"SB 250, the mandatory pet sterilization bill, is dead for this year! The California Assembly said NO to SB 250 by a 28-42 vote on Wednesday. The author of the bill, Senator Dean Florez has turned SB 250 into a two year bill meaning he can bring the bill back up to be revoted on in January. "
Recently I was visiting Bob Welch in Hailey, Idaho and he introduced me to Nancy Whitehead, who is known for the images of sporting dogs she has contributed to popular magazines. Nancy keeps a kennel and travels widely to run her dogs and photograph on assignment. She has just published a new book of her sporting dog images - In the Field, a photographer's journey with sporting dogs. The book is quite striking, and is available for sale on her website. I bought a copy, but didn't have the good sense to ask her to autograph it for me while we stood and talked dogs for over an hour.
Life is short Quit your job. Turn off the TV. Go outside and play.
The photo behind the title header was made by Clair Kofoed in NE Oregon several years ago - Jesse pointing, Huns flushing, and me thinking about the camera and shooting behind.
This century's quotes
"Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants."
- Stewart Udall, 1970
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"
Ted is a from Crockett/Sunrise lines, with some Cover Dog blood from his dam's side. Ted has earned eight shooting dog placements in his career, and has a lot of wild birds shot over his points.
Cody - Wenaha Code Red
Cody is from Jetsetter X Johnny's Jewel. He has derby wins at the Western Open Derby Classic and the Oregon Shooting Dog CH. He is a coming AA prospect.
'Tommy' Wenaha Tomahawk
Tommy is son of Ted's half brother, CH Jetsetter - double bred See Johnny Run - and was whelped in August, 2007. He qualified with a HB Open Derby placement in Nov., 2008. As he develops, I expect that he will be a nice bird dog.
'Jesse' Wenaha Jesse James
Jesse was a good bird dog - staunch on point, broke STWS, and a good retriever. He passed on early this year at 13 years of age. Thanks, Jesse.