Not The End...
Written by Rachel Heimburger as told to by Connie Steckly
These may have been the first Wheatens we saved here at the Steckly house, but they were not the last. We had another group of eight Wheatens come to our home a month later. On 6-19-2005 we got our second set of Wheaten rescues. Again, we rallied together to bathe, groom, feed, exercise, and evaluate these dogs. All of the puppies had a bad case of an intestinal parasite called coccidia, one of the females was pregnant, and the oldest male was extremely aggressive. The two eight-month-olds, Tessa and Toby, were so severely matted that Rachel and Ashton could not groom them. They had to be shaved down to the skin during their spay and neuter. Then the oldest female gave birth to three male puppies just two days after she arrived, which made the final count eleven Wheatens.
The Second Set of Wheatens
Tessa Esser: She was born on 10-09-04 and now lives in Waukesha, WI. She left on 7-09-05. Tessa (below) before being shaved down.
Toby, aka Murphy Rudis: He was born on 10-09-04 and now lives in Homer Glen, IL. He left on 7-09-05 and is living happily with his German Shepard sister, Gretta. Below, Murphy with sister, Gretta
Mickey, aka Connor Holmes: He was born on 2-22-05 and now lives in Georgetown, TX. He was picked up on 6-21-05. (not pictured)
Midas, aka Jack Beggs: He was born on 2-22-05 and now lives in Bancroft, WI. He left on 7-09-05.
Cory, aka Archie Rojas: He was born on 2-11-05 and now lives in Manchester, NH. His journey started on 7-09-05, where he was taken to Tina Thomas, then to Guy Hagner, who finally got him to his new home.
Colby Wiberg: He was born on 2-11-05 and now lives in Waukesha, WI. He left on 7-09-05.
Papa Alex: He was about 11 years old, and was a turned over to WIN for free. He was extremely aggressive and had to be put to rest.
Lola: She was about 8-9 years old, and gave birth to 3 male puppies two days after arrival. She was also a turned over for free. After her puppies were old enough to go to their new homes, Lola had to be put to rest because of health issues. Below, “Lola’s Puppies” – one day old, then 8 weeks.
Below, Murphy Wesch: One of Lola’s puppies, he was born on 6-21-05 and now lives in St. Clair, MI. He left at 8 weeks old.
Maxwell Sheehan: Another one of Lola’s puppies, he was born on 6-21-05 and now lives in North Aurora, IL. He was picked up at 8 weeks old.
Max with mom Jamie (Below)
Armstrong Gloe: Lola’s third puppy, he was born on 6-21-05 and now lives in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was picked up at 8 weeks old.