My Versatile Hunting Weim
I just wanted to take a minute and tell you a little bit about my weim. He has been a ball of joy since day one! He is my best friend, and we literally do everything together. And he gets so bummed if he doesn’t get to go with me when I leave, for something like school or work.From a little puppy, I worked with him to become the amazing hunting buddy he is today. I’ve trained a couple of dogs before, and none of them were so coachable as him. He’s not perfect, but we are still in some of the training. By next summer he should be on point!!! He has an amazing nose, and I’m amazed by what he’ll find.
He is always happy and loves to go for rides in the truck, bed or in the cab with the windows down. And he starts whining like crazy when we’re getting close to our hunting spots outta excitement.you can tell hunting is in his blood, he’s all smiles and joy when out in the blind, he watches all the birds flying and starts to wag his tail like crazy when they start coming in.
He does an amazing job at retrieving and pointing on birds, he does great in water and loves to be outdoors. He loves hunting!! 4:30 in the morning he’s up and pumped to go hunting and has plenty of energy to hunt all day but when we get home, and its time for bed, he jumps on my bed and turns into a snuggleball and take up most of my bed but I love it.
He has been the best hunting dog, truck passenger, Saturday explorer and most importantly, my best friend. And I’d like to thank you so much for everything you’ve done over at Owyhee Star. You’re my number one choice when getting a dog and always be!! Everyone asks where I got such a beautiful dog and Owyhee Star’s the answer!! Thank you again so much!!
Need I Say More?
It’s crazy to see how much Koda has grown in the 4 months we’ve had him. He used to fit on my lap with no problems and now… well not so much. LOL! He’s doing great. Typical 6 months old.
You Know What I Mean
Ornery, loveable, too smart, counter-surfer and a huge cuddle bug!!! Every day I’m reminded why we added another Weim to the family.
Koda has taken on several behaviors from our 13-year-old, Gabriel. He drools while waiting for you to put the food in his bowl, has to be with one of us constantly and thinks the couch/bed is their property just to name a few. They are truly incredible animals!!! Thanks again for adding so much to our family!
Thank you, Chris, for the glimpse into raising your Koda. We know there have been challenges of the sort you would expect. Nonetheless, you have dug deep and accommodated the new fur-family-member. You are in the thick of adolescent behavior issues, but here you are working at the keyboard with your new kid helping you (tongue-in-cheek humor). The rewards are many, but we understand what it takes to make all this happen. Keep up the great work, and we appreciate your frequent updates on the process–as do our readers.
Some Friends You Choose
~Others Select You
Dear Ellie, I see your kitty is still stalking you—or more aptly getting in your space in your previous report ( click here to see Ellie and her kitty in an earlier OwyheeStar Blog).
It is hard to imagine how life could be more to your liking even though you share your space. The furniture looks comfortable, the blankets cozy. We know the stove will soon be lite to keep you toasty warm. What more could a girl want?
Yikes! 5th Grade
Emma & Ella started 5th grade today, and Lulu Jo is not impressed. I did not cry as they flew out of the house so excited to start their new year, oh how they love school 🙂
I thought you might enjoy seeing Lulu Jo! She loves taking her sisters to school but she really likes it when we pick them up! She is such a wonderful addition to our family. We are so thankful to you and Cliff for bringing Lulu Jo into our lives 🙂
We appreciate you sharing the photos that included LuLu. We still remember when you contacted us and the only pup we had available was the Blue Longhair. I said, “I don’t believe you will ever be sorry.” Here we are down the road quite a few years. Thank you so much for making her an integral part of your family. BTW–cuteness runs in the family!
Hello Again Cliff and Shela,
Wow….thank you for the sweet words in todays blog. Made me get all teary eyed. I really do appreciate all you and Cliff do to get us all the best Weim for our family. It was defiantly meant to be – Ruger is a perfect fit. He is so fun. Sweet and entertaining. BOY oh BOY is he smart.
The bells are ringing…
By Monday night he was starting to understand the door bells – and now (Saturday) he has is down! “I ring it …my people come running and the door opens! Just like magic!” LOL ! He has done absolutely amazing with the potty training. He rings the bell and out he goes. 🙂 LOVE IT!!! We have had horrible below zero weather so our trips outside are very quick! and then back in by the warm fire.
Food Changes are tough…
We had discussed a different food (with Cliff), and he said it looked good. Regardless, the change caused a very loose stool. We used the canned pumpkin like you suggested. The pumpkin has been wonderful. I took your advice and we fed him just the pumpkin and then mixed it in with his food. He LOVES it! So I think I will continue to do it for a little while.
Shaydee is so great with him…
BTW– he weighs 17 pounds. I really think that Shaydee thinks he is her baby, and I say Shaydee where is your baby, and she looks around for him. She wears him out and then they both crash for a little while. (as you will see in the pictures) They really enjoy tug a war . 🙂 It is cute!
The first night I had planned on letting him sleep with us – cause Shaydee does (yes I know I am crazy) but he got to hot next to us so we brought in the kennel and he went right to sleep…..and that is where he has slept every night. 🙂 He has really been a blessing – a lot of people knew our Meade and a lot of them say OH a mini Meade! 🙂 Ruger is such a great boy. He just amazes me. Very smart! (As you might remember) our Meade was older when we got him and so we had our hands full. Don’t get me wrong – Ruger is a handful – but i think those few weeks makes a HUGE difference in behavior (it also helps that Ruger had amazing breeders that only give us the best ! YES I AM PARTIAL!!)
On Wednesday we got around 6-8 inches of snow (most we have had all year) and because of our old school building the kids got out of school for snow days on Wednesday afternoon thru Thursday (Salmon only has a Monday thru Thursday school week) so as you will see in the pictures Haylee and Ruger in the snow. He thought it was all fun and games until he got cold…..then it was back inside with Granney to curl up by the fire place. 🙂 He’s no dummy!
Bath Time; puppy biting, etc
I gave him a bath the other night for the first time…..He was very good…..i put my legs in with him so he wasn’t scared and it seemed to help. He felt like silk afterwards! We are all working on the puppy nipping (biting) which feels like little pinches! Lol He knows he is not suppose to do it…lol but just can’t help himself. 🙂 I cannot believe it; next Tuesday he turns 12 weeks!
We are in love, and having a grand time….
Well just thought I would share these pictures and let you know we are all in love with Ruger! I am going to attempt to send a video I took of him – I am not sure you can make it work – I took it on my cell but I can’t get it work right on my computer…..hope you can make it work. Haylee was making a odd noise on the coffee table and Ruger was on the couch giving her a crazy look and turning his head from side to side……I think it is soooo cute
Breeder’s Note: Ruger (formerly known as Brewster) made news when his family had a crisis at the last minute and could not pick him up. He was featured, and gained an instant following. Hollee wrote to ask about him–the rest is history. (Click Here to read a previous post on Wes and Hollee’s Ruger.) It is a bit confusing, because one of Ruger’s litter-mates is also named Ruger. He lives in Western Oregon. You might also note that Blu (featured yesterday) is Ruger’s sister. When a litter first leaves, there are more updates (as you might guess.)
Well we made it home! Shaydee seems to really enjoy him. They are playing and playing…Lord help anything that gets in their road! HAHA! Here are some pictures of our trip home and Shaydee playing with him…and then all tuckered out on the dog bed.
Thank you again for the addition to our family. He is so funny ! Quite the personality!! *hugs* ~Hollee
PS: Here are two photos of the kids playing together!
Breeder’s Note: We were going to wait a couple of days to post this news; however, so many want to know about this pup’s future; we had to post the news. Ruger (formerly known as Brewster) has an awesome home with a longtime OwyheeStar family. We cannot thank them enough for wanting him, being loyal to us, and for getting us a quick update.
Stella has been swimming since March this year–she learned to swim a few summers ago really well, and we can’t keep her out of the water–even when we think it’s freezing that early! She’ll swim for hours (3 or more sometimes :)), and then when we go home she passes out…lol. She still loves her healthy food, has her fun little quirks, and definitely keep us busy 🙂 She still gets plenty of attention when we’re out and about too…people love her! Can you believe she is right at five years old?
Breeder’s Note: Once the Weimaraner gets the idea to swim, they love the water. If they get the notion that they are not going to swim, then there is some work to do. The person who works with them must coax them in the right manner to break the barrier. Cliff has great success with his water-training, but he relies on getting them to be a solid retriever first. Then it is all about, consistency, the right location, and patience.