I haven’t done much with the guys, with the holidays and all, so it’s been a matter of fitting them into everything else that’s been going on.
Last Friday was a nice day for giving the guys some quality time in the pasture. I paired Mia with Doc for the first round since I wanting to give them first shot at any Pheasants that might be out there. I was trying to figure out my new cell phone and not paying attention to the Spins, so I missed what happened with the Pheasant. It must have caught my peripheral vision because I looked up to see a rooster high-tailing it out of the pasture with both Mia and Doc on point. Mia may have been on point before it flushed but I’m sure Doc wasn’t, in any case, it was nice to see him steady to wing.
From Friday night through Sunday Doc had a playmate that was just as rowdy as he, when our youngest daughter came for an early Christmas and brought Lilly, their German shepherd/ Great Pyrenees pup. The morning of Christmas Eve was spent shopping with Doc and nearly everyone we met commented on his manners, and were surprised that he was just over 4 months. We stopped in at CAL Ranch where I bought a box of decoy weights and then browsed PetSmart where he met dogs, people, and searched the floor for stray kibbles.
Our oldest daughter spent Christmas with us and brought Squirt. We weren’t sure how Squirt would do with Doc, since she was so aggressive towards Lilly as a puppy, but Doc gave her space and they got along well. Wednesday was another romp in the pasture and unlike Friday, we had several inches of snow for them to play in. I paired Doc with Elettra, Mia with Elvis, and the Labs; although we never came across Pheasants, there were a number of tracks in the snow proving that they had been there.