Yesterday was Katie and my 40th Anniversary. Worked dogs, went for a wildlife drive in the afternoon and out for an ice cream cone after dinner. That was about as much celebrating as we can take.
|Young moose grazing in a field. They are so poorly designed that they have to get down on their knees in front to eat.|
Today was primarily a yardwork day as I went from one end of the kennel to the other heeling and whoaing up and down the driveway. That eats up a good chunk of time and when you do it with ten dogs and puppies and then end on the barrel. Most of the dogs are now to the point where I can step away from the barrel and snap a picture.
|Maggie on the barrel this morning. She’s making great progress.|
I also ran the puppies around the big loop and got Jagger out for a run. I have to keep reminding myself that at just over a year old he’s still part puppy. He’s making progress all the time and finger doesn’t need to be on the button. Today he only needed the tone from the e-collar to remind him tp go with me. He’s also doing better on birds although I need a firm grip on the checkcord when the bird flushes. I’ll let him chase wild birds but he’s too likely to catch a quail coming out of a trap. Hopefully he’ll be staunch enough on quail that he’ll transition to wild birds.