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
Just wanted to share some pics from Milly’s first hunts as requested. Her first hunt was at a release sight, and she did fantastic. Pointed a few, didn’t range too far and listened well. She had her first wild bird hunt this weekend and did amazing. Pointed several birds, worked methodically, and most importantly had a blast.
Chris and two others hunted behind her and both couldn’t believe how well she performed, especially for being so young. Chris and his hunting companions are looking forward to many more hunts behind this extremely birdy girl! 😊
We are happy to get this update with the photos. Thank you, ever so much for taking the time and effort to record her first hunt. You are off to a fabulous start. We could not be happier. Go, Milly!
Arliss went to Vet yesterday for shots and I asked Dr Burton to look at lumps on his flanks. They have been growing and I’m worried if they get any bigger will they interfere with his leg movement. Dr Burton agreed with my concern (they can attach themselves to the muscle which could cause a problem). So sometime this summer he will have surgery. They all seem to be fatty tumor but one he is a little worried about. Each flank has at least 2 that I see and feel, one is large, but it is above the flank area plus he has a small one on the rib cage.
I was wondering also if it was diet or environment that was the cause. Annabelle (my Terrier) had one in just about the same place as Arliss’s large one. She just had the one and we where keeping an eye on it. It was larger then Arliss’s. With her coat you didn’t see it and her hair was still growing on it. Arliss has lost his hair on his. They do say that the Weim’s are prone to them. Again is it just because they are easier to see on the Weimaraner?
Arliss and the Birds
Arliss could not take his eyes off that bird, during the Humane Society walk.
Breeder’s Note: Fatty tumors, for the most part, are not life-threatening; however, there are exceptions. Lumps and bumps should be checked. Cliff and I do not see many of these, but our Weims do not get a lot of treats. They are a modern vaccine protocol–we vaccinate for protection, and that does not require every year. We stick with the same food for everyone, and possibly these measures contribute to fewer of these non-cancerous tumors. Deli is 13.5 years old, and she has had a single growth removed a couple of years ago. There is nothing significant view-able to the eye.
Benign tumors usually require no treatment; regardless, they may need removed for various reasons. Failure to do so (in some instances) can lead to the loss of life. Sometimes benign tumors will attach (unseen) to a vital organ, and in turn take a life. The vast majority of people who have an older Weimaraner, report seeing a goodly number of these on their Weim. We read where another Weim recently had an issue with a couple of fatty tumors. It seems like a good topic. There is a lot that is unknown about the cause.