Weaving DNA is tricky. Very often, you rely on experience, information gathered, and your best hunch. At OwyheeStar, we have kept the DNA pools fairly consistent. The way in which we did this was a bit too complicated to explain. Overall, the result has been similar–looks, personality, and general temperament. Even so, there are differences. At one point in time, we were desperately trying to get a particular mating to achieve a specific goal. There were many failed attempts–matings that didn’t produce a litter. Nonetheless, we kept trying and eventually, we had four females born to a litter of four pups (Cindee, Ginger, Vidalia, and Mousse). Some of these you will recognize. The parents of the four were Callie and Zee–in case you are interested.
Vidalia never produced a litter–not even a single pup. She probably was the finest-looking if you want to nitpick. Cindee and Ginger produced a few small litters of very lovely and well-received pups. Mousse was the one who has produced multiple litters and a couple of title-earning Weims–Juniper and Molly. Juniper has a show title and the NAVHDA Natural Ability; Molly has the latter as well.
Hollee (also pictured) was nearly the same DNA pool (missing one-leg in her pedigree if you want to compare to the other girls). She was a single pup born to Deli in a litter sired by Zee. Honestly, when Cliff said we would keep them all, I shuttered. It is expensive and a lot of extra work–impossible to give everyone the attention you would like too! Nonetheless, over time Cliff’s decision proved correct.
The fenced garden sat alongside our backyard. The pumpkin you see escaped the garden fence to the driveway. I pulled it along the fencing to make sure it was out of the way. For the photo, I turned this golden gem around. The nibblers were able to get their teeth and tongue through the fence to help themselves to the super healthy snack. Not only did they enjoy this but many of the prized heirloom specimen tomatoes turned out to be hollow at picking. It is amazing how they got their tongues through the fence and emptied the red gems. Therefore, you might say a fence is a fence, but it might not stop the Weimaraner from finding a way to get what they deem theirs for the taking.
Gracie made this game up as is the way with Weims. She buries the ball under the snow and then surprises herself when she digs it out – every time! She lets me throw the ball every so often so I don’t get bored. Out in the snow with Gracie and our best to you.
Nancy, Tony & Lisa
Charlie Blue is doing better than we expected!
Our sweet little Charlie Blue has settled right in at her new home. She loves to play with the kids and her toys, especially her pink bird. 🙂 Crate training and potty training are going better than we expected. She fussed the first few days when we put her in the crate, but she doesn’t throw a fit anymore. 🙂 We put bells by the front door to help with potty training.
Charlie Blue loves her human siblings!
Two babies keep me busy!
The baby and the puppy keep me on my toes because they both want to put everything in their mouths! We are working on limiting her puppy biting and pulling on the leash. She wants to go, go, go and play, play, play, but she’s also a snuggle bug. 🙂
Charlie Blue is all we hoped for–and more!
Charlie is super smart, a little stubborn, and she already hogs the couch..ha, ha!
Thought you could use some nice pics of her. Haha she is still her normal self. Hasn’t changed much since the last time I emailed you. 🙂
PS: Thank you for all you do. 🙂