~Sweet and Lovable
It’s been a long time since we have checked in and thought we better get to an update!
Zoe is such a sweet, lovable girl and I couldn’t imagine our life without her. She sure makes days more enjoyable and nights so much warmer with her snuggles!
Between her naps, she either loves to take a swim or run laps – it’s never a dull moment. I’m so blessed to be able to work from home now and have Zoe at my feet and pawing are my arm for attention. ❤️Yes
Love,Courtney & Zoe (Dixie & I Boone)
Life with the Weimaraner–allows for no personal space. A foreign concept for the Weimaraner who wants your full attention 24 X 7, but then they give backs much in return. Who can define in a few words the intense unwavering dedicated, uncompromising, and unconditional love? Well, they can sulk if they get their feelings hurt.
So Much Happiness Shared
Can you believe Colby is 10? It seems like we just brought him home!
The last decade has brought us so much happiness. It’s hard to think about everything having a weimaraner has done for us and sum it all up. But if I had to sum it up in 3 words, I would say best. dog. ever!
These days, Colby prefers lazing around the house and snuggling. He doesn’t ever hesitate to tell me when it’s bedtime. Most nights, my husband comes to bed after me. So Colby takes his place and often nudges his face in my shoulder until daddy comes and kicks him out of his spot.
As he develops more gray around the muzzle, I realize that our time with him is slowly becoming more limited. Still though, we will continue to enjoy every moment we can for however many more years we are blessed to have him.
These are some favorite photos of Colby over the last 10 years along with a video celebrating his birthday. We celebrated his 10 years with a little bit of home made (doggy friendly) ice cream and some peanut butter. He was a happy boy.
Jenn, thanks for remembering us with this lovely update. You have been faithful to stay in touch all these years and give us photos, funny stories, and newsy reports. We do so appreciate it. While being deployed, you sent that great video of you Skyping with Colby–you are the best. Thanks ever so much for everything –and especially for your service.
~We call him that because he is just that special
We call Wilson Mr Wilson because he is just that special Very very smart so he keeps us on our toes! He belly’s up to our bar like a person and can reach most anything wants. We don’t know how much more he will grow because his hips are 3” higher than his shoulder and his shoulders will catch up!
We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Wilson in our lives! When he plays with toys, his favorite is most anything bigger than him or at least 2 toys! Thank you Shela and Cliff for another amazing Weim
I am not sure how you discovered all those years ago, or why you initially chose us, but our relationship spans several Weims and more than one decade. We are blessed to share the love of the Weimaraner. Thanks for your loyalty.
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!
~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.
I wanted to send you an update on Bisbee.
With the serious concerns about the coronavirus we are spending more time at home. It’s all very difficult. The comic relief in our life right now is our adorable 4-month-old Bisbee. His name should really be Busy-bee. He is a real source of joy.
Some things he is loving right now are:
- Joining anyone in the shower – he seems to love water
- Teasing the cat
- Eating any type of shoe he can find (this morning he added eating my glasses to the list ☹)
- Playing with another dog
- Gnawing on antlers
- His crate
- Snuggling when he is tired
Some things he is not loving:
- The sound of the trash can being pulled up the driveway
- Other dogs that come at him quickly
- Rain (Go figure since he loves the shower)
- His puppy food (we are trying some new options)
- Following commands
He is a real joy! Carol
We could not be happier to learn that Bisbee is doing well, and much loved. Thank you for thinking of us. I love that he enjoys getting into the shower.
~ In Time Gunner will love her too!
Just wanted to send you a little note. We made safe travels home, way easier than the drive to Pendleton. We decided to name our little girl Rayne. She has been an absolute joy since we picked her up.
Gunner, our 2 year old blue Weimaraner, isn’t too fond of the little lady yet. He had temper tantrums all the way home, even refused to sit next to her in the truck. He’s receiving extra love and attention so he knows he’s still very much loved. His feelings about her are improving, but still needs some work. We absolutely love both of these dogs. Thank you.
Cindy, Kevin, and family.
Poor Gunner, his world is turned upside down. You did right, bringing him along. Can you imagine had you shown up after being gone with her in your arms? It would not have gone well. He will soon come to the realization she is part of the family, and I suspect he will take up with her. They may even conspire together in mischievous deeds–just saying.
~ 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.
~ In Montana
Oh my, it’s been so long since I’ve written to you…lots of changes since you came to Eagle to help us learn how to use the Starmark collar!
Parker has grown into a wonderful companion and a very cherished member of our family. We can’t believe he’ll turn 3 in December. What a change from that tiny puppy that you so carefully hand fed. He has no limp and loves to run at top speed!
We moved to Missoula in September and what an experience for Parker! He didn’t quite understand when we started packing everything in boxes, then the movers came and took everything, and the next day we had an all-day road trip to a totally different world! He’s adapting very well to all the new sights and sounds (including deer right outside his front door (he’s very respectful and just sits and watches them). He’s also become an expert at going up and down steps—we bought an old house with 3 floors so he’s always busy.
So many changes for all of us!
We thank you so much for giving Parker so much extra care to give him a good start even though he was so tiny and had his shoulder problem…you’d never know now. Hope you both are well and life is good. We always enjoy reading your blog.
Take care, Dave, Patty, and Parker
We are delighted to hear the news about your family–and to find out that Parker has adapted well. We will never forget him, of course.
~ The Adventure Begins
–From Larry July 23, 2019
And the adventure starts. No more sleeping in —- up at 4:30 or 5:00 in the AM. I have to go to bed at 9 or 10 at the latest. You and Cliff sure know how to pick a dog for me. This guy just wants to be with me and that is want I wanted. Brady was great on the way home. I think that he will be easy to house break, I just have watch him like a hawk. I went out with him at 4:30 am, he went pee and came right back into the house. But he would not lay down to go back to sleep. So We went out again, he did a # 2 this time, back in to the house, went to sleep this time. I just have to think like a pup and give him more time. He will tell me what he wants, I just have to pick up on his clues.
We have made it through a couple of day and nights. Brady is working overtime on our training. Ila is having a time with Brady. He has attacked her shoes and bit her on the arm, the blood was flowing.
I know everyone tells you how smart their weim is – its true I think that all of the OwyheeStar weims or very smart. The only thing left is to train the owners so they are as smart as their weim. ( Are you smarter than as eight week old weim ? ).
Ila and I want to thank you for all that you do to provide these great pups.
You might remember Reno (a long time OwyheeStar Blog favorite). Unfortunately, Larry lost Reno–it was a devastating and swift loss of the worst kind. It was a rare bone cancer–took him quick. The grief is unthinkable, but no one (human or critter) is immune. For a goodly number of years, no OwyheeStar ever died of cancer–I wish it were still so.
I am sure you and Ila will get this pup raised–but there is the stuff of raising pups for sure. The shark-biting baby (and older skin is the worst). I am sure you got the tips I sent to you along with everyone else that has a Bernie X Boone pup–on puppy biting. Thank you, Larry–for your loyalty and the fabulous update (with photos). As always –your photos are great.