I work my two field trialers daily, usually around 9am, on mark/retrieve/hunt dead and so forth. It's what they both live for, and they get plenty of exercise doing it. On rereading Tom's post though, I'd have shut the little ferret up with a really snide "well, you certainly are as stupid as you look" remark, and just walked off. They way I see it, people like those are my enemies. Their lives are usually devoted to eliminating my opportunities to hunt and enjoy that major part of my life. Anytime I can return the favor, I will. They're already certain in their heart of hearts, that I'm a total Neandertal, and they're NEVER willing to hear a different argument. Every chance they get, the let you know how much more educated they are than you, how much more "evolved", and how much better they are. To them, you're just a poor lump of shit. To me, they're worth about as much as a skeet-after it's left the high house.