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Franny

~Keeping Active Together

Miss Franny is now 14 months old (12/30/2019) and is healthy and happy and thinks snow is the greatest thing EVER.

My vet says she is the perfect weight (currently 56 lbs) and she continues to thrive after that very scary incident last year – nothing to indicate it was anything more than a one time thing.  Phew. With the virus, she has become a little house protective as we get almost zero visitors, but once outside she has many dog friends and she is well adjusted.

We are very fortunate to have a large field near us and when it is not a mud mess, we meet out there regularly with 3 to up to 10 other dogs!  so much fun!!   With the field mud, we have been walking 2-3 times a day through the neighborhood averaging 6 miles a day.

Franny wears a Fi collar, and it also tracks her daily activity. She is currently in the top 100 of ALL dogs (close to 50000) who wear the collar, she is the #1 Weim, #2 of all Oregon dogs, and #1 in Hillsboro. LOL  At almost 61, I am pretty sure she will be my last puppy.  I am exhausted, but a tired dog is a good dog!!  I love this girl to the moon. She is smart and goofy and so stinking beautiful. 

Thank you Cliff and Shela – I am so grateful to have found Owyheestar!! 

Breeder Comment

I am happy you put so much into your relationship. Franny is keeping you super active–not necessarily a bad thing. Thank you for loving her so much!

Flo

~ Finally She Claims This Bed

For 6 months no interest in a bed whatsoever. Have no idea what changed her mind but she clearly enjoys herself now. Her trust is incredibly moving.

Breeder Comment

Flo didn’t learn to love a bed–but I am going to be honest, Stackhouse (until very recently) refused to use any bed we put out for him. Weims are truly weird–if they get an idea, it can take a long time to come around to a change of mind and heart.

No Costume for Me

~Hello –it is me, Bart

Breeder Comment: We had a couple of blogs (about vaccine reactions) in the works when we received this lovely note from Bart, who lives on the Oregon Coast. It was a different kind of Halloween for many of us. Thank you, Bart for writing to us.

No costume just a pumpkins, bats & corn candy halloween scarf.

Trick or Treat! Bart 🎃

Enzo

~ Our First Week

I wanted to give you a quick update on how Enzo’s first week went. The drive back to Seattle went well and he slept almost the entire time. I can’t express how smart he is ( typical weim)!

His older fur sister Sophie ( 11yr old weim) is getting used to him, but it is a slow process. Today he went for his 9-week shot and weighs in at 13.3 lbs. Everyone their fell in love with him, I even got a text from the vet tech giving him lots of love. We want to thank you so much for what you and Cliff do, you truly are amazing! Have a great afternoon. Jessi and family 

Breeder Comment

Have I ever told you that we meet some of the best people in the universe through the Weimaraners? If not, then I should. Thank you, Jessi–you have been so lovely and patient through the process. It is much appreciated. We genuinely appreciate this update on Enzo’s first week.

Bart

~ Oregon Coast Celebrity Status

We have been enjoying the puppy pictures; you must have very crazy and busy days.


The other day a woman stopped Dan & Bart on the 804 trail during their morning walk.  She told them that she is a dogsitter and has seen thousands of dogs, then she said that Bart was the most beautiful dog she had ever seen.  Bart weighed 88 lbs last week while having his mani pedi.  We never thought he was going to be this big.  He surely is a handsome boy and we love him so much

Thank you! Dan Polly & Bart
PS – Bart gets to run on the beach everyday.❤

Breeder Comment

Bart is living the life that most people and fur family members can only realize in their dreams. He doesn’t know it is a charmed existence–to him, it is how it is meant to be. (Haha) Thank you for sharing with our readers and us.

Sassy Francis (part two)

She is SO energetic and if my last Weim was any indication, I don’t expect a slow down for several more years.  She is finally accepting crate time easier when I leave for work (I am lucky to work at home part of the time so her longest stretches are 5 hours), and at night she prefers my bedroom floor to the bed – though at some point early in the morning she usually hops up and lays at my feet.


Next on my agenda is to get her in for a swim test – there is a dock diving spot near me and for some reason, I think she will excel at it.  She is stubborn, smart as hell, an incredible athlete (you should see her jump!) and enjoys playing in sprinklers.


We fought over my blueberries, she loves when my plums fall on her side of the fence (fortunately the tree is in the front yard) and she is suddenly interested in my figs – I guess they must be ripening. 


She is a stunner and training her is keeping me on my toes.  She definitely tests me on a daily basis, but boy howdy – when they are getting it, and they look at you with trust and love there is not a whole lot better in life.  I love my Owyheestar girl. 

Breeder Comment

Many have written how their OwyheeStar pup has been their sanity during these crazy last few months. I love how you have continued to work and develop together –plan for the future. Oh, dock-diving would be so excellent. Have fun!

Sassy Francis (part one)

Franny the Kracken

Sassy Francis, Franny the Kracken, turns 9 months this week if my calendar is correct. (bd 12/30/19)


She has been with me 6 months and what a ride it has been.  First, there has been no end to the compliments – even from smooth coat Weim owners. The longhairs are unique and they seem to know it. 


In her first 6 months here, Franny has grown in so many ways – tall as can be, she is over 50 lbs now, but all legs.  Sometimes she moves like a dressage horse with a lovely angled trotting step. Often, that is followed by a completely graceless tumble from trying to stop quickly after a full run.  


I am so fortunate to have a maybe 4-acre field next to my house and many neighbors bring their dogs out almost every evening.  Humans stand apart and our regular entertainment is watching their antics.  Franny and friends, many of them are also young dogs, look for each other to wrestle and fetch and simply play chase. They welcome new dogs and are so fun to watch.

K Marie

Breeder Comment

Thank you, K Marie, for this lovely picture into your life together. I divided into a couple of blog posts–I hope you don’t mind. She has such a lovely life with you–so happy you adore her.

Coop and Levi

The Boys Who Bring Us Life

They take us on a run every day, or else. They rule the roost. We cannot live without Weimaraners

I cannot thank you enough for making our lives whole. Even though they are pushy, loud and in control of me.

Breeder Comment

We enjoy reading about their life (and antics with you)–thanks for this lovely update.

Miranda

~Never miss a mud puddle –bath tubs are evil

I’d give you an update on Miranda (Bettee x Manfred, 2019).
It’s hard to believe she’s already 10 months old,  but still very much all puppy! She spent her summer camping with us and now comes to expect morning and evening hikes in the woods.  Fortunately we worked on recall with her all spring so she was able to frolick along with us,  meaning up and back countless times as she is always checking in.  
She is  proving quite the water dog.  And this means ANY water:  lake, stream, muddy road crossing, puddle…anything but bath water!  Our biggest challenge is with loose leash walking. Having to share the road with other walkers or those big scary cars is just too overwhelming for her right now.   So we just keep working on it in a quiet setting every day. 

Colleen

Breeder Comment

Miranda is lovely–and what adventures you are sharing. Lake, stream, muddy road crossing, puddle….anything but bath water!

Porsche

~Reducing exposure to TSP (total suspended particulates)

Hello from the smoky Willamette Valley boasting the worst air quality in the world.  To help reduce Porsche’s exposure to TSP (total suspended particulates), this simple fix should work.  Take a six inch coffee filter cone (a vacuum cleaner HEPA filter would be even better); cut enough off folded edge to miss eyes; open large part; stuff it inside a well ventilated muzzle; voila, you have a doggie mask.  Porsche is not thrilled with it, but it allows her a bit more outside time.  We are blessed with the ability to let dogs out right into the kennel for business.  If someone has to walk their dog, this might help.  This is a home remedy, not a scientifically tested filter system. 

I worked 15 years with the American Lung Association dealing with air quality issues, and feel this will help.

God Bless you all; stay safe.
JuneAnn

Breeder Comment

Thank you, JuneAnn, for this information.