Dogs on Birds, October 2017 edition

Any opportunity to get our little Indy on birds we take!  This morning, we even had Stephen Ray drop off Karma’s nephew Sven so he could join in.  So with the extra Vizsla in tow, we headed out to Strasburg to get some bird work in.

Indy is so funny on birds in his old age.  He has taken to finding his bird and carrying it around as a trophy the rest of the run.  It’s pretty hysterical, but to each his own!  This is how we spent the last 15 minutes of his outing.

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Karma was a fantastic little bird dog straight off her Master Hunter title.  She is always so happy retrieving, even squishes up her face in a smile and that tail wags the whole time!

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Karma has a gorgeous point, but in his old age and with his fading vision, Indy honor quite a bit closer than he used to.  One of the hard things to watch, but so thankful he still really enjoys hunting and following the rules — makes us think his brain is still pretty sharp!

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Indy’s nose and retrieving skills are skill totally on point and executed with enthusiasm! 13.5 years!!!

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Halo also went out and ran with Sven.  He is learning how to honor and did a great job!  Halo worked on her steadiness to shot, especially when she is honoring.

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But her retrieving is what always makes us smile.  She’s picture perfect, down to that cute feather on her nose!

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