And just incase you’re curious as to what the blogger looks like (prolly have a photo up here somewhere though)
Almost forgot that photo.. I know some probably would prefer I didn’t post it.. but I’m proud of the work I’ve put into training my dog, and what a good shot my husband is..( and it’s my blog )
She did well overall. The first retrieve was fantastic. Chukar dropped on the other side of barb wire, in the cow pasture, she went out there and searched and searched, found it and brought it straight back without dropping it. The second retrieve could have used some work. Was a close shot, but the bird was still alive, which she didn’t seem to sure of. So she mouthed it a couple times and didn’t quite know how to hold it. But eventually she got the job done and I worked her on that bird a bit more. I have a feeling the hesitation/sloppiness was largely due to the bird being alive and making noise. Over time she will most likely gain confidence and not have a problem with that. Time will tell. Anyhow, it was an enjoyable evening in the field.
This is called tick picking.. We ran into a nest of them at the arboretum the other day. Took a total of about 13 off Luna, 80+ off chris and about 6 on me (I was not walking where they were, and it happened within like 15 minutes).. Not fun, but I think by now we have gotten them all. Neither chris nor I have ever seen that many before all at once, pretty insane. Anyway, least I was able to get a couple photos, which you can check out on my other blog PHOTO BLOG.. Getting the hang of my new lens, haven’t gotten around to reading manual though, I should. I will post some play photos next. For now, must go see about waking up the husband.. and then get a start on mucking out the last horse stall.
Have a lovely day, hot here, in the 80’s
Good photos, and that’s one impressive beard your husband is sporting!
I am sure that your Chukar is a close relation of our Red Legged Partridge, it looks so similar (to me). It sounds like you are making good progress with the retrieve too. Pointers don’t traditionally retrieve over here, leaving that for either the Labradors or Spaniels but this is merely a tradition. Elsewhere in Europe they retrieve well, and if Archie is anything to go by the genes are still very much there (although Grace shows no inclination to retrieve).
Watch those ticks, they can be nasty. I dose both dogs with Frontline in July in preparation for the counts in August. The ticks will have been waiting on the moorland, starving and ready for the first unsuspecting host…which is often me!
Also, the photos on your other site are really very good.
Keep up the good work