Goodbye Year

Cold. Cold. Then hot. The virus from hell took one to the jaw yesterday and I escaped the domicile for the first time in way too long with gun, mutt, wife, and good friend. Impossible to pass this up. Cold, bright, dusty snow, shivering dogs, numb fingers. Crops long down. Cover at a premium. Roosters …

Electronic

Feeling a bit surly, laid up with a nasty cold, reduced to scavenging through fields of youtube garbage for something resembling authenticity. Cats on treadmills (hilarious, for a while). The immensely popular FAIL video phenomenon (people seriously injuring themselves with the help of gravity, elastics, and small engines). I need to get out, but... Youtube …

Angusing

What is it about our dogs? Or maybe I should speak for myself, and - since he can't type - Angus. I'm just in a tribute mood, perhaps because we're in the "holidays," and I'm feeling grateful for lots of things. Angus is at the top of my list. My new job keeps me away …

Angus the Retriever

I've raved about him before, many times, often regaling his retrieving prowess. Well, Angus amazed me once again on Sunday with his pursuit of a Hungarian partridge. After a nice point at the beginning of our day, a small covey of Huns took off and I lucked out by knocking one down. A split second …