It started off just fine, Rusty doing 50-60 yards marks into the water with launched bumpers ...
But then ... just after the third retrieve to hand, he suddenly took off back towards the pond without my launching another bumper or sending him. He made a big entry and started swimming towards a flock of whistling ducks in the pond ...
One of them was flopping and unable to fly, Rusty had apparently spotted that earlier. Before I knew what was happening he had grabbed that duck and was on his way back to me!
He jumped up into the back of the open Jeep (where I keep the bumpers and launcher) and proudly held HIS duck for me to take from and praise him ...
Well ... all of that action was just too much for poor old Cappy who had been sitting back next to me as he's learned to do during training sessions in the past year, just observing. He apparently couldn't stand it any longer and he took off for the pond ... WITH a bumper in mouth!
Distracted by Rusty and Cappy's antics, I wasn't paying attention to a certain other somebody who decided she should hang onto that whistler just for safe keeping!
Ok Remi ... good girl ... you hold that until I can get these other two dawgs back in here and under control again!
Great Pics, and look at Cappy's smile. Priceless!!!
oh man, what a day!
Laura & Maddox
Great pics! I love seeing Cappy
Pretty amazing. God bless Cappy!
Seamus and Flynn
Awwwwww Cappy boy
Great dawgs all three Jim.
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months