A guy on a local fishing/hunting site put a pup up to adopt couple weeks ago. He'd found it in a kennel in Eastern Ore and the guy didn't want it. Was doing nothing with it and kenneled with an adult alpha male. What I understand is that the pup was really backward and awfully thin. Well a friend of mine From Sister's went and got the pup. Took it home and as it started getting it's feet under it, his wife decided that three dogs were to many. Glenn has an E. Setter and the wife a very old cock-a-poo. Well met them out on the grass lands yesterday to fool with the dogs, especially the pup and Glenn's wife mention's that her daughter is sure glad I'm getting the pup? Huh. I ask Glenn if the wife knows he's keeping it yet, nope she don't! She thinks I'm taking the pup. I got home and the PM was here from Glenn explaining it. Well I did keep my mouth shut and his wife is still laboring under the impression that it's my pup now! Got another PM from Glenn and he said he thinks he can work the pup back in once that old cock-a-poo dies; shouldn't be but maybe a few months.
Anyway we fooled with him and fired a 22 around him, rifle with short's. Glenn had tried a blank gun and it bothered him a bit. Then we turned him loose on some birds in traps. About the 4th bird, maybe the 5th, he chased the bird. On the first the trap scared him but he got over it quick and went to see the trap. On the 7th bird we got a point out of him.
I had the camera and the trap so I was late releasing the bird but the pup looked great. That was him as he took his first step, bird should have gone right there. Need to work on my timing! Then on the 8th bird, he pointed again and held it quite a bit longer.
Then we fooled with a retrieve with a dead bird Glenn had shot for his other dog, Ben.
Duke, the pup picked up the bird and left the country! We followed him to a sage brush he'd buried himself in and he burried the bird under it, very nice job too! So we took him back and put him on a check cord and got him doing it right really fast. Glenn got the steal of the year with this pup!
Duke is here now and so far has only chewed one pair of boot's and part of a sole on one shoe. God I love puppies!