~Update from Captain Rod
A smart trainer/breeder once told me that the best life insurance you can give your dog is to train him well so all of your friends and relatives will love him and want him if something happens to his owner. If something ever happened to me, my friends would fight over who gets Sunny.
One of the many things I love most about my OwyheeStar blue Weimaraner is he absolutely loves everybody from little kids to adults. He’s not just attached to me, he’s happy to be on a new lap from a new friend.
Around Christmas every year we go up to Lake Tahoe to visit friends and enjoy the snow. My two friends also have two labradors that Sunny has fun wrestling with. When he’s bounding through the deep snow in the forest, he’s truly in his element. On the way home, we visited two more friends that have 2 very sweet and high drive hunting dogs that he met. The rules were a bit more flexible in this household, and the dogs and humans dined together. Sunny gets along with other dogs very well, but if he’s mounted, he will object with some growling and barking. Can’t blame him there.
Sunny and I have come to some agreements a long time ago, and he’s flexible in various situations. He will stay on his bed if necessary and behave quietly, or if the rules are loose, he’ll party with other dogs as crazy as ever. He’ll happily ride in the backseat on long trips for as long as necessary. He heels off leash, and runs free on walks when it’s safe. His training of me is almost complete I’ve been told.
You may or may not remember Sunny’s earliest beginning on the catamaran with Rod–click here. I have often dreamed of sailing with Sunny–and I suppose it is possible (www.sailfuncat.com ), but we are pretty much tied to OwyheeStar for now. It makes is very happy to know Sunny continues to delight others and is a great companion for Rod. Happy New Year to you, Sunny, and your humans, too.
~Part Two (not alone)
I just heard from a friend that her dog Bruno, Cabela’s buddy from puppyhood passed last week as well. Gives me some comfort that she had a buddy for her journey home. They were our neighbors for a number of years…we built our houses together while our pups frolicked around! Cabela was known to steal breakfast right off their coffee table if they left their door open and she would often make her way to their house (with us chasing her) and eat Bruno’s food out of his bowl! 😆
I am sure everyone will enjoy this memory along with the news that Cabela has her old friend with her for the journey over the Rainbow Bridge.
We’re coming up on a year since we acquired our Virgil from you. Skeeter is now going on 3 1/2 yrs old. I love these two so much.
Virgil is such a beautiful dog and I’m so glad to have him as a member of our family.
He and Skeeter get along well. They run with me, swim at the pool, and visit the dog park. Virgil gets along with all dogs. He’s like this huge mediator…if things start to get weird, he will run at top speed with that fancy tail flying, getting everyone running around once more.
No one can catch him or Skeeter, they’re soooo fast. People always comment on how nice they are and how beautiful they are. I always say it’s the Owyheestar breeding! Happy Holidays to you and thanks again, for my lovely friends.
We appreciate the news and the update. It is always good to hear that the OwyheeStar Weimaraners are thriving and much-loved. Virgil was a spur of the moment addition (because he became available) and we are so very delighted to know you love your Longhair. Getting your endorsement means, even more, when it comes from a person like you–a licensed, practicing Vet Tech.
We wish you continued health and wellness. It is a great comfort to know Virgil and Skeeter have so much going for them. Below are the links for the two from their previous pool work posts. Maybe one day there will be the opportunity to update us on their progress further.
Dutch is a LOT of dog!
I thought I would write a quick hello and send you a couple pictures of Dutch. He is a LOT of dog, 91 pounds at last check, but he can curl right up into a small ball when needed to fit in just the right spot on the couch!
Dutch is Fun and Friendly…
He loves all his family and greets each family member every morning with the greatest excitement. He knows the routine of the girls’ bedtime and always beats us to their bed when it time to tuck in for the night.
Right now his favorite spot is anywhere his humans are but especially when we are in front of the fire. The pictures I took last night were too funny not to share.
We enjoy reading about other Weims
Thank you for the daily blog updates, we always look forward to reading them. We love our Dutch! As I type this, I realize we are almost at his one year birthday!
Breeder’s Note: Thank you for the lovely update, and the nice comments. We are glad you like the OwyheeStar Weimaraner’s News (Blog). Honestly, it is rare to see a 91 Lb OwyheeStar puppy. Having Stackhouse in the stable, we may see more very good natured, larger, and hunt-potential Weims. It depends upon the lineage we select. Dutch’s father is about 90 Lbs, but more often than not, his pups do not mimic his size. Dutch’s mother is much smaller around 55-60 Lbs.
Dutch doesn’t appear to be fat. For those wondering, it is very important to grow the puppy slow. Slow growth is vital to proper bone and joint development–to avoid hip dysplasia and other ailments. Regardless, some pups are going to grow faster. This is true even when their family uses the large breed puppy chow and is careful not to overfeed.