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Rogue & Rebel

From Jamie & Shawn

I thought I’d send you a couple of pics and a brief update on Rogue and Rebel.
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Rebel just turned two years old.  He acts older, in that he’s more laid back and shy around strangers.  Some of our guests described him as  ‘aloof.’  He is still very much a puppy though.  He loves to play and antagonize Rogue who turned three back in February.  The pair of them get along so well and are very good for each other.
Shawn takes them out for a morning walk of 3-6 miles a day.  In the heat of the day, they are happy to stay out of the sun and will laze around underfoot in the shade or cool temps of the house.
Kerr's Two..47Rogue loves to swing on the hammock.  With me, or with guests, it makes no difference.  He can almost manage to get up into the hammock on his own, but for now, he needs a little boost.  Both enjoy being around the pool but both hate to get in.  We imagine they call the pool “The Big Wet” secretly to themselves and are curious about why the people seem to want to be in it.
Rebel has finally grown out of his ‘chew-on-everything’ phase.  We’ve been working on a bit of home improvement to correct some of the marking and chewing he did as a puppy.  We’re just about finished with new flooring and are looking forward to moving back in.  We’ve been feeling a little cramped all piled into one room.
We see a lot of Don and Maria who are former customers of yours too.
Have a great summer!!    Jamie & Shawn

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Jamie and Shawn. We appreciate your loyalty and the fact that despite your busy life that you remember us. We are glad that boys are a good fit for each other. That is very important as you well know. Have a beautiful summer and enjoy getting moved back in.

Blue

Just Like That

                      We went to Two!

 

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Things Happen For A Reason! If you would’ve asked me one month ago if I wanted another puppy, I would’ve told you-you were crazy and on drugs, but then we met blue. He had been returned to the breeder for reasons that make no sense to me how could you ever give back a baby!!! ALL puppies are work–Weimers a lot of work. But at the end of the day, they have turned into my favorite dogs! Gunner is so happy to have his new friend!! We love Blue!!! I’m so grateful to have the chance to be in the Weimer family with amazing people and great dogs!! Thank you, Nancy, for bringing this loving baby to me!! ~ Beth

Breeder Comment

OwyheeStar received word that the puppy (known as Blue) was not working out. Nancy (Weimlover extraordinaire and NW Playdate host) has experience at doing Weimaraner foster care. We contacted her for assistance in picking up Blue, and she also agreed to keep him until we found a second-chance home. Well, as good fortune would have it there was more than one OwyheeStar vetted applicant. Thanks to Nancy’s intervention and transitional work, Blue has made an excellent adjustment to his new family. Thank you, Beth, for bringing him home too! We are happy that he is a fit.

Gunner loves his new brother. If you want to read about young Gunner–click here! Yes, Gunner is a Blue Longhair.

Family Affair

Haze and Skye

Haze and Skye_5635We try to take our girls everywhere with us.

This is a trip to Glacier we took last fall. We rented a cabin and the girls liked cabin camping! They love the water and hiking. We take them for rides in the car all the time and they especially like when we go to the coffee hut because they all have treats and Haze and Skye know that we are really there just so they get a treat, and coffee has nothing to do with it-remember always let the Weim think they know who is in charge at least that is what they think well most of the time they are-lol!!

 

How We Spent Easter

Day of Rest

17992317_1301969653186338_5810763892627142803_nWe have to get our beauty rest. We share our bed with our humans. It is vitally important that we have a good bed and plenty of room to stretch out.

Later (Emma and Alice)

A little sunshine and more comfort. Sometimes it is musical chairs we play.

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Clearly, the weather is beautiful in this photo too! Cheryl reports these two girls are the best of friends and sisters. What more could we ask?

A New Chapter

Brandi–not forgotten!

When we lost our beloved Weimaraner Brandi at the age of 14 1/2, we were filled with so much grief and sadness in our hearts.  Brandi was an awesome dog.  She was very much attached to us and tended to herself.  She did not go out of her way to really socialize with anyone else or other animals.  Don’t get us wrong, she was great with other dogs in her house, at the dog park, and on overnights at the free-range kennels.  But she had that Weimaraner “aloofness” that some people may know what we are talking about.

Then, Baili

Hughes_9231And then this happened… we got Baili last year from Owyheestar.  She is the sweetest, funniest, goofiest Weimaraner ever.  She has been so good with any and all other dogs, cats, goats, people, and whatever else comes her way.  She simply just loves every person and animal she meets.  She has no “aloofness” at all.  We had a cat for a while named Whiski and Baili was so sad when he started living at the neighbors house.  We couldn’t even say his name out loud or she would start to look for him and cry.  That’s when I knew she needed a baby sister Weim.  So I got a hold of Shela and Cliff to get our second Weimaraner from them! I knew we were on to something amazing with the way they breed and love these dogs.  Is it something with the long-haired genetics that gives them their causal demeanor and friendliness?

And Along Came Stella Blue

Hughes_9225We now have our new baby girl, Stella Blue!

Baili is so good with her and we couldn’t be more pleased with baby Stella.

Breeder Comment

A tragic loss as yours is all too often the reason we meet. Your previous experience will always be cherished; however, this is a new journey. Many things will be Weim-like. Some will be unique to these new relationships. Each day is a precious gift. Thank you for celebrating and sharing your joy with us and our audience.

Gus

The First Year

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Whatcha Looking At?

Our first year with Gus has been eventful! He has the funniest personality and fits in perfectly with our little family.

We’ve definitely had our challenges but these boys are worth it! It was a slow go getting Otis to warm up to the idea of not being the only fur baby anymore but now he loves having a little brother (don’t tell him we told you that)! They’ve become so silly together and it’s hysterical how different they are. They really are the ying to each other’s yang.

 Fun Stuff

We’ve camped, we’ve hiked, we’ve snowshoed. We’ve ran at the beach, jumped through the tall grass, slept in tents, ate snow at the mountain and so much more! We keep in touch with some of our litter mates and sometimes we even get together for big play dates!

 Our Goofball Is

Gus is full of energy, curious about everything, and incredibly smart. He is always keeping us on our toes. He is currently 58 pounds of goofball and eats like every meal is his last. He is pretty petite in stature which only adds to the cuteness factor 🙂 We think he’ll be smaller than Otis (who just turned 5 by the way!!) and have no complaints about that!

We couldn’t thank you enough for another amazing weimy. They bring so much love and adventure into our lives.
We hope all is well with you, Cliff and the whole Owyheestar gang!
Much love,
Jason, Kim, Otis and Gus
 Breeder Comment

It is so great to hear from you folks. Incorporating the second Weimaraner into the family is always an adventure into uncharted territory. You cannot afford to assume that they will be like the first because each is unique. Approaching this journey with patience and letting it unfold is always the right approach. It ‘s nice to have two different personalities–especially if one feels they are in charge. You never want two vying for the top position. If one is content to follow the other and to be a co-conspirator, it is a good thing.

Two Weimaraner are a catalyst for the unknown. They can work together to open a gate latch. We used to watch a couple at work. The one would take the top latch and the other the bottom latch. If the gate came open, there was nowhere to go, but it was a game. We marveled at these and other plots over the years. To live with two is to understand the meeting of the Weimaraner intellect.

Two can become companions of the best kind–inseparable. They can burn energy off each other and then snuggle up on the sofa (if allowed). Typically, we recommend waiting for at least nine months to add a second puppy, rather than getting both at once–ideally 1.5 years to 3 years. The (adding of the second Weimaraner) timeline is a lengthy discussion we will save for another blog.

Meeko

Perfect Match

montiels-meeko1I just wanted to share with you a few pictures of our pup. Thanks to you we were able to add an adorable addition to our family and he couldn’t fit in any better. Definitely a mamas boy that’s for sure but I don’t mind that one bit.

He is Growing

At the 9-week check-up said he was a whole 13lbs on the 23rd of January.
montiels-meeko2Meeko and his big sister Mya, they couldn’t get along any better. Seriously a perfect match.
Thank you again for everything. ~Eryca and Jacob

Breeder Comment

best-bernie-nov-2016a-21Eryca contacted us from Japan saying they would be coming to Idaho. When they got here, they hoped to add a new family member. While abroad Mya had joined their family and they hoped to add a little brother (playmate) as soon as they were settled in December.
As it happened, we were able to help them get Meeko. We are thrilled to hear the match was a good one–due to our Discovery and Placement test result.

The Longhair Factor

We wanted to mention that Meeko’s mother is Bernie (the Longhair pictured here). His father (Blue) is a tradition smooth coat. He doesn’t carry the DNA marker for the fluffy coat–longhair; therefore, all the pups in this litter were smooth coats. Bernie produced a beautiful litter which came as a big surprise. We had tried previous matings to no avail. Thank you, Bernie, for making folks happy.

Virgil

Joins Skeeter Valentine 

          ~ At the Pool

 

January 23, 2017–Kaliece wrote 

          Hi! Wow, time flies.

heermans-virgilSo Virgil is doing great and I just can’t be more pleased with my Skeeter girl. She has accepted him so well and for the most part is really helpful in his training…except when she’s not haha. They are going to be best friends forever. So I have been doing loose leash training with Virgil and it is soooo beneficial to start from the get-go. He totally gets it, now the human needs to continue to follow through haha.Skeeter is really helpful in this area as she stays by me for the most part. So, super excited about this…

I booked Virgil’s swim assessment at Paw’s aquatic on February 2nd. I’m trying to make it so Skeeter can swim at the same time.

We captured this you tube video so we could let you know how it went. We’re excited to see him swim–thought he did great for his first time. 

Breeder Comment

It is great to hear from you and to see Virgil doing so well with training. We are glad you were able to have them swim in tandem. It is going to be great fun for all concerned. Thank you, for keeping us in the loop.

Baili

Needs A Sister!

baili_9080She has turned out to be nothing but amazing.we would like another Grey short hair and the runt of the litter. I love that she is on the smaller side. We would like a friend for Baili, she really loves to play with other dogs and needs a sister!

baili_9082I hope all is well with you both, we would love to get another Weimaraner pup from you guys as soon as you have one available. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Fondly ~Kim and Mike

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Kim and Mike, for your endorsement. We are thrilled you love Baili. Of course, we cannot guarantee a carbon copy. The next will most assuredly be different. :O)

Traditional wisdom suggests that an altered male and an altered female is the better choice. Some people can make two females work–others not. Many folks love having two altered males. Typically, problems are more apt to happen with two females. They (the girls even when spayed) are apt to be more dominant, territorial and unwilling to share. Some would say they are the queen bee and like to rule the roost. There are exceptions to this scenario. Nevertheless, it is best to proceed with caution and to avoid a fur-flying battle for the alpha position.

The human element factors into the equation too! Much of what they become depends on us and our environment. Keep in mind how unique each situation becomes.

Feeling Off

I Guess it is Cabin Fever

phillips-lulu-and-lyla-ghee2Snow days kinda make me naughty… Even Lulu Jo looks disgusted at Lyla Ghee for helping herself to a seat at the table.  Snow days seem to bring the worst out in little Lyla Ghee but man she sure is a cute rule breaker!  She would sit at the table all day if we would let her.

phillips-lyla-ghee-asleepAs I write this Lyla has now fallen asleep on the chair.  It is tough being a naughty little Weim it tends to wear one out so you just pass out wherever you are 😳

Thanks, Shela and Cliff, never a dull moment with these two in our home!  We love them so so much 😘

Heidi Jo