~ 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!
Sage is still doing fine. She isn’t always impressed with things such as me not being able to find her regular dish–and her having to eat out of a Cool whip container. This happened because I couldn’t find the dog dishes so I grabbed that for her to give her breakfast. At first she just looked at it like she wasn’t sure what to do with it but, being a Weim, she figured out there was food in it so she went ahead and ate out of it. It was funny to watch her.
In the photo at the top here she is laying on a blanket. She was being goofy and kept barking at Copper like she was daring him to try to take it away from her. She does that with her bone sometimes in her crate too. It was pretty funny.
When we had the VBS Emma and Naomi and her mom stayed at our place in their camper and Naomi found a hanky in my room and she went and covered Sage with it. It was so cute–Sage is just so extra special with little kids that’s what was really funny
Had to Happen
The dogs all three got baths because the septic backed up and the good news is that it didn’t back up into the house. Anyhow John Paul had hit one of the vent pipes with the high Grass mower and they did a temporary fix by simply putting an inverted bucket on top. (It would have been okay, but you know.) Well I noticed the dogs drinking water from around the bucket and with closer observation realized there was toilet paper in the water so the guys made quick work to get the septic fixed. I had to give three dogs baths with the boys help. They sure look funny dripping wet.
Emma (my goddaughter) who I have over quite often sits here with her buddies Roxy and Copper. Roxy and Copper like to watch out the window for the chipmunks and wild rabbits and then of course they bark and go completely insane. Of course, then they want to go outside. I know it’s kind of goofy but anyway we’ve had to really watch cuz Copper all of a sudden decided he wanted to get a good sniff. He started sneaking out the back door–something he’s never done before.
We are glad that Sage and Roxy (and your non-Weimar Black Cur–Copper) are all doing well. You have a very busy and exciting life. Thanks for all you do. We are especially thankful that you adopted Sage and Roxy–not a young puppy. You have given them the best possible situation. Thanks, again.
Breeder’s Note: Life happens. Sometimes the twists and turns of life do not treat a person (and their beloved Weimaraner) well. Such was the case of Otis. Through a series of events, he found himself coming full circle back to OwyheeStar (reluctantly dropped off) because his family was no longer able to keep him. Cliff and Shela would rather forego this type of thing altogether, but rehoming a Weimaraner is not something to be taken lightly. It is unthinkable to have such a wonderful family member find themselves being passed along from household to household, and ending up who knows where? (Shelters, Rescue, for sale on Craig’s List, or worse are things that come to mind.) OwyheeStar is committed to not letting something like this happen. Otis has found a wonderful home, where he fits–is beloved by the entire family. He is thriving! Much of his on-going success is due to his family’s effort toward taking the right approach. Other factors that helped Otis transition smoother than some (Weims) were many, including his temperament, his former families care and training, his time spent with Cliff preparing for the transition, and did we mention his new family’s ability not to let him run things. He knows the boundaries and like any good Weim, he pushes them. He is in a good place. :O)
Hello Cliff and Shela,
I just wanted to tell you how very much we appreciate this wonderful doggie!! He is just a big INTELLIGENT, AFFECTIONATE baby! We still have some minor things that need work but overall, what a terrific doggie. Patrick and MIKEY rough house with him. (Otis always wins). We all throw balls or toys for him to retrieve and he runs his heart out.
Otis and Mikey’s Cat
MIKEY brought his cat who is nonplussed with Otis and Hector still hisses and smacks Otis daily:-) Otis is fascinated with the cats!! Cannot figure that one out! Here is the most recent scenario regarding Otis and Mikey’s cat. Otis and I walked into house. Otis went right for Mikey’s cat on couch. Otis stared and cat did not move. Otis just put his paw on cat and started licking his head!!!! Cat simply laid there like rubber kitty!! Is he entertaining or what?!?
Otis and his Orchard Walks
Everyone takes him out for walks. He loves running the filbert orchard and he likes playing with Shorty (the Beagle). At night (when we are out for the orchard walk) I cannot see him but he stays close to me in the dark so off with the leash. Otis only has this amazing freedom because we sit in an orchard and back up to farmland and trees with fencing.
Otis and the Crate, etc.
He likes his crate and it is a good place for him out of the traffic pattern. Funny thing is: when he wants out , he makes a noise so out we go. I figure we must spend several hours a day out exploring. He hasn’t caught one yet but he really enjoys chasing squirrels. Sure helps keeping them away from the chickens and free food.