Monday, June 28, 2010


fetch with the duck dummy

Sunday, June 27, 2010

socializing & more swimming

trying to get birdie out every day so she can get socialized with as many dogs and people as possible in these early stages. she did some more swimming today and i fired some more .22 blanks over her. shes doing great and very tired at the end of the day.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

birdie swims

over the last few days we have been doing a lot of swimming and fun retrieves

Thursday, June 24, 2010

training with birdie

went out today for birdies 2nd day under gun shot. i use a dummy launcher that fires a .22 blank so she can get used to the gun sound. i didnt expect any retrieves today because i didnt think she would be able to fit the dummy in her mouth. once again she proves me wrong. i tossed the dummy by hand and birdie happily retrieved for me. the launcher fires to far for her at this age but she had fun chasing me as i ran for the dummy. i always let her pick it up. shes still a champ with the gun fire. she is unfazed by loud noises. good girl birdie!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

meet birdie

thursday morning i drove to raleigh, nc to pick up our new dog, birdie. we got back home late last night. she is a beautiful german shorthaired pointer. cant wait to get her out in the marsh this season for a ride along on a few hunts. as soon as she settles in at her new home we will start our training. a big thanks to the robertson family for letting us be a part of the gsp family. they have a wonderful blog, German Shorthaired Pointers of Raleigh

also, a big thanks to chris boll for riding up and back with me to help handle birdie on the ride and to will and ellie campbell for letting us crash at their house for the night.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

crawfish hunters

fern and lyla had a great time hunting for crawfish in the creek

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

nc trout final day

went out early yesterday caught two nice brookies before the rain started. had a blast in north carolina this year.