Sunday, August 31, 2008

Meet Winnie!!

Still two weeks before I meet my Wirehaired Vizsla in person, but the puppies were selected by their new owners yesterday, and I ended up with the one I wanted all along! Pretty good fortune considering I was third in line for a female. This is her, and her name is Winnie. (Unless the 800 mile trip home with her reveals a more appropriate name like Vomitty or Pukey or something.)

All the puppies look great and I would have been happy with any of the females. But this one with the yellow ribbon is the first one I started to notice early on. And I tried not to let myself wish it because I didn't want to be disappointed if someone else selected her before me. But I'm really, really happy!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Lore of the Bird Dog

Much like fly fishing, hunting upland birds with a dog has the kind of appeal that has made it the subject of authors, artists and poets for hundreds of years. The dogs who do this work -- magnificent in function, beautiful in form -- take that work very seriously. Here are a few of these noble dogs...

Buddy (Thanks Jerry)

Gent (Thanks Matt)

Pete (Thanks Don)

Squirt (Thanks Don)

Uh, Puppy To Be Named Later. Well, evidently they aren't BORN with all that grace and style, I guess they get it later on. I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hang on, Buddy!!

We'll be there in four more weeks!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Let the Games Begin!

No, silly, I'm not talking about the Olympics. It's Football Season! This is a shot from our new season ticket location! The Redskins beat the Bills in this preseason game, 17-14.

Offshore Fun!

My wife, as is our family tradition, got the biggest fish of the household when we had the opportunity to go offshore fishing recently. We're having fresh Mahi Mahi on the grill tonight!