The photos are of our two Gordon Setters, that are my (almost) constant companions. Tori and Piper are seven-year-old brother and sister, litter mates. I refer to them as my “Field & Couch” Champions, as they are working bird dogs, that live with us in our house. Technically, Tori earned her American Championship in the show ring and only recently joined her brother Piper to work the fields and woods.
When the July sun gets too hot for us in Texas, Sandy and I pack up ourselves and the two dogs and all drive 2,300 miles to our house in Maine. We stay there until mid-October to catch New England’s grouse and woodcock season. Then back to Texas for quail season.
Bird dogs have always been a part of my personal and hunting life.–Joe H.
“If a man is really intelligent there’s practically nothing a good dog can’t teach him.” Robert Ruark (The Old Man and the Boy)