~ Roxy cleans up
We put 1 round bone and one Nylabone in their crates and the rest near the door. This is how things end up.
You may, or may not, remember Roxy and Sage who found a placement with a lovely Spokane area family. There have been challenges with the two girls; however, this family manages them so well. Recently, the visiting critter had disrupted the families sleep because of Roxy’s vigilance–click here to read the story. Then, there was the account of the shoes.
Lara keeps us apprised of the antics and whatnot. We sincerely appreciate the home for Sage and Roxy as well, as our relationship.
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!
I promised an update on True. Here are a couple great pictures. One is sitting in front of my daughter Bethany & her Vizsla Zugo at our house. (True ADORES Bethany & Zugo!), and the other photo is just a great picture of her. One of my favorites. She is such a loving sweetheart. No sweeter dog than her. We love her immensely!! She is such a mama dog, too. Puts up with Ruca in every way, and actually mothers her at times. (Which is good for Ru.) Ruca adores her also. She fits into our family very nicely. She doesn’t sleep with us, however, which is a rarity for a weim not to sleep or at least want to sleep on a bed. Instead, she sleeps on our couch every night and guards our house. Sometimes we hear her getting up in the middle of the night and checking everything out to make sure all is safe. So cute. She is very protective! (Must be the mama instinct in her.) She loves our walks, and is quite the hunter. We love her very much. She is doing great.
Breeder’s Note: When MaryAnn lost her beloved Kona, we knew that True would fill a place within her heart and family. In our way of thinking, it is better than True live out her golden years in the lap of luxury. Every joy and expense are hers –what more could we ask? It is better than being one of many, even though there are quite a few at her current home.
True fell for MaryAnn and they have been together ever since then. Thank you MaryAnn for making her a part of your family.