Kris is now nine-months old and is coming along really well. Ground work has been done mostly with pigeons and launchers, with the occasional bobwhite and chukar thrown in to keep things interesting. She is standing her birds well and holding most of the time after the flush and shot. Since she was about three-months old she has been worked regularly in the yard; standing on the bench, barrel, and platforms; crating, heeling, and whoaing. She responds to her workouts and training with enthusiasm and has a lot of energy. She is roaded regularly off an ATV and has been run in a few derbies off horseback. Now that chukar season is here it's time to introduce her to some wild birds.
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"