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Sassy Francis (part two)

She is SO energetic and if my last Weim was any indication, I don’t expect a slow down for several more years.  She is finally accepting crate time easier when I leave for work (I am lucky to work at home part of the time so her longest stretches are 5 hours), and at night she prefers my bedroom floor to the bed – though at some point early in the morning she usually hops up and lays at my feet.


Next on my agenda is to get her in for a swim test – there is a dock diving spot near me and for some reason, I think she will excel at it.  She is stubborn, smart as hell, an incredible athlete (you should see her jump!) and enjoys playing in sprinklers.


We fought over my blueberries, she loves when my plums fall on her side of the fence (fortunately the tree is in the front yard) and she is suddenly interested in my figs – I guess they must be ripening. 


She is a stunner and training her is keeping me on my toes.  She definitely tests me on a daily basis, but boy howdy – when they are getting it, and they look at you with trust and love there is not a whole lot better in life.  I love my Owyheestar girl. 

Breeder Comment

Many have written how their OwyheeStar pup has been their sanity during these crazy last few months. I love how you have continued to work and develop together –plan for the future. Oh, dock-diving would be so excellent. Have fun!

Murphy

~ At Your Service

I arrived not too long ago–and ever since then I have been working my way into their hearts (It didn’t require much. You Weimars know what I am talking about. I have a lot of other work to do–like any new Weim. The resident Weimaraner had to be won over, you understand.

More Importantly

I have to entertain my hoomans, and their friends. So, here you go–

Breeder Comment

Murphy, it is so fabulous the way you take care of your family–we know your Mama (Sylvia) pours a ton of love on you, too. You are a lucky boy. Well, the truth is you have your Mama by her tail–turning her head every which way. You are a very fortunate boy.

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!

Luke

~We Made the Trip Home

Thank you so much for the gift of Luke. 
He had his first paw dip in the John Day to stretch his legs, and made it home having slept the entire way 😉 


He fell asleep on AJs cowboy boots on the drive. He’s such a sweetie. THANK YOU.

Breeder Comment

We hope this little guy brings you great joy–and maybe a few birds. You are off to a beautiful start.

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.

Astra

~Our Sweet and Beautiful Blue Girl

Astra is so beautiful, loving and funny –she has a trainer pick her up three days a week to work through her fears and then they go on a big hike out in McMinnville on Wednesdays.

On the weekends we take her to the dog park and the beach. Thank you for our baby.

Breeder Comment

Thank you–we appreciate the update and all you do with and for her.

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.

Greta

~15 Candles –beyond special

Hello

I just wanted to send you a quick note and let you know that Greta (Deli x Zeke) turns 15 today! She is incredibly healthy besides some significant arthritis and weakness in her hind legs, and lots of lumps. She still climbs on the couch, eats food off the counter, and sprints after the UPS truck. She’s been a love of a dog, sweet and protective of the kids, and fiercely loyal.

    Emily

Breeder Comment

Oh my gosh — we are thrilled that Greta is celebrating 15 candles. The last time she was featured on the blog was her 5th birthday (unless I am missing something). Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I remember vividly the first time we spoke so many years ago. You were preparing to graduate and to move across the country. I wondered how we would make it all work–but then this.