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Bella, Bacchus, and Taun

~ Current Status–Change on the Horizon


I just wanted to send you an update with some pictures/videos since it’s been a little while. This week I’m getting ready to make the move to Tennessee. My mom and I drive the UHaul down next Saturday! Very excited but also a little nervous haha.

Well, Taun knows somethings up.

Taun seems to know something is up and has been sticking very close at all times. Here’s a picture of him on the end table in the living room…he’s not exactly supposed to be on there but it was cute so I got a pic.

We’ve been going on lots of morning walks and he reminds me in the morning if I’m not up quick enough. He also comes the barn lot and really loves it when there’s some puddles to splash in.

Bella and Bacchus

The puppies are inseparable as you can see, although Bella yells at Bacchus quite a lot for going in her crate. They absolutely love to carry sticks around together outside (usually the same stick between the two of them).


I’m really looking forward to exploring options with you guys for getting an adult dog in need of a new home in the near future, of course since these dogs don’t come along every day I know there may not be an exact timeline.
I hope all is well with you and Cliff!

All the best, Grace

Breeder Comment

If you are confused, Grace (Laura and Jon’s daughter) is moving away from her family. It is a significant change, and once settled, she hopes to get an OwyheeStar Weimaraner to join her in Tennessee. The Three OwyheeStar resident Weims are picking up that change is in the wind.

When There’s

~Whipped Cream Involved

I just wanted to share this 🤣 you can’t see Opus in the video I put on FB. I love how he backs up 😂I think he is not impressed with how this sprays out. Whipped cream in my dish please.

Two of Us

Breeder Comment

That you, Melinda–you are always good to share the cute and unique situations you encounter. With three OwyheeStar kids–I am sure you see the likeness and at the same the unique quirkiness. Love to you and Winchester, Opus, and Stanley (the Longhair).

Grace

~Weimlover at Heart

Breeder Comment

Dear Reader, you might remember this family–they have three OwyheeStars–Taun, Bacchus, and Bella. Grace is the daughter who flew into Boise to pick up the latest addition (Bella) not so long ago. Now, she is moving out and needs her own Weimaraner. I am hoping we can work something out. Well, read on…


I hope you’re doing well! All of our furry friends are doing fantastic here, they are quite the pack and Bella is growing like a weed! (We think she might end up being bigger than Bacchus haha). I’ve attached a couple pictures of the trio for you. 

I’m actually reaching out because I’m going to be pursuing a PhD at the University of Tennessee starting this fall and I’ll be moving to Knoxville in August. For the first time since I was maybe 8 years old I will be dog-less… I know at this point in my life I don’t have quite enough time to manage a puppy but once I have moved to TN, I would really like to provide a home for an adult dog in need. There are certainly plenty of rescues down south but there is always some uncertainty with a rescue of unknown background… because of this, I wanted to reach out to you and Cliff before making any decisions. I know you find yourselves with dogs in need of a new forever home from time to time and I would love to be considered the next time you have a dog in need. The house I’m moving to is a two-story, three bedroom home, which I am sharing with two other people, one of which has a very friendly, mixed-breed, dog named Maya. The house has a large wood fenced backyard with a dog door. It’s in a sweet little neighborhood very conducive to long walks and there are many great hiking locations in the area which I plan to take full advantage of. The landlord has already approved another dog in the house and I think it would be a great home for him or her. I look forward to hearing from you soon and if you have any questions or information I can provide, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you for all you do in breeding and homing these wonderful Weims, I know our family wouldn’t be the same without them! 

All the best, 

Grace 

Ace Update

~ Grandpa Will Reports–Part Two

At Ace’s first checkup he was 13 lbs. and I am anxious to hear his new weight at his next exam.  Ace seems to be very spunky and very smart.  He quickly figured out the bells were to go outside and although we have had a few pee accidents, we’ve been happy with his progress, I think we have only had 1 accident in the past 3 weeks and he was a little out of his element for that one, so I don’t count him fully negligent for it. He’s starting to get a small monocle of freedom in the living room where we aren’t watching him at every moment.  He’s successfully figured out how to push down the baby gate that we had been using whenever he wants, so we’ve recently put that back in the closet!


The older brother and sister (Murphy and Charlie Mae) still aren’t fans of the puppy, we’ve tried to be patient, but we keep a close eye when the teeth are being bared and have had to let them know our disappointment on a couple occasions for their distaste of Ace.  I would have hoped by now (almost 6 weeks at our house) they would be ok with him, but they stil barely tolerate his existence and refuse any interaction with him they can avoid.


Ace has changed so much in the past 6 weeks, he’s fully embraced the dog doors )going both directions) as of this week.  He figured out last week he could go out into the garage and lick the floor (YUCK!), so we’ve been discouraging that as best we can!    Ace wants nothing more than to love on his big brother and sister and doesn’t seem at all discouraged by their less than welcome reception to his affections.


All in all, things are going well, it’s a good thing puppies are so darn cute, they are sure a bunch of work!  We do LOVE him and we are over the TOP proud of our 13 year old and her embrace of her “Dog Mom” duties.  Enclosed are a bunch of pictures from the past 6 weeks!  Thanks for all the you do for us Shela and Cliff!  We love our “Pack”.

Breeder Comment

What can we say? Elle is not a typical teen–she gets the job done. What a fabulous life-lesson. We are so proud of you! Of course, her parents are in the mix too!

It is great to read how ‘Ace’ is working his way into the heart and soul of his family. Keep watching–I am positive there is another segment to follow soon.

Ace Update

~ Grandpa Will Reports–Part One

Day 1 with Elle and her fur baby!  Welcome Ace!

Since we got Ace on Feb. 8, 2019, the Spight household has been a whirlwind of activity!  I’m happy to report my first stint as a “Grandpa” has gone well.  Elle (Ace’s Mom) has been doing an outstanding job and continues to show amazing patience for her first very own puppy!


Since day 1, Ace has slept in Elle’s room and she’s the one who’s been getting up at night and taking him outside.  Every now and then she asks for an assist from Grandpa or Nana when she’s had a tough night with Ace or if she has Volleyball tournaments the next day.  So we swap rooms for the night and let her get some much needed rest.


Ace has done wonderful, we are following the Owyheestar protocol to the letter and have gotten him to the vet for his first round of shots (for us), and has his 2nd appointment soon for his 2nd set of shots.  After that we plan to do the tieter test and am excited to explore the lower cost option you mentioned in a blog awhile back.  We appreciated the BLOG article a week or two ago, concerning one of Ace’s litter mates who was getting more food and got soft stool.  We observed the exact same thing, Ace was asking for MORE food, and when we increased it, his stool got MUCH softer, so we reduced it a little and it’s a little better.  Still softer than we would like, but we continue to monitor.

Breeder Comment

We are so proud of Elle–it is a lot of work to raise the Weimaraner puppy. Of course, she has the best ever parents to help out when things become difficult. Nonetheless, Ace is turning out fantastic because of her expert care and attention to detail.

I know everyone loves seeing the photos–and they look forward to reading more about Ace and his adventures. Thank you, Grandpa, Will for the update.

Bella Rae

–Breeder Comment

You might remember seeing Bella Rae and Grace on a recent Blog. This update is a bit late. We had several updates come all at once. Please do continue to send the updates. We will soon be out of them –haha.

At Home

Just a little update on Bella Rae. After a week home, she has really settled in. Our flight went great, she slept on my lap most of the way. I started with the carrier on my lap and my hand inside the bag and she sort of worked her way out and onto my lap where she slept happily the rest of the way. Since she’s been home she has slept through the night very well in her crate, we’ll go out to potty for the last time around 10 or 11 and then she sleeps until 4:30/5ish.

She isn’t too fond of being in the crate during the day unless someone is sitting by her but we are working on that. Bella is quite the cuddle bug when she’s not playing she loves to run and jump into your lap and snuggle there, she also loves cuddling in bed (of course) before she goes into the crate at night.

Her and Bacchus have become great friends. They play quite a bit (always supervised since he doesn’t really know how big he is) and when she cries in the crate he’ll go into the room and check on her, which usually quiets her right down. Bella is definitely an alpha, she climbs all over Bacchus and puts him in his place whenever she can. She’s also very brave and loves exploring outside. Taun is taking a bit longer to warm up to her but we’re making progress…

Here are a few pictures of her from the week. She is a great addition to the family, thank you both for all you do!

All our best,

Grace, Laura, and Jon

Grace & Bella Rae

              “Shela and Cliff — I made it to New Hampshire”

After a flight recovery day(flight went smooth and easy, no issues) everyone tired but now settling into day to day….Grace and Bella Rae are totally bonded❤️

Breeder Comment

You might remember that yesterday’s blog featured Roger and CW–they flew to Salt Lake City. Yes, we get quite a few folks that fly with their Weimaraner puppy. Nonetheless, it is getting more difficult to make these kinds of flights happen. Smaller planes and different carry-on criteria are the reason it is not as easy as it once was. Nonetheless, here are two families who were able to pull it off.

Why fly, you might ask. Well–in many cases, it is the best option. A road trip is not always in the best interest of the puppy. Nor, is it in many cases the best way to start–get the routine going to ensure you are on the right track. The road trip means you have the concern of where to potty your puppy–it is essential to be extremely careful. Parvo has most likely infected every roadside potty area–read up on this dreadful situation, and you will agree. Being very careful is essential. Every year, more pups are lost to this disease than you can imagine. I hold my breath as I write we have never lost an OwyheeStar to Parvo. We want to keep this way.

Another perk with the carry-on experience might not be as evident. People who fly must get their puppy to settle in the travel bag. If you can teach a puppy to settle–you can teach them anything. It is also a great time to bond. There is something about the travel experience of this sort–it sets you up for an extraordinary transition.

Not Happening

Choose Your Alternate

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Pacific Northwest Friends tend to favor the Seattle Seahawks. They have been amazing. Despite obstacles they gave it a good run; however, they were not found to be Superbowl bound.

Hoping for a Miracle

Game day at Mike and Monica’s on Camino Island

before the Atlanta loss

The above photo was taken a few weeks ago before the Seahawks lost the battle. Hemi, of course, is in front. She is 13.5 and pretty lumpy but doing pretty good. Zoey is in the blue shirt and Magnum is wearing the other. Love your blog. Michael and I read it every day. Thanks again for our wonderful fur babies.

Football

Inauguration Day

This week has been a tough one. All the talk of loss. The grief and the concern that one day our beloved Weimaraner will leave us. It is not something to dwell on. I think you can agree. Americans are spending today concerned about one of three or four things. Here are three big ones for today.

  1. The Inauguration — they are feeling one of three things. Pro, Con or they could care less.
  2. The Football season — It is coming to an end. Some of us in the Northwest have had to lick our wounds. Others are looking forward to the Super Bowl.
  3. The Weather — It is always a hot topic. No one expected so much snow to arrive in the Treasure Valley.
  4. A myriad of other choices could be listed here. A personal trial you or your loved ones are facing. A distraction–such as Basketball.

Personally, we choose to dodge the naysayers and doom spell being spewed around. Life if short. We can either make the best of what it brings, or we can be caught up in a storm. So, after a rough week on the blog, we come to Trump’s Inauguration. We sincerely wish for the best.

Something We Can Agree Upon

We have this lovely news from our friends on Camino Island. It arrived yesterday. Three positive things in their life.

img_4481Game day at the Waite’s. This was taken a few weeks ago before the Seahawks lost the battle. Hemi (of course) is in front. She is 13.5 and pretty lumpy but doing pretty good. Zoey is in the blue shirt, and Magnum is wearing the other. Love your blog. Michael and I read it every day. Thanks again for our wonderful fur babies.

~Mike and Monica

 

An OwyheeStar Christmas Fairytale

A Santa Dusty Cropped_ face rightWe Three Weims of OwyheeStar

Find ourselves in the family car

Wandering, and wondering as our humans travel afar.

To the mall, to the grocery, and then off to the specialty store. For goodness sake, don’t forget the pet store.

Lacee is ready for Christmas

Lacee is ready for Christmas

Home again, home again packages in hand. Bags and boxes–they grab all they can. The smells are many; the rustling bags invite. Then there is the paper, the bows, and the ribbon galore. We watch with enchantment from the living room door. (However, the privileged Lacee sneaks to the sofa once more– as usual; she makes herself at home, an innocent look in tow.)

A Diva Beach attire.crWe are plotting, and playing, and making a fuss.

Whatever you do, please don’t forget us. We need treats, toys, and something to make noise. Please set the cookies on the table; as we are more than able (to help ourselves that is). Our mouths are a drooling, and our minds our reeling. Oh what fun we plan to have. There are packages to unwrap, trees to tear down, and then the counters to clean. Whomever thought of this season was a genius!

Diva, Lacee, and Dusty say, “let’s get this show on the road!”