Re: [working-gundog] International confusion.
I got a text-message from Maud in the Norwegian
mountains. There is just so much GSM coverage on top of the mountains so she can
send and receive messages, but not enough to speak.
All is well, the grouse has turned white already
and hence they are extremely nervous since the ground is still black. Like the
Nordic hare they seem to change dress by the calendar and not by the weather.
Then they often find that they are visible from a distance of kilometres on the
black ground. Anyway, Maud and her company have got enough for a
dinner and from the short message I understand that Foxy with her son Birk have
been good. I wonder what kind of a mess Briz and Speedy have produced
since they are not mentioned at all))
For my part the antibiotics seems to have killed
the pneumonia entirely, I am just a bit slow from the medicine itself, have to
eat it four more days.
Encouraged by the improvement I went out last night
to look for roe-deer. They are still red but should turn grey pretty soon, at
least before x-mas. I was lucky and saw an old female deer, grey in the
face, out on a oat field. I dropped in on the spot and stayed hidden for a
while and talked to myself. On one side I found it likely that the old lady
could have company with another animal. On the other hand it was 0620 PM and I
was invited for dinner 0700, which I would be late to anyway, and in addition it
would be damn dark soon making field dressing the deer, without cutting your own
fingers of, a bit difficult. After 10 minutes of pretty intelligent
conversation with myself I decided to let my social duties win and stood up from
the hide. At that precise moment I saw the buck and it saw me!
Sometimes you make a decision too fast, sometimes
too slowly. This time I was 10 seconds too fast!
Well, one bird in the hand is better than ten in
the woods, as we use to say. I'll get the buck another day or another
BTW if the wind changes to north today I may go out
Borta Med Vindens Kennel
"Ask not what your dog
can do for you.
Ask what you can do for your dog."