~Working to Become our best together
Astra is doing good and we love our snuggle bug she is still in training. She is fearful of strangers runners and bicyclists but she is doing better.
We taught her to swim and she loves it she wags her tail while she swims. And we still love hanging out at the beach. Thank you for our baby. ~ Tanya
Keep up the great work. It is so great that Astra swims–all Weimaraners can swim. Not everyone accomplishes the swim, however, but we would love it if they did. Weims can be wonky. I was going to write about this trait, but maybe I will just throw that out there and let everyone mull that thought over. (Haha)
~ This One Features Salty
I’ve been racking my brain–and wondering if I could figure out who Salty’s parents were. I am fairly certain the litter sire was Dusty, but I cannot be sure. Mr. Salty is getting some age on him–it was a very long time ago when his parents came to our home to pick him up. It is funny how some moments stand out. Possibly, the name they chose made me always remember this Weimaraner–there have been a lot since he left OwyheeStar. But, it may well be the annual Christmas Card.
A couple of days ago, we got our first Christmas card. It is a doozy. (Haha) But every Christmas, we receive a card from Salty’s parents, and he is always front and center. This year he is solo. I wanted to share the lovely card with you readers–and say that I hope Salty is doing well.
~ At One
Heres some updated pictures of Pepper Ann. She just turned a year old and still loves adventuring with mom and dad and now her little sister we just welcomed to the family a week ago. She’s been pretty gentle and seems to understand her baby is fragile.
Thanks again for such a great pup
It is so great to see Pepper is doing great. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your newest addition.
~Doing Great in Southern Oregon
Frida has adjusted wonderfully to life here in Southern Oregon. She gets either a walk in the forest or a playdate at the dog park on a daily basis, plenty of dropped food from our 3 kids (seems to be mostly broccoli or other veggies!), and snuggles when she can be bothered to sit still. We adore her and are so happy to have found you guys!
I wanted to ask you what your opinion on spay timing is. Our vet is pretty invested in early spaying because of his work with various human societies and a desire for no unplanned puppies. While we VERY much do not want/need any unplanned puppies, we weren’t sure if spaying before her first heat was a good idea. Our puppy school teachers both recommend waiting until after adolescence so that Frida would benefit from hormones during her growth. So, I thought I’d check with you guys as actual Weimaraner experts!
I have a couple of new pictures of Frida to share with you – as I said, she can be difficult to capture in a still moment! (Your initial assessment of her “being into herself” has proven to be pretty accurate HA!) I also included her “graduation” certificate from puppy school.
Congratulations on earning a Puppy Certificate. We are exceedingly happy to hear that things are going well.
As you know – the experts all have their ideas—and those working with rescue and shelters lean toward the fact of preventing the unwanted pregnancy—like you, we agree, but there is the balancing thought that those hormones play an essential role in growth. The decision is a personal one—hormones can also fuel aggressive behaviors–especially in males, but each pup is unique. https://owyheestarweimaranersnews.com/2018/10/29/to-wait-or-not/
~Beautiful Thief, she is–
When ever I take a shower, I have to leave the door cracked, otherwise, she will scratch and whine, waking up the rest of the house (she gets quite loud, haha).
And EVERY single time I get out of the shower, I have a piece of clothing “gone”….yep my beautiful Weim is a “thief”. I usually find it under her, or in her mouth. She hasn’t damaged anything (yet), but if I’m missing something, all I have to do is find her (which isn’t hard) and I’ll find my clothes. Gotta love little thieves (lol).
Looking forward to our next thief!
Robin and Mark
Well, we have been friends for a long time–like so many people in our life, it was the Weimaraner that introduced us. This addiction to this crazy breed cannot be explained to everyone. It is most certainly not for everyone, either. (That being said)–we look forward to placing another with you as soon as possible. Thank you–for your loyalty, friendship, and the love of the Weimaraner.
~And His Orange Dog
Brady is growing fast and I’m behind on getting pictures to you.
Orange Dog lasted about two week before he lost his head and just came apart at the seams.
Brady Larry & Ila
We are happy to receive this note regarding Brady–as I know our readers will enjoy seeing your fabulous photographs. Thanks, Larry–and Ila.
~Sunshine Before Comfort
So, as with most Weims I know, to Lu sun is more important than comfort…if she’s inside and there’s a spot of sun ANYWHERE, she will find it, scrunching herself up into the smallest bundle if it’s a small spot. tho’ she prefers laying out like a sun goddess!
But it always amazes me that she – who loves her soft cuddly bed – can be at all comfortable on pavement. But she probably knows the days of sunshine are going to be limited for a bit with another series of storms coming….She is also a chameleon – she can look very dark blue sometimes, or light gray, depending on environment.
What a character!!! Thought you might enjoy this for post, or just a smile!
Sharyl and Steve
Well, Lu understands what every Weimaraner knows–they do what they want. It doesn’t have to make sense–humans don’t often understand. Thanks for this cute post!
~Spunk and Snuggles
We just love Kenai more and more each day. He’s a little adventurer, and a great combination of spunk and snuggle. Casey has been working on his beginning hunting training – introducing him to birds and gunshots. He’s been doing fantastic!
His vet cleared him to start exploring more, and to go camping! So last week we headed up to Olympic National Park, and then down the coast, stopping in Astoria for a night before heading home. He wasn’t able to go everywhere in the national park, of course, but there were a few dog-friendly areas to explore, and meet new people. He loved it! Here’s a few shots taken on our trip.
Kaylen and Casey
Cliff and I are so delighted to receive your report. What a fun adventure. Thanks for the hard work–keep it up. You are off to a fabulous beginning.
~AKA My Snuggle Bug
I just wanted to give you an up date on Astra. My snuggle bug has almost grow into her feet, learned how to swim and she loves it and sit stay shake go to bed roll over and play dead and heel she loves walks with mommy and daddy she loves her daycare and playing with pups.we just love her so much
We are delighted to learn that things are going well with Astra. She swims, does tricks, and snuggles. What a girl. Thanks for remember us!
~It is time to think about another OwyheeStar
My name is Karen. My husband and I live in La Grande with Abi. We got her from you in 2007. Even thought she is getting older, this girl still runs and plays. She is incredibly healthy. I think that is her birth year, time flies.
I got remarried 10 years ago and Abi has totally become my husband’s girl. Of course, it helps that he’s retired and with her all the time. My ex-husband and wife have their own weim and we babysit for each other whenever we’re away from home. So Abi is truly loved!
We think it’s time to start thinking about a new puppy. Abi is my third Weimaraner and I’ve had success with “overlapping” them. The puppy is a good companion for the older dog, the older dog has so much to teach a young one. And it’s easier on our hearts, which will be broken when it comes time to say goodbye.
We’d like a female. No hunting or showing. Just a loving part of our family. We have grandchildren, toddlers, so good with kids. And we only want a puppy from you because we want a dog as healthy and amazing as our Abi. Would you consider us for one of your babies? No urgency. Just finally ready to admit that it’s getting time for another girl to join us.
Our girl loves to go to the cabin in Sumpter. Her special skill is to cover herself up with a blanket. She pulls it up and tucks it around. And when she’s left in the cabin or the house she will often grab a piece of our clothing or a shoe to sleep with. Not chew, just snuggle. She is a counter surfer and garbage hound, have to keep things put up and away. She also has a white mark in the center of her forehead that appeared a few years ago. We don’t remember an accident but it’s there, along with a couple of smaller ones.
Thank you, Karen, for the update on Abi. We are happy to hear from you–and appreciate your kind words. Your loyalty is heartwarming. One never knows how long a puppy might live. Of course, we want every OwyheeStar pup to live long and to do well.
Nevertheless, life is not always kind to us. We cannot guarantee anything –other than to make the best possible decisions. To imagine what I mean, look a large family of children. They have the same parents and yet so many variations–and different types of issues. Perfect is not possible–that is a reality.