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We miss You Ever So Much
Today (January 17th) marks three weeks and it still feels like yesterday since we said a final goodbye to our dear Lucy … We had 10 amazing years with her and so that probably explains why I still wait for her to start barking at the wind, listen for her scratching the door to go outside and come back in, and miss the weight of her lying next to me in bed as she did every night since bringing her home Christmas Eve of 2009.
She was more than a pet, she was family. We miss you Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! PS – I forgot to thank a few special people who helped us tremendously those final days! – Our dear Brenda for snapping a few family pics for us that last week and caring so much for Lucy whenever she watched the littles at the house.- A truly special Veterinarian, Maggie Hirschfield Pearson for coming to our home to provide hospice, help us in those final moments and grieved right alongside us. You are a blessing!
We made a conscious decision that we would give ourselves a break from pets for a while to allow ourselves time to grieve and move forward. We’ve been talking quite a bit how it’s starting to feel more and more like it’s time to add to our family. We are now in Iowa, so logistically it would be quite different than hopping on a short plane ride from Colorado Springs to Boise …We are ever so grateful for this opportunity to share life with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, thank you!
Courtney and KyleCorinne, Colleen, Kennedy, and Kallaway
We are beyond sad to hear of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds passing over the Rainbow Bridge. There are no adequate words to cover your loss–but we thank you for the life you gave her. It means the world to us.
I have been teaching Mesquite something new, I can’t say she is delighted, but we are coming along. I bought a ramp so she can get up on the bed and into the car easier. She would still like to jump, but now that she is getting older, I don’t want her to break something. At first she would have nothing to do with it. I worked a little each day, until now she is beginning to accept it. I guess she figured it wasn’t going away, so she might as well accept it. Now she thinks it’s a game.
I ordered some Skate Board tape to give the surface a little more traction for her. If she ever slipped she would be done with it.
She is really amazing, you give her a little time to decide what you want and she usually gets it done.
We take her out to the Vet on Wednesday to get a final series of X-Rays to check and see if she is cleared up. Her cough is pretty much gone, she seems like she is getting back to full song. Sure hope so anyway?
Mesquite for a 10 year + old dog has got a lot of get up and go yet. She checks the tree rows every morning for cats at the church. For some reason she has claimed that territory and the cats don’t belong.I just wished there were a lot of game birds, like there use to be. We walk in the sagebrush and the only things we find are Meadow Larks or the like. She does show interest in them, they must have the right smell? She sure likes to go. She gets upset if I go someplace and don’t take her. When I get home she always goes up and smells the tires.
Mesquite is a lucky girl to have someone who cares so much about her–thank you for keeping us apprised and for all you do to give her such an excellent Golden Year Placement.
I have enjoyed trying get information on Mesquites pups. The thing that amazes me is that more of your dogs don’t go to hunting families? Even at 10, Mesquite has a lot of fire. You have to let her rest, when out in the field, but heck I need a rest also.
We go a lot of places together. She sure isn’t hard to manage out in the field. She works in close and minds easily. The only reason I use the electronic collar is for skunks and porcupines. I never shock her, using the tone is enough.
Mesquite is the smartest dog I have ever owned. She is family and doesn’t want to be left out of anything. I am sad to hear you are struggling to get people to send you information on their OwyheeStar Weimaraner, so you have enough to easily keep the blog going. I hope you can work something out as far as your blog? It would be ashamed to see it go away. Lyle
We cannot say often enough how much we appreciate you, Lyle. You have been faithful to keep up posted and sending information for our blog. More than anything, you have given Mesquite a fabulous Golden Year Placement.
I just want to send you a note celebrating The Beloved Mesquites 10th birthday. She has lived in her forever home with us here in Washington for just a little over three years now. She has been a great joy for us.
I was a little hesitant at first, because I had always owned Vizsla’s, I really knew nothing about Weimaraner’s, in the past three years I have changed my mind. The Weim is the most well mannered, intelligent dog I have been around. She wants to be a people rather than a dog.She loves going places in the car. When we first got her she would get sick riding in the car, not anymore. I think she was just nervous. Now when the car starts up she wants to go. She doesn’t bother a thing.
During the hot weather and the smoke from wild fires burning in the area now, I have been letting her stay inside as much as possible. She has decided she wants to sleep in bed with us. We started out with her on her mat, but she didn’t want any part of that, she wanted to be in the bed with us. Now I fix her a spot at the foot of the bed and she stays there all night. I figured that was safer than having a 70 lb. dog land on you, unexpectedly. If she needs to go outside, she gives you the famous ear flap. No doubt what she wants.We are both so glad that you and Cliff chose us for Mesquites forever home. She is greatly appreciated and loved.
Thank you, Lyle and Annette. I hope Porsche’s owner sees this, because Porsche is one of Mesquites offspring, I believe?
Hello Lyle and Annette–thanks for thinking of us. It is hard to believe that Mesquite is ten years old. What a fabulous Golden Year Placement she got when you found us. Yes, Porsche is a Mesquite X Stackhouse pup.
Mesquite is going on ten years old and she is still quite spry. I purchased two beds for her, one for her house, and the other for the living room floor. The beds are 7 inches thick and give her a lot of support. In fact she is sound to sleep on her bed right now, at the foot of my chair.
I took her pheasant hunting about six weeks ago, we were out about four hours, and she didn’t quit ounce. The cover was getting laid over and birds just wanted to run, very frustrating for an inexperienced dog. She kept after them, and we ended up with two at the end of the day. Mesquite had a fun day, didn’t hear a peep out of her on the way home, lots of snoring. Not like on the way up, the singing really starts when you turn on to a gravel road. Amazing how they figure that out. Lyle
~ With Cliff and Shela
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.
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)
~ 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.
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.
~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.
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.
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.
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.
~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.
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.