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Maggie

~ We shared so much!


I got a puppy from you in August of 2007. We named her Maggie. She was the absolute love of my life,  my #1, my sweet and precious girl. 


Me and the kids had to say goodbye to Maggie last Saturday the 16th. As I began to collect her things from around the house and put them in a keepsake box, I found the litter certificate among other things I’ve saved  I checked online to see if you still had a website. 


I just wanted you to know she lived a full life and brought so much joy and humor to our family and everyone she came into contact with for over 12 years. She was one of a kind. Hands down the smartest, most loving and best dog I’ve ever had. 


I knew over the last year I didn’t have much time left with her. I promised her I’d stay by her side until the end and so I did.  I sat right beside her until her last breath and kissed her goodbye.


This past week had been particularly hard. The footsteps usually behind me were gone and the silence was deafening. Not being able to put my arm around her and tell her I love her as we fell asleep felt unnatural. This too shall pass and what will remain are the beautiful memories I have. 
I’ve attached some of my favorite pictures of my girl and a short video of just how silly she was. 


I’m so grateful to come across your website and have had her in my life. Thank you for giving us such a beautiful soul!
~Kris

Breeder Comment

Thank you for remembering us and for the beautiful life shared with Maggie. We are beyond sad for your loss–but we know that the future holds a new journey with yet another Weimaraner. Maggie cannot be replaced, but who knows where your next adventure will lead?

Cabela

~Part One

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that our sweet Cabela, our very first baby, has passed away. 

We are greatly saddened, but so thankful for the wonderful memories we had with her.  I am so thankful that she passed when she did, after a weekend together, filled with playing outside, eating horse poop (her, not us!), and stealing donuts off the counter.  She had been declining and I had been preparing myself for a couple years now, but of course you’re never completely prepared for the day that it finally happens.  She passed in her sleep, after enjoying a dinner topped with leftover mac & cheese and tuna sandwich scraps (she had become a bit of a picky eater). 

As a family, we laid her to rest yesterday evening, overlooking our creek, where she loved to splash around and explore.  The kids wrote her letters and Ella blew bubbles for her.  Hunter also gave her his certificate of achievement from school for his math test.  And of course, they both gave her a stuffie to take along on the journey (she loved to steal their stuffed animals!).  As sad as we all are, I am grateful for the lesson of saying goodbye to a family member in such a beautiful way.  

Thank you for choosing us to be her people.  We will forever be changed by the way she enriched our lives. 

Love to you, 
Jessica 

Breeder Comment

You might remember I mentioned Cabela in a recent blog–click here. I remember Cabela’s arrival like it was yesterday–and all that occurred after she arrived left an impression on our hearts. We entrusted into your care, and here we are many, many years later celebrating her life–grieving her departure.

Isn’t it the truth that these wonderful creatures make us better humans? I believe it is true. Thank you for the photo array of Cabela–each snapshot speaks volumes. Our hearts ache for you and the family’s loss.

This Week’s OwyheeStar News

20120816_193246Possibilities are always around the corner

Every week it seems we hear of someone who has lost their beloved Weimaraner. On occasion, it is an OwyheeStar Weim. Other times it is someone who discovers us due to their loss, and search for a new family member. Loss happens. it happens to us too! When we think of possibilities, we like to think in positive terms. We always want to hope for longevity and health. We want to miss the mishap that can snatch them away in a heartbeat. We don’t often talk about loss, mishaps, and facing these things. Nevertheless, the reality of it always is looming on the horizon. Each day they grace our lives is a special gift. Who can say what might go awry, or snatch them from us. We sincerely hope for the twelve to fourteen years (or more if health allows). The last week we have heard of losses, and incurred one ourselves. Like you, we wish to forego these events, but it is not always possible. When you write us of your loss, we feel it with you.

We will not forget. Remember Kali. She has not been found. We know Phillip still is haunted by her sudden departure. We all know she is still out there. Someone has her. We believe she is loved, and hope she is well cared for as well. I know we are not the only ones praying that Kali will return.

Autumn Arrives

The weather is unpredictable. Chris, our hay guy as we call him, is watching and waiting to get the last cutting done between these storms. We keep getting the storms, and we do need the moisture, but a couple of the toad-straggling downpours were a bit much. Nevertheless, we have nothing to complain about. Those folks in and around Evans, Colorado are feeling the ravages of too much water. Our heart goes out to them. The aftermath and cleanup is still going on. Getting moved back in, and completing the restoration is going to take awhile. Of course, some folks lost more than others. We are glad to hear about the efforts to save the entire household–pets included.

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

Saturday is here

 
Another week has past. There were several ups-and-downs. Shela is working to restore files that apparently didn’t weather the latest storm (and power outage); nor did they backup correctly on the system. With so many fail-safe backups in position, you would think everything was covered. Nevertheless, with technology, sometimes the unexpected happens.
 
Looking ahead, we find ourselves trying to get the files back that were saved toward future blogs. It remains to be seen what will happen. Some may be lost forever. If so, we will make the best of what we have available. . :) With that being said, we will need to be brief today. Thank you for understanding!
 
 

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

~Thank you for being a part of our lives!