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Sunday, September 25 2011

There has been a significant shift in the weather here - hell just froze over.

We got another dog.


I know! I know! We both swore there would be NO MORE DOGS until all but two of the current dogs died.  Three is a good number. Yeah, three. The problem is that when you have working dogs, you become lazy.  After all, why work when a dog will do it for you?  And that brings us to this little guy . . .

 Guess what his job is.

This is opening weekend of dove season.  Oh wait!  I typed that wrong.  This is OPENING WEEKEND of DOVE SEASON.  Let me just say, I'm not a hunter. I'm a dog person who can appreciate a good dog doing whatever it was bred to do. That said, even though I, myself, don't hunt, I love a good working retriever.

 In case you haven't figured it out already, these aren't his birds. (but don't tell him)  Son and Friend shot and recovered all these birds themselves, i.e. no dog. Son informed me that he and his father had not been hunting dove together since the death of Millie. (Lab who walked on water. Much like my Border Collie, Lily)  For years Other Half has wanted another dog like Millie, so today, I broke down and bought him a Bird Dog. (before he brought home a stray that wasn't bred to hunt, and then we'd have another dog but it wouldn't WORK! At least this one will work.)

   Next year, look for this pair to be wearing camouflage together. Puppy does not yet have a name. His Indian name is Sleeps-A-Lot-Pees-A-Lot. Tomorrow his Indian name will probably be Chews-A-Lot-Pees-A-Lot.  He needs a REAL NAME.  Any ideas?


Disclaimer: Puppy was NOT riding in the back of the pickup truck. Our dogs do not ride in the bed of trucks. They ride inside, on leather seats.  And for the more sensitive among us, I apologize for photos of dead doves. It upsets me too. It's a guy thing. They see a successful hunt. I see thirty birds that should have gone to the veternarian.



Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 09:02 pm   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
What do you do with birds???/ eat them.??/ just curious. Lovely Lab. Friend had the chocolate ones
Posted by Liz [Vic Aust]. on 09/26/2011 - 12:55 AM
It doesn't look like "other half" seems to mind the sudden shift in the weather. :-)
Posted by Eric on 09/26/2011 - 01:04 PM
OMG - just call him ADORABLE - because he is. I know, Other Half would puke at that name, but he is adorable! Our family has had 9 labs between us all and they were all fabulous dogs, even though not one was a hunter. Gotta love it when a dog gets to do what it was bred to do....
Posted by Janie on 09/26/2011 - 03:23 PM
I see 30 pretty birds that should have been left to fly freely in the sky. I do like the new chocolate Lab puppy. How sweet and adorable! I wonder how he'll get along with all the other dogs? There's an idea for a new page ... pictures of Choco playing with each of the other dogs ... (except perhaps crazy police Mal). I'm partial to Labs so I am looking forward to photos & stories of him growing up.
Posted by Terri's Pal on 09/26/2011 - 04:30 PM
Yes, the birds are eaten. (But seriously, as I pointed out to the boys, there just isn't that much meat! It's like killing the cockatiel!) But they are guys, and I'm outvoted. And yes, this dog will certainly get to do what he was bred to do. It'll be interesting watching him grow up in a family of herding dogs.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/26/2011 - 10:39 PM

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