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Smiling Weims

~Just for You!

Are you taking my photo Shela?

Not every Weimaraner smiles. Possibly we told Bart to smile pretty for the camera. I don’t remember, but somehow, we got this adorable photo.

Whether the Weim smiles at you, or you at them, it’s all good–don’t you agree?

Shopping

~ AKA Counter surfing

The pumpkin pie guarded by the egg.

Although I do not recommend tempting a dog, most of the Weimaraners I have owned have been shoppers also known as counter surfers.  Porsche was no exception until we got “The Sonic Egg”.

Porsche wants nothing to do with it.

The egg is motion activated and blows a puff of air, which in Porsche’s case went into her face and startled her.  If someone is looking for it, it was made to deter cats.  A savvy clerk at PetSmart thought it might do the trick for us, and it did.

Click here to see the product JuneAnn is recommending.

Breeder Comment

It is interesting that it deters Porsche. I am not sure it would work for every Weimaraner, but apparently, it does at JuneAnn’s home. I do read that folks are having a lot of problems with the unit. I hope they keep making them. I can see that they could be handy in several situations. Thank you, JuneAnn, for sharing this novel idea.

Greetings from Sonoma County!

~Adventures with Smokey


It’s been a cold and wet few weeks here. The mountain tops and hills around us have had a dusting of snow, which is a beautiful site since it’s not an annual thing here. Much better to see white where not long ago there was smoke and an orange glow. 


Smokey has been on many adventures with his best friend and family. We just recently went to the beach with 70-degree weather. Next stop is the snow. We had to change plans this weekend due to the almost impassable Sierra Nevada roads up to our cabin in So Lake Tahoe. Hopefully, we will update you with snow photos! 


Other adventures include riding in the little car with dad to pick the boys up from school, dressing like dad, Starbucks dates with mom, walks, riding in the back of the big truck with fluff blowing in the breeze around town, and lots of play at the dog park with sister weim (penny) and new friends. Mom has a good time too, watching all the crazy dog people just like her. 


He even has his own zip up hoody like brothers’ to keep him warm. Not so sure he even knows he’s a dog? He sure does bark with disapproval when mom puts all the dogs outside before work. But mom knows it’s a better alternative to being stuck in his cave all day until dad gets home. Luckily Penny distracts his resentment with her annoying, playful nips, as the older dogs look on with boredom. 


It’s a perfect mix of personalities in their pack hierarchy. Just like their humans.
Thanks for such a perfect pup! 

Breeder Comment

We are so happy to hear about Smokey–the adventures as well as his place within the family. I am sure this will be read and enjoyed by many OwyheeStar fans. Thank You–Niki, for taking the time to put together such an excellent update.

Longhair Loves

~Someone Who Understands

All the right stuff and kisses, too!

Two Years Old

Smokey

  ~2-Hours Spa Treatment

I’m spoiled

Hope this message is finding you both in good spirits. Just wanted to drop in to say, again, how much we love this sweet boy. He is definitely my husbands fluffy baby. He just got a 2-hour pampering visit with the mobile groomer and smells like blueberries (my husband bought him a blueberry facial, but I’m still waiting for him to get me a facial) 
He loves the extra attention and I think he knows he has my husband wrapped around his paw. 

Breeder Comment

Maybe you noticed Smokey’s eye–it is quite evident. If you want to read more about his condition, click here to read a former blog. We appreciate how cherished, and pampered Mr. Smokey is –and that he brings your family joy. Thank You for everything! Happy Birthday, Smokey!

Longhairs

The Other Weimaraner

Zula Blue’s Five Longhairs — Week Five

Most folks have never seen a Longhair Weimaraner. Above are Zula Blue’s five Longhair pups–she birthed a total of eight pups. Three are traditional smooth coats. Below you will find the same five pups four weeks earlier.

Zula Blue’s Five Longhairs — Week One

To learn a bit more about the Longhairs, you can visit our Website–click here! They are becoming more popular (for good or bad). There is always pros and cons when a dog breed gets attention. Nonetheless, it was not long ago you could scarcely find one in America–now, they are out there. Even some shady types have picked them up it seems. In all honesty, they will never overtake the traditional gray ghosties. (Haha) Still, they are essential to the breed. They have always been in the lineage–from the earliest of times.

Supervisor

Stackhouse

Stackhouse Supervising Greenhouse Development-5

When projects happen, Stackhouse goes to work. He is not quite sure Cliff has it right, but he is doing as told–staying in the Gator. Since Dad is distracted it would be a great time to sneak off and check out any number of things–the bird pens, the cats, or to dig in search of a gopher.

Good Boy, Stackhouse!

Draping Lights

On Charlie Mae

     ~The Annual Tradition

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“Woof” “and now, every year it this with the lights.”

You can tell it’s Christmas time at the Spight house!!🎄🎄🎄. We got Charlie Mae 5 years ago just before Christmas and she wouldn’t leave the lights alone when I was trying to fix them and I wrapped her up. Been a traditional activity ever since!

 

NW Football Fans watch in their Own Way

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Siena Watches Football in her relaxed Mode;

                      Snoozes during the One-Handed Catch

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This Week’s OwyheeStar News

Greetings from Cliff and Shela….

Bernie and Bonnie Blue think the water is good!

Bernie and Bonnie Blue think the water is good!

….August is in full swing, and everyone is busy, busy, busy.

Training happens

Bernie & Bonnie Aug 9 2013 (164C)The weather is warm, so Cliff does the vast amount of his training in the mornings, or evenings.

We are blessed to be able to use our pond. It is not perpetually filled with water, but during irrigation, we can easily fill it. The hay has been cut, which also gives Cliff additional space in which to train. It is important to keep the training fun. Cliff finds the positive (and upbeat) approach almost without exception gets the best results. The Weimaraner is all about the relationship! The weather is warm, so Cliff does the vast amount of his training in the mornings, or evenings.

Three Longhairs

Bernie & Bonnie Aug 9 2013 (181)He has been working with three longhairs (Bernie, Bonnie Blue, and Cleo). Bonnie Blue loves the pond, but doesn’t quite swim. Bernie dives in and snatches the dummy. Cleo is doing well–she is much younger, but excelling for her age.

They have been working with the bird launchers (using homing pigeons), and it is fun to watch. Bonnie Blue is making progress, she came to Cliff with the idea that birds were off limits. I saw her point a pigeon, and also to chase one. Cliff and Bonnie Blue are making progress.

Today…….

          Teach your dog to avoid rattlesnakes!

Cliff will be helping at the Snake River Gun Dog Snake Aversion Clinic

The  clinic begins this morning and runs until 1 PM. It is too late to get a reservation, but feel free to drop by and see if they can accommodate you. Check out this link for more information. www.snakeavoidance.org

Here are the links for this week’s posts….

Looking Ahead

It is a blessing to hear from so many of you. Thank you for the emails, the photos, and the news. Without you, there is no way we could continue to make so many great posts.

We have new collars ....

We have new collars ….

 

Precious Puppies and Puppy Breath…

Zula Blue and her puppies are doing well. She is doing great. It makes us so happy.
 
Thank you again for liking OwyheeStar, and for keeping us updated. We look forwarding to sharing news during the coming week.
 

Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)

~Thank you for being a part of our lives!