~ Sweet Bea
And here is her brother Cador — the fur kid on the right
Happy birthday Bea–to you and all your littermates.
~A Little New About our Trip
Life is good on the Oregon Coast. After helping Mom get down the bank and over the rocks, I was free to play with my Vizsla friend, Wiki. Of course, I didn’t forget my job to help Mom back across the rocks and up the bank. Then is was nap time on the ride home.
Porsche–thanks for writing to tell us about your trip to the Oregon Coast. We are so happy that you are an excellent and reliable Service Dog.
Porsche is doing fine and never ceases to amaze me. With help from the Lucky Dog TV program and its host, Brandon McMillan, She now picks up anything we drop. The first time it was my shoe that she had stolen while I was taking it off. So-o-o, the skill has the unfortunate
command of “gimme”. LOL
Well, the two of you continue to amaze us. We are so happy to see what you have achieved together.
~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!!
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!
~ 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.
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.
~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 🎃
~ 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
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.
~ 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.❤
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.