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Mesquite

~ With Cliff and Shela

Why do they need another photo–always with the camera.

Mesquite back home from her trip to Oregon to visit Shela and Cliff. They were delivering a new puppy to a couple from Washington State.

Shela and Cliff had not seen Mesquite since she was placed in her forever home in August 2017.Mesquite recognized both of them and was happy to see them again.

Breeder Comment

We could not be happier for Mesquite–what a life she has with you. Thank you, both–for loving her and meeting us so we could see her. I think she was somewhat worried when she smelled the Weim scent on us and remembered–she would not have wanted to leave with us. (Haha)

Wallowa Lake

~ Cold Water, Deer, etc.

Mesquite fetching sticks in Wallowa Lake.

She kind of surprised me, she went right in the water and retrieved the sticks. The water was cold.

She ran into to her first Deer. She was on leash. They stood and looked at each other at about 20 yards. She didn’t try and get after the Deer. Which I was thankful . She isn’t hard to manage in that type of situation. She is smart, and was just interested.

Breeder Comment

We are happy that you and Mesquite have so many fun adventures. It is always fun to read about them–thanks for everything! Lyle–it might be a good idea to keep her on the Duralactin –to help prevent inflammation. With age–and colder weather the Weimaraner (like all dogs and people) is more prone to arthritic issues.

Nine Candles

~Happy Birthday Mesquite

Today (09/10/19) is Mesquite’s 9th birthday. I smoked some of her favorite snacks Jarlsberg cheese. She doesn’t get much, but every morsel is near and dear to her. She is amazing, you hand her a treat and you never feel the teeth on your fingers, just the whiskers on her muzzle. She is very gentle receiving a treat, and very respectful.

We heading to Montana to go bird hunting in about a month. I will try and get a picture of Mesquite with a bird for your blog.

She is one great dog, and we have a good time together. She wants to be with you 24 hours a day. When she has to go to the kennel by herself, she moves from the house to kennel like snail, with the lip rolled out. But she goes! I don’t have to chase her down.

Lyle

Breeder Comment

We appreciate you–all you do for and with Mesquite. Her Golden Year placement is a win-win situation. We look forward to the news after her Montana hunting trip.

Lyle

~And Mesquite

Well Mesquite has been living in Prosser for two years today. She is celebrating by getting a bath! She doesn’t like it but she lets you do it. She sure likes to prance after she gets out of the tub. She wants you to know how nice she looks.

She is doing well! Can’t wait for her morning walks, especially if she can find a cat or Quail.

I am taking her to Montana hunting in October. I am sure she will go for that. She has become a darn good bird dog. What I like about her she isn’t ramie, she doesn’t chase the birds off before you get there.

She has her annual check up next Wednesday.

~Lyle

Breeder Comment

We are beyond happy to hear that Mesquite is doing well. You did great to teach he to hunt–she comes from a good hunting lineage, but we could not guarantee anything. And, thank you for giving her an excellent Golden Year Placement.

True Story

~Mesquite and Lyle

Mesquite is in good health, still quite active, loves morning walks. She is great pleasure to be around, and at this time sound to sleep by my chair.

I was just looking at your latest photos. You have some nice pictures of some young blue Weimaraner’s.  I think I detect some of Mesquite’s lineage in those young dogs, eyes, ears, blocky head and overall appearance.

We are taking her to Wallowa Lake in September for a few days. I am sure she will have a ball. She has no trouble traveling in a car anymore. She doesn’t get sick, like when we first got her. She loves to go. Doesn’t like it when she had to stay home.

Breeder Comment

Mesquite (Moxie X Benton) –your OwyheeStar’s lineage.

Bernie’s lineage most certainly contains Mesquite’s DNA markers. You have a good eye, my friend. Bernie (Millie X Stackhouse) is the mother of that current litter of pups. Millie (Moxie X Benton) was Bernie’s Mama–the maternal Grandmother of the current pups.

It is a good thing she got over the anxiety that caused her to get carsick. You have done well with her. Thank you, for this update as well as everything else you provide for this lovely girl’s Golden Year Placement. We truly appreciate it.

Lyle and Mesquite

~AKA Skeet

Breeder Comment

You might remember Mesquite–she has been on the blog quite frequently. She is a retired Mama who found the perfect Golden Year Placement. Lyle has been faithful to keep us apprised of their journey. Not long ago poor Mesquite had a serious accident–she is alive due to Lyle’s quick response. We cannot thank him enough for the love and all he does for her. Please read on what Lyle had to share with us last week.

A Blue Lady in Waiting

Mesquite waiting for something to come her way!

A beautiful dog.

We are getting snow today!

Later in the Day

Skeet had a ball this morning out in the fresh new snow. She acted like a six-month-old pup.

She has her belly full and is fast asleep.

Remember Mesquite?

On The Mend

~ Beyond Lucky

I wanted to let you know that Mesquite is on the mend–finally, I think! She is one mighty lucky dog. She was within a whisker from disaster.

I took her off the Carprofen and put her on the Duralactin. The Carprofen was just knocking her for a loop, all she wanted to do is sleep. She is normal now. I took her for a short walk this morning. She was bugging me to go. I am sure she gets tired of being cooped up in the house. I am sleeping on the couch right next to her crate at night. She goes out once during the night. I also keep her from licking the incision. I keep a T-shirt on her at night.

The fluid has gone down a lot. I sure don’t want to have to put a drain in the wound.

She sure is a good dog, never gives you any trouble. She will let you know when she doesn’t like something. For example–she doesn’t like to be sprayed with the Vetericyn Plus. It might be cold, I wouldn’t think it should sting. That stuff works! She sees me coming with the Vetericyn, and she starts doing the slow walk, with the head down.

She is feeling a lot better. I hope it continues. This an impossible time to have to get into the vet, with holidays.

Breeder Comment

We are happy to hear that Mesquite continues to improve. It was a scary accident, to say the least. I am glad you are getting her off of the Carprofen (AKA-Rimadyl). We understand it is the go-to anti-inflammatory drug of choice. Nevertheless, we have the first-hand experience with a young Stud Dog who had a severe reaction. After taking the medication for a few days, he developed uncontrollable seizures–we lost him as a result. He was not even six-months-old. Then two other clients who used the Rimadyl had a similar experience. We recommend trying to avoid this drug if at all possible. We are happy you have opted to move to the Duralactin. Anyone interested in learning more about how this product works should click here.

Mesquite

An Adventure

~Ends Badly

We were walking Mesquite Monday morning, she was in some tall grass when she let out a war whoop. I thought she had stepped on something sharp, when got over to her she had a big gash in her tummy just ahead of the right rear leg.

We took her to the vet and it took 15 stitches to close her back up.

Someone had broken off an old steel fence post about 8 inches above the ground.

She is on pain meds and antibiotics.

We were darn lucky, because it didn’t bleed much, and we were a mile from the house. I have keeping her in the house. 

I sure hope she comes out okay?

Here is our Mesquite protecting her injury. She hates that tee shirt.

Breeder Comment

We are sad to her that Mesquite has a serious accident. At the same, we are relieved that it was not life-threatening. Thank you, for being quick to get her the care she needed. We will all say a prayer for her speedy and complete recovery.

Questions Answered

?? Have You Been Naughty or Nice??

Mesquite says, “give a minute and I will show you naughty.”
“I’ll eat this darned Santa Hat and we will be done with it.”

Lyle Writes

Mesquite is a fun dog, and we enjoy having fun with her! She is the smartest dog I have ever had. She is the only dog I have owned that doesn’t bother while your eating at the table. She lays on a rug behind my chair, when I am done eating and slide my chair back she gets up.

Breeder Comment

Honestly, this breed is the worst about surfing the counter or the table. So, you are beyond fortunate that she is not a beggar. 

The photo is fabulous even though Mesquite is not impressed that you would not let her pass on it. (Haha)

Mesquite

~this girl is learning new tricks

Our beautiful girl 

I just wanted to let you and Cliff know that Mesquite is getting along just fine and that she rules the roost. We took her over to Montana to my son’s place in October to hunt Pheasants. I hunted her with my son’s Labs. She finally learned to range out a little farther from me and she started finding birds on her own. She got so excited. She has learned that Pheasants live in the tall cover. Now she goes through the cover like a small tank. Every time she gets into cover she expects something will get up. Pheasants are difficult for a dog because they run so much. She will point, but the bird has moved on. That doesn’t discourage her at all, she keeps going.

She doesn’t get car sick anymore. I don’t even give her medication. She likes to go whenever she can.

I have been trying to get a picture of her in a Santa hat, but she will nothing to do with that hat on her head. If I get her picture of her I will send it to you. Otherwise, she still enjoys her morning walks. The rabbits get moved around. They just stay ahead of her. She doesn’t chase them, just kind of stocks them. I don’t think they really fear her, because she isn’t aggressive toward them. Are you guys getting ready for Christmas? Lyle

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Lyle, for updating us on Mesquite. It is so great that she is back in the field hunting after so many years. We knew she had it in her–but the opportunity was not afforded her. Unfortunately, Cliff cannot hunt as often as he would like. Yes, we are getting as ready as we can for Christmas. 

Thanks for giving Mesquite the perfect Golden Years Placement.