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Old dog's still got it

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Old dog's still got it

Postby 7mmfan » 11 29, 2020 •  [Post 1]

Got out duck hunting for the first time in 3 or 4 years. Pulled the old lab out of retirement for some easy pond swimming
I was curious how she would do, and was thoroughly impressed. Jumped the pond and knocked 2 drakes and a hen down. About the time she was finished bringing them in, the next flight came in and I dropped a hen and a drake. Almost immediately a single drake came down and I knocked him down but he made it into the woods. I got the dog to the right area and her nose went to work. I could hear her busting brush and scent trailing, followed by tell tale wing flaps and quacking. She came out head up and proud as could be with that drake. We sat for another half hour but no more birds showed up so we headed home 1 bird short of 15 minute limit.

Shes almost 12 and pretty slow these days. She was my first hunting dog, and I've learned a lot from hunting with her. I never knew how much fun and how gratifying hunting behind a good bird dog could be so it's sad to k ow her days are numbered. She is hurting pretty bad today, so I think some doggy ibuprofen is in order. Wish i could pour her a stiff drink to enjoy while curled up by the fire. She deserves it.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 29, 2020 •  [Post 3]

How cool is that. What a great old friend :D
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Postby 7mmfan » 11 30, 2020 •  [Post 4]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:How cool is that. What a great old friend :D


She is a great dog. I got her at 8 weeks old, she didn't retrieve her first bird until after she turned 3. She is just a natural bird dog. I can't take any credit for it. Now she is my 3 year old boys best buddy. Going to break my heart when she leaves us.
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