~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.
~Running Through the snow
We hope you enjoy this video of Dasher, dashing through the snow. He’s a happy pup and a bundle of energy all year round!
Happy Holidays ~ Audrey and Dave
This video seemed perfect for our Sunday post. Thank you, Dave and Audrey, for the cute video of your Dasher playing in the snow.
~ Our Snuggle Bug Rides
Here are some photos of Remy Blue in the car. She enjoys sitting in the car regardless of whether or not it is moving.
It seems we are in a season of challenges; there are so many of our friends and family who are going through difficult times. We’re keeping both you and Cliff in our prayers. Please give Cliff a big hug from us. Remy Blue especially would be there to snuggle close to him.
Blessings to you and your family,
We are overwhelmed in a good way –by the generosity, love, care, and your response in our time of need. We are delighted to know that Remy is thriving and an integral part of your life. Thank you for this update. We are sure everyone will enjoy seeing Remy. Might we suggest you click here to read the last blog featuring Remy Blue?!?
~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.
~Like this One for Ducky
Dear Ducky–it is hard to believe it has been five years since you left OwyheeStar to live in sunny California. The last update was about a year ago–click here if you want to read it.
There were a lot of other OwyheeStar Weimaraner birthdays on Facebook. I would try to list a few here, but I will let their humans do that if they wish. Otherwise, I would for sure, miss a few. Happy birthday–Ducky!
~ part two
Trips to the “holistic” vet have been fine. No issues with the titer testing, in fact, our vet was quite pleased with your protocol. Remy Blue did fine. Next big milestone is spaying sometime this summer.
Remy Blue took to initially swimming in our pool. She is much more adept at the water than Riley, our last Weim.
Car rides are fun, but Remy Blue becomes sad when my daughter, Evi exits the car for her activity. The tears of a Weim are so heartfelt. She also likes drinking my coffee; she seems to want me to stop at Starbucks for another.
Beach walks are fun for Remy Blue. She seeks out other dogs and wants to run and catch the water. I thinks she likes being a California Weim.
It is so great to see Remy Blue in her element and to hear how well she is doing at the Vet Visits, traveling, and enjoying the beach. Yes–she is a California girl.
~Our Gorgeous Blue Boy
I know I expressed concern over Ace’s size – and sometimes loose stools, I think I have been stressing way too much about his growth and the late afternoon loose stools.
He (Ace) by all appearances is healthy, and now that I realize he is probably going to be somewhat undersized (which I don’t care) I am able to breathe a sign of relief. He is perfect in every other way. I can’t thank you enough for your support. You and Cliff do an amazing job! ~Dee
We understand that he is your baby and you could be overly concerned about every detail. He looks to be thriving to us–about what we would expect. We didn’t realize he would be smaller–even though that particular lineage does produce small-sized Weims. No one can guess size when the DNA pool draws from a larger grouping of various sized Weimaraners. The pup can take its cue from any number of ancestors–ultimately, health is the essential factor. Thanks for updating us!
~ Ace of Clubs
Ace busy pruning my wisteria this morning 😬
The vet has agreed to administer the vaccines according to the Weimaraner protocol. He was prescribed an antibiotic for his eyes. We are hoping that his umbilical hernia will close by itself. I think it already looks smaller. His weight was 15 and 1/2 lbs. It seemed to me that he weighed a little more when we got him but he is eating, sleeping, playing and getting longer legs!! He is a beauty❣️
Dee and Mike
~ Not what I thought (whew)!
I just wanted to let you know that all is going very well despite a young puppy’s voracious appetite and sharp teeth!!I believe we are off to a solid start. We have completed the AKC registration and the registration for the microchip. We have adjusted the feedings to 1 cup 3x a day. Unfortunately Ace thinks he needs more. Lot’s more!!You know what happens to a dog when you cross that line. Yep! Diarrhea!! We tried listening to him and that’s what we got 🙃
Just set your mind at rest, I turned in a stool sample on Saturday and it was negative 😊
He is sitting and knows his name. Mostly responds to “Ace come” when called. A terrific pottier outside 👍🏻We are monitoring the umbilical hernia but are not concerned. His eye infections are cleared up but he has to finish 3 more days of the antibiotic.I hope all the rest of his litter mates are doing well❣️🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
Dee and Mike and Atkins Ace of Clubs
Thanks for the detailed updates –we are thrilled to hear that Ace is doing well. Yes, the last minute little hernia appears to be nothing of significance. I am glad you are not worried. Over the years, we have learned that doing as little as possible with these seems to be the best choice–only fix a larger one that is more risky.
We are glad you had the stool sample checked. With young pups it is always wise to check to be sure nothing more is going on–but you have this covered. It appears other folks are doing well–at least that is what we have heard.
The weather has finally started to warm up a bit (67′ today with a high of 72 tomorrow and 74 on Tuesday) and he REALLY seems to be enjoying the sunshine. He certainly has all the strong traits of a classic Weimie! I feel so fortunate to have both a front (grass), back and courtyard (both with hardscape and surrounding landscape) – in addition to the man cave which was converted from the garage. It really gives him a sense of multiple options and places to play and roam. He’s growing like a weed – has a V large personality and appears to be quite smart too. I’ll forward on some new pics soon.
We arrived home safely late Tuesday evening. Ducky is doing great! I noticed today how much he appears to have grown in just 2.5 days. He’s definitely acclimated to the house: loves both the front and backyard! Very well potty trained and wild for his toys. Naps for about 30 minutes and then revs his engine up for another 30.
Breeder’s Note: manner.