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~Allie’s New GSP Pup

Here is some pictures of introducing a new family member. Some of these are Skye and some are Haze and then there is my old man Aussie. They are all being introduced to Allie’s new puppy GSP.

They all get along. Haze is the one looking away trying to show Sparta GSP to watch for birds! Skye is sharing her toys nicely with the puppy by dropping them and teasing her to even dare to try to get it! Keller (Aussie) Sparta things he is a fluffy chew toy. ~ Jean

Breeder Comment

It is fabulous to see the OwyheeStar Weims being so polite with Allie’s new puppy. You have done great things with these girls–we thank you!

Ace

~ Swims

We just returned from a marathon camping trip that included many fun activities but we were able to get the new puppy swimming!!!  Here are a few highlights of the puppy!!

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to read that Ace swims–that is three OwyheeStar swimmers in your household. Seems to me, that I remember you have had difficulty in the past getting the Weimaraner to swim. But recently–you score. That is so awesome.

In the Limelight

~Our Charlie Mae Shines

Well, that is interesting. You might remember Charlie Mae as the girl who wears the Christmas lights every December. Here she is in all her glory–, isn’t this spectacular? Oh–what more can we say?

limelight

noun lime·​light | \ ˈlīm-ˌlīt  \

Definition of limelight

 (Entry 1 of 2)1aa stage lighting instrument producing illumination by means of an oxyhydrogen flame directed on a cylinder of lime and usually equipped with a lens to concentrate the light in a beambthe white light produced by such an instrumentcBritishSPOTLIGHT2the center of public attention

Legit Questions Here

~ Weimars everywhere want to know

Should we say–“Caption This!?!”

Just imagine what might be going through their mind…

  1. Where do they think they’re going?
  2. Do you think they forgot us?
  3. How much time do we have?
  4. Do you think he is coming back?
  5. Do you think we can open the refrig or pantry? Maybe both–

Are these two conspirators? That is a good question–together they are either better behaved or more creative with their antics.

Puppy Kindergarten

~Andi’s Formal Training Begins Soon

Andi has her Forever Family right where she wants them–close at heart. We received the results from the titer test (done by Dr. Calhoun’s Idaho Veterinary Hospital–Nampa, Idaho)–Andi is safe to go out in public. Hurrah!

Andi with her Mallard — so, technically, she is a Duck Dog.

Nancy Says…

She doesn’t bark but sometimes she squeeks with good cheer.  Millie used to do that, Weimie squeaks, there’s nothing cuter.

What a wonderful dog she is.  I set up her crate which she immediately got into and sat telling me, “I got this.”  She adores my 5 yo grandson.  No indoor messes.  She prances behind me everywhere I go. She loves her toys keeping them all in a pile, her pile. She is not destructive in any way, tho I did move all my house plants up and gave a few away. She is absolutely the best!  She’s a people dog. Does she know how to bark?? Thunder outside right now, she is not bothered at all, calm and happy.

She is so well adjusted. Thank you for all you and Cliff did to socialize her. She is a very fast learner, she is so willing to please.

Sisters

~Meet Up Again

Saturday we too Andi and Alli (Dahlia X Boone) to get a Titer Test at the Idaho Veterinary Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. As it happens, Sheila and Foster were there for the same thing with Duchess.

So, the three sisters had a moment. Andi has her forever family in Nampa with Nancy and Sam–there will be an update this week. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this short video.

Meanwhile

~In Idaho

Thought you might like a 12week (almost 13) update on our out Henry!


He’s amazing. He loves to play fetch and so good at the return. He is learning and listening so well. Still mastering the potty training, but great as long as we are paying attention! He’s such a funny pup and so smart! He is able to play hide and seek with toys and people. He’s catching on so we’ll to words we use. He is obedient to sit, stay, lay down, come and ‘outside’ (our word for potty!) He has even mastered wiping his feet when he comes back in, on the rug…. For a treat of course! He has grown SO much and going to need a bigger bed soon!


Sorry some of the pics are blurry! He’s not still for long! ~Jill and Clint

Breeder Comment

Hello There–we are so happy to hear from you. Just look at what is happening, you are doing great things. We cannot be happier to hear the news and to these photos. Thanks ever so much!

Ace Update

~ Grandpa Will Reports–Part Two

At Ace’s first checkup he was 13 lbs. and I am anxious to hear his new weight at his next exam.  Ace seems to be very spunky and very smart.  He quickly figured out the bells were to go outside and although we have had a few pee accidents, we’ve been happy with his progress, I think we have only had 1 accident in the past 3 weeks and he was a little out of his element for that one, so I don’t count him fully negligent for it. He’s starting to get a small monocle of freedom in the living room where we aren’t watching him at every moment.  He’s successfully figured out how to push down the baby gate that we had been using whenever he wants, so we’ve recently put that back in the closet!


The older brother and sister (Murphy and Charlie Mae) still aren’t fans of the puppy, we’ve tried to be patient, but we keep a close eye when the teeth are being bared and have had to let them know our disappointment on a couple occasions for their distaste of Ace.  I would have hoped by now (almost 6 weeks at our house) they would be ok with him, but they stil barely tolerate his existence and refuse any interaction with him they can avoid.


Ace has changed so much in the past 6 weeks, he’s fully embraced the dog doors )going both directions) as of this week.  He figured out last week he could go out into the garage and lick the floor (YUCK!), so we’ve been discouraging that as best we can!    Ace wants nothing more than to love on his big brother and sister and doesn’t seem at all discouraged by their less than welcome reception to his affections.


All in all, things are going well, it’s a good thing puppies are so darn cute, they are sure a bunch of work!  We do LOVE him and we are over the TOP proud of our 13 year old and her embrace of her “Dog Mom” duties.  Enclosed are a bunch of pictures from the past 6 weeks!  Thanks for all the you do for us Shela and Cliff!  We love our “Pack”.

Breeder Comment

What can we say? Elle is not a typical teen–she gets the job done. What a fabulous life-lesson. We are so proud of you! Of course, her parents are in the mix too!

It is great to read how ‘Ace’ is working his way into the heart and soul of his family. Keep watching–I am positive there is another segment to follow soon.

Ace Update

~ Grandpa Will Reports–Part One

Day 1 with Elle and her fur baby!  Welcome Ace!

Since we got Ace on Feb. 8, 2019, the Spight household has been a whirlwind of activity!  I’m happy to report my first stint as a “Grandpa” has gone well.  Elle (Ace’s Mom) has been doing an outstanding job and continues to show amazing patience for her first very own puppy!


Since day 1, Ace has slept in Elle’s room and she’s the one who’s been getting up at night and taking him outside.  Every now and then she asks for an assist from Grandpa or Nana when she’s had a tough night with Ace or if she has Volleyball tournaments the next day.  So we swap rooms for the night and let her get some much needed rest.


Ace has done wonderful, we are following the Owyheestar protocol to the letter and have gotten him to the vet for his first round of shots (for us), and has his 2nd appointment soon for his 2nd set of shots.  After that we plan to do the tieter test and am excited to explore the lower cost option you mentioned in a blog awhile back.  We appreciated the BLOG article a week or two ago, concerning one of Ace’s litter mates who was getting more food and got soft stool.  We observed the exact same thing, Ace was asking for MORE food, and when we increased it, his stool got MUCH softer, so we reduced it a little and it’s a little better.  Still softer than we would like, but we continue to monitor.

Breeder Comment

We are so proud of Elle–it is a lot of work to raise the Weimaraner puppy. Of course, she has the best ever parents to help out when things become difficult. Nonetheless, Ace is turning out fantastic because of her expert care and attention to detail.

I know everyone loves seeing the photos–and they look forward to reading more about Ace and his adventures. Thank you, Grandpa, Will for the update.

Polka Dot X Blue Gal

~Our Heidi

Heidi goes almost everywhere with us, and is in great health, with the exception of some residual trouble with her right rear knee after TPLO surgery. She still runs like a maniac after the squirrels, but sometimes pays for it later.  We’ve kept her on the probiotics and NuVet vitamins since day one, and we seem to have avoided any trouble with sensitivity to different foods or other issues.  Thanks again for our beautiful girl!

We Would Love to Hear News

We would love to see other photos of Heidi’s siblings, and know how they are doing. As you might guess, we were delighted to read about Penny, a littermate of Heidi.

I posted a comment on the article about Penny, Heidi’s sister.  Maybe if you read this and happen to have a photo or story you will Email it to Shela for the blog. ~ Val

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Val for commenting on Heidi’s sister Penny. It is nice that two are living the life–one in Idaho, and the other in British Columbia on a ranch. Maybe someone will read the blog and send along a story, some photos, or some tidbit of information about another littermate. We cannot guess what will happen. Life is busy–sometimes people forget about us until they suffer the unthinkable–a loss. We are always sad with them, and at the same time so happy for all the years they had together.