Who Says Santas Not Real?
~Your daily posts are so important to me I wanted to give you content if I could help. ~ Collette
We took Layna a couple years ago to go see Santa Claus, she got scared and wouldn’t go all the way up the stairs because they were open to below, so Santa came to her. She was a little more interested in the mounts hanging on the wall though. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Many of you would not know, but the lovely Layna has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. That makes this post even sweeter, don’t you agree? We never know how long our precious fur babies will be with us–for sure, not long enough. Thank you, Collette, for this contribution to our blog. We know our readers will love it so much.
~To the Father of Of Our Children
I want to honor Cliff for all he does to make happy moments for me, our family, and everyone of you who live with the OwyheeStar Weimaraner.
Without him–and his very special abilities none of this would be possible. Of course, that is only a small part of his greatness in my eyes–the list would be long.
I have been honored to share 50+ years with him. The journey has been incredible –sometimes challenging, but here we are together. I am sure you can agree he is amazing. Thank You
Michele was kind enough to let us use this lovely picture of Asher and Dink. I think it is safe to call them infamous–the rock their world—both of these boys capturing hearts and making friends.
May your pot be filled with corned beef and cabbage–and your lap be covered with a Weimar–that makes for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day evening.
~ We are ever so Grateful
Dear OwyheeStar Friends, Fans, and Followers,
We want to take this time to send a heartfelt note to everyone who reads our blog. Of course, we are all thankful to those who have contributed a story–I believe we can all agree that we love hearing about the Weimaraner. Especially those related to ours. (Haha)
With Cliff’s recent illness, you folks upheld us with your prayers and positive vibes–Wow, we are ever so thankful for that too. We would be hard-pressed to write a short-list of things for which we are grateful. Our kids, our grandkids, and our great-grandkids would definitely top the list.
We continuously tell anyone that will listen that we have met some of the best folks on planet earth–all because of the Weimaraner. It never ceases to amaze us –you people are the BEST.
Thank you for the trust you share with us–for your loyalty and for sharing so much with us. Our OwyheeStar Community makes us smile every day.
And, let us not forget a little Puppy Fix from this week’s bit of business.
~Summer Snow on Mt. Hood
Thought I’d share some of our fun so far this summer.
A few weeks ago we did some training on Mt. Hood— you have to work a little harder to find snow in the summer!
This is Loki peering into the cave at the subject he just found— he had to dig in to get his toy!
Yesterday (on the 4th of July) we had a chance to participate in our American Hero’s parade. It was by far the largest group of people we’ve been around— Loki just wanted to say “hi” to everyone along the route… not our best loose-leash heel haha.
After Hood, I decided to start training Loki to wear Rex Specs for super bright conditions… the first step is to introduce him to the frames without the lenses… I think he is less than impressed. But he gets lots of treats when he has them on!
Hope you and Cliff are doing well 🙂
-Erica (With Loki –Search and Rescue Training)
We are always amazed at your success–you are doing an excellent job with Loki. We loved the share from your work on Mt. Hood as well as the American Heroes Parade. The both of you make us proud.
It seems the Rex Specs probably seem like a punishment (Haha), but they are an excellent idea. Let us know how it comes along. I think it is like everything else you are doing with Loki–keep after it, and you will master it. He will learn to accept the goggles. I am positive. Anyhow you can tell Loki he is not the first OwyheeStar to don these goggles–click here.
~ Give Me An Ear
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.
We remember those who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. Let’s not forget the sacrifices made to provide us with the opportunity to spend our weekend as we choose.
We are honored to share with you something we hold dear. Thank you, all of you who have followed along and shared so many moments during the last year. As 2019 opens, we find ourselves having another 365 days –if all goes according to the plan. What will we do with our time? Who will we share our life with–what kind of relationship will it be?
If we think about it, it is like a writing a chapter in our book–we have laid the foundation and set the plot in action. Nevertheless, there are twists and turns. We are free to change, improve, adapt, and squeeze every moment to make the most of it. We cannot control as much as we would like–hopefully, we can manage our attitude and stay positive even in the darker moments.
Sharing our life with the Weimaraner or two is extraordinary–I choose to believe that they bring the best out in us. Yes, there are challenges–some we could not have imagined. Most of us Weim-lovers weather the issues well. Sometimes the mishap to our chagrin is unwelcome–others we find entertaining. Friend, I hope you are walking into the new year with at least one fur-family member. Everyone needs that kind of friend. I think it is safe to say that here because the non-dog loving crowd doesn’t read our blog, right?!?
Winchester’s first Christmas.
Chester has been such a good sport during this holiday season. He seemed a bit confused about the tree in the house at first he gave me that “I’m not allowed to bring my stick in the house but you get to bring in the whole tree?” Lol. But he has been a very good boy for the most part. He even posed in front of the tree with his Christmas sweater and hat! He will be so excited to get his presents on Christmas day! I can’t wait for his first Christmas.
How you delight in everything Chester makes our heart happy. We are glad for your beautiful friendship. You make it all magical–thank you. Merry Christmas –enjoy every moment. We know you will.
~With Chester in Oregon
Chester has been helping Mama wrap presents and when I say help, but I mean stealing all the presents and trying to run away with them. Luckily I have caught him before the presents are ruined. I think Chester is worried he is on the naughty list because he has decided to bark at my Santa on the mantel then proceed to run away. He brings me so much joy and laughter. Brandon and I both love him so much! Happy holidays!
We are ever so thankful to you folks–and happy for Chester.
Santa–well maybe we can consider that a fat guy dressed in red who suddenly appears to stare at Chester, is a bit disconcerting. Where did he come from? He wasn’t there before. And he just stares at me with those twinkly eyes, Mom. What’s up with that?
?? Have You Been Naughty or Nice??
Mesquite is a fun dog, and we enjoy having fun with her! She is the smartest dog I have ever had. She is the only dog I have owned that doesn’t bother while your eating at the table. She lays on a rug behind my chair, when I am done eating and slide my chair back she gets up.
Honestly, this breed is the worst about surfing the counter or the table. So, you are beyond fortunate that she is not a beggar.
The photo is fabulous even though Mesquite is not impressed that you would not let her pass on it. (Haha)