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Hawk History

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Wesley and I have been licensed falconers since 1981. I trapped a female Harris Hawk, Rusty, in Hebbronville on 23 Dec 1991 as my gift to myself for completing my master’s in biomedical engineering. Soon Rusty decided that she was Wesley’s bird. We have flown several other Harris Hawks over the years. One we returned […]

Farli 16 Sept – Vestibular Disease

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Farli went to see Dr. Adams on Thursday 7 Sept. She tested all of the cranial nerves and their function was normal. She showed rotary nystagmus, head tilt, and severe ataxia. The techs also took blood, feces and urine for their senior dog complete exam. By Friday 8 September, Farli seemed to be getting her […]

Hawks 17 Sept – Shelby’s first hunt this season

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Sept 17 Sunday evening we went for a short hunt of about 30 minutes. Farli seemed to walk/trot straighter and really enjoy the hunt. yet. That evening the head tilt was worse (because she was tired?). This was the first time we took Shelby our male Harris hawk out this season. He has been living […]

18 Monday – Farli Vestibular Disorder

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

On Sept 18 Monday morning, the head was straighter and she moved better. I saw Farlie handle the steps better and navigate the dog door fine. She was able to follow a cookie to go in small circles to the left (rather than continual circles to the right. She could complete doggy push ups (sit-down-sit-stand-etc). […]

Hawk Outing 24 Sept

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Wesley and I took the dogs and the hawks for an outing on Sunday to check out a field near a golf course in Rio Vista. We parked across the road in a gravel area. Shelby was first out of his box and up on the door to check out the new location. Both hawks […]

Ritka Wound healing

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Ritka’s left side/back on 10 Sept 2006 is below: Ritka’s left side/back on 16 Sept 2006 is below: Close-up of Ritka’s left side on 16 Sept 2006 is below: Ritka’s back on 25 Sept 2006 is below: Close up of Ritka’s back on 25 Sept 2006 is below:

Hawking Mini-Meet 2006 Nov3

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Diane and I went to the California Hawing Club mini-meet in Colusa on Nov. 3rd. I had to leave on the 4th, but Diane was able to take Shelby and Rusty out with another falconer whose Harris’s hawks regularly take jackrabbits.

A Place to Call Home

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Having moved from California to Michigan, a big step was finding a place to live. We first spent a week under the hospitality of a friend, JoAnne, who was out of town at the time. Since that, we’ve been in an apartment pending renting a place for the next year. JoAnne again came through with […]

Agility Meet

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Diane and I are running Ritka in agility this weekend at a meet that is being held about five miles from our house. Yesterday was my first outing at an agility meet as a participant. I ran Ritka three times, and we made qualifying scores on two of those. I’ll be putting up pictures later […]

Farli’s Birthday

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Blackwood’s Linden Farli JH OAJ OA CD RA ONYX UTP3 CGC TDI Farli celebrated her 14th Birthday on 2 July 2007. She has been a wonderful hunting dog and great companion. She is mostly deaf and partly blind and can not detect scent as well as she could. She has a head tilt and loss […]