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~ A Place of Honor
Here is a quilt my wife just finished showing all the bird dogs I have owned.
Mesquite is the star in the middle of the quilt. She is the only one who isn’t a Vizsla.
She is doing well, she is quite a card, has a super personality. She is very well mannered and likes her daily morning walks. She gets to hunt that way. She knows all the rabbits and quail and they know her. She points them but doesn’t chase after they flush or run.
I think she is more than happy here. I try and stick to the routine.
Thank you, for giving Mesquite the fabulous Golden Year Placement. I am glad she fills your heart and your home with joy. We truly appreciate your updates, too! The quilt is quite the treasure. Thank you, for sharing this with us.
At Her New Home
Many of you remember that Mesquite was fortunate to find a fabulous golden-year-placement. She is soaking up the experience inside and out. There are the walks as well as field work where she loves pointing rabbits. She is a bit reluctant to leave sight of Lyle in search of the elusive pheasant, but she does love birds as well.
This year she sits Christmas Tree poised as asked while Lyle snaps a photo. What a good girl. As you can tell, she is much loved and well cared for too! Her eyes speak volumes. OK—I wear the scarf and sit by the tree. Now, can we do something else–snuggle, go for a run, or play a game?
We cannot thank Mesquite’s family enough for all they have done and are doing for this delightful retired OwyheeStar girl. It means the world to us. I guess this is what you call a win-win situation. She went to work at her new position–filling a big hole left in a Washington family’s heart. Good job Mesquite!
Older Girl Learning New Tricks
Here are a few pictures of Mesquite out in the field today, south of Prosser in the Horse Heaven Hills. I have been waiting to be sure the snakes are in for the winter.
She is having a good time. She loves to get out.
Everything is going well. She eats good. Just to be sure, she reminds me when it is time to eat! We both love her dearly and are very happy with her. She has adjustedvery well. I think she has trained us.I still don’t have her dialed in on hunting pheasants yet, butshe is comingalong. I have been using pheasant wings, which I hide in the tall grass andweeds. She has no trouble finding them at all. I hide them and tell her tofind the pheasant, and that light the burner and she is off. I can’t figureout how to get her to range out from me farther. She has trouble with arunning bird when she gets the scent she thinks the bird is right there,but of course, the bird has moved on. She has trouble telling fresh scent from an oldscent. That may be a drawback of using old wings. She will figure it outone of these days. Mesquite loves to go hunting. I get a kick out of her,when I go somewhere and don’t take her when I get home, she goes around andsmells the tires on my Tahoe. I guess she is checking to be sure I haven’tbeen out hunting. She is sharp as a tac. She will click one of these days.A big problem is there aren’t enough birds around.~Lyle
Cliff says to keep working on it. You’ll get it. It is amazing how well you are doing in a very short period of time. Her lineage is well known for their ability to hunt. Thanks for loving her so much!
More Than A Hunting Partner
Happy National Dog Day G2 🐶 I got you to be a new hunting buddy for daddy but you’ve become so much more than that!
You’re mommy’s lap dog, play dolls and dress up with the Destiny, take selfie hacks with Lexi, help Justyce with her homework(sorry my dog ate my homework), know the rules of the house-so I want to be clean too(please vacuum me), love being sung to and opening your gifts, and so cool you got to watch the solar eclipse with us. You’re the best doggy ever so today we celebrate YOU!!
G2 you are amazing. Thank you, for being so great at everything. You are a true all-around Weimaraner. And–you do everything well. This scenario is what we hope for every OwyheeStar–to have the family and life you are living. Thanks to your Mama for writing this post about you.
Coco Chanel was Heartbroken
Hello Shela and Cliff!
Happy New Year.
He is feisty, has NO fear, tail is always up and he is a prancer!
He is beautiful and CoCo has been amazing welcoming him into our home and training him.
He is going to be a big boy – already 19 lbs. We love them both — Coco and Remy ~ Rebecca
A few Christmases ago……G2 and John met for the first time. Shortly thereafter, we began getting updates. John and Lorina wrote:
We thought you might enjoy this video of our dog G2 retrieving a duck out of the Colorado river. We had a great family hunting trip in Blythe. Below there are some other photos of my husband John, our daughters, and of course G2. Hope you enjoy.
G2 and the Family
Hi there! I finally got some pics of G2 in the field. They were taken on a recent duck hunt with my dad and I. The other dog you see is my dad’s lab Toby. G2 and Toby are like brothers they get along and hunt together so well.
Breeder’s Note: We know it is no small thing for a hunter to take the time to get field photos. When you are hunting, (unless you have a Go-pro, or something like that) your attention is focused in another direction. We appreciate John’s effort to show their success, and how the sport of hunting brings their family together.