New companion...hopefully good on the river

Alosa

Active Member
We've been thinking about adding a dog to our family for the last couple of months and have been exploring options and local shelters. On a whim we decided to go on a road trip north and see what was available and came across 'Bonnylee' -- a 1.5 year old shelter lab/retriever mix that was a stray. She's great around the kids, and already knows a couple of key obedience commands. Great addition to the family and I can't help but wonder how she'll be out on the river.

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the_grube

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Nice looking dog! Gotta love labs. Hope you have many great years with her. My 14 year old black lab female is the perfect fishing companion.... she just finds a comfy spot on the bank and takes a nap while I fish. I usually have to wake her up to change spots...
 

the_grube

Active Member
Awesome dog. She'll love the water. Just don't let her eat any salmon carcasses.
When my lab was a pup until she was about 3 years old... every year on opening day of ducks out in the skagit bay she'd range out past my sight and roll in a rotting silver.... ughhhh. Nothing like getting home after a hard grind in the marsh with a stringer full of birds to clean and a dog to give a tomato juice bath. Come to think of it, I didn't smell that good either after those hunts.

The way dogs roll around in dead sh*t is classic though. They look like they just won the lottery and they're rolling around in cash or something...
 

Alosa

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Living in Idaho, I don't often go after salmon....I mean I *could* technically go after Chinook in July on the Salmon River near Stanley, but at that time of year I'm far more interested in places like the Henry's Fork. I guess what I'm trying to say is thanks for the reminder about salmon carcasses (I had forgotten), but I don't think that will be a problem for me.
 

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