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: It's real hard to get a
: real good setter, tho maybe not as hard as
: it used to be. :
: Back in the day, I lost a nice setter puppy
: by Flaming Star x Harry Macintyre's old pie
: b###h, Blue Heather. The deer made it
: across the highway, he didn't.
I remember going to my friend Ed Niles house to pick out a pup, I wanted a b###h but as I walked up to the puppy pen, one pup just stood out - a male with a black mask. Long story short, I bought him and registered him as "Heather's Star Bandit". I sent him to Joe Cannon at about 8 months. When I went to see him several months later, he was just starting to run and was finding and pointing birds and holding 'till the flush. Joe ran him in one derby trial as a 15 month old puppy, he was third. I had planned to bring him home and give him to Gene Uhlman but he was doing so well, I decided to leave him with Joe. If I only could have a "do over"! If he'd lived I might well be running setters now!