Friday, October 31, 2008

And we're back...

It has been a while since I posted. I apologize for the delay, it has been a rough couple of weeks here at Forest King.

For starters on opening day of pheasant season Cedar had a terrible accident that could have easily taken his life. I won't get in to much for details, but suffice to say that he is recovering well. His bird season this year is over and he will be in a splint for several months, but we are blessed to have him here with us!


That being said, along with the rest of life!

The puppies are doing very well, yes, notice I said "puppies". Rogue is here to stay, of course, but for whatever reason we still have one male and one female puppy available. For various reasons, nothing has worked out with all the people who were going to take them. It is extremely frustrating, as they are now 12 weeks old and very much ready to go to a family where they will get individual attention! I have been searching far and wide for a family that is looking for an extremely well bred field dog. We have had lots of interest, but nothing has panned out. I am even willing at this point to have them go to a "non-hunting" home, as long as they are kept very active. (the red girl really would be best in a hunting home, but the male could certainly do fine in a home that does agility, or something similar) I really think that the economy is messing with people's minds, and for whatever reason people seem to think that spring is the only time to get a puppy. By spring these puppies will be housebroken and ready to start their debut in the field trial world! If anyone out their in blog land is looking for a well bred Vizsla please let me know!


Here is the future of hunting for Forest King! This was our first day back after Cedar's accident, I put an orange sweatshirt on Jaida as well as my hat. At one point on the walk (Mike was hunting, I was just walking with Jaida) she sat down and made this perfect photo op!
Here is Rogue on another hunt, checking out near the corn! She already knows where to find the birds!
She also knows where to go to relax after a long hike! She is the spitting image of her mother, it is really neat to see!Here are the puppies playing in our side field with a rooster Mike had gotten a couple hours earlier. They were all crazy about it!
Here they are after all that fun! And, yes, that is a splint on the boys leg( we call him Kinko, as that was his nickname as a newborn puppy)...A few days prior to Cedar being injured, while I was away at a veterinary conference, He hurt his leg. Luckily it is nothing major, and will not cause him any problems in the future. He just needed to wear a splint for 2 weeks. (I told you it had been a rough couple of weeks!)

4 comments:

Anna said...

My goodness, What a hard time you have had. It must have been very scary for you to have that happen to one of your dogs.

Hope all your dogs continue to get healthy again and stay healthy.

Anna

Kim said...

Thanks for your kind words! Thank goodness I do what I do for a living, otherwise we would never be able to afford all the vet care!

Anna said...

Thank goodness for insurance is all I can say!

With Zig's condition this year I think we max'd ours out! Eek. Thank goodness the premiums are done on the part of the country you live in and not on the individual dog.

I used to work at a vets and they still give me money off which is really nice of them.

Take care

Delilah and Rocket said...

We wish Cedar well and hope it's a speedy recovery. Keeping Cedar & your family in our thoughts.