Category Archives: Thoughts

PA Birds

I’ve finally had the chance to get out in PA over the last couple weeks. One thing I wanted to determine for myself was the reports of low grouse numbers. Unfortunately I tend to concur with them. I wouldn’t say … Continue reading

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Settling Back In…

It’s been the fastest “long year” I’ve had, days drug on – the year seemed to fly though. I would not care too much to repeat it. 52 weeks of 55-60 work weeks (all things dogs excluded), with 70+’ers not … Continue reading

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What a Bum

I’ve really been slacking here, busy with work, family, dogs. The rush has finally seemed to subside and as so has peenting at half-light with woodcock sure to begin their spring nesting. We’ll shift back to some grouse training action … Continue reading

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Bringing in the New Year…

I’m thankful for the new year and the prompting it provides in thinking out the new year as it pertains to all things dogs- where each one is at, where they need to get to and how I’m going to … Continue reading

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Still Sucking Scent…

It’s been since late August I’ve had an update. I’ve just been very busy with work, the additional time I’ve had outside of that has been given to working dogs. I do plan on getting back to more in-depth posts, … Continue reading

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Pup Countdown Begins…

I believe Annie will whelp in the next several days. Annie has never passed up a meal, she did so last night and ignored it again this morning when she was put back in the kennel for the day. Her … Continue reading

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New Addition… and litter update.

I think we’ve reached the high-water mark here at home for the year. Our newest little “puppy socializer” was born May 30th at albs & 15oz. The quail coup has been restocked,  and a new chukar pen is being drawn out. I’ve … Continue reading

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Goodbye

I posted a photo on Instagram last week, a photo of and a tribute to my friend and bird dog mentor Tom Gingher. Tom died of cancer. I attended his viewing this past evening. As I drove the 45 minute trip … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law (again!)

I had Pop out yesterday. I loaded up Blaze, Annie and him to head out to an area I run dogs at occasionally. Annie and Blaze were run first, and separately. Pop was out of his box last and placed … Continue reading

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Insta-wha?

We are now on Instagram, we go by (the username) Grousedogs there. Most of our hashtags are #grousedogs #grousehunting #coverdogs #woodcockhunting #grousepuppies . What the heck is Instagram? Essentially, it’s a simple photo sharing (social media)  website. You have a … Continue reading

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RST “Reloads”

Congratulations are in order to our friends at RST Shotshells on their new streamlined website. Couldn’t imagine shooting anything better over the dogs whether it’s a modern double or vintage gun.

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Getting Back Into Training Mode

For us, hunting season has been over for nearly a month. The dogs have had a considerable amount of time off and it’s time to start putting some work in again. Unfortunately there’s a hard crusting of snow right now, … Continue reading

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Pointers?

Over the past year or so I’ve been on the lookout for potential field trial dogs – cover dogs (grouse and woodcock). I think I’ve got one in the making at the moment in Blaze if he makes it through … Continue reading

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Keeping Dogs Healthy Without Throwing Money Away

This is not a Veterinarian rant, yet some of the following might make them uncomfortable or make for an awkward moment if brought up in a group… well only the big time up-sellers really. It’s just that there is probably … Continue reading

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Wing-n-Stringin’ Popinjay

Yesterday day I received the expected registration and pedigree for the newest pup I call Pop. He received the first choice out of the three name choices we had requested. Officially, he’s Popinjay. Pop got a treat this past weekend none … Continue reading

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A New Addition to the Roster

Well, I’ve been waiting for a while, since late December on this pup. Late last year I’d decided I’d breed Annie if she came in between November and late January, she did not. My plan-B was to find a pup … Continue reading

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