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Porsche

~Reducing exposure to TSP (total suspended particulates)

Hello from the smoky Willamette Valley boasting the worst air quality in the world.  To help reduce Porsche’s exposure to TSP (total suspended particulates), this simple fix should work.  Take a six inch coffee filter cone (a vacuum cleaner HEPA filter would be even better); cut enough off folded edge to miss eyes; open large part; stuff it inside a well ventilated muzzle; voila, you have a doggie mask.  Porsche is not thrilled with it, but it allows her a bit more outside time.  We are blessed with the ability to let dogs out right into the kennel for business.  If someone has to walk their dog, this might help.  This is a home remedy, not a scientifically tested filter system. 

I worked 15 years with the American Lung Association dealing with air quality issues, and feel this will help.

God Bless you all; stay safe.
JuneAnn

Breeder Comment

Thank you, JuneAnn, for this information.

Nicki and Annie–part two

~ Road Trip–when are we leaving?

This last winter we took both girls to Diamond Lake, we were concerned because Nicki gets car sick every time she goes in the car.  Bob and I placed bets of when Nicki would get sick on the way.  She made it a little over an hour before she vomited which is longer than either of us expected.  She did very well the rest of the way and all the way home.  We took them twice and Nicki does not get sick anymore.  She did not get motion sickness it was nerves. 

As soon as she would get in the car she would start shaking.  We are both very happy that she does not get sick anymore so we can take her everywhere with us.

Annie went Antelope and Deer hunting with Bob, she was so happy that she had dad to herself. Nicki is such a cuddle bug; she snuggles with me every night.  She is mom’s girl.  Annie is dad’s girl.  We love the girls so much and enjoy them.  Thank you for the best dogs ever!

Breeder Comment

Well, it is extraordinary that you each have one of your own. Many folks struggle–wanting to each have their own, and the Weims are not cooperating. So, you have that. And two females, each wanting to be in charge, can prove challenging. They have worked out co-existence, and probably each Weimaraner has their realm where they rule.

Nicki and Annie–part one

~the Dixie Cup Sisters

Waiting For a Treat Here

Both girls love ice cream, peanut butter and laying out in the sun.  When we brought Nicki home Annie was not thrilled, she laid on our bed every day and would only come out to potty and eat.  Nicki could not jump up there because she was too little.  Of course, Annie put on weight and the vet wanted the extra pounds off. Happy to report that Annie got the extra weight off.

Annie was pretty spoiled and her nose was out of joint.  It took a long time for Annie to come around, Nicki liked her right from the start.  They will lay on the couch or bed together but never touching.  I am so jealous of other Weims we see posted on your blog that accept each other right away.

They are so much fun though and they will play together now. Nicki likes to zoom as fast as she can and she knows Annie does not like it. Nicki likes to tease her, Annie will jump up and lay Nicki down. Annie growls and barks, she sounds pretty vicious but her tail is wagging the whole time.  Nicki will chew on Annie’s ears when she has her pinned but does not bite hard.

Breeder Comment

Thank you for this fabulous update. We know everyone will enjoy reading about Annie and Nicki–your two OwyheeStar Weims. We appreciate you remembering us.

Sasha

~And Snuggles

Sasha has been an adorable ball of energy since the moment she got home. She loves all her new toys, and has been taken on daily romps around a large field. She is not shy, but definitely likes to assess the scene before diving into something new. She is so snuggly and I’m overjoyed to have her home with me.

Breeder Comment

We are thrilled to hear the two of you are doing well–we cannot wait to hear what Braden thinks. It will be a great welcome home treat. Thank you for the cute visual of your first little while together. We truly appreciate it!

Tango

~The Ladies’ Man — Part Two

Tango’s “girlfriend” moved into the house across the street at the end of March. She’s three quarters Border Collie, one quarter Miniature Australian Shepherd. Her “dad” and I enjoy cracking a cold one in the field down the street, so if the weather is cool enough, one of us will text the other: “Field?”

Lily has a definite speed advantage on Tango, and a tight turning radius on her little legs. Because they met when Tango was around her size, he perceives her as equal in size, rather than less than half of his. She’s a sweetheart, but she’s good at keeping him in check when he gets a little too eager.

You realize Tango is very social this is his friend Abby–she’s half chocolate lab, half silver lab.


What a big adventure we embarked upon together just six short months ago, never expecting that fate would offer us so much more bonding time during these early months. He’s quite the little playboy. And not a day goes by without some stranger informing us how gorgeous he is.

Breeder Comment

Well first spoke to you six months ago and helped you plot a plan to raise the Weimaraner. You have excelled –for this, we are exceedingly happy. The Weimaraner is not the breed for everyone. As you well know, there are challenges. There are other breeds less challenging to get raised, but Tango is doing well. (Hurrah!) Of course, a Weimaraner is a puppy for three years. What can I say, and then they act puppy-like even longer. Some act puppyish for their entire life. They are full of life and energy, but this scenario helps to keep us young and active. Then there is that thing where they burrow deep into our heart and soul. What else can I say?

Weim Privilege Denied

`Maizie Gets her Chair

Maizie, age 8, has lived her life without being allowed full access on human furniture and beds.  (She has no idea other Weims get full privilege).  (She has numerous comfy beds and fleeces of her own in every room of the house). About two months ago, she weighed the situation and took a gigantic risk.  She stepped right up on the comfy recliner chair in our bedroom and curled up into a ball!  We were so stunned we were speechless!  She didn’t get yelled at!  We didn’t have the heart to scold her.  We relaxed our expectations justifying, “Well, she’s 8.5 years old….she’s getting older etc etc etc)”.  It’s Maizie’s chair now for certain times of day—at her choosing.  We ask her when we want to sit in it.  The power of the Weim!

Breeder Comment

The Weimaraner doesn’t see herself as a dog–and her humans use furniture. Having a fancy dog bed isn’t the same–look this chair just fits. What more should I say? Well, nothing more to say other than we do so appreciate this photo and your little story that we could use for the blog.

Frida and Clover

Clover on her towel next to my work space
Frida off-leash, in the rain on the trails near our house

Here is an update on Clover and Frida and send along some pictures of them. Clover is doing wonderfully in most ways – she LOVES Frida and they are basically inseparable (which is great for us since it gets out lots of their energy. We all know a tired Weimy is a happy Weimy!) She is still adjusting the the noise of our kids and my husband, but she is sweet with all of them. She spends her days either laying next to me as I teach or outside with Frida and then on a long walk in the evening when it’s cooled down enough.

Frida and Clover on one of our walks

Frida is just over a year old and still very much a puppy in many ways, but she has somehow convinced Clover that she is in charge! Anyways, thank you for both of these amazing dogs. We are so happy to have them in our lives 🙂

Clover and Frida lounging (briefly) before running around some more

Breeder Comment

In case you didn’t know, Clover recently retired and joined this beautiful household in Southern Oregon. Adding a second Weimaraner is tricky–puppy or otherwise. There are always things to work through, and we are so happy to hear things are going well–especially the fact that both Weims love each other.

Ruger

(June 7, 2020) Ruger turns 4 today!  He has added so much love and joy to our family. I can’t imagine our lives without this quirky, hilarious guy! It’s hard to capture action photos because he is either laying down or running!

We spend our days doing lots of walks through the rolling hills across from our house, where he chases bunnies, digs out whistle pigs, and flushes pheasants.  I run into quite a few families in this area with Weims from you and Cliff, and you can always tell. I could see the resemblance from Blue on a few occasions with other pups from different litters. What beautiful dogs!! Anyway, thought I’d share a few photos and thank you again for our precious Ruger!

Sincerely–Beth

Breeder Comment

We could not be happier to learn that Ruger is doing well–and that he is loved. Quirky can be fun–and it sure adds spice to daily life.

Kenzie

Kenzie will be 13 and is still very active. He isn’t showing any physical signs of slowing down. We feel now is a good time to explore the idea of bringing in a new family, puppy into our household later this year.

We would like a hunter, we will not hunt animals but we do like to play hunting games, hide and seek. Our dog, Kenzie was selected as a hunter and we love that about him. We camp and fish.

We love our Kenzie and we would like a clone,😆 Lisa and Troy

Breeder Comment

We are happy that Kenzie is doing well at 13–and we hope you get more quality time together. As for cloning him–well, we both know it is not possible. We will do our best for you, though.

Dutch

~Phenomenal Family Member and the Best Hunter

Dutch will turn 7 years old this April (Stackhouse-Cindee), and Sam and I would like to add to our family. Dutch is a phenomenal member of our clan and the best hunter yet of all our previous dogs. We would like to have a young pup to train with Dutch while he is still in his prime.

Dutch has trained us nearly as well as we have him. He can entertain himself and likes to maintain a schedule…letting us know when it’s time to eat, sleep and play outside. The only thing that has changed in the past seven years is that now we are both retired and spend even more time in Pendleton during bird season.

Sam takes Dutch on special hunts, where he generally out performs and out retrieves other dogs.

Dutch is also a good swimmer (really likes the Colorado river when in Arizona), but we do not use him for ducks or geese at our duck shack along the Columbia.Would appreciate hearing from you and the possibility of available pups similar to our “dear boy.” Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sam and Jane –Boring, OR

Breeder Comment

Thank you for the photos and the news about Dutch (Cindee X Stackhouse). It makes us happy to know he has performed well in the field as well as being an excellent family member.

Of course, you know we have spoken–and you have updated the application–a new family member is expected to arrive soon. We look forward to hearing how it goes–and sincerely hope that Dutch has years left to hunt with the new upstart.