Update on our bestie, Nixon, now 6 months and a 70 pound lover. We took him for our first camping trip this year. First night in the tent was rough, as he barked at every single pinecone that had the audacity to hit our tent. He was willing to protect and serve his people throughout the night 😂 we quickly learned white noise was our friend and the rest of the trip went smoothly.
He enjoyed swimming in the river with the kids, playing frisbee, our hike to the falls and even took a dip in the freezing cold water and wanted to hike up the rocks with us! Such a good guide and always alerts us when he senses danger ahead. Even if it’s just a large weed or rock 🤣
This week we have begun picking blackberries in the woods. He loves that! Sniffs out every single area and waited for us ahead, would circle us and alert to whatever he thought was questionable…even a piece of carpet laying ahead lol! I love this boy. He has our heart and loves adventures and listens well! We ended last nights walk with a deer ahead he decided to chase! I called him back and just as began to really worry he returned quickly at my calls. Good boy Nix, good boy.
Nixon loves being a part of your adventures–might we say he makes them more fun. At least, for the most part. The unexpected might cause a short-lived alarm, but he moves on quickly. Good for you–what a life you have together. Thank you–for everything, and especially for thinking of us.
The fear of losing him as he gave chase to a deer is very real. Unfortunately, we have many stories of this sort. You might want to consider investing in a GPS tracking collar for Nixon to wear on these outdoor adventure trips. Also, this is for your own peace of mind as well Nixon’s well-being.
Edgar will be 4 next month. We moved to Colorado last fall and everyone is starting to get used to the change. Doug is still Edgar’s favorite person but he loves all of the kids and worries when they get too far away. My youngest loves to play with him like he’s her brother. She runs with him, gets him up onto the play equipment and tries to make him go down the slide. She also likes to dress him up on occasion.
He tolerates this but clearly doesn’t like to wear cat ears.
What a life Edgar has. I am glad he tolerates the cat ears–we know it must not be a fun thing for him. (Haha) Otherwise he has quite the life–and we love his inclusion. It speaks volumes.
~Our Sweet and Beautiful Blue Girl
Astra is so beautiful, loving and funny –she has a trainer pick her up three days a week to work through her fears and then they go on a big hike out in McMinnville on Wednesdays.
On the weekends we take her to the dog park and the beach. Thank you for our baby.
Thank you–we appreciate the update and all you do with and for her.
~15 Candles –beyond special
I just wanted to send you a quick note and let you know that Greta (Deli x Zeke) turns 15 today! She is incredibly healthy besides some significant arthritis and weakness in her hind legs, and lots of lumps. She still climbs on the couch, eats food off the counter, and sprints after the UPS truck. She’s been a love of a dog, sweet and protective of the kids, and fiercely loyal.
Oh my gosh — we are thrilled that Greta is celebrating 15 candles. The last time she was featured on the blog was her 5th birthday (unless I am missing something). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I remember vividly the first time we spoke so many years ago. You were preparing to graduate and to move across the country. I wondered how we would make it all work–but then this.
~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.
~Five Monday and Growing
Happy Memorial Day!
A little update on our buddy Nixon, now 5 months. He is happy, so loved, growing like a weed (65 lbs), loves the beach and loves to swim and chase his kids! We spent the day cleaning graves and he was a great helper and quietly watched over us. Socially he is getting so good in public and behaves so well! He gets excited to go for rides and walks and is learning lots of tricks and commands. We wouldn’t trade this laid back snuggle buddy for nothing! We love him!
Nixon, while your update comes on the heels of the extraordinary six-segment Sherlock update, you are no less stellar. You are lovely and larger than we would expect. Many of the Weims in Fern’s DNA pool were the sort that you would have called undersized; however, even though Fern was around 63 pounds and Boone around 83, your boy is big. He is lovely. He doesn’t look fat–growing a pup slow is in their best interest, but they get most of their size in the first six months, so it might be that Nixon ends up to be about his papa’s size. We will see in time.
~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.
Kenzie will be 13 and is still very active. He isn’t showing any physical signs of slowing down. We feel now is a good time to explore the idea of bringing in a new family, puppy into our household later this year.
We would like a hunter, we will not hunt animals but we do like to play hunting games, hide and seek. Our dog, Kenzie was selected as a hunter and we love that about him. We camp and fish.
We love our Kenzie and we would like a clone,😆 Lisa and Troy
We are happy that Kenzie is doing well at 13–and we hope you get more quality time together. As for cloning him–well, we both know it is not possible. We will do our best for you, though.
~Can’t Believe She is Two Years Old
Milly (Bernie and Boone 18) turned 2 on April 6. Hard to believe it’s already been two years. She is such a delight! She is intelligent, loving, an amazing hunter, so playful and oh so sassy. Her demeanor is definitely more mature these days, though you will still see her youthful mischievousness come out when she is bored.
She loves to play ball and this her greatest energy expenditure each day. She is loving the stay at home order and gets to chase the kids around with what they are doing all day long. She has been involved in their constant activities. We love her and are so thankful for the wonderful dog you have provided for us! Hope all is well with you! Enjoy the pictures.
We are thrilled to receive your update and the news about Milly. The photos thrill us, too. She is a lovely all-around Gray Ghost Weimaraner that hunts. What could be more excellent?
~Phenomenal Family Member and the Best Hunter
Dutch will turn 7 years old this April (Stackhouse-Cindee), and Sam and I would like to add to our family. Dutch is a phenomenal member of our clan and the best hunter yet of all our previous dogs. We would like to have a young pup to train with Dutch while he is still in his prime.
Dutch has trained us nearly as well as we have him. He can entertain himself and likes to maintain a schedule…letting us know when it’s time to eat, sleep and play outside. The only thing that has changed in the past seven years is that now we are both retired and spend even more time in Pendleton during bird season.
Sam takes Dutch on special hunts, where he generally out performs and out retrieves other dogs.
Dutch is also a good swimmer (really likes the Colorado river when in Arizona), but we do not use him for ducks or geese at our duck shack along the Columbia.Would appreciate hearing from you and the possibility of available pups similar to our “dear boy.” Looking forward to hearing from you,
Sam and Jane –Boring, OR
Thank you for the photos and the news about Dutch (Cindee X Stackhouse). It makes us happy to know he has performed well in the field as well as being an excellent family member.
Of course, you know we have spoken–and you have updated the application–a new family member is expected to arrive soon. We look forward to hearing how it goes–and sincerely hope that Dutch has years left to hunt with the new upstart.