12-16-2008, 02:27 PM
Re: Question about your dog
Years ago I had a elderly dog that I would take with me
He rarely got into trouble, most often he's sit on the bank and watch
His failing eyesight was a problem though, one day thinking that I was moving downstream he followed a passing canoe. Didn't come back for hours
Another time I brought him, he just slept in a streamside meadow while I moved off to fish. I never lost track of him that day though, I just looked for the circling vultures
The dog that I have now doesn't stray much, still I don't bring him very often.
He's has no conception of 'stealth'
He'll stand in the water watching for rises ..(he does realize why we're there)... then, when he spots a fish he'll splash his way over for a better look
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart