Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Upton O, Nov 10, 2010.
That is a little dog and a big ass bird.
Damn, Karl!! Christmas goose for sure! That is one stalwart hound you got there!!
You sure wouldn't want to carry too many of those too far...
Great looking dog you have there...
What a goose Karl! Good job to both you and the dog! Rick
Mighty fine! Well done.
Damn that is a big one. Congrats
Wow, Karl . . . nice Greater. Bet your fine-looking buddy got a workout bringing that one back. Well done.
Jim, I pulled my original post, it seemed like I was bragging pretty hard on her (and I was). Suffice to say it was one hell of a retrieve. My buddy, who is holding the bird, and I got a big kick out of it. She had to take three rest stops bringing it back but she got it to me. I still don't know how she lifted it up.
When I got home, I plucked that bird, singed the hair feathers, drew it and gave it to my neighbor across the street. She is from the Ukraine and her husband is from Germany. They love a big wild goose at Christmas and I try to get them one every year. This one was perfect and I hope not too tough.
Then that is indeed a special bird . . . WTG, Santa!
Outstanding, Karl! Given the 20th century history of that area of Europe, your neighbors must have an interesting story! You keep shootin` birds like that and you'll need to switch from Labs to Clydesdales!
Alex, you are very knowledgable. My neighbor grew up in the Ukraine during WWII and was in a refuge column that was strafed by two American fighters who thought it was a troop movement of German soldiers. Her husband grew up in Nazi Germany during WWII, his father was in the German army and died on the Russian front. Both of them have many stories they've shared with me which is surprising since they don't talk about it often. They are wonderful neighbors, great friends, and we've had some great times with them over the past 17 years. Neither one of them spoke English when they immigrated to Canada and they eventually came to the U.S. The wife got her degree from UW (which explains why she has so many purple and golden flowers in her garden). Her husband is a professional tradesman, extremely skilled, and very German in his precision and focus but still one of the warmest, kindest men I've ever known. Good on you for catching that.
Thanks! I taught medieval history at UC Davis for years, but now that I' retired, I can play with modern history as well! That part of the world has always been a conduit for migrations of all sorts, most with a violent and tragic history. It's interesting that the Germans were welcomed in many areas as liberators from the oppression imposed by the Soviets back then. Personally, I can't imagine the sacrifice and privation they endured. Unfortunately today, way too many kids today don't give a rat's backside about history, find it boring, and by these inactions, will probably doom the world to repeat this extremely dark hour in our collective past.
Alex, as I grow older I find more and more interest in history though my focus is more on modern (Post Civil War) times. Great stuff, history, especially when I can find more accurate information that is provided in news reports, etc. I regret not taking more interest in history during my undergrad years, a true waste on my part and disrespectful to my professors. It was all about the grade not the education. Perhaps if I had studied in Europe or lived in the South sooner I would have had more interest. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Giant bird, great looking dog...excellent stuff here!
Yes sir, excellent!