Although it’s been a milder winter than normal, the dog’s and I are looking forward to spring. Even Jetta’s getting a little bored of laying around on the couch. If her spring breeding goes well there should be plenty of work for her in the near future.
Funny thing happened last night at about 12:30 am when my dog Jetta woke me and decided she needed to go outside. I put her into the dog yard and was going back inside when I heard this god awful sound of a rabbit in distress. When I returned I saw that Jetta had caught a full sized rabbit. Just then the rabbit escaped and made a run for it. As this rabbit was running at mach 2, and attempting to go down an escape hole near our deck, Jetta caught him again and it was over. I can’t believe how quick that dog was moving! We live in a rural area and there aren’t alot of neighbors around. It was a quiet night though and my parents window isn’t far from where this melee took place. I’m curious to find out how hard they were sleeping. Thankfully it’s getting cold at night and their window was closed.
Many of the youth hunting seasons are in full swing. They will soon be followed by the regular bow seasons. This is a great time to get a young dog out on a known kill or work an experienced dog. Don’t forget to bring your bug spray and water. You’ll need it for you and your dog. Good luck!
It’s almost August and we’re in the dog days of summer. My dogs have been enjoying air-conditioning on the few hot days we’ve had. For the most part summer has been mild. As the days grow shorter, the hunting seasons, and field trials will be here soon. This is a good time to keep your dogs active, but have plenty of water on hand. This way they’ll be in good shape for the hunting season. Stay cool.
It’s been a cool, and windy spring, here in the Midwest. It’s slow to warm up and it will be a quick summer. Jetta and Ellie Mae have been keeping me busy. Their early track training has been going well. Jetta is the new addition to our family. She is fitting in nicely. She is 10 weeks old now. Ellie Mae is the single pup our girl Echo whelped 6.5 weeks ago. Ellie Mae will be headed to her new home soon.
Today the temperature finally got out of the single digits. I decided to get Echo outside and enjoy the February snow. It has been a tough winter with the loss of my other dog Scout. It will take some time for me to get used to not having her with us when we venture outside. We recently bred Echo to Vimy, and are hoping for a healthy litter in a couple of months. I will know in about 30 days if the breeding took. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Echo will whelp a female pup that will share some of Scout’s qualities that I miss so much. We will see. Until then I am very grateful that I have Echo.