~ 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!
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.
~ 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.
~Another Blue OwyheeStar living in California
Hope you are doing well! Bayou is still doing wonderfully and is the absolute best as you can see in the pics attached!
I’m actually reaching out to you today on behalf of my mom. Her Weimaraner, Hazel (not from Owyheestar), passed away about a year ago and she has taken to trying to steal Bayou away from me. Would love to know what your availability is and also pass along the application to my mom!
Thanks so much!
The vast majority of our Weimaraners are placed with repeat clients, or come from direct referrals–to friends, family, or neighbors. We appreciate your loyalty, and we look forward to working with your mother.
~Lucas – Age 18
In a few months I’m going to go off to college and I don’t think anything can prepare me for how much I’m going to miss Sherlock. When people say dogs are man’s best friend, they’re right. I’ve spent more time with him over these last four years than anybody else besides my family. How am I going to fall asleep without him curling up in my bed at night? Who am I going to play tug with? Who am I going to throw the Chuck-it to? Nothing feels as freeing as dropping everything and sprinting down the trail or the beach with Sherlock. A boy and his dog running as fast as they can, feeling the wind rush past, overjoyed to be with each other. He loves nothing more than to run, play, and be really weird. He always accepts me, no matter what. I never have to filter myself or tone myself down when I’m with him. In fact, I don’t even think about it because his love is unconditional. I didn’t understand what this word meant until I had a weimaraner, and now I can never forget.
One of the purest things I’ve ever seen is the excitement that comes out of Sherlock when we get ready to go on a hike. As soon as I put my socks on, he perks up. When the boots are getting laced up, he is now standing next to me. He then leads the way downstairs, nudges his leash hanging from the coat rack, and sits down. He begins to whine when I start filling up the water bottles. But he’s not yet sure if he’s coming or not. The best part is when I grab his leash. His tail becomes a blur, his ears tuck back, he spins in circles, and he yelps with excitement. It is the happiest thing in the world for him. It fills my heart every time I get to witness this. Sherlock constantly reminds me how much joy there is to be found in life. He inspires me to be myself and do what feels right. I’m in awe of him every day.
Lucas–thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You are right about missing Sherlock–do they not worm their way into your heart? Oh yeah! During a time such as this–our fur family members keep us covered with a special love and acceptance that is not easily put into a few words. I am positive that your absence will affect Sherlock as much as you–but he will have other family members there to help him adjust. It will not be quite as easy for you, but with the leaving, a new chapter in your life begins. Thanks again for the share–it is most appreciated.
~ From Lilah – Age 12
Sherlock has been a dream come true, honestly. The years leading up to him coming home, I wanted a dog SO BADLY!!! I remember the day he came home, from the way all three of us stacked up to peer through the tall window next to the door, to the way he stumbled as his frightened eyes caught the first glance of his siblings. He was right to be frightened, we would tear up his peaceful life with his little puppy siblings and his momma and change it into one full of adventure, kisses, hugs, and so many memories. He’s a crazy dog, one that lights up our lives so much. For the almost 4 years we’ve had him, I’ve looked forward to seeing him in the morning, coming back from my Mom’s to see him, and just doing anything with him. His reaction tells us he feels the same way, first howling as he’s awoken from his sleep, then catching a glance of us from the bend in the stairs, and then still howling but somehow whining and spinning in circles with his tail an invisible blur, as he rockets over to his bed where he waits while we make our entrance. Having that welcome home is always something I look forward to. Who knew, an animal, someone we can’t understand or be understood by, could love so much and just be such an individual.
He’s got this way of knowing when you’re upset, and just being there. He’s a cuddler, and can be found most of the time under the covers, taking up the entire bed in my brothers room, where he usually sleeps. When he’s not with Lucas, he’s somewhere else, laying on top of someone and being sooo cute. He’s an example of how loving we can all be – if all we do is think about food, hikes, sleep, and his hoomans. Even if we can’t all be like Sherlock, a cute little bug that is literally only a heart with legs, we can all think about how we can be happier and make people happier. I couldn’t imagine my life without Sherlock, and I’m so happy I don’t have to. He’s a part of our lives that brings us all together, from laughing at him being a nut, to all hiking with him, or taking him to the park and watching his victory laps as he proudly struts around, bragging that he caught his ball. He’s so incredible, and has taught me so much about life and living it. Thank you, Buddy.
We love your description, Lilah, of life with Sherlock. It is fabulous to have a different perspective. Cliff and I cannot be happier that he fills your life with joy and mirth–it is why we do what we do.
He has logged hundreds of miles of mountain trails with our family, and he has his own pack to carry when we do overnight trips. He loves to SUP and be in kayaks, but he gets upset if we are too far apart at any point – he is the epitome of a velcro dog and just wants his pack together at all times. If we leave the house for 10 minutes, you would think we were gone for a year by the full body wag and frantic circles we are greeted with when we return. This may be our most treasured quirk about him.
He does, however, have the worst bed manners. We just ordered a king bed because no matter where we move, he just moves closer so that his full weight is pressed up against us to snuggle. It’s super sweet and keeps our chiropractor busy. His snoring is impressive, and he’s spent more time in the cone of shame from his misadventures than we can count. His least favorite thing in the world is getting his nails trimmed – it takes all five of us to get it done…
He has brought so much love and joy to our family. He is the first dog for Beau’s kids, and they love him more than they ever thought possible. In fact, each of them wanted to write their own personal story about Sherlock which we will be sending separately. Thank you OwyheeStar (Shela and Cliff) for giving such a beautiful gift to our family!
Bambi and Beau
Life with the Weimaraner is much as you describe–for the most part. Thanks for the details. I am sure our readers are eating up everything you share.
~Greetings from Northern California!
We are long, long overdue to send you an update on Sherlock, so we are making up for it by sending you a lot! Beau and I have included about 15 pics from his pup days until now. Beau’s three kids each wrote their own update and we will send each of them along separately with a couple of pics of each kid with Sherlock. We know you love to have material on your pups and this way you have some you can send out as/when you see fit. Sherlock is wonderful and is a happy, healthy and active boy who brings so much joy to our lives – thank you so much and we hope you are both safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Bambi and Beau
We are thrilled to share several segments in the coming week that feature Sherlock (Zula Blue X Blue). We appreciate all the effort you and the kids put into sending this update. We know our readers will feel the same.
He is here 💕
We are already in love.
Earl is settling in quite nicely! Here he is napping with “big sister” Mini. Look at the difference in the length of their front legs!
You have been so great to work with during the process–with all the challenges and this COVID-19 thing. We truly appreciate it. We know you are going to do great with Earl–please keep us updated.
~Update from Captain Rod
A smart trainer/breeder once told me that the best life insurance you can give your dog is to train him well so all of your friends and relatives will love him and want him if something happens to his owner. If something ever happened to me, my friends would fight over who gets Sunny.
One of the many things I love most about my OwyheeStar blue Weimaraner is he absolutely loves everybody from little kids to adults. He’s not just attached to me, he’s happy to be on a new lap from a new friend.
Around Christmas every year we go up to Lake Tahoe to visit friends and enjoy the snow. My two friends also have two labradors that Sunny has fun wrestling with. When he’s bounding through the deep snow in the forest, he’s truly in his element. On the way home, we visited two more friends that have 2 very sweet and high drive hunting dogs that he met. The rules were a bit more flexible in this household, and the dogs and humans dined together. Sunny gets along with other dogs very well, but if he’s mounted, he will object with some growling and barking. Can’t blame him there.
Sunny and I have come to some agreements a long time ago, and he’s flexible in various situations. He will stay on his bed if necessary and behave quietly, or if the rules are loose, he’ll party with other dogs as crazy as ever. He’ll happily ride in the backseat on long trips for as long as necessary. He heels off leash, and runs free on walks when it’s safe. His training of me is almost complete I’ve been told.
You may or may not remember Sunny’s earliest beginning on the catamaran with Rod–click here. I have often dreamed of sailing with Sunny–and I suppose it is possible (www.sailfuncat.com ), but we are pretty much tied to OwyheeStar for now. It makes is very happy to know Sunny continues to delight others and is a great companion for Rod. Happy New Year to you, Sunny, and your humans, too.
~Made it Safely to California
(Saturday October 26, 2019) What a day…and we’re not done yet! Baby “T” (name still under discussion) was great meeting friends and relatives today in Roseville and he was perfect on the drive home. This was taken after a wave of relatives had left just before we left Roseville.
He comes with the ability to run after small children (very happily). I’ve had a half dozen alerts that the power would go out at 4 p.m. It’s now 5:30 and the car is unpacked and I still have power but wanted to get this to you today as we could be without power until Wednesday. Not a big deal really…glad its a weekend.
Love to you both, Barb
It always makes us happy to know a puppy has made it safely and is making an excellent adjustment. All the socialization and work should set you up for success, but it is an ongoing process. Thanks for the news. We sincerely hope you are safe. Let us know how things go.