Friday, 3 May 2013

I've created little hunting monsters

It has become apparent now, that all this training, all the live field work, has created two little eager hunting monsters. A pleasant walk with the dogs has gone from a nice stroll, to a focussed hunt. They are no longer content to just have a run and sniff the smells, but are totally focussed each and every time we go for a walk, bow or no bow! For some, that might be a negative thing. For me, it just makes me smile to see these two pups doing what they were bred to do. To hunt! The pointer is dead..........Long live the Pointer!





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  1. Bailey and Chloe ALWAYS hunt and makes every walk in the hills much more enjoyable. What are the temperatures now that you are entering your fall?
    RBD

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  2. Still reasonably warm so far. At night 2-12c and 14-20c during the day Rod. They're predicting it to be a dry winter, so hopefully it won't get too chilly. The farm is on the high plains. Below the snowline, but close enough to get cold.

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  4. Riley and Cooper are the same! We haven't been on a nice hike in a while because of Riley's poor leg, however she almost caught a squirrel in our backyard the other day. I have no doubt she would have caught it if her leg was 100%.

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    1. How is that leg coming along? are we going to see Riley nailing those squirrels soon?

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    2. We're going to UC Davis on the 15th. The leg has been getting worse lately. :( She has a hard time even jumping on the couch. I really hope they can find a way to make it better. They are one of the best vets in the country!

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  5. Bugger Ashley. Give Riley a big healing Roo Roo Roo from Astro and Zsa Zsa. We have our fingers crossed for you that UC Davis can sort this for her. It's tough watching your pups go through this sort of stuff. I know, I nursed my last two Cocker Spaniels through Dialated Cardio Myopathy. (Of course, the breeder still to this day denies she has a genetics issue???)

    Keep us posted on how Riley gets on please?

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    1. Will do! I'm really hoping they take pity on us and use her as a training lesson for the students, so our fees are cheaper. *paws crossed*

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