. It looks like you got the snow, too. (Haha) Thanks for the great pictures and the positive news.
~Or, Where’s our Lu?
So – Lu doesn’t sleep on the bed with us at night but has her own crate and bed.
But during the day for naps, I bought a heavy muslin-weight couch cover that I put over the bed, and she has her own blanket. At 8 years old, she does like her creature-comforts (in fact in very cold weather she loves to nap on top of the heat vent!). Spoiled? Of course.
This morning is freezing fog in Central Oregon, and after her morning outing and breakfast, guess where she heads!
I’m titling this one: “There’s a Weim in there somewhere”!
Hope you and Cliff have a great 2019 – and thanks for all the wonderful posts.
Sharyl and Steve (McCulloch) in Sisters.
It is so good that you keep us apprised an Lu and her antics. This is a good one–where all of us might like to be on such a morning as you describe. (Haha)
For those traveling through the Sister’s Oregon area you might check out Sharyl’s handwoven creations.
Sharyl Parker McCullochTOO MUCH FUN! Unique designs in Handwoven and Knitted Art-wear
Sisters, OR email@example.com
Challenges and Joy Wrapped in a Blue Fur Snuggle Bug
Each day is different and exciting and brings new challenges but we are taking them with stride. She fits into our family perfectly! She is stubborn at times, mischievous, she can be moody, she knows how to get exactly what she wants and she likes to talk back J She is playful and full of energy, and she loves to go on adventures. She is a whole 40 lbs at 7 months old and is still growing. (The vet keeps telling us to feed her more and more, says she is too skinny…we are up to about 4.5 cups/day… Does she look too skinny to you?) We go to the vet office every once in a while just to weigh her and get loves from all the vet staff who are in love with her. She continues to be overexcited about going to the vet…we shall see if that changes after she is spayed on Friday 🙂
Breeder’s Note: Emma does not look too skinny to us. Her ribs are not showing, and her backbone is not protruding. Remember, that more often not the dog people compare them to is the Labrador (the most popular (and commonly owned purebred) dog in America). For those wondering, Emma was spayed last Friday and is home recovering.