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Lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.
The dogs got out to do some training last Saturday. Thunder came up limping again after running a few marks and I mentioned that we might have to think about retiring him.
If you retire Thunder, will he still be able to practice and hunt?
Yes. This year he missed the season and we don’t want him to have to miss another. Hunting is the thing he loves best.
But I may have some good news. When I took Freighter in to have his stitches removed, I had to see the orthopedic vet so I asked about Thunder. He pulled his chart to double-check dates and he feels that it may just be scar tissue breaking up. He suggests we work him a bit and if it continues, bring him in so he can look at it.
We may, or may not run him on one mark this weekend. We will see.
By the way, Freighter’s stitch removal (from dewclaw removal surgery), was unremarkable. We were in and out of the vet except the Thunder discussion took a few minutes. I complimented the vet on what a great job he did with so little shaving.
I also took some pictures of our training with my old camera. I plan to use it outside if the weather is cold or damp. The weather started turning on Saturday so out came my old Canon. These are pictures of the dogs doing a double.
Patty asked what camera I was using for the pictures.
My new camera is a Canon EOS 60D and I was using a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.
FleaByte mentioned Freighter’s long legs. He has a lot of filling out to do. He still looks immature to me. He weighs 72 pounds and probably will gain more mass this year. However, he isn’t going to be as big as Thunder.
I love this picture of Freighter and his sister Sunny.
OK I have gone a little portrait crazy. Maybe not just portraits, but I Have enjoyed taking some still pictures of the dogs. Thanks for all of the kind comments on my pictures. I still have a lot of learning to do.
I enjoyed writing this. Thanks to new commenters who stopped by to say “hi”. I did not get around to visiting as many participants as I would have liked yesterday because my day went crazy. Thankfully, there is always tomorrow.
By the way, if you stop to leave a comment and have a blog, make sure to include a link so I can stop over and visit.
That is it for this week. We plan to get out and train and I hope the weather will cooperate. Today Freighter is getting a little extra training because his breeder/co-owner has a private lesson with our trainer and she is bringing Freighter along. Thanks to Cindy and Darrin. Hope the rain lets up and you have a nice training session.
Have a nice weekend!
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