AT The Dog Park in Livermore, California
Like so many of you, we managed to add Frank to our family during the pandemic. Frank is ours, and you might remember we have been featured several times here on the OwyheeStar Blog. We met Cliff and Shela in Burns, Oregon, where we picked up Frank, Bo, and Lola. We agreed to transport the two extra pups because of the pandemic situation. It was a little crowded in our camper, but we managed to make it work. The plan at been to meet up again in the future. We recently had our reunion. We met at a dog park in Livermore, California.
It went pretty well–Frank declared it great fun. Lola had never been to a dog park before, so she was shy but warmed up to the idea. Bo is not good off-leash, but he had a good time even so. It was great to get together.
Thank you, Ben for sharing the photos and the news about this went.
May 8, 2021 Play Date in California
Today brothers from another mother got to meet! Earl Grey on the left (Clover X Boone February 2020) and Archer (Bernie X Boone June 2020) had a great time playing together. Earl is bigger but Asher is faster. Both are gorgeous OwyheeStar Weims!
More and more OwyheeStar folks are making a connection and planning meets. It is a fabulous connection. Thanks for the share.
Tikka and Luna-they’re 2 of my favorite girls! Nancy kindly welcomed us to the Salem Weim play dates at their house.
We’ve been there many times and Mick typically hides between my legs or behind me for most of the day and if I sit, he gets in my lap. Mind you he’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest weim there! Haha! He’s just a big baby. The last time we were there, a few months ago, there were fewer weims there and Mick was actually social, it was amazing…we were all impressed to see him out there running around with the other dogs.
I think Rudy was one of your weims as well. Ashley stopped me while I was mowing my lawn and asked if we could take a picture of our weims together. I ran into her almost a year later at Nancy’s house and we recreated the picture. So cute…Mick is at least twice Rudy’s size!
Have a great day! Shannon
Yes, Western Oregon Weimaraner folks have a great advocate in Nancy. And then too–her Playdates are an extraordinary opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and have fabulous fun.
~at Luna and Tikka’s
On Saturday mom took my to see my friends at Luna and Tikka’s house again for our play date. It was so much fun playing with my friends in the mud. Mom looked like she was pretty cold but she let me play for hours. I also got to meet my half brother Pushkin. We have the same dad! Our Mom’s say we look like twins so they kept trying to take our pictures together, but Pushkin and I decided not to cooperate don’t they know we just want to play not sit still. Lol silly mommy’s. At the end mom gave me a new toy from the gift exchange I love it a lot and I play with it all the time. I cant wait until we get to go play again.
Special thanks to Nancy and Bill for hosting these very popular events–we are happy so many OwyheeStar clients get to participate. It was great to read about Pushkin and Winchester (Chester).
~Me, Winchester, Visiting Luna and Tikka
Mom took me to play with my friends at Luna and Tikka’s. Their parents are always so nice to host our playdates.
Mom put my costume on me and I ran around and played with my friends while our parents ate food. The food smelled so good but Mom wouldn’t let me have any. I got to play for 3 hours! Then I went home and had a nice long nap! Cant wait to see my friends again soon! ~ Chester
Dear Winchester–you lead an extraordinary life. You have a tough job taking care of your Mama and entertaining others. Cliff and I are glad you can get to the playdate to Bill and Nancy’s Salem home.
Sunday April 29, 2019 Chester Writes:
Today mom took me to see my friends at Nancy’s house. Once a month I get to see all my friends and make new ones sometimes. I love to run and play with my friends it is so much fun. I can’t wait until I get to see them all next month!
~ Winchester (AKA Chester and a few other Nicknames)
You probably have heard about this gathering that happens once a month in Western Oregon (Salem). Some non-Weimaraner types show up too. Bill and Nancy open their hearts as well as their home.
~ Knows Her Place
The only tough thing about a Weim is you don’t own the couch anymore….they do!!!
You might remember this little girl earlier this year during our resolution-making season. Click here to see her then, and to read more about her and the sofa. You might also like to know that she is a sister to Luke and Bo–featured yesterday. We hear that Schatzi and the two blue boys are planning a play date sometime in the future.
The couch is shared in most every household despite efforts to prevent this from happening. Some do, but most don’t even attempt it. You might remember that Weimar rule list that used to be prevalent. It would start off where the Weimar is not going to come into the house. (Oops–then we are not placing a pup with you.) Then, it would quickly follow up, with–alright the Weimar is allowed in the house, but only by the back door. And this would go on and on, and pretty soon the Weim owned the house and was running things. (Ha!) We tend to share almost everything with our Weimaraners. Don’t you agree?
So, the sofa is in use. Well, if the human arrives first, they are welcome to be used as a pillow. Otherwise, you might have to try to squeeze in somewhere or opt for the recliner.
This has been happening for awhile now. Weimlovers gather at Nancy’s place for fun bringing the fur family members. Last Sunday was the May Playdate.
Nancy writes–for anyone who may be new 🙂 Plan to come and be dazzled by all the weimies, it’s kind of magical. The property is completely fenced with plenty of room to run, hunt or wrestle around. The Weimer’s pets typically share a meal, this time we are doing salads, finger foods or desserts. We will provide iced tea, water and we also have a German beer on tap! If you would like anything else to drink please bring it! When you arrive, you can either walk right into the house (no need to knock!) or you can also go straight to the back there is a gate at the back of the garage. I have no problem with dogs in the house & PLEASE don’t take your shoes off, there’s just no need to do that! 🙂 Hope you can join us!!
If you want to get in on the fun, contact Nancy ( email@example.com ) and she will get you the information on the next event. Hope you join in the fun!
No Fireplace Needed
All winter we found the Weimaraner soaking up warmth where they could find it. Fireside or atop a heat vent they clung to without shame. Of course, others were tucked in a blanket on the sofa, chair, or snuggled in their owner’s bed.
It’s so sweet to have Mr. Sunshine here to take over for the winter heat source. Everyone in the Pacific Northwest and inland could not be happier to soak up the sun.
Today, being the May Weim Gathering in Salem, we sincerely hope this weather holds for the fun event. Friends, fun, food, and the Weimaraner–what could be a better way to spend a Sunday?
The kids had a fun play day today. They are all waiting for a treat!! Some more patient than others. They are: Lucy, Luigi, Dolly( labradoodle), Dieter (German Shorthair), Wooley (Black Lab) Daisy (Chiuhauha), Meg (mix rescue dog) and Jena ( black and white terrier mix rescue dog). It was a great time!! I hope you had a nice day.
Breeder’s Note: Lucy’s parents have a private caregiver who visits their home. She makes house calls, takes her clients on walks, has play dates, and does what she can do to assist Lucy’s parents. When they go out of town for much-needed respite, she is there for Lucy (and Luigi–her Golden brother pictured next to her).
Many people find the need to for additional caregivers (or daycare) for their Weimaraner. The reasons vary greatly, but often are due to work schedules more than any other factor. Success is mixed. Some Weims pick up bad habits at the daycare center. For example, some allow for inside potty areas. The Weimaraner arrives home (from their fun day where it was perfectly OK to urinate on the wall–because it is easily washed down the drain) to find their family not being happy with that behavior. Finding the best solution (if you need one) is important. Lucy and Luigi have the perfect in-home care situation.