Friday, December 25, 2009

A setter in Sweden

Several years ago I was homeward bound from a client meeting in Paris, and was seated next to a pleasant young woman from Sweden - an agricultural journalist, she said. Somehow (perhaps inevitably) the conversation turned to bird dogs and setters. She was a bird hunter and bird dogger and she talked to me a bit about the influence of the Smith setters in Norway and Sweden. She sent the the photo above by e-mail a few days later. I have always liked the photo and offer it here.

Merry Christmas!


Shawn K. Wayment, DVM said...

Great story and photo Mike!

Merry Christmas to you too!

Here's to setter days!


Andrew Campbell said...

Great picture, Mike! Here's to 2010 and more stories, chance encounters, and beautiful dog days.


Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Beautiful Pic she sent you. Everyone knows, it's not easy to get a GOOD pic of the dog AND live bird, together. Nice site too!

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