Do you have one? Of course, we mean with the Weimaraner. The bedtime ritual seems to be a theme. The routine established is hard to undo. Keep this in mind as the fun begins. Will it be fun for you five years from now? Who can guess? Disappointing the Weimaraner is not readily embraced. Their stare-down look. The pout.
The rituals or routine activities are the Weim’s life. There is no going back.
Linda (Maizie’s Mom) writes, “This is a nightly ritual here.”
Maizie started this and now she expects this every single night when we are ready to get into bed! Often Jerry is too tired, but the happy gleeful look on her face with a toy in her mouth and wagging tail is too much to ignore‼️😉.
What could we add here? Nothing!
~And His Orange Dog
Brady is growing fast and I’m behind on getting pictures to you.
Orange Dog lasted about two week before he lost his head and just came apart at the seams.
Brady Larry & Ila
We are happy to receive this note regarding Brady–as I know our readers will enjoy seeing your fabulous photographs. Thanks, Larry–and Ila.
Thank’s for the info. We’ll get her paperwork taken care of soon.
Bluebell has had her shot, all is well so far, back on schedule, thank’s again for helping with that, I so needed it. She’s gone out on her own to potty twice today, she’s figured out our doggie screen door (long story but it works), slept all night, in her crate at 8pm and awakening at 7 this morning!
Of course she’s snoozing within sight of Bell and I go early when she does and watch movies, seems to be all working out. This morning both dogs had a lovely moment, Bell’s unwilling to warm quickly as Bluebell likes to jump up and outright bite her, but in less than a week, they already are much closer. Being 14 August 29, Bell is very sweet with all that’s going on and adjusting well.
There’s a first week update…our family is doing well with the new addition of Bluebell #8…Thank’s again for all your hard work. Debbie
Thank you, Debbie, for the beautiful update. So happy that things are going reasonably well–I mean a tiny pup and the aged girl, it is challenging. But you have this managed.
Here she is a few days before she left OwyheeStar. That face says a lot.
~ Winston and his Family
I wanted to send along a quick update on Winston. Mr. is 9 now, going on 10. We moved into a proper house rather than an apartment which is a big change for him as he’s been an apartment dog his whole life. Barking at the mailman is his new favorite passion! He immediately identified the most comfortable chair in the house and claimed it for himself (see picture). We moved next to a giant park which is perfect for him (a small part of the park is in the picture attached). On rainy days, we can wander through the park with him and on drier days, ball chases are still his specialty. We also have some walks that take us along a lovely canal. The only thing we’re really missing in Ireland is doggie friends. Many dogs are not well socialized in Dublin and their owners are not on top of their dogs. We’ve had enough near bites and bites that I just don’t trust most dogs around Winston anymore. Luckily, he’s never been that interested in other dogs – he’s more human and ball focused – so I don’t think he’s missing much.
We’re expecting our first human child any day now so we contemplated getting another dog while I am off for 6 months on maternity leave, but honestly, finding a breeder we like as much as you has been an impossible challenge so we’ve put that plan on pause for now. I must admit, I think Winston prefers it that way – he likes being the center of our world. With the baby coming, that will change a little, but I’m confident he will love having a new human to sneak food off of, get cuddles from and follow around.
We started to notice some stiffness in Winston after park trips and that his “gallop” changed a bit and became more of a bunny hop in his back legs rather than moving them independently. After a visit to the vet, they found his hips have slight incongruity (aka hips are slightly the wrong shape for the socket they fit into) and mild degenerative joint disease. We went through a course of Cartrophen and I must say, we’ve noticed a great improvement already. Hopefully, that treatment will suffice for quite a while to keep him spry.
I still can’t believe that I’ve had Winston for almost 10 years. I can’t imagine my life without him – he’s my constant companion and I’m so grateful for him. Can’t wait to see the bond that he forms with baby!
Best, Rebecca Armistead
Thank you, Rebecca, for remembering us. We are so happy that your move has found you well adjusted. Winston has had the best of everything–with you accommodating his needs despite any obstacle you faced along the way. Thank you, again for giving him a great life. You are a testament to what can happen even when someone doesn’t live in an ideal setting–with acreage and whatnot. But now–he has it all in Ireland.
It is not uncommon for older dogs to become stiff–to have problems, but of course, we had to see it happening to any OwyheeStar offspring. To me—he seems a bit young to have that much tightness in the hips. (Eke) Dusty (his father) passed at 14+ years. The last few months he was very shaky in the back end. He had OFA certified Good hips and a good family history of good to excellent hips. He has lumps and bumps we left alone–because we thought it for the best. Penny (his Mama) lived to 12+ for sure–I cannot remember exactly when she passed. Of course, the average life for a Weimaraner has been reported to be 11 years and 2 months. The expectation is somewhere between 9 and 15 years–with a few exceptional cases living to be around 16 years. We all want the 16 years.
I believe the Cartrophen is the same as Carprofen –a Generic form of Rimadyl (click here—to read more about this drug. ) What I like to suggest is Duralactin — I don’t know if you can buy this in Europe or not. Amazon also has it for sale. The Duralactin can be used any time for a slight injury or when inflammation might be a problem. It helped Dusty remain mobile and seemingly pain-free. We love this option, as things like Rimadyl affect their vital organs–and in some cases, there is a life-threatening reaction.
Finally, thank you, for all the kind words about us. I do so hope when you are ready for another Weimaraner you find the perfect breeder. I am sure you will. Sooner or later something unwanted comes knocking on our door.
~Liberty Belle has moved
Hope you guys are doing well! I wanted to give you a quick update and share a few pics of our beautiful, sweet Libbie.
Sorry that it’s been so long since our last update, things have been super busy over the last several months. We recently moved from Las Vegas to TN and absolutely love being back in the country! Libbie is finally getting to be a dog with lots of freedom outside of city life, and has been having the time of her life!She is one special puppy and the love of our lives, we are so grateful and simply put – we cannot imagine life without her 💕!
We’ll check in again soon with more details and highlights over the past year, it certainly has been a great one!Take care!
Sincerely, Scott & Julia
We are so happy to hear from you — and to learn about Libbie. That was quite the move –we hope you will continue to stay in touch.
and his Tiny Hyoomans
Its been awhile since I sent an update. So I thought I’d share a couple of tidbits with you.
Colby decided that there was juuuuust enough space to squeeze into my chair with me for some lovins. Then, the tiny humans decided that there was room for them, too. So we took a few photos. You can see his enthusiasm as the photo shoot progressed. He still refused to budge from his perch, though! He’s a very patient big brother. As soon as the tiny humans left, he got comfy again and stayed a while longer. He got up for a potty break, but as I am sitting here writing this, he has found his place back on my lap for another morning siesta. What a ham!
Here is a video of him eating an ice cream cone. This is something I have never done. But after a series of events that led us to the vet’s office, I decided to help him unload his stress by hiding his first dose of meds in an unexpected treat. He had no complaints. Feel free to share on your blog if you’d like!Colby is a little lonely since our lab passed away and we have been looking into finding him a new companion. We are considering another weim and would like to look into possibly getting on the waiting list for another pup when I get home from my deployment in January.
I’ve thought about you guys often over the years. Sadie was born on Sept 12, 2003. I just lost her yesterday. She was the most amazing dog ever and I’m so unbelievably devastated with her loss. Her ½ sister Moxie is doing great and full of health and muscle and I cannot see the pain in her yet with the loss. Max was another we adopted along the way as well and I’m sure both will find it hard not to have her around. It was so funny how many dogs were attracted to Sadie. Something about her was so appealing to them. My wife and I would always comment how good she smelled and how good her temperament was.
She Did It All
She was everything I asked for in my initial application for her. She was and is beyond a perfect match. She got to enjoy lots of mountain time and ultimately probably beat her up too much but she did enjoy an abundance of fun times hiking, biking, swimming, boating, wondering around, playing in the snow, going to the lake and going on appointments all the way through Monday to house showings.
My Constant Companion
It was so neat to see how she never wanted to be away from my side. I could sit in my chair with her at my side and it was amazing to see how she would sit and just gaze in my eyes for hours.
On a cold winter day, it was always comforting for both of us to have cuddles on the couch. She always wanted to be between my legs and on the bed she always wanted to be in the crease of my armpit and chest.
How I will Miss those Kisses
Something else about this lovely girl is how she’s always raised her nose to the sky and ask you to give her kisses on her neck, face, and ears. I’ll miss those greatly along with how she would always smile.
Are you guys still breeding? It may be another 6 to 12 months before I am ready but am interested in another great family member to build another great friendship and bond with.
Out of the 1000 photos I have of my furry’s I hope you enjoy these two.
Thank you so much. I’m ever grateful to you as breeders for giving me something so special and for God to allow me 13 great years with her. She can never be replaced and will never be forgotten.
In LOVING memory of Sadie 9.12.03 – 9.27.16
We are sad to hear that Sadie had to depart our world. We are positive that her trip over the rainbow bridge was provided for in the same manner she lived. Thank you for all you did with and for her during the 13+ years she lived and played with you.
Yes, we still raise the Weimaraner. Thank you for allowing us to post your testimonial and this tribute to Sadie.
I can guarantee you are the best. You take care your pups like your own children. You give advice, newsletter etc. We all love you. We always said Shela (and Cliff’s) puppies are the cutest and the softest. Bella’s skin is like a suede blanket. We adore her. She is a total sweetheart. ~Sri Love you xoxo
We are glad you love Bella so much. It means a lot to us that you took the time to say these nice things about us. We hope that Bella lives long and brings you much joy for many years to come. She makes our heart happy too!
Or is the Grey Ghost?
~Grammarly.com clarifies this spelling conundrum <–Visit the Original Post on Grammarly.com
Grey and gray are two different spellings of the same word. Gray is more common in the United States, while grey is more common in other English-speaking countries. In proper names, the dog breed greyhound, the unit Gray, and the grayling fish, the spelling always stays the same.
As a noun, gray usually refers to the color. It can be used as an adjective when we want to say that the color of something is a shade of gray. It can also be used as a verb, for when something turns gray. But regardless of its use, you’ll sometimes find that gray is not spelled the way you think it should be. Or, you might be reading this and thinking “those people at Grammarly really don’t know their spelling—it’s grey.” So, what’s behind the grey/gray dilemma, and is there any difference between them, besides the obvious?
Gray vs. Grey—What Is the Difference?
Does your vowel choice really make a lot of difference in the case of the color gray? It doesn’t. The spelling doesn’t affect the meanings, and both spellings are perfectly fine when writing about the color between black and white. The pronunciation remains the same regardless of the spelling you’re using. In fact, both spellings have the exact same origin.
The only difference is that gray is more common in the United States, and grey is more common in the rest of the English-speaking world. So, you can write:
The thing that stuck with me from the time I spent in London was the gray sky.
But you can also write:
The thing that stuck with me from the time I spent in London was the grey sky.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re using the word “gray” as a noun, adjective, or a verb. You can say that someone’s hair has grayed over a couple of months, but you can also say that it greyed. Things can be greyish, but they can also be grayish.
Grey and Gray—Are They Always Interchangeable?
In common usage, there’s no difference between the words grey and gray. Some people might believe each spelling refers to a different shade of gray, and it’s quite possible you’ll see this in practice when looking at color swatches.
But there are a couple of cases where you really should mind the vowels. One of those cases is greyhound, the dog breed. It should always be spelled with an e, not an a. It’s the other way around for the grayling, a species of fish with a name that’s always spelled with an a.
If Grey is someone’s last name, you obviously shouldn’t change it to Gray to match the way you think it should be spelled. Proper nouns are off limits—the vowels in them cannot be changed. And neither can the vowel in Gray, the unit for food irradiation—it’s always spelled with an a.
We appreciate this information. Sometimes the spelling differences make a person wonder about what is correct. Now we know, thanks to Grammarly.com.
Shela Nielsen, I was looking at my sent mail from 5 years ago…. I still have all of our mail correspondence about adopting a Weimy ! It still holds all of the puppy pics of Dunkin before I had the privilege of adopting him! Thank you again for my Best Friend 🙂 every day is an adventure with him 🙂
Life with the Pillow Hog!
I never dreamed he would be such a pillow hog. How I love it!