Monday, February 21, 2011
A bunch of us got together and had a very nice time yesterday. There were 14 dogs and 13 people! All the dogs got along great and so did the people.
We stopped to take a group shot by some rocks and I think Dexter must have wandered off from there. I didn't notice he was gone until we had walked quite a ways more. It was very very scary and I was really worried about the little shit. I received a call from a women at the horse farm that is right next to where we park the cars. She had found Dexter running up and down the road. I am glad he headed back to the car when he was lost.
I would love to plan more of these walks as the weather gets nicer. It is a wonderful place to go and the dogs have a great time.
Thanks to Kate for taking these photos and thanks again for everyone helping me find Dex.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Daphne went on her first big hunting trip yesterday and she did great! She was one tired puppy when she was done! She spent much of the time trying to keep up with Olivia. Olivia had other things to think about though and she pretty much ignored the baby all day.
Daphne loved the Pheasants. They were quite large and she tried very hard to be able to pick it up and carry it. I think she will make a great hunting dog when she grows up a little.
All three Weimaraners were backing and honoring Olivia's point in this photo. I am very lucky that both Stella and Nina are natural backers. If a dog isn't a natural backer it can be very hard to teach it to them. Daphne did stop though and I really like to think she was honoring the point. She may have just stopped though :).
I really don't like killing the birds but it is so much fun to watch the dogs hunt and do what they were bred to do. It is amazing to watch them at a full run and all of a sudden stop on a dime and point. It is a really beautiful thing. Olivia found 7 birds! Byron got 6 of them. The last one he had a good shot at but he missed it.