My favorite memory was discovering my first retriever was a sucker for coots out teal hunting. Oh yaa, she was a great retriever, extremely steady, great marker, and an all around joy to be around. On our first teal hunt together, a coot swam by and she took off swimming. I bet for an hour she chased that coot around the pond. There was nothing I could do to recall her.
From that hunt on, when she saw a coot, she became the most disobedient coot catcher in the world and took off. Now everytime I see a coot, I just laugh and think of all our great memories we had together.
Gob bless you Sierra, may heaven have unlimited coots!