~ Learning the Ropes
Maelee has been learning a lot; how to go up/down 2-3 steps on the backyard deck, still retrieving, crate training (though she did not like) and potty training (only a couple of pee accidents). Her 1st vet app. is set for tomorrow and should go smoothly; very healthy & full of energy!! Here are a few pics from this evening!We are so thankful for what you do:)
We appreciate families like you. I noticed we started the process in February–so the wait was shorter than it might have been. Nevertheless, it is always seemingly a long time.
People ask the typical waiting time. I think somewhere close to six-months; however, it depends. As I always say, we cannot predict when and if we will get a litter. If the litter arrives, we cannot predict the sex of the pups–sometimes the coat color. Of course, we cannot guess what the people on the list above you will do either. (Haha)
Front and Center
~ 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.
~He’s getting along nicely.
The above snapshot is taken with my wife’s dog Caoimhe (pronounced Keeva). She has taken to him very nicely… They play a lot.
Here he is with Ruger, who actually curled up there when Jaeger was already there. Ruger is progressing slower; he has never been one to play a lot with other dogs.Jaeger is still gaining like a horse, 16.9lbs today. He doesn’t like crate training, but we are slowly making progress.
I just wanted to say hello and send a few shots of Wader (Elle x Blue, 2011). He is a beautiful and athletic blue boy weighing 75 lbs.
He is fun!
We have so much fun together, both adventuring outdoors and snuggling inside. He is a real “comfort king,” always seeking out the softest, warmest, comfiest spot to sit, which is generally either the couch or over a heating vent. We recently moved to the outskirts of town so Wader is enjoying a larger yard where he stays during the day (likely in his heated doghouse most of the time).
The quail and rabbits come through and keep him busy. Dan hunts chukar with him; Wader finds birds and retrieves well. He went duck hunting once this fall and retrieved in icy water. He is very confident outdoors; on our walks he races to retrieve his dummies, taking huge jumps and climbing through brush.
Wader and the Canoe
We started him in our canoe as soon as he could swim; he sleeps in the middle on a foam pad while we paddle and fly fish. He casually looks over when a fish is brought into the boat, and sometimes sniffs it. He also likes to balance on the canoe gunwale and watch the birds on the water.
I have recently started trail running with him, he can also run next to a bike using a Walky Dog leash. In the summer he loves to swim in the river every day, retrieving stick after stick.
He is friendly, intelligent, and obedient!
Wader knows his commands well, loves people and dogs, and is extremely intelligent. He gets compliments for being beautiful everywhere we go. Thank you for breeding such a wonderful dog – we are so happy to have him in our family!