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Old 03-29-2013, 12:42 PM
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Default Introducing Finn.

So, Tuesday night after I got home from work, I got a call from Josh asking if it would be okay if he came home with a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Apparently he had been working in cahoots with a friend of ours who is very involved in the Griff world, especially rescue. He was up north fishing for the week, and on the way home, he picked up the Griffon in Traverse City from his short term foster.

So, Finn. He was pretty much neglected for the past two years because his previous owners had a child with a brain tumor. He was trained with an e-collar to stay in two rooms of the house, and was let out to go potty once a day. He needs some major help in the grooming department, has a double ear infection, may have some thyroid issues, and needs some help in socialization and exercise. He is out of Rooster lines, which is pretty much the BYB/Puppy Mill of the Griff world. However, he is warming up super fast, has some great bird and water instinct, and has some training on upland birds. So, hopefully he will be a good stepping stone and a good "starter" dog for Josh, who will be doing all of the training!

So, meet Finn! Crappy pictures, but alas, they are there.





BTW, it has been super hard not to slip up before the intro!
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:46 PM
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I'm glad I can finally speak freely! XD

Excited to get some better shots of him tomorrow and she him all cleaned up and with no more infection. Poor guy was shaking his head around like a bobble head today!
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:13 PM
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Awww, poor guy! So glad he's in good hands now. Definitely needs some help in the grooming department, lol, but I'm sure he'll be looking FINE in no time.

All the best!
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:25 PM
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He is super adorable!
Can't wait to see him all shined up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:32 PM
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Oh wow, poor guy! So glad he is in good hands now.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:37 PM
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Aww poor lad. Should be nice to see him develop!
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I never saw this thread before, poor guy! I'm glad he is in great hands now between you and the rescue!
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:14 PM
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Yet another update for Finn...

A behaviorist saw him last night and pretty much determined that he is gun shy, has no drive for birds, and is extremely unstable in temperament. In addition, swimming is out of the question for his chronic ear infections and he will have to receive medication weekly, if not daily for his ears as well as Xanax for his behavior issues. He cannot live comfortably in a home where strange people (people he does not live with) come and go often, and should not be taken outside the home unless completely necessary.

Completely opposite of what we were told about him, and at this time, we do not feel our home is a good place for him to thrive. However, he has found a new home with the lady who took him to treat him. Apparently both of her kids are smitten with him, and he has blended into their household and effortlessly.

This will be the end of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffons for us. As we meet more Griffons, we do not feel they were quite what we were expecting. This is not solely because of Finn; they just do not have quite the drive we were expecting. So, back to the Vizsla for us, and Josh will just have to retrieve his own d*** birds in the dead of winter.
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So, back to the Vizsla for us, and Josh will just have to retrieve his own d*** birds in the dead of winter.
Poor Joshua.
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