- Sunday April 13 — Pumpkin Sunday
- Monday April 14 —Ruby
- Tuesday April 15—Zula Blue
- Wednesday April 16 — Dexter
- Thursday April 17— Wellie and Quinn
- Friday April 18 — Swimming Pups
Here is Zeus enjoying his first Puppacinno at Starbucks on his 7th birthday on October 17th!
I’ve been working hard on my Weimaraner art that I thought you may like to see. Of course, I use my favorite Weimaraner, Zeus, as a model! 🙂
I create custom Christmas ornaments from any picture of a pet. It helps if they are clear, close up pictures. The ornaments are transferred onto painted wood, distress and waxed. They also have a rustic looking wire hook for hanging. The ornaments are around 4″ x 4″ depending on the picture. I also make custom wall art that is a little bigger than the ornaments. I am attaching a picture of the ornaments. I sell them for $15.00 each and all you have to do is email me a picture at: firstname.lastname@example.org or text it to me at: (360) 441-0112I also make custom signs. I made the above Weimaraner sign (of course). They are done on painted wood, hand painted, distressed and waxed. I can add a rustic hanging wire on the top or on the back of the sign but they also stand on their own. The color of the background is also up to you! I’ve used Grey for obvious reasons. 😉 All lettering is hand painted. I also painted a Weimaraner head but that is optional. I’ve attached the picture of the sign I made. I sell them for $20 each. So, if anyone is interested, I would love to create something special for their home.Jeanne & Zeus
All winter we found the Weimaraner soaking up warmth where they could find it. Fireside or atop a heat vent they clung to without shame. Of course, others were tucked in a blanket on the sofa, chair, or snuggled in their owner’s bed.
It’s so sweet to have Mr. Sunshine here to take over for the winter heat source. Everyone in the Pacific Northwest and inland could not be happier to soak up the sun.
Today, being the May Weim Gathering in Salem, we sincerely hope this weather holds for the fun event. Friends, fun, food, and the Weimaraner–what could be a better way to spend a Sunday?
The rain you folks posted (that live west of us) is here. It is nothing compared to the reports of what you got. We can also mention that we had a frosty morning last week, but again–nothing compared to the 13 degrees our friend from Baker City experienced.
Hattee’s first litter arrived not long ago. The pups brought news that we exceeded the percentage of Longhairs. A few people celebrated that fact. Others were not so thrilled with the news. We needed a few Longhairs but learning that 7 of the 9 pups were affected came as a surprise.
For so many, the idea of the Longhair is foreign. They came to the breed to escape the Labrador’s hair that has lingered in the cracks and crevices despite their attempts to remove it. The mere mention of more hair sets them on edge. Nonetheless, the Longhair is not leaving a trail of hair on the furniture, your clothing, and in the car. Yes, they do require a bit more grooming. Nevertheless, it is manageable. Even many naysayers have been infected –fallen for their cuteness.
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!
Sunday—October 9 — At The Distillery
Monday —October 10 — Morse Code
Tuesday —October 11 — Roy
Wednesday —October 12 — Jags
Thursday —October 13 — Remember Us
Friday —October 14 — Two Weimaraners
This week we find we need more light. I think we always can use light–in our soul and in the environment. Anyhow-out back there is a yard light, but in essence, it doesn’t give a person much help. Cliff and I purchased an inexpensive over the door light for out back. There was another man looking at lights. We discussed the lights, the choices, and the difficulty in finding something a person wanted. He was right, though. If there was only one choice then that is what you would get.
Our front door on this old farm house has seen a huge change. It used to be located on the roadside–it had not been used as an entrance for years. We decided to move it to the east front corner. It all sounds so easy–right? Well, we had to close up the old door location and cut a new one. I think Cliff did a good job at the installation. He found a castoff piece of concrete to make the entrance better until we get pavers etc. It is a very simple solution. Every time Cliff mentions changing the siding I cringe. There is something that is heart-happy to my spirit. I think the home my parents built east of Springfield near the McKenzie had this type of siding. It holds memories of my earliest remembrances. So, this is the home Cliff grew up in but it reminds me of my childhood too! I love the cottage feel and look.
Marilyn posted a lovely (and very inviting entry) and it made me think we needed to do a little something. So, we added a planter by the door and the welcome sign. I sincerely hope in the next couple of years that bigger change will happen, but I am content with what have done to the entrance for now.
There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are immensely grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. We can fill in a bit when necessary; however, we like to keep the integrity of your writing real. A couple of sentences can go a long way–sometimes it is enough. Those that have sent us updates know we are more than likely to post it word-for-word.
There is no end in sight of our farmhouse remodel. We are doing it ourselves, and it is the installment plan–we are not borrowing to do this. We buy something and install it. Therefore, having the updates is greatly appreciated than usual–it is always a blessing!
Shela, it is ____(fill in the blank). It has been so long since I updated you as to this beautiful and fantastic dog (your pet’s name here). He was born ____. You bred him perfectly.
I wanted to thank you, and impress upon you and Cliff to please keep us in mind down the road. Your genuine care and expertise certainly blessed us with an incredible dog.
The above excerpt extracted from a recent note is commonplace to our email. In a future blog, we will be using the expanded note for a blog. Nonetheless, we wanted to make use of the sentiment for today’s blog. We get a lot of emails that say something similar. We even get inquiries from people we have never met that ask us to keep them in mind. (Whew) Even though the comments warm our heart, we cannot keep track of all the people that write to us hoping we will just think of them.
We could easily have several hundred persons on the Wait List at any one time. The reason we do not is the change we implemented about 15 years ago. We require a small (non-refundable) deposit to get on our Wait List. Before then, we often ran with a hundred plus names on the list and worked our way through the list each time pups arrived. Many on the list never replied. Others never spoke to us again once we asked for a deposit. This deposit requirement changed things for us. It meant we could spend our time on what is most important–the puppies and those who are committed to getting a pup from us. We also have a small personal life. (Haha).
A lot of folks make a comment about us asking them to complete the application. The application is how we gather all the information to determine if we are the right breeder and if we would be interested in placing a pup with you. It also is a systematic way to gather the much-needed information for our process–your contact information, who lives in your home, and what expectations you have for your relationship to the Weimaraner. At the same time, we spend a considerable amount of time and effort sharing pointers and tidbits of information that help ensure the puppy placement’s success.
A goodly portion of our Wait List comes from referrals as well as repeat business. Even then, a fresh application is of vital importance. We still require a small deposit to get on the Wait List as well as the puppy deposit. To the OwyheeStar savvy person, this seems reasonable and is to be expected. For those who has never experienced this type of process, it might seem a bit crazy. Regardless, it works.
We cannot thank our puppy families enough for their trust and loyalty. If you are new to the process, it is important to understand that this works the same for everyone. Secondly, it is not only in the best interest of the puppy but you.
that Wilma entry swim. sections test not the go pocket like so much.
Note about the Video: The following video is not edited. Wilma’s run is quite a way down the line. This is a GoPro video taken by Cliff of the Treasure Valley NAVHDA Hunt test. As you can see, no one is noticing he is filming. He has the camera strapped to his chest. He doesn’t always get the exact shot he hopes for, but this will give you a feeling for what is happening. Keep watching, and you will catch a glimpse of Wilma’s smooth-sailing swim. Friday was her first “true-swim”, and it was more dog-paddle splashy. At the Hunt Test, she looked like a pro, and swam with ease almost on command earning her 4 of 4 possible points.
Getting the Weimaraner to swim can take patience. A little knack, and good fortune can help along the process. We hope you enjoyed this two-day adventure. Yesterday’s blog showed the beginning. Thanks for your interest, and joining us on Wilma’s lesson in how to swim.
plus. Some others; it time well as someone companion.