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    I loved the one where the dog ripped the head off the rooster. That sounds like something my first Golden would have done. She was a very independent girl. After missing a few pheasants one day, she ran over to a rock wall, pulled a pheasant out, brought in over and dropped it about 10 yds in front of me. I think she was saying I might be able to hit one if it was that close. Another time a mallard was shot but only crippled. It landed in shallow water. The duck was hissing and snapping at her as she tired to grab it. She finally stopped, whacked it with her paw in the head then carried it back and dropped it behind me.
    My male golden loved pheasant hunting, but if I missed several in a row, he would start walking behind me, basically stepping on my heels. It was very annoying, which I think was his point.
    My current dog gets all excited when the birds come in. She can turn a complete circle watching geese and never move from her spot. When I shoot and miss she continues to stare out at the field as if she can't believe nothing fell, then go lay down and start ripping up a stick or corn stalk. When the geese are cripples and being nasty, she will pounce on them and shake the hell out of them before she drags them back. She weighs about 50 lbs and often looks smaller than the geese she is bring in.
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    << (avatar dog) Totally full of attitude, and she has these huge, bright yellow expressive eyes so it's pretty easy to know what she's thinking. Since she hasn't seen a duck in ages, she decided to take matters into her own "jaws" and killed a rabbit a few days ago. Here's the perfect example of her "stink eye". (yes she did give it up, after she thought about it!)


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    These are awesome. Let's keep 'em coming.
    "If you're too busy to duck hunt, you're too busy" - Jase Robertson
    "You're going hunting again? In this weather?" - My fiance


    Twin Willows Lil Miss Zoey
    Soon to be the next big thing.
    Andrew's Baby Saint
    Old and deaf...And still driving hard. My version of the once-in-a-lifetime dog. I regret not sharing her with the world.

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    Talk about attitude, Buddy (RIP '97-'10) my yeller dog. When birds were slow he would go off and find things to kill. Ie. nutria, pigs, anything he could find.
    Great dog and great attitude.

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    yes..

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    Ruh-roh. Saint was at it again last night. A couple months ago, my pup tore up a corner of Saint's bed. Now that Z is off to the pro, my fiance stitched the bed back up. At first, she was ecstatic, and plopped down on it with a sense of entitlement. As we were getting ready for bed, she settled in on it near the foot of the bed. As soon as my fiance left the room, she jumped up on the bed with me and sprawled out. She decided to ignore any direction to return to her spot on the floor and finally, my fiance decided to try and pick her up and set her back on her spot. Instead, Saint just rolled out of her arms and did her best "dead weight" impression (think stubborn toddler). Its a good thing she's deaf, because I was laughing my tail off for about ten minutes.
    "If you're too busy to duck hunt, you're too busy" - Jase Robertson
    "You're going hunting again? In this weather?" - My fiance


    Twin Willows Lil Miss Zoey
    Soon to be the next big thing.
    Andrew's Baby Saint
    Old and deaf...And still driving hard. My version of the once-in-a-lifetime dog. I regret not sharing her with the world.

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