I'm looking forward to hunting with my 30-year old son, a senior at the UM. It has been a few years. I don't expect much action on Flathead Lake, but it will be nice sharing hot chocolate and donuts and spending some real quality time. Best of all I will have some help launching my Mud Buddy boat. Now, if we can just give Buddy some retrieves. Opening day in Oregon at a launch site there were three dog owners yelling out the name Buddy. One guy found his Buddy in the dark next to us. I said, "That's an original name." He replied that he thought there was at least two other Buddy dogs, and I laughed and said I was one of the three who was calling Buddy. When I was a young man, I heard a man call his dog by his assigned name. "Dammit, come!" Every new lab my wife vetoes the name Dammit. It has so many possibilities.