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
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.
Our Lu – turned 10 a month ago. WOW, hard to believe.
She still is ecstatic about snow, runs 2 hrs or so every afternoon, and we currently have 7″ of snow – more the better, to her. She LOVES hunting for the ball, burying her face in it.
First pic was just taken, second pic was from 2019 when we had several feet of snow – and she could smell where it entered the snow and just stuck her nose in and kept digging till she found it.
hugs to all,
Sharyl, Steve and Lu from Sisters, OR
We love reading about the adventures of Lu. About a decade proper–and we hope more to come. Thank you, friends, for helping us with this blog post. I know everyone will enjoy it.
~Perfect Fit For Us
Maverick is now 7 months old and is the perfect addition to our family. Although in the beginning Mav was an irritation to our 9 year old Silver Weimaraner, Mav is now Tebow’s best friend. Tebow always watches out for Maverick. Our family loves to be out doors and so does Maverick. We have taken him fishing, riding at the dunes, deer hunting in Eastern Oregon and today bird hunting in the mountains. He is everything we ever wanted in a puppy. Thank you. We love him so much.
Randy & Becky
We are so happy to hear that Maverick has fit into your life–and that Tebow has accepted him, as well. I am sure your report will resonate with a lot of other readers.
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 —
~ 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.
~ 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!
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 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.
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!
`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!
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 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
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.