Thanksgiving at da Baum’s is never boring. This Thanksgiving morning we arose with the sun and Jeremy set out duck hunting. He took along two junior high boys and our two very birdie dogs. Boy, I am not sure who was more excited the girls or the boys!
The boys, Kenny & Austin, shot off about a box and a half of shells (that’s about 30 shells) but they never hit a single duck, hehe. It was their first time so you have to give them a break.
Every time the boys would shoot like mad the girls would go crazy. Shylo, over eagerly, kept diving off the boat. She isn’t use to ducks not falling from the sky after the shots ring out. But to her discontent no ducks were falling.
Lucky for the girls Jeremy helped them out. He shot one duck and showed the boys how it is done! My, oh my was Shylo, our lab, excited. She dove off the boat in search of the one downed duck. Meanwhile Kenai, the pointer, sat in the boat whining.
Then as soon as Shylo brought the duck back Kenai proceeded to steal it.
Shylo just can't get enough fetching in!
This is a picture of the girls after the big hunt.