Meet Our New Family Members

I have a couple new family members to introduce you to. Meet Tesla the German Shorthair Pointer

and Waylon, the Gordon Setter.

After everything that happened with Ruger, we waited to get another dog but finally felt we were ready last fall so, we contacted Ron, Ruger’s breeder in Iowa and arranged to get a puppy from a litter he was planning for the spring. We told the boys at Christmas and they were ecstatic. Jackson especially was happy to have a relative of Ruger’s.

Seth tried calling Ron in January to check and learned that he had passed away unexpectedly. I contacted the coroner asking to pass our condolences on to the family and we started searching for another dog.

We found six month old Tesla through a local breeder who had received her and her brother from a man who decided he didn’t have time for them.

At the end of March, Ron’s sister called me to ask if we were still interested in a puppy. She had all of Ron’s dogs and an accidental litter of eight. Of course we said yes so now we have three dogs. I think that means we’re dog people. Haha!

That Time I Went Hunting

I can’t remember if I’ve shared this but, I passed hunters safety a year or two back and this year was my second big game season. I shot a cow elk last year but I think that story is still languishing in my drafts.

Seth took me out in the unit where I had a mule deer doe tag and we started looking.

I brought the Tikka Seth gave me for Christmas last year.

We followed a group for a while but they ran away never to be seen again.

So we went to another spot and waited until a group came out of the trees.

Seth led me on a stalk and we came out of the trees just a few yards away from a group of four does.

They spooked and ran straight at us. I was on one knee with my backpack as a stabilizer and braced against Seth. I shot the chest of one coming straight at me and it dropped.

Mommy bringing home the bacon.

And Daddy doing all of the gross field dressing.