This past weekend our friends Mike and Lisa came down with Mike’s puppy from Nellie’s 07 litter. Pearl turned 5 this past Christmas, she is out of Nellie’s first litter. We became really good friends with Mike since he got Pearl in 07, we go to Saskatchewan each fall with Mike and Pearl as well as get together with them through out the year. It is so nice to follow along with one of Nellie’s pups and be able to actually hunt with her. She is one heck of a dog and is superb out in the field. It’s even more special to be able to hunt with Grandpa, Mom and Daughter. The memories made are very special.
Sunday we went to Loan Oaks Shooting Preserve again to do a little pheasant hunt. It wasn’t that cold out but the forecast was saying high winds later in the day. We have had over a foot of snow, most of it has melted but it did wreck the cover for the pheasants so most of the fields were bare. Pearl was the first dog out (we brought Gambler and Glory along also). Mike and John were the hunters, Lisa walked along and I took pictures. I had just as much fun taking pictures and trying to get the best shots then actually shooting a gun. Pearl did a great job flushing and retrieving her birds.
Pictures from the hunt.
When we were done hunting and the birds were all cleaned we had a shrimp boil.
We also had a new drink for me. It was called a Hugo. It was made with sparkling wine and elderflower syrup that Mike brought back from Germany. It also had crushed basil leaves in it. It was very tasty. A good time was had by all.
Stay tuned for Gamblers and Glory’s hunt.