~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.
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.
?? 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)
August is Busy on Every Side
The heat which was pressing on us has eased a bit. The workload has not. Some of it is such a joy; a person doesn’t mind. We have the business of puppies going. They require a lot on every side. Who can complain? Sometimes it is demanding, but the puppies-loves (and the puppy-bites) make up for it.
We have been blessed to have Lauren come and help us all summer, and she continues as it is possible during the school year. She came two nights this week. Everyone enjoyed her being here, and she took care of more than a few things for me. No one misses her more than the pups. They don’t understand that she is a senior in high school, a class officer, an honor student, and that she has a life outside of OwyheeStar. Come to think of it, it is hard for us to manage too!
School, football, and cooler temperatures send us a message. The calendar is going to require another page-turn, and soon we will see all that fall in nature gripping our world. In this four-season corner of the world, the change is evident. The fields are becoming ever-barren–Weimaraner color. The green is being shed for the gray that is to come. The corn remains, but many crops have been harvested. Our wheat field was dancing with the tractor yesterday in preparation for alfalfa to be planted before long. It won’t produce a crop until next spring, but the gray dirt will spring forth with green until the frost beats it back. I like the idea of that.
This Week’s Blog….
- Sunday August 17 — Lauren
- Monday August 18 — Mouthy Opus
- Tuesday August 19 – Smokey, Dusty, then Stormy
- Wednesday August 20 — Butterfly Watching Graydon
- Thursday August 21 — Get Back to the Positive
- Friday August 22 — Playtime in Calgary
I don’t have a lot of blog material sitting there. I sometimes can work ahead, but not so much right now. There are always ideas, and topics awaiting our attention. Ultimately, our attention has been pulled several (extra) directions this summer. Nonetheless, the blogs seem to be coming together. When I feel I might be thin on material, someone sends us a bit of something. Thank you for that. We know the summer is always so busy. As summer and fall converge, there is a plethora of activity of every sort. We will no sooner get to the end of summer, and the holiday season will begin. Whether we like it or not Halloween doesn’t rest until it has pulled us through the New Year. Once that Halloween candy hits the shelves we can count on it to be soon replaced with the Christmas teasers. Some folks are delighted, but many moan. I guess it depends on your outlook. We keep our holidays simple. It is mostly about being together if possible. Therefore, I usually cannot be found pounding the pavement looking for gifts. I used to love to shop for the perfect gift, but we have discovered that grandparents are most appreciated when they let the kids make their own purchase. Cliff wasn’t much for this process, but I have won him over. It makes everyone happy.
Cliff continues with upgrades, repairs, and the farming. He is also engaged in the fall hunt-test season. The hunt tests will be over come the second week of September, but we will not be done with the remodel, or the farm work. Most of these things will continue as long as we are able to do them.
Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming. In the weeks ahead we can use them. We appreciate you all!
Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)