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Sunbathing in Texas

~ Winter activities

We’re finally enjoying our “winter” – cooler temps and no humidity. We have cold nights around 40’ and warm sunny days. I moved a bed out to the back porch and Winchester is delighted. I leave the door open because we don’t have flies now. The other two are usually hunting the pesky squirrel and Winchester joins in as soon as he sees fit. 

Love y’all! M

Breeder Comment

Well, the warming trend at OwyheeStar pales by comparison–we will take it, though. Daytime temperatures in the high 40s sound delightful to us–whereas our freezing temperatures would not suit your local crowd. We love that squirrel troubles the kids–it is very entertaining.


~Opus a saurus — one who mouths everything

Mom loves this photo of me–Haha!

Like most Weims, he is mouthy–I’ve really struggled with this habit of his. He is the reason I engaged the services of a trainer.

Not Gonna Happen

This picture is from one of the visits and from the dog trainer. He just laid there.  He’s the reason I needed the trainer–remember. He’s not wanting to work on stuff. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.

It’s quite alarming when he grabs you by the arm if you’re not comfortable with 85 lbs of lovin’. Then he nibbles your butt.  Always predictable. Never harmful. We’re making strides. This picture is from one of the visits from the dog trainer. He just laid there.  He’s the reason I needed the trainer. He’s very mouthy, like most Weims. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.

Ok that’s it for now. I just love them all. Thank you. Can’t imagine belong without these guys.  

Breeder Comment

Can I just say you are the best–thank you, Melinda, for your response to my request. BTW–I appreciate everyone who has already send something for our blog–and those who still plan to do so.

When in the Southwest

It is Lizards

31189578_818517568340752_8553783899514208256_oDid you know the Weimaraner is a Watch Dog? Of course, you did. All that nose art on your window didn’t come from the goldfish. (Haha)

In the Northwest, it is the squirrels who taunt the Weim window watchers. Or maybe it is a feral cat that walks the fence gingerly out of reach. Bunnies and other scurriers are also fair game–sometimes the watching crew gets after the watched. The chase is on if caught it might not end well.

In the southwest, the lizards taunt the Weimaraner. It doesn’t take much to get their attention–sparrows, blackbirds, robins, butterflies, and sometimes bugs. Some Weims are more attuned to their duty of watching the premises than others. Nothing gets by these two.

So far so good…

Hello OwyheeStar (Cliff and Shela)!

Well! So far so good! Generally speaking. Griffin* has been spectacular with house-training. No accidents, we have a bell on the door he’s already checked-out, and the four stairs leading on/off the porch didn’t stop him once! (yikes!) This is not my first rodeo, however the crate training arena provides hurdles for all of us. We’ll get there. For now, baby spends 20 min howling/ sleeping sitting up/howling until he is liberated from the offensive area. We gave it five tries yesterday-I needed to mop and throw laundry around.

Winchester. Poor boy. He does like the toy, thank you very much. I gave him a treat from the bag and he spit it out. The ride home was positively hysterical. He sat on my lap, and refused to look at the intruder. At one point he managed to squeeze himself through the seat and the door to get into the backseat. Heaven forbid he would pass through the middle and get close to the interloper. And for an hour, his head was wedged facing the back of the car away from all of us. Bella took this photo, a remarkable moment captured before Winchester FLEW across the room.

That’s about all the news from the Rosario’s. I read various blogs about crate training tips through blurred vision at 3 am looking for any new tips. So let me know if you have any thoughts!

puppy kisses,


*My son, Zach, asked that he meet the baby before we settle on Griffin, in case there’s an alternative. He arrives tomorrow!

Breeder’s Comment:  Thank you for choosing OwyheeStar a second time, and going to such extraordinary measures to make everything happen. The photo is very cute! The name is in flux, until your son arrives to make sure he agrees it is a good choice. Crate training is a challenge for you. That probably sums things up, but we know that you will make it through in good order.

Success with the crate comes from not making a big deal about it. Most people worry too much, and want the pup to like the crate. We do the crate-training in a matter-of-fact way, and in most cases the pup will adjust in quick order. Nevertheless, we have more experience than the average person. Adding a Weim to a larger pack is less dramatic than bringing home the new baby. When you have a resident Weim (or other dog) there are additional challenges. For example, if one is running free, and the other is not, it won’t make the crated Weim happy. We know Winchester will adjust. He is miffed, and his actions are comical. Hug him for us.

We thank you Melinda for flying into Boise to carry the pup home. It will pay huge dividends in your situation. They have such cute faces–what a pair they make. :O) (Pedro, thank you for the referral too!)

Milo has preferences…

Milo  shares his thoughts and life …

Look, I blend in with the couch…this is my favorite spot to relax.Milo enjoys his comfort

They don’t call me the ball wrangler for nothing…….”Woof”


Finally, my favorite ball gives me a special smile that makes everyone laugh! I like to make people happy 🙂Teeth Two Teeth