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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.

Breeder Comment

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.



    ~ Arleen’s Arliss

Arliss missing his mommy. I found him on Arleen’s bed kind of hugging the pillow. The fireplace is on in the living room but he chose his mommy.

Breeder Comment

I cannot fathom how they feel after such a loss. They love us so unconditionally–need us at every step. Prayers for you, Arliss. I know Eileen has you–loves you, too!


And the Weimaraner

15577986_10209995671242101_2256536000076409207_oHello, Shela and Cliff

It has been a long time since I’ve written you, just been pretty busy with a blossoming fiber art-wear business and dealing with my 8-year old Golden Retriever’s (Shea) gum cancer. We did operate and they got all the cancer, according to follow-up tests; however, it came back and we had to say goodbye to her yesterday.

We are both heartbroken of course, and did shed some tears….tried not to get too emotional in front of Lu, our Weim, but of course she knows something is different. And it’s her birthday today, of all things (she’s now 6).

At any rate, we are keeping her usual schedule and giving her good pets and exercise/ food etc., but she is clearly grieving the loss of her “sis”. Basically has retreated to her bed all day, not even going upstairs with Steve (her hero) when he goes to use the computer or watch sports.

From what I’ve read, normal routines – exercise etc are the best thing for her (tho its still 16 degrees and freezing fog, plus 4′ of snow, most we’ve ever had!), and she will get a Bully Stick tonight for her birthday….with me holding the other end, of course..

Do you have any other words of wisdom for our girl Lu?

Thanks so much, and we think of you often and read your posts ever day.

Here’s to sunshine, health, and beloved dogs and friends for 2017

Sharyl and Steve 

Breeder Comment

The grieving Weimaraner and how to help them face the loss of a family member is a tough question. No one grieves the same. I would say to not hide your grief and to just let the process unfold. Anyhow, tucking the struggle inside is not good for you. Nor, does it really hide that emotion from the very intuitive Weimaraner.

A loss (such as this) is never easy. Happy Birthday Lu and we are sorry for the loss. Those words fall short of covering. Hugs

This Week’s OwyheeStar News

Saturday at Owyheestar

Sadie Oct 2014 For BlogOctober has been kind. It got close to freezing, but so far there has not been a frost. We had a crazy dust storm come by late in the week; it was short-lived. The local farmers are making hay–pun intended. Truly, they are busy getting the crops harvested, and the ground winter-ready. The trucks are on the roads loaded with onions. We say what appeared to be very small medium-sized onions that looked to be well-cured. Maybe they were heading for storage.

 We are still awaiting the puppies. We cannot predict what we will get, and the timeline is moving out. We thought they might arrive as early as Thursday; however, here we are at Saturday. We are still waiting.
The gals can expect a walk today. Things look fine, and that is about all we can say on the topic. We all wait breath-abated for the magical moment. Then we will wait a bit longer to know anything concrete. Isn’t life grand? Yes, it is fabulous!

This Week

We sent a special thanks to those that sent me an easy post this week. It helped more than you can know; everyone appreciates the news too!

Sunday October 12  — Beautiful Sadie

Monday October 13 — Have You Seen a Weimar Taco?

Tuesday October 14 – Zeus at the Nursing Home

Wednesday October 15 — Goldee

Thursday October 16— Zeus is Versatile

Friday October 17 — Game Day

On a very personal note……

DSC00503 DSC00512Cliff is working on a myriad of projects here-there-and-everywhere around the farm. Beyond painting our home (pictured to the right) he is working on the farm house. It is old; it is in need of a lot of everything. Cliff is moving here to paint once he gets the windows replaced.

DSC00511Having our home with fresh paint makes my heart happy. DSC00506Seriously, we need new siding, but there are other priorities. The fenced yard is our primary puppy area–it is currently empty. The farm house will end up the same color; we hope it pulls the farm together. Of course, there is the big red shop behind everything, and a few miscellaneous out-buildings. There is more than the farm house next door too! As you can see there is a lot of work to be done here. Cliff has been working on this place since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He followed his dad around, and helped like any respectable farm boy of the fifties.

Friends, Support, and Situations

The beloved Kona departed our world -- a special one that will never be forgotten...we are devastated for his family's loss.

The beloved Kona departed our world — a special one that will never be forgotten…we are devastated for his family’s loss.

I am thankful for our friends. The prayer support during this upheaval (with the finding of the breast cancer) is heart-warming. ❤ We cannot thank everyone enough. The surgery is in the rear-view mirror. The treatment is on the horizon. We have many things to consider; ultimately, Cliff says it is my decision. That is a heavy load to consider. Regardless, we are going to get all the facts; we will consider all the options. I want to stick around as long as it is possible–don’t we all. It is a good reminder that life in this world is a temporary affair. Our beloved Weims–they have shorter lives than most of our human companions. We absolutely must learn how to cherish, and to live in the moment. It is so easy to wish time by when hard times come. There is not a single moment that is worth wishing away. It is true; we don’t want to deal with the big problems of life. Nonetheless, no one is exempt. Thank you again, for being there with us!

As Always…

Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming. In the weeks ahead we can use them. We appreciate you all!

In Memory of Dillin

Rainbow Bridge Crossing

djIt’s been a hard couple of weeks, but I wanted to let you know that we will be sending Dillin to the Rainbow Bridge tomorrow (September 18, 2013). I had planned on having him for, at least, 3 more years, but I can not keep him around and suffering any more. We have an amazing vet that will come to our house and let him be as comfortable with his family and in his home. I am really upset and having a hard time having to let him go, he is my baby.  Thank you for blessing me with such an amazing dog and family member.  dill

dilleLife is a Precious Gift…

It amazes me the way life works and how it ends and begins so very randomly. Life is a wonder. How it begins and ends. Life is a precious gift and it is hard to lose those that you love. It never gets any easier to have to let someone go.

Breeder’s Note: We were sad to learn of Dillin’s loss. We are happy about the joy he brought to your life.  Thank you for all you did with him, and for him. You gave him the best possible life. He was cherished. There is little else we could ask.