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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.

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!

Tango

~The Ladies’ Man — Part Two

Tango’s “girlfriend” moved into the house across the street at the end of March. She’s three quarters Border Collie, one quarter Miniature Australian Shepherd. Her “dad” and I enjoy cracking a cold one in the field down the street, so if the weather is cool enough, one of us will text the other: “Field?”

Lily has a definite speed advantage on Tango, and a tight turning radius on her little legs. Because they met when Tango was around her size, he perceives her as equal in size, rather than less than half of his. She’s a sweetheart, but she’s good at keeping him in check when he gets a little too eager.

You realize Tango is very social this is his friend Abby–she’s half chocolate lab, half silver lab.


What a big adventure we embarked upon together just six short months ago, never expecting that fate would offer us so much more bonding time during these early months. He’s quite the little playboy. And not a day goes by without some stranger informing us how gorgeous he is.

Breeder Comment

Well first spoke to you six months ago and helped you plot a plan to raise the Weimaraner. You have excelled –for this, we are exceedingly happy. The Weimaraner is not the breed for everyone. As you well know, there are challenges. There are other breeds less challenging to get raised, but Tango is doing well. (Hurrah!) Of course, a Weimaraner is a puppy for three years. What can I say, and then they act puppy-like even longer. Some act puppyish for their entire life. They are full of life and energy, but this scenario helps to keep us young and active. Then there is that thing where they burrow deep into our heart and soul. What else can I say?

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.

Kenzie

Kenzie will be 13 and is still very active. He isn’t showing any physical signs of slowing down. We feel now is a good time to explore the idea of bringing in a new family, puppy into our household later this year.

We would like a hunter, we will not hunt animals but we do like to play hunting games, hide and seek. Our dog, Kenzie was selected as a hunter and we love that about him. We camp and fish.

We love our Kenzie and we would like a clone,😆 Lisa and Troy

Breeder Comment

We are happy that Kenzie is doing well at 13–and we hope you get more quality time together. As for cloning him–well, we both know it is not possible. We will do our best for you, though.

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

Breeder Comment

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.

Kenai

~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

Breeder Comment

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.

Abi

~It is time to think about another OwyheeStar

At the Cabin– Abi’s happy place

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! 

Abi and helper at the cabin

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.  

Breeder Comment

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.

Brady

~ The Adventure Begins

Meet Brady

–From Larry July 23, 2019

And the adventure starts. No more sleeping in —- up at 4:30 or 5:00 in the AM. I have to go to bed at 9 or 10 at the latest. You and Cliff sure know how to pick a dog for me. This guy just wants to be with me and that is want I wanted. Brady was great on the way home.   I think that he will be easy to house break, I just have watch him like a hawk. I went out with him at 4:30 am, he went pee and came right back into the house. But he would not lay down to go back to sleep. So We went out again, he did a  # 2 this time, back in to the house, went to sleep this time. I just have to think like a pup and give him more time. He will tell me what he wants, I just have to pick up on his clues.

We have made it through a couple of day and nights. Brady is working overtime on our training. Ila is having a time with Brady. He has attacked her shoes and bit her on the arm, the blood was flowing.

I know everyone tells you how smart their weim is – its true I think that all of the OwyheeStar weims or very smart. The only thing left is to train the owners so they are as smart as their weim.  ( Are you smarter than as eight week old weim ? ).

Ila and I want to thank you for all that you do to provide these great pups. 

Larry/Brady/Ila

Breeder Comment

You might remember Reno (a long time OwyheeStar Blog favorite). Unfortunately, Larry lost Reno–it was a devastating and swift loss of the worst kind. It was a rare bone cancer–took him quick. The grief is unthinkable, but no one (human or critter) is immune. For a goodly number of years, no OwyheeStar ever died of cancer–I wish it were still so.

I am sure you and Ila will get this pup raised–but there is the stuff of raising pups for sure. The shark-biting baby (and older skin is the worst). I am sure you got the tips I sent to you along with everyone else that has a Bernie X Boone pup–on puppy biting. Thank you, Larry–for your loyalty and the fabulous update (with photos). As always –your photos are great.

4th of July

~With Lu–ears flapping

I’m not always on the waterI love every season


In the video below our grand-daughter is tubing on July 4 and Lu is playing “spotter” – wondering why in the world she’s not in there too!

Lu loves to ride and alternates between going to the front of the boat and sitting on the cushioned bench (gets major scents up there) and sitting or standing right by dad, the pilot. 

Lu with her Ears –spotting that Granddaughter


First couple of times she was uncertain about the noise and vibration, but quickly became accustomed to riding on water and loves watching the scenery, birds, and just getting to “be with” (you know how that is!). 

Fireworks — No Problem


BTW, she has never reacted at all one way or another to the loud firecrackers on the 4th, or thunder, or anything else that we as humans might consider as disturbing. Not sure if you pre-conditioned them to loud noises, but we also have a gun range that we walk by regularly on our way to running on the dunes. same thing, no reaction. But let someone walk or ride a bike past the front gate she’s on full protection mode!


Sharyl

Breeder Comment

This video not only entertained us–it was so much fun to watch Lu with her ears flapping. Thank you, Sharyl, for thinking of us. I am sure all our readers will enjoy this, too.

We do condition the pups to sound–all bets are off when they leave here. (Haha) They have to adjust to a new family, the new environment, and their humans may unwittingly do things that ingrain a fear. It happens. Kudos to you for keeping Lu well-balanced.