Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Different View on Bird Hunting





Meet Zack! Zack is one of the joys of our lives. He is a loving, caring dog, who is definitely tuned into the habits of birds. He will climb a tree in search of a bird - and it is a daily ritual when he's home, and not in training! He is usually well-mannered, but is high-spirited by nature (I think I just contradicted myself). He loves to run. Loves people. Loves all dogs. Has never met a stranger. Loves to take stuffed animals apart by the seam (with his teeth and without tearing the fabric, and totally remove all their innards…but if he can get the squeaker out of the toy, he’s done.). Thanks to MLH, Zack loves, loves, loves ice cream sandwiches.

In the field, the Zackster’s in a totally different zone. The boy is all business. We tease our trainer that Zack does not even blink his eyes when he's "at work". The boy goes on hard point and holds until given the word. Shoot a pheasant, quail, or chukkar? Zack will bring it to you totally intact and lay it in your hand. Miss your shot? He gives you a look like, "I can't believe you did that!"

And yes, that is...his chair.



10 comments:

Rach said...

Merry Christmas!!! I can't believe it's Christmas day already!

Janie said...

Merry Christmas to you, Rach! It's 8am here, Christmas Eve! Have a wonderful day!!

SpookyRach said...

Wow! That is an IMPRESSIVE dog. I've heard of dogs climbing trees before, but I've never seen it.

Merry Christmas - thanks for the comment on my blog and I'm glad to find another West Texas blogger.

Janie said...

Merry Christmas to you, Spooky! I'm enjoying your blog as well!

Gwynne said...

Whoa!! I've never seen a dog climb a tree before! I love Zack already...it's love at first sight. ;-)

Winston said...

I've heard of some tree-climbing dogs over here in Tennessee, but never actually saw one do it.

I followed the trail of crumbs left by CowTown Patty to find you, and will definitely be back. Y'all come on by sometime over to nobodyasked.com. And Happy Holidays!

Karen said...

A tree climbing dog! Too much. He's a handsome creature, though. Our Max is so friendly the joke is if someone was to break into the house he would lick them to death, not go into protection mode!
Our pets enrich us and we are blessed to have them.
Merry Christmas.

Janie said...

Gwynne, Zack loves you, too - and he sends Christmas greetings and lots of pig ears and high paws to Smokey and the other pup.

Winston - welcome to the wonderful wacky world of the West Texas Oilpatch! That Cowtown Pattie is a keeper! Happy Holidays back at ya!

Karen - sounds like Max and Zack would get along superbly! Thanks for stopping by, come back soon! And may your Christmas season be waaaay blessed!

Trace said...

Gorgeous dog.

Janie said...

Thanks, Trace - he's sure stolen our hearts!