|Jack X Belle puppies after a week in New Hampshire.|
Having fun with the pups despite the weather (This winter really wants to hang on). We had one day where we didn’t go out as it was just too cold and snowy. Our walks are up to 20 to 30 minutes and includes a stop at the quail pen. Yesterday there were three birds walking around the pen (they were still out from the day before) and the puppies found them. We followed the birds into the woods and had a second find. That’s all I want at this point. They’re starting to hunt a little and use their noses. It is utterly amazing to see them react to the birds the sound of wings and the sight of the bird fires the little buggers up already. Saturday all four of them saw a bird I released fly into one of the clumps of cover in the bird field. They all ran over there and flash pointed as they tried to figure out where the bird was. The closest pup saw it and put it to wing and they all chased it.
Nothing seems to faze these pups. There’s snow patches everywhere, lots of ground water, even cut through a big raspberry cane patch with them yesterday. they just all come a long with me keeping track most of the time. If they get distracted a little whistle gets them to the front again. It’s supposed to be in the upper 50s today so, they’ll get out a couple times. More pictures to come.