~Chester speaks about family life
This is my second Christmas, Mom and Dad brought home a big tree again… they dont even let me bring sticks into the house, so unfair. They keep bringing in all sorts of stuff they don’t want me to play with. It isn’t fair I’m pretty sure they should share.
Mom has all the stuff that she is wrapping in paper, weird huh. Sometimes when she isnt looking I take some of the stuff and try to run away to get her attention.
Mom got me a new sweater since I’ve gotten bigger since last year. She made me stand in front of her tree and told me to sit and stay but I didn’t really want to. One of my favorite things is to climb into mommy’s lap I can tell she is cold and needs me to warm her up. I can tell she loves it too. Merry Christmas and happy New year!
Chester (aka Winchester), thank you for writing this lovely note right amid the holiday hubbub. I guess you don’t have too much work other than keeping your Mom warm, snuggled, and entertained–and on her toes, also. The snatching of paper –Oh my gosh, I am sure she scolds you and then laughs, right?!? We love your new sweater–and that you are living the dream–other than not being allowed to chew on the tree and snatch packages.
~ What a Good Boy
We got a kitten today. I just wanted to send you evidence of how GOOD Edgar is!!
Ed also loves to run. Above is a picture of him on our run today and this picture shows how happy he is after running
Thank you–for the photos, the videos, and the news. What a great life you have together.
~Doing Great in Southern Oregon
Frida has adjusted wonderfully to life here in Southern Oregon. She gets either a walk in the forest or a playdate at the dog park on a daily basis, plenty of dropped food from our 3 kids (seems to be mostly broccoli or other veggies!), and snuggles when she can be bothered to sit still. We adore her and are so happy to have found you guys!
I wanted to ask you what your opinion on spay timing is. Our vet is pretty invested in early spaying because of his work with various human societies and a desire for no unplanned puppies. While we VERY much do not want/need any unplanned puppies, we weren’t sure if spaying before her first heat was a good idea. Our puppy school teachers both recommend waiting until after adolescence so that Frida would benefit from hormones during her growth. So, I thought I’d check with you guys as actual Weimaraner experts!
I have a couple of new pictures of Frida to share with you – as I said, she can be difficult to capture in a still moment! (Your initial assessment of her “being into herself” has proven to be pretty accurate HA!) I also included her “graduation” certificate from puppy school.
Congratulations on earning a Puppy Certificate. We are exceedingly happy to hear that things are going well.
As you know – the experts all have their ideas—and those working with rescue and shelters lean toward the fact of preventing the unwanted pregnancy—like you, we agree, but there is the balancing thought that those hormones play an essential role in growth. The decision is a personal one—hormones can also fuel aggressive behaviors–especially in males, but each pup is unique. https://owyheestarweimaranersnews.com/2018/10/29/to-wait-or-not/
~with Moxie, my shadow
I’ve decided to stay home with baby and no return to work after 17 years. Crazy! I’m excited to have a new job at home and of course the dogs are thrilled. Moxie is my shadow. The dogs love are daily morning walks and seem to not mind that we added to our pack and the walk includes a stroller now.
I don’t want to miss out on your wonderful daily blogs. I look forward to them every day.
Happy Halloween! Chrissy
We are so happy you enjoy reading the OwyheeStar Weimaraner News Blog. Honestly–we would never have dreamed that it would take on a life of its own at the beginning. Here we are thousands of blogs later–years later and still going. We are ever so thankful to our fans, readers, and especially to the loyal OwyheeStar community.
~on our heels at all times
Lulu & Lyla are are on our heels at all times ( just like our last two Weimaraners)! If we shower we had better make sure the rugs are down, if not we better lay down our clothes so they can keep an eye on us while we shower! This surely must be a sign that we are good dog parents as they cannot get enough of us! Wish our twin almost 14 year old girls felt the same!
Thank you for these faithful, loving and furry kids!
Jeff, Heidi, Emma & Ella
For those who like their personal space or privacy, we say keep on traveling toward a different breed. The Velcro Weimar is all about being in your space–touching you, having your things. Oh yeah! You Weimlovers know what we are talking about–don’t even think about the Weimaraner.
~Its a Thing
Does your Weimaraner cross their paws? I think most do and it is the most elegant looking pose. Don’t you agree?
I love to show her off!!! Besides beautiful, she is nice and she is fun! Add a touch of stubbornness and naughtiness and she’s a perfect Weimaraner through and through!
I took this photo of Maizie yesterday, so she is 7 years, 7 months old.
And, we love to show her off too! She is fabulous.
~Beautiful Thief, she is–
When ever I take a shower, I have to leave the door cracked, otherwise, she will scratch and whine, waking up the rest of the house (she gets quite loud, haha).
And EVERY single time I get out of the shower, I have a piece of clothing “gone”….yep my beautiful Weim is a “thief”. I usually find it under her, or in her mouth. She hasn’t damaged anything (yet), but if I’m missing something, all I have to do is find her (which isn’t hard) and I’ll find my clothes. Gotta love little thieves (lol).
Looking forward to our next thief!
Robin and Mark
Well, we have been friends for a long time–like so many people in our life, it was the Weimaraner that introduced us. This addiction to this crazy breed cannot be explained to everyone. It is most certainly not for everyone, either. (That being said)–we look forward to placing another with you as soon as possible. Thank you–for your loyalty, friendship, and the love of the Weimaraner.
~AKA My Snuggle Bug
I just wanted to give you an up date on Astra. My snuggle bug has almost grow into her feet, learned how to swim and she loves it and sit stay shake go to bed roll over and play dead and heel she loves walks with mommy and daddy she loves her daycare and playing with pups.we just love her so much
We are delighted to learn that things are going well with Astra. She swims, does tricks, and snuggles. What a girl. Thanks for remember us!
~AT Three Years Plus
I can’t Express what a joy Ruger has been to our family. I meant to send you a pic and message on his birthday on June 7th when he turned 3! I can’t believe he is 3 already!
In March, my son Logan and I took a road trip with Ru as we call him for short…to Cannon Beach! What an awesome place, especially for dogs! We stopped in Hood River for a night and spent 4 more nights in Cannon Beach. We all had so much fun! Ruger Loves the beach. We will make this an annual trip for sure!
I was a little nervous about the 8 plus hour car ride from Middleton ID. But with stops along the way he did great!! He is such a great addition to our family! Thanks Shela and Cliff for such a great pup! We all love him so much! More updates to come!
Beth, Jeff, Logan and Maisy
All too often, I wish I were an OwyheeStar Weimaraner–all these trips to the beach and whatnot. (OMG) We are happy to read that Ruger is much-loved and included in all the fun. Thank you–we appreciate you thinking of us. Happy three years–here’s to hoping for many more.
~We Are Figuring Things Out
(July 14, 2019)–We were so excited to pick up our puppy (who we have decided to call “Frida”) that I didn’t get to really tell you how thankful we are for you guys!
Frida initially was not a fan of the car or her crate, but after some quick cuddles on Chase’s lap, she settled right in and spent the rest of the ride in comfort.
Our first night went ok – she did great with potty training until I was too slow getting up this morning and found a sad, poopy puppy. Luckily, she loves baths!
We’re quite in love, the kids are all “taking turns” walking her around our yard and seeing which toys she favors.
We are so happy to have found you guys and are so thankful for this whole process.
I hope you are recovering from yesterday and get at least a little break!
Thank you again, Lauren, Chase, Henry, Emelia, Charlotte, and Frida
(July 14, 2019–after we responded)–Thank you for the advice! We’re open to any and all help!
Yes- and I totally agree! We need to condense her space in the kennel and one of us needs to be better about letting her out. She is in our living room, not bedroom, so she was vocal ALL night about being alone. Therefore making it sort of hard to tell the difference between sadness and needing a bathroom…We’ll keep working on it. She’s had no accidents otherwise.
We’re going to put something in the crate tonight to see if it helps. Otherwise, we’ll get something different and smaller for the time being.
I also may sleep in the room with her tonight to help.
Finally, we were in the car most of the day yesterday. (We got home at 7:30pm) So, hopefully, after a busy day today, she is much more tired!
(July 15, 2019)–A much better night! No accidents, quieter, and we found a blanket she loves so she’s happy staying in the crate. We also added a divider to make the crate smaller.
Thank you, Lauren, for graciously allowing us to post your experience. Something here could help another person who is struggling. We were so happy to learn you turned a corner–and had the much improved night. We think you are doing great–love to you and Frida.