~Keeping Active Together
Miss Franny is now 14 months old (12/30/2019) and is healthy and happy and thinks snow is the greatest thing EVER.
My vet says she is the perfect weight (currently 56 lbs) and she continues to thrive after that very scary incident last year – nothing to indicate it was anything more than a one time thing. Phew. With the virus, she has become a little house protective as we get almost zero visitors, but once outside she has many dog friends and she is well adjusted.
We are very fortunate to have a large field near us and when it is not a mud mess, we meet out there regularly with 3 to up to 10 other dogs! so much fun!! With the field mud, we have been walking 2-3 times a day through the neighborhood averaging 6 miles a day.
Franny wears a Fi collar, and it also tracks her daily activity. She is currently in the top 100 of ALL dogs (close to 50000) who wear the collar, she is the #1 Weim, #2 of all Oregon dogs, and #1 in Hillsboro. LOL At almost 61, I am pretty sure she will be my last puppy. I am exhausted, but a tired dog is a good dog!! I love this girl to the moon. She is smart and goofy and so stinking beautiful.
Thank you Cliff and Shela – I am so grateful to have found Owyheestar!!
I am happy you put so much into your relationship. Franny is keeping you super active–not necessarily a bad thing. Thank you for loving her so much!
~Two-Year Old Oregon Coast Girl
Mia is doing great she loves to play fetch and will do just about anything for the ball she is such a sweetheart but very protective of the family… You do an amazing job with this breed
Chris and Bridget
Not so long ago–we called her Shark Baby–click here to see her early start.
PS: We are wanting to start using Nuvet but not sure on what exact one to get should we get the nujoint.ds line or the nuvet plus was just curious what your thought was..
We are happy to hear that Mia continues to thrive–and that she loves a good game of fetch. Click here to learn more about the NuVet we recommend.
~ Not So Pleased Mama Changed Things
Got ambitious this morning and decided to do an overhaul on the master bedroom/closet. Minimizing is on the mind so thought I’d take Waylon’s crate out of the bedroom and replace it with his favorite dog bed.
Clearly he’s pissed
Judging on his selection of dads gym shorts to pack around tonight, he’ll con him into bringing it back when I’m at work tomorrow.
When I saw this photo, my response was, “Weimars do not do change.” they most certainly do not like change. One thing I continue suggesting is to teach your Weimaraner how to adapt. Teaching might include moving the crate a short distance or moving their bed to a new location–every once in a while, so they learn how to adjust. Change the feeding schedule, or add something new to their bowl. Get them used to smaller changes–including various schedule changes. If you come and go at the same time every day–they cling to that schedule as if their life depended on you arriving at 6:15 PM. While it is said that a minute is the same as an hour to a dog–well, somehow, they can also tell time. I think the minute the same as an hour thing comes into play when you are a couple of minutes late–there is the panic as if you were two hours late. They want to know why you are late. The fact that the sofa is destroyed is payback–or stress relief chewing. (Oops) Of course, that is extreme–but one client who had a favorite pair of designer heels stopped off at the mall one evening. She arrived home to find those heels in the center of the bed chewed. I am sure it was a comfort—Mama’s scent and the leather to chew. The Weimaraner was in so much trouble was dropped off at her Mama’s grandparents. She was devastated, angry beyond words, and felt betrayed. She needed space–and time to weep and compose herself. We were happy to hear that Waylon was never destructive–it probably means you did many things right.
For all those folks who never achieve crate-training, here is how it looks. At a minimum, a Weimaraner will embrace getting into the crate when you tell them to kennel up. Other Weims, come to love their safe place–and keep in mind if they learn to sleep there, then they don’t chew things or potty somewhere during the night. It is a fabulous house-breaking tool.
Well, we have a little link you might want to check out–Waylon four years ago.
~ previously known as Rose (new home, and new name)
I promised an update on the 10-month old we got from Teal in Seattle. She had a plush life with Teal, so it is hard to call it a rescue.
Dutch is doing well. She has gained muscle, either through natural growth or from getting out more, and confidence. She is quite content out in the back yard for hours at a time which is a change from our previous Weim. She loves basking in the sun and chewing on a stick. We have not introduced her to birds yet, but judging by her interest in them when we are out running, I think she will do well in that regard. She is a pretty good alarm dog, not too aggressive but not too trusting. And she absolutely loves Nathanael, our 14-year old!
Have a Merry Christmas.
Thank you for helping Teal out –sometimes your life surprises you with more than you can manage–this was that type of situation. We are positive Dutch has found a good situation and will continue to thrive within your family. Please stay in touch!
~ Remond, Oregon
Hi! I wanted to give you an update on our boy Kobe! He was from your litter in March 2020 from Dalia and Boone. He is handsome and so much bigger than his sister Kaia! Lol! We love him to pieces. He loves to hike and run and ride in the boat!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas
~The Ure Family
Merry Christmas to you–so happy to hear that Kobe is doing excellent, much-loved, and all is well.
~The Journey Begins (part one)
I can’t stop! I can’t stop chasing this sweet puppy boy Rogan around with a camera! He’s so photogenic, he’s so portable, and he’s the new best friend & cuddling buddy to his 5 month old Dane Weim cross bro Utah!
He is very popular and received by all including (our Weimaraner) Blind Steve who is 12 who snuggled in with Rogan (8 weeks) -getting a quick nap in.
Thank you for trusting us with this sweet guy we are all already crazy about him. Let the adventures begin !
Thanks for all the photos and news about Rogan’s new beginning in Western Oregon–he will rock his world. He is most certainly living the dream–thank you for that, too.
Fans of Tango may remember how much time we spend at the local dog park. Last week, one of our friends, Lucy the German Shepherd, showed up with “mom”, Beth, who told us that Tango had been on the local news. Fortunately, her husband got a photo of the TV screen, or else we would have missed it entirely. It turns out that at some point, I had commented on one of their meteorologist’s posts with a photo of Tango on our back porch from June, and they waited until last week to use it.
He’s even bigger and more handsome now! ~ Tom
Thanks for sharing this with us all–what a fun post. I am sure everyone will love it–and most certainly someone caught sight of Tango and wondered whose Weimaraner that was on the news. I see it shows he belongs to you, but —
~Challenging times because her fur sister is 13
I know it’s been a while, but we’ve been busy trying to take care of Levi, the senior dog–she turned 13 in July. Bella is doing awesome other than the look you get when you awaken her from her beauty sleep.
~What is a Bella Bag?
I made her a new Bella bag which if any of you that has a dog that loves to be covered up, take a king-size( King size is perfect for these lovely large dogs, and you get two blankets out of it or cubbies whatever you wanna call it. I Call it a Bella bag.)
Bella loves her fuzzy blanket–(I don’t know why but a regular blanket just didn’t cut it for Bella. She has to have a fuzzy one. LOL) I the cut the blanket in half, fold each half, and knot the sides up Bella loves hers. Don’t mind the dirty sheet on top of my bed to keep my bed; oops, I mean Bella’s bed clean. It’s been raining, and Bella brings a lot of mud in on her big feet (LOL). It gets removed when we go to bed😉
I do read your OwyheeStar Weimaraner News blog every morning with my cuppa coffee. With everything going on in the world, it is the best part of the morning. I genuinely enjoy hearing about the farm, and the puppies make me want to get another one. (LOL) 😉 You guys have an awesome day.
Debbie–it is so good to hear from you. I can see you are quite challenged with Levi’s issues–you had her quite sometime before you acquired Miss Bella. We appreciate that you have stayed in touch over the years. This Bella Bag is a cute idea–innovative. Thanks for the update and the tip.
~ Dog Park Chance Meeting
Tango arrived at our local dog park on Wednesday, and immediately spotted a long-haired Weimaraner. There are very few Weims in our area, so we took an immediate interest.
We soon learned not only that they were both Owyheestar pups, but that they were the same age as well. As her “parents” described getting her as an older puppy two months earlier, I realized that this was the famous Addie, who had been featured on the Owyheestar blog on a couple of occasions. Now that the smoke has cleared in the Valley, they were in town on a late camping trip, and had made a visit to our neighborhood haunt.
I tried my best to get a good photo, but Addie was very focused on her ball, and Tango was soon focused on one of his gal pals, Susan the Samoyed, who was featured in a prior Tango update. They were just visiting our turf, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for them once camping season rolls back around.
Hello Tom–thank you for getting this newsy update that included Addie. I know everyone is going to enjoy it as much as we did. We love that Tango is such a friendly boy.
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.
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!