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.