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~Who Needs a Weighted Blanket?

Imagines such as this appear across the Internet–and they speak to our heart and soul. Some might say the Weimaraner is too large for a lap dog. Ask the Weimar, and they will assure you that there is always room–if the human is willing. Well, shoot even if the human is not willing the Weimaraner can make the room.

If you are considering this breed and want to relegate them to the yard or out of the family area–we suggest you look at a different fur family member choice. The Weimaraner might be the ultimate Velcro Companion.

Whatever you are doing, the Weimaraner wants to be included–well, some will skip sharing the shower, but not everyone. Most certainly, they are the ultimate confidant keeping your secrets–and at the same time putting a paw on your weaknesses. Yes, they know how to exploit any situation. Our relationship is complex, don’t you agree?

Salty

~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.

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Christmas 2019

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.

Jaeger

~ Needs your Vote

Click Here –Find Jaeger and Cast Your Vote

Shanon Writes-

OMG OMG OMG – Jaeger is a contender in 2 categories of Willamette Week #PetPageant. He is a contender in “Most Joyful” and “Highest on Life” #pdxpetpageant – let’s get my baby the COVER! Can you please share to you facebook pages and encourage people to vote? He is the love of my life and I have you to thank

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Voting is open until Jan. 19 to deliberate this important decision.

The pet in each title category that receives the most votes will be the title winner. And the pet that receives the most votes overall will be crowned our 2020 Ultimate Supreme Pet! This pet will be guaranteed to be on the cover of our Pet Issue. All across the city, this pet will be seen in their splendor and grandeur.

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We hope you win Jaeger–and we hope everyone will drop whatever they are doing and cast their vote to help your cause. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Weimaraner on the magazine cover? Even sweeter–if it were an OwyheeStar. Thanks, Shannon and Jaeger.

Our Astra

~Working to Become our best together

Wearing her new Christmas Collars

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.

A wonderful day at Sauvie Island 

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

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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)

Christmas Cards

~ 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.

Pepper Ann

~ 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

The Beutlers 

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It is so great to see Pepper is doing great. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your newest addition.

Frida

~Doing Great in Southern Oregon

Come on–we don’t need another snapshot.

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.

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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/

Nutz-nabbed

~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

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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.

Brady

~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  

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We are happy to receive this note regarding Brady–as I know our readers will enjoy seeing your fabulous photographs. Thanks, Larry–and Ila.

Son Goddess Lu

~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!
hugs,
Sharyl and Steve

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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!