~A Bundle of Energy and Joy
Earl was born February 28 and came to us during California’s quarantine. We weren’t really planning on getting a puppy but all of our kids were home and it seemed like a good thing to do. We are so glad we did! Earl has brought us so much joy (and so many smiles!)
We’ve been working on swimming, though he would much rather be retrieving his ball, which he could do all day long. Earl had endless energy so we’ve started taking him on hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains. He is becoming quite the fitness trainer as he does not allow us to be stationary for long! And everyone who meets him is enamored by his striking good looks. (Luckily, he doesn’t realize how handsome he is.)
We are so grateful to Owyheestar for making our dreams come true of owning a Weim and getting us this wonderful dog!
Since Earl loves the retrieve, you should be able to work him into the water –for the water retrieve. Swimming is easier on the joints and burns a lot of energy. If you have a pond where you can work him along the edge, it would be a good plan to work on the water–slowly getting him to go further and further into the water. At first, toss along the end–where he will swim, this should be easy peasy.
~ 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.
~Meghan – Age 15
Sherlock changed all of our lives completely. He has such a big personality that I had never seen in a dog before. He is absolutely hilarious and never fails to make us laugh with his strange ways of life. Although he barks really loudly, which can be a little hard to manage, he is so sweet and loves cuddling. He taught my siblings and me how to be responsible dog owners and how to care for a living thing. I think that having a dog has brought our family closer together because with him we go on road trips, hikes, and visit some of the most beautiful mountains. Having a dog requires a lot of exercise which is great because now we’re always outside hiking or running with him. I personally love to go running with Sherlock because he does a good job staying by my side and can run for a long time.
Meghan–what an excellent post you created. We love how Sherlock has meant so much to each family member and how everyone mentions his big personality. Oh my gosh–your family has given him everything he needed to thrive.
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.
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.
( April 8, 2020) I am a day late by Maverick celebrates his 4th birthday yesterday on 4/7. He’s just a bit loved and spoiled! He has certainly enjoyed the time we have all been spending with one another during this shelter-in-place we have going on here in California. He will get to enjoy this through the month of July as I am a teacher and get to do teaching via distance learning.
Maverick was able to go out on a few pheasant hunts this past season with Bill and my boys, Ethan (13) and Owen (11). Oh does he love to hunt those birds! He is definitely a creature of habit. If that routine breaks ritual, he is sure to be the first to let me know! It cracks my husband up how silly Maverick is.
He loves his blankets to cuddle with at night, even going as far to dragging them around the house while I get ready for bed. You ask him to fetch up his rope, he brings it back to your feet… ask him to fetch up his bow, there it is, at your feet…. this can happen until all his toys are lined up.
I’m sure we can all carry on about how silly, quirky, loyal, lovable our Velcro Weims are. Thank you for ours. He has brought us many smiles and laughs over the past 4 years.
I remember the first time we spoke–so many years ago. Now–Maverick. We are happy to hear that he is bringing joy, hunting, and more. Thank you–we appreciate the update—happy belated birthday to Maverick.
~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.