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Just a quick note to give you an update on our awesome pack of Idaho Owyheestar Weim’s!

Family photo at a lake near McCall


Our Fuzzy (longhair) girl (Charlie Mae) has become the “princess” of the house and is our pride and joy best behaved and most sweet Weim.  She and my Daughter (Elle) have become very close since Ace won’t stay in Elle’s room, she decided to see if Charlie would stay and sure enough, the two of them are now night buddies and Charlie sleeps with Elle EVERY night, it’s so sweet.  Charlie is 8 now (as of Oct 2020) and still doing GREAT!

Ace looking cute!


Ace (our longhair blue boy) is just over 2 now (as of Dec 2020) and has REALLY (finally) started to mellow some and become a very sweet boy.  He reminded us of our friend Holly’s Maverik (from all her blog updates) in a big way!  

I’m so happy to report that although he’s a ball crazy nut, we just LOVE him to pieces and he’s become a great companion for my wife at night since her dog (Charlie Mae) is in sleeping with Elle.  

Ace marches to his own beat and knows what he wants and when he wants it, he isn’t easy to convince otherwise.  Often at night he decides to sleep on the couch early in the night and join us in bed sometime in the early hours (I think he gets cold).

Mando’s favorite place to be in the AM’s when I’m getting read (Right in-front of the sink I was hoping to use!)


Mando (our newest addition, shorthair blue boy) is almost 1 (turns 1 in March 2021) was the SWEETEST puppy ever, but has for-SURE moved into the terrible teens!  We have never had a more cat stalking Weim, he follows our poor old cat around the house relentlessly!  He hasn’t ever hurt her, but the look in his eyes when the stalking is going on makes you wonder!  If he does bite at her (mostly gentle), she holds her own, but it doesn’t curb his interest one bit.  

Mando has gotten into digging holes and chewing up the grass in the dog yard also.  He’s as mischievous a pup now as any we have had (and that’s saying something considering the benchmark Ace set!).  As I recall, you warned us that he was going to be a handful, and as sweet as a little guy as he was, we thought perhaps he was going to prove you wrong, but NOPE, he’s exactly as you warned.  Mando is all boy and he’s a daddy’s puppy for-sure.  He always gets on the couch and flops on-top of me when it’s mellow time.  He sleeps ALL NIGHT – EVERY NIGHT under the covers next to me.  Recently I’ve decided to put him on a lead tied to me when around the house and remove some of his freedoms to curb some of his more destructive antics…  His favorite naughty thing to do recently is to find something he knows he’s not supposed to have and take it out to the dog yard to destroy it (for us to find at some later date).  Our dog yard isn’t in a spot that’s easy to bust him being naughty (and he knows it!).  Having said all that, I couldn’t love the little dude more, he’s such a sweetie and I think we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, he’s minding better as he gets older and is doing well on the lead.
There’s the quick (not so short) update on our pack!  Thanks for all you do for us and our fur-babies!  

Jill with her fuzzy girl (Charlie Mae)
Elle and her boy (Ace) doing some snuggling in my office
My boy kicking back while camping this last summer in my wife’s chair…
Our BBC (Blue Boy Club) in our trailer camping this summer.
Me (Will) and Mando on his “gotcha day” 🙂

~Will

Breeder Comment

The love of the Weimaraner brought us together, and we have known each other for a while. I must admit that our slogan “Where Beautiful Friendships Begin” is true, but we also market a bit of trouble. For all those who write us that they want a Weimaraner that will act a certain way, I caution that no one ever can be sure what quirk or quandary might arise. Surely these beautiful creatures will put their paw on a button and make you question your choice. (Haha) Thank you to this wonderful, loyal, fun, and Weim-loving family. We appreciate you taking the time to get something to us for our blog–and for the love, you pour into each four-legged family member.

Sasha

~And Snuggles

Sasha has been an adorable ball of energy since the moment she got home. She loves all her new toys, and has been taken on daily romps around a large field. She is not shy, but definitely likes to assess the scene before diving into something new. She is so snuggly and I’m overjoyed to have her home with me.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear the two of you are doing well–we cannot wait to hear what Braden thinks. It will be a great welcome home treat. Thank you for the cute visual of your first little while together. We truly appreciate it!

Tango

~The Ladies’ Man — Part Two

Tango’s “girlfriend” moved into the house across the street at the end of March. She’s three quarters Border Collie, one quarter Miniature Australian Shepherd. Her “dad” and I enjoy cracking a cold one in the field down the street, so if the weather is cool enough, one of us will text the other: “Field?”

Lily has a definite speed advantage on Tango, and a tight turning radius on her little legs. Because they met when Tango was around her size, he perceives her as equal in size, rather than less than half of his. She’s a sweetheart, but she’s good at keeping him in check when he gets a little too eager.

You realize Tango is very social this is his friend Abby–she’s half chocolate lab, half silver lab.


What a big adventure we embarked upon together just six short months ago, never expecting that fate would offer us so much more bonding time during these early months. He’s quite the little playboy. And not a day goes by without some stranger informing us how gorgeous he is.

Breeder Comment

Well first spoke to you six months ago and helped you plot a plan to raise the Weimaraner. You have excelled –for this, we are exceedingly happy. The Weimaraner is not the breed for everyone. As you well know, there are challenges. There are other breeds less challenging to get raised, but Tango is doing well. (Hurrah!) Of course, a Weimaraner is a puppy for three years. What can I say, and then they act puppy-like even longer. Some act puppyish for their entire life. They are full of life and energy, but this scenario helps to keep us young and active. Then there is that thing where they burrow deep into our heart and soul. What else can I say?

Bella’s Birthday

Miss Bella turned 6️⃣ today 🥳🥳 July 14, 2020


I made her a doggie friendly cake 🐾 🎂 (peanut butter, carrot with coconut yogurt frosting) and popcorn as decoration 😂. She loves popcorn 🍿!
Happy birthday sweet girl 👑🎂🍿🍉

She is sweet, get along with other dogs but she likes to bark at neighbors from the window 😂 also at any delivery guys 🙄😂.

Popcorn is her fav treats!!! We spoil her, she sleeps on our bed and on my pillow! 🤷‍♀️😂

Breeder Comment

What a life Miss Bella enjoys with her family. I can tell you that I have never had such a birthday celebration in my entire life. (Wow!)

Meanwhile In Colorado

~Family Means There Are Four Fur Kids

My brother’s family is visiting, and so we have the whole family together here in the Colorado Rockies.

Many hikes have happened to the delight of all 4 dogs.

Above is Luey and Shiny afield–and then
Shiny enjoying the cool tile.


We took all 4 dogs to the dog park.
Hope you are all staying safe and well!💕
Julia van de Ven & Shiny

Breeder Comment

What a great time being together as a family –and all four dogs were enjoying the adventure with you. Shiny seems like a happy camper. Thanks, Julia

Ruger

(June 7, 2020) Ruger turns 4 today!  He has added so much love and joy to our family. I can’t imagine our lives without this quirky, hilarious guy! It’s hard to capture action photos because he is either laying down or running!

We spend our days doing lots of walks through the rolling hills across from our house, where he chases bunnies, digs out whistle pigs, and flushes pheasants.  I run into quite a few families in this area with Weims from you and Cliff, and you can always tell. I could see the resemblance from Blue on a few occasions with other pups from different litters. What beautiful dogs!! Anyway, thought I’d share a few photos and thank you again for our precious Ruger!

Sincerely–Beth

Breeder Comment

We could not be happier to learn that Ruger is doing well–and that he is loved. Quirky can be fun–and it sure adds spice to daily life.

Sherlock (Part Six)

~Lucas – Age 18


In a few months I’m going to go off to college and I don’t think anything can prepare me for how much I’m going to miss Sherlock. When people say dogs are man’s best friend, they’re right. I’ve spent more time with him over these last four years than anybody else besides my family. How am I going to fall asleep without him curling up in my bed at night? Who am I going to play tug with? Who am I going to throw the Chuck-it to? Nothing feels as freeing as dropping everything and sprinting down the trail or the beach with Sherlock. A boy and his dog running as fast as they can, feeling the wind rush past, overjoyed to be with each other. He loves nothing more than to run, play, and be really weird. He always accepts me, no matter what. I never have to filter myself or tone myself down when I’m with him. In fact, I don’t even think about it because his love is unconditional. I didn’t understand what this word meant until I had a weimaraner, and now I can never forget.

One of the purest things I’ve ever seen is the excitement that comes out of Sherlock when we get ready to go on a hike. As soon as I put my socks on, he perks up. When the boots are getting laced up, he is now standing next to me. He then leads the way downstairs, nudges his leash hanging from the coat rack, and sits down. He begins to whine when I start filling up the water bottles. But he’s not yet sure if he’s coming or not. The best part is when I grab his leash. His tail becomes a blur, his ears tuck back, he spins in circles, and he yelps with excitement. It is the happiest thing in the world for him. It fills my heart every time I get to witness this. Sherlock constantly reminds me how much joy there is to be found in life. He inspires me to be myself and do what feels right. I’m in awe of him every day.

Breeder Comment

Lucas–thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You are right about missing Sherlock–do they not worm their way into your heart? Oh yeah! During a time such as this–our fur family members keep us covered with a special love and acceptance that is not easily put into a few words. I am positive that your absence will affect Sherlock as much as you–but he will have other family members there to help him adjust. It will not be quite as easy for you, but with the leaving, a new chapter in your life begins. Thanks again for the share–it is most appreciated.

Brynn

~With their Newest Family Member

The journey begins–and these two are already forging an excellent bond. That look–it is almost as if he is saying, “and what did you expect?”

This Blue Boy will not replace ‘Salty’ the much-loved Gray Ghost Weimaraner that made his home in their family until his recent departure. But we are positive that Salty is looking down with approving eyes, and influence to add to this situation.

We appreciate this family–like so many, they are repeat OwyheeStar folks. Their loyalty and the inclusive way with their fur family warm our heart and soul.

Christmas Cards

~ This One Features Salty

I’ve been racking my brain–and wondering if I could figure out who Salty’s parents were. I am fairly certain the litter sire was Dusty, but I cannot be sure. Mr. Salty is getting some age on him–it was a very long time ago when his parents came to our home to pick him up. It is funny how some moments stand out. Possibly, the name they chose made me always remember this Weimaraner–there have been a lot since he left OwyheeStar. But, it may well be the annual Christmas Card.

A couple of days ago, we got our first Christmas card. It is a doozy. (Haha) But every Christmas, we receive a card from Salty’s parents, and he is always front and center. This year he is solo. I wanted to share the lovely card with you readers–and say that I hope Salty is doing well.

Broken-Hearted

~ Our Bailey Crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge

Today we had to let our sweet, amazing Bailey boy go. Stormy and Dusty we his parents– he was the only Silver Puppy in their litter.


We had 13 wonderful years with him for which we will be eternally grateful. While our hearts are broken, we will always remember the adventures, cuddles and all the love we shared.


Our lives wouldn’t have been the same without him.
Thank you so much for such a special gift, Mandee and Lee

Breeder Comment

Dear Mandee–thank you, for remembering us at time you are grieving over this loss. As I thought about the details, I remember so well you picking him up and a few email conversations we had. Of course, the only silver-gray pup in the litter defined him, too. Thanks for giving him such an outstanding life. We appreciate you!