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Sky (part three)

Most days she comes to work with me at the bike shop and greets customers who all love her except that one guy who threatened to cut her with a knife. One picture is us wearing matching jerseys at a “doggie dash” event.

She is much loved and well cared for, too. Sky gets her teeth brushed.

Breeder Comment

Thank you for everything you do with Sky and for sharing the photos and videos of her life. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Sky (part two)

Here’s some video links and pics.The video is amusing because she seems to be avoiding getting wet despite the 100 degree temperature that day, but she will not hesitate to charge into the surf at the beach or lake to get her ball.

Breeder Comment

Hot temperatures are around the corner, and the idea of a cool dip is a good one. Weims–they can be so weird about things. I love that she gets into the surf, and I laughed that she plays with the water in the pool.

Sky (part one)

Sky loves to go hiking, snowshoeing and trail running with my bicycle.

I trained her to run next to me or behind me with the bike.

Sky still goes running or walking with Michelle pretty much every day but since her hip has begun to bother her lately, I no longer take her on bike rides, long hikes or high speed runs. She still wants to go but she pays for it later. It seems stiff after she has been laying down a while but loosens up after she moves a while.

Breeder Comment

Sadly, large breed dogs, just like their human counterpart, do wear out their parts. It is remarkable that Sky still exercises, but you are wise to keep it a bit less extreme. We love this video of her.

Fin

I wanted to give you an update on our wonderful addition, Afina (Fin). We chose her name Afina because it means blueberry (I thought of Juniper) However we call her Fin for short. The last three months have been lots of fun with her. She has had so many experiences already in a short amount of time.

Fin gets walks everyday to the beach or hills. She loves both! She has the instinct to point and sneak! It’s really amazing! She really is a sweet snuggler, but requires a good workout to get to that point.  Ellen absolutely fell in love with her as soon as she laid eyes on her. The ride home went well, and it seemed like she adapted fast. She is so smart!!! Fin has a routine. She gets her breakfast from me every morning, then gets into bed with Ellen when I go to work. I’m not sure how long they get to snuggle but I get a few minutes on my days off.

Now that the days are getting longer we get better evening walks on the beach. She loves being able to run, run, run! I’ve taken her to a pleasant hunting club near Corvallis, and introduced her to a few birds. lol she kinda got scared at first, but then really zeroed in on their scent. We will be heading back there this fall after some training. Great news is she isn’t gun shy. It’s almost as if it’s in her blood or something… lolFin is growing so fast! She weighs 42# currently (and tall enough to reach the kitchen counters)!

She has lost a few teeth,  and new ones are already coming in. One weird thing that happened was it seemed like possibly she started a heat cycle, but not sure. I noticed some blood for a couple of days but it went away. This happened just before her final visit for shots so I asked the vet about it. They said it’s not an issue unless it persists, which it didn’t. Fin is so happy and healthy.  We just love her so much!

Thank You, Christine,, and Cliff so much for bringing her to us. and please give Juniper and Boone a big scratch for us and let them know their pup is happy and safe. She definitely is part of the family.Thanks again!
Jared and Ellen

Breeder Comment

Thank you for being a loyal OwyheeStar client. We are so happy that ‘Fin’ has fit so aptly into the family and your life. What a life with her walks on the beach–I am envious.

Maize Turns “9”

Livee X Blue 2/28/2012

At age nine, our beautiful, fun and loving Maizie really enjoys her naps—but she is still full of playful puppy energy!  She has a set schedule of when and where she likes to do things.  She can tell time and wants to eat promptly at 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.  She has an expected after-breakfast ritual of getting peanut butter in the 4 sections of her big black Kong bone.  She runs upstairs to find it—and races back down the stairs into the kitchen and drops it on the floor at our feet for service!  Then after that ritual, she expects to shake paws for 2 Quaker Oatmeal Squares and 3 blueberries!  (How did she ever teach us that?!)  She loves to cuddle after breakfast and some days becomes very vocal—almost singing and silly.  She leaves us promptly if she sees a spot where the sun may be shining in on the floor (or on the guest room bed–formerly taboo, but won us over eventually!)  


Squirrel spotting and chasing is her pastime at home.  She sounds ferocious as she protects our backyard from them—but she wouldn’t know what to do if she got one!  She has come nearly nose-to-nose with some on her walks—which becomes a stare-down contest!  She gets a little dish of baby carrots every evening during our dinner meal—doled out one by one–as she lies politely and patiently on her fleece.  Have you ever heard of a dog who asks for a lick of toothpaste every evening at bedtime when she sees me brushing my teeth?! Another ritual!!  Maizie is a happy, healthy girl who brings smiles, laughs and joy to our lives every single day.

Mmmm…carrots and popcorn birthday treats!  Why do you make me wear this silly hat every year?  Actual “Maizie Socks!” (gift from our kids!)
Linda & Jerry LaBash


P.S.  Maizie loves packages because they often contain new toys for her!  This one came from Chewy for her birthday!  She can’t keep soft toys though….they turn into multiple pieces very quickly!

Breeder Comment

We rejoice in the nine years — remembering her being a paper shredder and so much more. Thanks for remembering us and for taking such great care of Maizie.

Franny

~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!! 

Breeder Comment

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!

Mia

~Two-Year Old Oregon Coast Girl

Playing Fetch

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 

Thanks 

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.. 

Breeder Comment

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.

Waylon

~ 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. 

Breeder Comment

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.

Dutch

~ 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. 
Phillip 

Breeder Comment

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!

Kobe

~ 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
Redmond, Oregon

Breeder Comment

Merry Christmas to you–so happy to hear that Kobe is doing excellent, much-loved, and all is well.