hunt Chessies wrote:
Duck Addict, do you always let your dog carry a bird back to the truck? My pup now loves to carry a bird back to the quad.
Not usually but this was one tough retrieve, I never would have got this bird without him.We had six so we went scouting and were almost back to the truck when the greenwing sacraficed herself by flying too close but I only winged her.She went down in a canal and when we got close she jumped and I knocked her down again in some tules.We got close to where she went down and I sent Jake in, she kept sneaking away,whenever I got a glimpse I would send Jake with hand signals but she was always one step ahead of him taking advantage of the cover.She finally swam out in a small opening and I finished her off. The whole show took about 20 minutes and he was one wore out old dog so after he retrieved her I tossed her back to him and said "Here you earned this"
I figured he`d carry her for a little ways then give her back but he took her all the way in head held high and just kind of stood there by his door and said ok let me in.I snapped some pics and lifted him up into the pass. seat with that duck still in his mouth.
He set her down on the floorboard and put his head on his mallard pillow and fell asleep.
What a dog
Actually I`ve always thought about some kind of doggy duck strap so he could help on those long walks out but I figure what the heck you don`t see me swimming out and rooting through the tules to get the birds so he earns his freedom from packing the gear.
But anything he wants to carry he`s welcome to it
except for that stupid mole he snuck into the truck and wanted to take home and keep when he was younger
but that`s another story :laughing:
Nice pics, thanks keep `em coming they`re all fine looking dogs!