RIVENHOUND MERLOT

OUR HOUNDS

 

 1  APRIL  2005  -  PRESENT

MERLOT IS FROM OUR VERY FIRST LITTER AND IS A REAL SWEETHEART 


MERLOT AT 4 MONTHS


THIS DEMONSTRATES HOW EASILY ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, WE HAD RETURNED FROM HIS ONE AND ONLY SHOW WHICH HE GAINED 1ST PLACE, AGED 6 MONTHS AND ONE DAY.   MARIO OUR YOUNG SPINONE RAN INTO THE BACK OF HIM CAUSING A GREEN STICK FRACTURE.  UNFORTUNATELY HIS LEG FIXED AT A SLIGHT ANGLE, THUS ENDING ANY SHOWING CAREER.


AFTER THAT INCIDENT WE ALMOST LET HIM GO TO A PET HOME BUT THEN SOME PUPPIES ARE BORN ACCIDENT PRONE AND MERLOT WAS PROVING TO BE ONE OF THEM. 

JUST WEEKS AFTER THE PLASTER CAME OFF,  HE ATE SOME CARPET THREADS WHICH MEANT AN EMERGENCY OPERATION.  ONE END OF THE THREAD WAS STUCK IN HIS STOMACH WHILE THE OTHER HAD PASSED TO HIS INTESTINE.  HE HAD TO BE OPENED UP IN THREE PLACES TO ALLOW THE VETS TO REMOVE IT.  HE WAS PUT ON A LARGE DOSE OF ANTIBIOTICS, IT WAS TOUCH AND GO FOR A FEW DAYS IN THE HOPE WE WOULDN'T LOSE HIM TO SEPTICAEMIA.

ONCE HE WAS FULLY RECOVERED WE DECIDED HE WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE, HE HAD COME THROUGH SO MUCH SO YOUNG HE WAS STAYING PUT.




MERLOT ENJOYING THE SNOW DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS DECEMBER 2009