Final days before Derby. Two of his marks today.
M1 is 250 yds. M2 is 195. I didn't have a primer in M1 as it was in some cover that is a tinderbox. It was throw as an angle back and just over the horizon. See that thing that Rowdy ran toward at first. Months ago there was a blind there. It is a capped gas well head, I think. I had forgot about the blind but Rowdy recalled it and checked it out before getting back on line.
There was no whistles but I had it in my mouth just in case.
I made two mistakes: the first time I called for the bird (practice as I was launching), I told him here as he looked toward M2. I knew I was doing that as there was no primer in M1, the second mistake was on M2 I used the wrong hand to call for the birds (again practice). I should have used my opposite to the dog hand.
Pray for me.
While we were there we did an honor. Shadow working dog, Rowdy by my side and honoring.
P.S. We'll train tomorrow morning then leave for Giddings mid afternoon.
Thanks to those who have wished me good luck already.