Luna and I shall find inside entertainment for the remainder of the day today, as I currently sit here in a hoodie, with the hood up. It is beyond cold outside, I didn’t realize the full extent of it until I was outside with Luna for ooh about 2 minutes, then it set in. It was COLD! It’s that type of cold where your pinky toes begin to feel like an extension of a bunched up sock in the corner of your boot, rather than part of your foot. After about 10 minutes I could no longer whistle, let alone talk without slurring my words due to not being able to properly move my mouth. (thus the lack of the ability to whistle) I managed to tuff it out for a whole 30 minutes before I just couldn’t stand it anymore, and fears for my fingers and toes drove me back to the car, with luna reluctantly in tow… Hopefully she can forgive me for not getting her out more today.
I spent a decent part of my morning digging around for dog blogs on here, and reading posts on a new hunting dog forum I found. It really had me thinking more about training Luna further. Maybe I will come up with a list of things to teach her this year. Anyone have any ideas??? I reeeeeeeeaally need to get her hunting training going, but where is the time..?!?
Anyway, I must go get back to organizing the guest room/office/collect all..
I already forgot my New Year’s resolutions, but I do remember to keep up with the dog training. Looking forward to hearing about Luna’s exploits.
would you remind me where you live please? I did have a look back through past posts as I think I remember reading it somewhere but it eluded me. I will then take a look on the map. It looks like good training grounds in the top photo.
Quite far far from you guys… In the United States, Northern Virginia.. This would be great training ground IF it was not an arboretum where they do tree studies and overall nature cultivating and preserving.. no hunting allowed of any kind.. can’t even take pine cones from this place.. basically a park. I wonder if we will ever run into any wild birds. I doubt it, but it is situated close enough to quite a few chunks of land so who knows.. It would be awesome to find them there and know I can at least fake work her there. I would never be allowed to plant any birds or anything. It is very hard to find any sort of public land around here to safely work a dog on that would hold any chances of housing any sort of wild birds. 10-15 years ago it used to be better, but not much. I remember when we first moved to the land my parents own about 15 years ago, I used to see the occasional pheasant. and would call back and forth with bobwhite quail before I even knew what those were.. wish we could get back to those days.
Anyway, sorry didn’t mean to be long winded.
Short answer, Virginia in the united state.
Thanks Anna, and no need to apologise. I do understand your predicament. Isn’t it odd though that the place is being managed to achieve conservation objectives but there are few birds. I would have thought that birds would be an integral component of the area. Maybe not though.
I will look up Northern Virginia on the map…my geography of the USA is not as good as it might be.
It is indeed odd.. but then again it all depends on their priorities.. I think their main focus is flora and fauna, especially trees. Any birds of critters that end up staying are bonuses.. Though we saw 2 signs yesterday that indicate bobwhite quail.. so I have hope. Have not heard any though. Maybe I should join their preservation thing and get them into introducing some game birds. I wish i knew what things need to be present to house them. Don’t even know where to begin to gain that knowledge.