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Maizie Loves Blankies

And Books!

Our Maizie (age 3.5/Livee x Blue) likes Blankies and books too much! We learned early on when she was a pup, which her soft velvety blankets were being trimmed with puppy teeth and swallowed! Blanket days were over, sadly. Given the chance, she will nibble on any book that she could get away with. We must close our office door when we leave the house and leave her in charge!

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Figure-Eight For Comfort

For her Blankie needs, Maizie owns several Sherpa fleeces with bumper sides. She drags it around the house–up and down the stairs. She flings it like a pizza to get it into the shape of a “figure 8” and then lies in one of the circles of the 8. She has a fleece in the car, truck, camper, crate. She’s not too spoiled huh?!

Breeder’s Comment

12080181_10206983193314995_3956029854058342277_oMaybe you remember Bennett (click here to check out him out in a recent blog post). He toted his bed to the kitchen. The Weimaraner and their bedding it is a thing. Some just cannot have bedding for a season without supervision–otherwise you see hang out of the worst kind from the back side. That is awful; however, in the scope of what can happen, it is small peanuts. When it doesn’t come through the situation can make a dangerous turn. One thing you never want is an intestinal blockage. Sepsis can take our beloved friend away in a blink of an eye.


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There are many reasons to wrap in a blanket. The cold is only one of them. Sometimes a girl just needs comfort. A book and a blanket are a personal favorite–Weims like traditional books too. The problem is their plan usual ends badly for the book.

Opus & Winchester

Hello, Weimlovers!

I wanted to capture some of silliness that occurs here, but I don’t always have a camera. When I do run to get the device, my husband asks if I’m capturing escapades for grandma Shela.
This week the boyz treed a baby possum. They held it there for a good hour. We felt sorry for the poor little thing. They are both cute and at the same time nasty. Though the opportunity lasted an hour; I still didn’t get what I consider a decent picture. Yesterday we had rains from Patricia pounding Texas. I got a snapshot of Opus leaning on his brother, surveying their land. It was so soggy that when Opus ran out he discovered (immediately) that he didn’t care for it. Smart boy he is he lifted his left rear leg, then the right and promptly made his way back to the porch.

Winchester Leaning on his brother (Opus)

Leaning Post Opus

Opus turned TWO YEARS OLD on October 17.

     He says he has improved the silly scarf Mom insists he wear. (oops)

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Mom says–
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Notice the scarf is “scalloped”. Not how it looked when we received it.
I’m very polite now. Most of the time. I’m still a little mouthy. Especially when you come home I like to bite your bottom. I’m “2”!
Notice Winchester (the blue brother) is lying behind Opus. You are good boyz. They are never too far from each other.Winchester_1236
 Breeder’s Comment: Melinda underestimates her photo taking expertise. You might remember a previous post where Winchester and Opus were Lizard focused. If not, click here to see them in action. We are happy to know that the boyz (as Mom refers to them) are happy, healthy, and entertaining. They put their mark on the family life in ways we can only imagine. Nonetheless, we are thrilled to get the ongoing updates. Who says you cannot buy happiness–actually it is homemade. For the Weimlover, a lot of this comes from their interaction with the family Weimaraner (or Weimaraners); however, we all realize interlaced you will find a healthy dose of crazy antics. 

Time Change Woes

Three Days of Perplexing Scheduling Issues

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Maizie can tell time.  

At 4:30 pm every day–like clockwork, Maizie very politely puts her paw on one of us–reminding us what time it is….her dinner time!   The time change since Sunday has thrown her through a loop!  At 3:30 now, here comes her polite paw–telling us that her tummy says it is 4:30!  When we tell her, “It’s not time,” she doesn’t understand.  We have tried to ride out that hour with a “cookie” until she settles in.  I hope this happens soon!   I can’t stand the sad look on her face!

~Linda and Jerry

Breeder’s Comment we have a similar problem. For years, I have told people these guys can tell time. It is uncanny how they know it is time for bed. If we happen to be watching a football game or some program that runs late, they are not amused. They keep giving us a prompt because surely we don’t know time is running over. It is like the pastor who preaches over the usual cutoff time. The congregation people are rocking in their seats. Their thoughts are wandering, and they secretly wonder if they can get a seat at their favorite lunch table. Humans are not the only clock watchers.
The time change is not amusing to the Weimaraner. At our home, this more about them rocking on their paws and ready to bound toward the door to potty and check in for bed. Oh, how I wish our children would have been so excited to get tucked in bed for the night. This scheduling thing (with the Weimaraner) is not exclusive to the dinner time or bed time. Coming home from work late can be a cause for great distress, and your delay may lead to the shredding of something. This time telling nature is not solely a homefront issue either. They also know the time in the car. We know of more than one family that has ended up being too long at an appointment, and the waiting Weimaraner has chewed the interior of the vehicle due to their anxiety. (They fear you have abandoned them and forgotten they are awaiting your arrival.) In one situation, the Weimar chewed the wiring harness to the tune of a $20,000 repair bill. Time is something to consider, and the routine loving Weimaraner doesn’t want you ever to forget they are clock watching too!


Stylish and as Fast as the Wind

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Thank You! We are glad Maggie has found a great fit into your Two Weim Household. She looks happy and at the same time busy. Thank you for calling her priceless. We hope she continues to do well and proves to be an excellent field dog too!

Adventures with Tripp

My Friend

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Tripp is an amazing and truly wonderful dog. (LOL) Although I sometimes, (most of the time) I think he thinks he’s a person. I’m sure this is partially my fault. I treat him like he’s a little person. Tripp has been so good for me in many ways. He’s allowed me to learn how to be alone and to still do the things I really enjoy. We’ve enjoyed taking many trips–just the two of us– me and Tripp.

The Oregon Coast

We’ve been to the coast many times–several have been in the last few months. We also went to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Area. It seems like you are on top of the world, (lol) Well, maybe not the top of the world, but you find yourself at the top  of a mountain. Travels also include Bolan Mountain and the Steens Mountain.  I can honestly say that without Tripp, I never would have been able to to take these getaways. With him (my Weimaraner, Tripp)  I’m never alone. It is so amazing all the things that we explore together.


I love that while are just hanging out at home, he’s totally a goofball. Have you heard of the game of Twister? Tripp makes a habit of twisting himself into the weirdest position ever. He does this so he can squeeze in next to me on the chair. When it’s time for breakfast or dinner he’s so excited he tap dances and goes in circles. He truly has a unique and loving personality. Oh, when I take him into a store, he’s a complete ham. This Weimaraner really know’s how to put on a show. Together we make a great pair and I couldn’t imagine my life without him 🙂

Breeder’s Comment: Tripp is one of those Weimaraners who got a second chance placement. The problem (of needing a new home) was not his doing. Here is a previous update if you care to read it tooclick here.

Pumpkin Decor

Gracie Claims My Quilt

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We got out all the pumpkin decor including the pumpkin quilt. Now it is Gracie’s favorite spot in the afternoon. (Eeeek, a dog on my quilt!! A quilter’s worst nightmare – but it is ok for a Weim lover!)
Best to you and have a wonderful pumpkin season.

~Nancy, Tony & Gracie

Jorja Pleads Her Case

Frisbee, please, before friends arrive.  

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We write to you on this beautiful Fall Day from Belgium!  The sun is out! Jorja is Jorja as in the true Weim fashion.  As always I thank Auntie Arleen (Arliss ‘ mom) Jorja is the best!  However, she made this all possible, and by that I am not leaving Cliff and Shela out of the equation.  Without my sister, I would not have made the connection, and getting Jorja to Belgium would have been much more difficult.

Pictures Sometimes Lie

Pretty pictures don’t always tell the truth. In fact, Jorja was on her best behavior along until the end of our visit.  We had dinner guests on the way, and I didn’t throw frisbee with her as long as was needed.  As guests were leaving Jorja ate the last eight pork chops off the table!  Her first time and “hopefully” the last time table surfing.  Then the next morning she rolled in stinky stuff.  Pay back.

Refresher Course Needed

We are now backing up and reviewing old rules for the household.  We had slacked off on making her follow the rules prior to the pork chop incident. Jorja has behaved well of late. We got slack in our requirements–lesson learned.

Needless to say, we still love her so much!

Willow and Jan

How Willow Spent her Weekend

Jan Reports–Willow with her two Altered Reserve Best-In-Show ribbons from the UKC dog shows at Argus Ranch today (October 10, 2015)– Thanks to NWSWS and PSK9’s for the great job on the shows (as always), so much fun!

Willow is a regular on the OwyheeStar Blog. She is very accomplished and busy about the business of life. What doesn’t she do? Regardless, we love to share the OwyheeStar news–big and seemingly insignificant. The everyday routine of a Weimaraner is anything but the canine norm. If your pup’s antics would seem pale in comparison, don’t hesitate to send us something we can share. We need two or three good length sentences to have enough to share. Otherwise, we are grasping to find content. A photo is lovely; however, we need more than a picture to make the blog. Yes, we need at least one snapshot for any blog. If you love reading about everyone else’s Weimaraner, imagine how much they would enjoy hearing of yours and seeing a picture.

Speaking of Willow

She and Jan have brought home three Best-In-Show Ribbons over her short career. The United Kennel Club (UKC) now allows her to continue winning even though she has been altered. Jan Magnuson has thirty-five plus years experience with the Weimaraner. She is an accomplished all breed dog trainer. You can follow Jan as SunStar All-Breed Dog Training on Facebook. We highly recommend (if you live near Jan) you take advantage of her classes. This training opportunity is unprecedented chance to train with an accomplished Weimaraner advocate. We sincerely hope you would capitalize on this opportunity. Finally, we thank Jan and Willow for all they do to promote the breed in a positive manner.


Did You Notice?

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Grayson is unique. First his father was a Longhair (Duck), and his mother was a Blue (smooth-coat Longhair Carrier). The fact the parents both carry the DNA marker for the Longhair (one a Longhair and the other a Carrier) means 50% of the pups will be Longhairs. There were three pups born to the litter–one was a Longhair. Looking at Grayson you would not imagine that his parents were so unique. There is something else unique about this boy too! He sports a full length (undocked) tail.

OwyheeStar gets quite a few inquiries that specify that they want the tail left intact. The Longhairs always have the undocked tail. The American Weimaraner Breed Standard calls for the tail to be left about six inches long. They suggest it to be a bit heavy on the length–not a shorter stubby tail. Tail docking happens sometime in the first week. Therefore, the person wanting an undocked tail must commit early. It also requires a larger than normal puppy deposit. Nonetheless, many people prefer this option to Show Breeder’s chagrin. Some countries have a ban of tail docking.