Yeah that head tilt thing cracks everyone up. He's done it ever since he was a pup. In fact, it ran in several of his littermates as well. Chris Christopher's Diesel and Jason Escalara's Nitro both would cock their head a little (not to his extent), especially when they saw the marks go off good. I just whistle a little when I'm taking a pic of him, and he gives the "erra?" head tilt.
Lainee, thanks for the avatar...I need to read up on how to make it appear.
click on the picture in my thread, it will open in a new window, right mouse click on the picture and save it to your computer.....then come back to RTF and select User CP (top menu bar) and then click on Edit Avatar (on the left side) and upload it.
Good news that Ace is doing so well. It looks like he is very good at his job! Four legged hammer pilot! Great pics, good luck for the upcoming trial season.
That may just be my new favorite avatar pic in all of RTF.
Just want to say that I'm happy that everything worked out.I am also glad that you did write this story for I had no idea that this could happen so fast.Take care of that wonderful dog
Originally Posted by Matt G
i know what its like to loose your partner even though yours pulled through it was a close call.loosing a great friend is very hard .i had to put down my 4year old yellow lab down for med reasons.it took me an hour sitting in the corner of the vet office crying like a little boy just to get the words out of my mouth(put him down)he was my hunting buddy and my best friend.He was a very special lab.At 4 months old he was doing 300 yard blind retrieves. he was a natural.i now have a little chocklate and to be honest i think he will be better yet!well enough of that my prayers are with you and your dog good luck with your next hunting season................
Matt, I'm glad to hear the Ace is doing good, and you, yourself are healing from the incident.
Great Looking dog, looks like he has alot of personality.
With the opening of duck season just around the corner and the arrival of cooler temps, I'd like to bump this back to the main page to serve as a reminder of how quickly things can happen.
As an update to this story, Ace became Qualified All-Age this weekend, 10 months after our near-tragedy :). What a cool journey it has been that all started as a guy wanting a nice hunting dog, joined a great training group, and has had a blast along the way playing in this great sport. I am thankful to everyone in this group that offered thoughts and prayers for his safe and complete recovery.
Matt Geater (and Ace).
Good idea to bump this thread! Congrats on QAA.
Congratulations on the QAA and what a story Ace has.