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May the light always be perfect!
Tim and Debbie Flanigan

Thursday, December 9, 2010

For the love of bird dogs

Watching well trained birds work their trade with skill and instinct is one life's great pleasures for outdoor enthusiasts. The dog's enthusiasm for the hunt is so wonderfully obvious that man can only be envious. How wonderous it would be to smell and sense, what they do, upon locating the quary and closing in to point or flush. How exciting it would be to experience the nerve tingling sensations that stiffens their gait and locks their entire purpose of life into that moment.

We upland bird hunters are merely observers who watch the real hunters go about their business with amazing skill complimented by physical senses that far surpass those of humans. We love the thrill of the hunt, but how much more enchanting would it be to experience it as thoroughly as does the dog. Although we are very much part of the hunt, it strikes me that the dog enjoyes a greater right to success or hero shot photos than does the shooter.

The eyes of a bird dog afield twinkle with excitement and purpose similar to that of a child on Christmas morning.