~Reporting from Chester Headquarters
It was so nice this weekend! The sun was shinning and it was perfect for sun bathing on the back deck. Mom and dad sat outside with me and they read books.
After mom was done reading she gave me a nice cold treat because I am a good boy. My mama says I’m spoiled but I think she could spoil me more and I wouldn’t even complain. Talk to you again soon!
Chester, you are so good to write us these updates. Yes, you are spoiled–too. Not a bad thing at all.
The only Weimaraner that will hold still long enough for a St. Patty’s day pic is a 13 year old one!
Well, sorry to hear Clover was not having any part of the St. Patty’s photoshoot. We are happy to see Caleb –for 13, he looks good. Thank you for the wonderful life you provided him and Cabela–who not to be forgotten.
Just a quick note to give you an update on our awesome pack of Idaho Owyheestar Weim’s!
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 (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 (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!
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 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.
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!
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!
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
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
(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!
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.
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.
~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.