I haven't had a retriever since I was forced to put my old Chesapeake down a few years back. Without my hunting buddy I sort of lost interest in duck hunting.
My brother-in-law owns a pheasant and goose hunting operation south of Pierre, South Dakota. He owns some terrific dogs that see more birds in a season than most dogs do in a lifetime. Two of his labs are real standouts so he decided to breed them. He called me the other night and said I could have the pick of the litter...free.
It took some convincing where my wife is concerned but she always likes to go home to South Dakota. Tomorrow morning we're headed out west to pick up that pup. If he turns out to be half the dog his mammy and pappy are I'll be a happy camper.
Just had to share the good news.
A steady job and the love of a good woman have been the ruination of many a good fisherman:big_smile: