- Sunday Sept 22 — Charlie Improvises
- Monday Sept 23 — Charlie Blue’s First Summer
- Tuesday Sept 24— Zula
- Wednesday Sept 25 —Reno Running Free
- Thursday Sept 26 — Otis Adjusts
- Friday Sept 27 —Keifer continues to do well
I wanted to convey a message from my mom, Sandie, about the passing of her sweet Greta (Dusty x Gracie 2009). On Tuesday evening, Greta passed peacefully in her sleep in her favorite bed. Over the past twelve years, Greta (and her Vizsla sister Henna) enjoyed a wonderful Weim life, including long walks, warm beds, homemade dog food, and most importantly unconditional love from their “mama.” Greta has lived in Southern California, Idaho, and now Rosarito, Mexico and has been a wonderful foster sister to my mom’s many rescue dogs and a half sister to my own Weims, Lola (Deli x Dash 2003—passed in 2016), Byron (Dusty x Stormy 2007—passed in 2015) and Beatrix (Mouse x Stackhouse 2016). My mom would always call Greta her shadow, since she always followed her around the house, from room to room, including the bathroom! She would always seek out a way to be touching my mom in some way. Greta was an anomaly as far as Weims are concerned. From the day my mom brought her home, she was rarely destructive, rarely barked, was very calm, had an even temperament, and rarely “broke the rules.” Literally one in a million!
My mom is truly thankful for the twelve years she had with Greta and says thank you for allowing her to be Greta’s mama. She will miss her dearly. Greta is pictured below on the left next to Beatrix. ~ Carlin Stein
The reality of loss looms large when we open our hearts to these beautiful creatures. We all know it is only a matter of time–we desperately hope for longevity and quality of life. Thank you, Carlin, for sharing the news of Greta’s departure and what she meant to your mother.
~Memories and His Departure
Saturday we had to say goodbye to Salty. We had 14 amazing years with him full of adventure and love. He has been my shadow for all of those years and the house and my heart feel empty without him. In honor of Salty I’m naming today (and everyday) Kiss Your Dog Day.
Salty could be seen on this family’s Facebook wall–that speaks volumes to us. Over the years, we received Christmas cards and the occasional update. We never doubted that he was an integral part of the family and much-loved. What more could we wish? Thank you! You are the reason we do what we do.
With Arliss and Arlene
~ Our beautiful girl left us today
December 18, 2019
Our beautiful Jorja went to Arliss and Arleen today. I saw it happen, I had been out of town for a couple of days, she was so happy to see me and go on our walk today. She even posed for the pictures, not always. Look at pacific humane @ Long Beach , WA and you will see info . All I can say I watched it, never braked, or slowed and keep going. Hit her straight on, she had a huge reflective collar on. Needless to say we are heartbroken
And you and Cliff can add that she was loved by all that met her, she never met a strange and was my walking group pup! We had many, but she was the favorite. she would run free and check on me as on our Belgium walks, but here, not just me but everybody! Jorja was named the Lady Pacers mascot.
There are no words to cover such a loss–and we join in grieving her loss with you. We remember when you got Jorja–she traveled around the world to join you in Belgium. She recently returned to the Pacific Northwest–now this. She celebrated life with you–all it meant for you and her. Thank you, for all you did for her.
~ 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!
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?
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,
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
Possibilities 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.
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.