If you get a chance, take a look at my derby(Rocky) when you are up at Jeanette's place. I would be interested in what you think of him.
Hope you have a great road trip and see what you want to see.
: Leaving TC tomorrow AM, Ann Arbor first, then
: Glenville on Tuesday to see my Pointers and
: the Tracy clan! Then back to Cleveland to
: see Jim K and my ECS, and return to Traverse
: City on Friday. Here's hoping to see some
: good dogs both places! Normally I would
: stop in Columbus in order to have dinner at
: Rigsbys, my favorite restaurant but alas,
: after 30 years, Kent closed the doors.
: Other than Rigsbys, I've spent plenty of
: time in Columbus, 6 years as an undergrad
: (Hey, I changed majors a lot. ) and 30 as a
: faculty member after attending law school.
: I think that I'm decent enough judge and
: really not kennel blind so I should have a
: pretty good idea about the coming Fall
: season at least. Talent and training will
: win in the long run imho! I think (hope!)
: that I have the talent and if I do, it's all
: downhill because I KNOW that I have the
: trainers! (The above mentioned two plus
: Robert E).
: When I first started in bird dogs over 50
: years ago, I'd finish a trial thinking,
: "Well, if the judges overlook 'this'
: and didn't see 'that' then I might get a
: placement." ROFLMFAO! Didn't take
: long to disabuse myself of THAT Bull Ship!!