Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How do you spell RELIEF?

Answer: Doing-This-Test-Successfully.

With 58 out of 77 dogs having run at this time, 26 dogs have handled and of those 26 handles, four of them were double-handles in this test, 5 additional dogs have picked up, 1 dog froze on delivery for the last bird, 1 broke on the second flyer, and 1 is a scratch due to a lingering injury. 

In the last gunner's rotation (and we are changing guns and throwers out right now) 21% of the group of dogs have done the test without handling. 

Overall, there is barely a 44% success rate (keeping the glass half-full.)

(In the photo, Jerry Younglove waits in the holding blind with Cree.)