My Vizla Daisy, a runt rescued so she would not be put down. She was a hunting dog not just birds.
My springer Bosco, a hard headed male a rescued from the pound pup.
My yellow lab Jewel, rescued pound pup a back up to Daisy and Bosco and a want to be lap dog.
This a chocolate lab Chip, wife bought for our son despite my objections he would not take care of her. I proved right and took care of her. She was gun shy but once you got her calmed down would retrieve birds all day long.
All four of the above are waiting for me to join them at a later date. We did have some great times while they were with me.
Last spring the wife felt I once again need a hunting dog. So after rejecting many as to costly or having bobbed tails I allowed her buy me a Ryman Style English setter. She also bought me a pair on new knees spread over the summer so I could keep up with the pup.
We named her stormy, born during a major snow storm where 14 inches of snow fell. We had been having 60F and 70F temps for a month, when we went to look at her the high for the day was 40F with a wind chill of 29F. The day we went to pick her up to bring her home it rained all the way to the kennel and all the way back home.
Since I was recovering from knee surgery all summer I was not able to work with her as a pup. that was left up to my Kare who has different Ideas from mine.
I live in what in the 1960's was considered the pheasant capital of Michigan. Those days are long gone and no effort by the DNR to restore those days either.
Only pheasants I see today are raised by a friend who plants them for his own pleasure.
Been a while since I've been on the site. Computer blew a gasket and I couldn't remember all the sites I was on. I lost my Bodie Jan 11, 2017, boy I miss him. Squirt is getting old now, 11 this year and getting stove up with arthritis. Stormy has really come on for me. In fact so well that rather than a GSP for my last dog, I've got a R. Setter pup on order for next spring. Well that still could turn into a R. Setter and a GSP puppy, loved my GSP's. got a few new photo's of Stormy, fairly recent. First one he's point a set up I put out with two birds in it. Second is him watching the first bird fly away. Third is the second bird flying away.
No new dog photo's since 2018! That's terrible. so here's my new one, Sis.Went back to Minnesota to get her. Couldn't stand the idea of her in the cargo hold of a plane over three hours so flew back and brought her home in the cabin! Really a nice pup, ten months now! I think she's gonna make a nice dog though! Ordering in about 100 day old chukar this spring, planted birds are about all there is to hunt around here anymore.
Buckshot The Traveling Pointer.
Ive been all over the country with this dog over the last 10 years. Loved every minute out there with him. From South Dakota,to Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and home country in Lewiston Idaho. Dropping California, Gamble, Scale and Mearn quail, chukar, pheasant, ruffled and blue grouse, huns and dove. We've had a ball over the years. We'll be heading to Owyhee Wilderness area this year in search of a new chukar haven.
Buckshots been with me through thick and thin, good times and bad. Truly the best companion ive ever had over the years. At 12 years old come this hunting season, I know hes on the down hill slide rolling fast. I keep telling him "Thanks for another year." "Thanks For all the memories you've given me." I didnt pick this dog. He chose me on a cool january morning 11 years ago in Lincoln Nebraska. Trained by Nationally recognized trainer Jim Keller ( RIP 10-4-2016 ) of Keller Gun Dogs. I Truly have been blessed to be a part of this dogs life.