It was a freezing cold day with wind gusts up to 50 mph and she said, "I'll just put my hair in a braid." I love adventurous clients!
So, off I went to a farm in Iowa. That's where I met my clients and a VERY happy dog named Tucker.
Tucker is a lot like other two year old labs I've met, but he was having such fun playing my face was starting to hurt from smiling so much! He's a bit derpy, he loves to play hide and seek, and when he gets excited about something he tends to jump straight up in the air.
There's nothing better than watching a dog when they're having so much fun. Or at least I thought there wasn't... When the guns came out and his humans put his hunting vest on, Tucker was all business. I mean he was still very excited, but now it was all about the birds.
There was such a sense of respect for his job even when he was just practicing. Tucker knew he was part of a team and he was doing his part while his humans did theirs. If I'm being honest it was really quite emotional to watch. I could feel the pride that Tucker felt just watching him.
I love watching working dogs. But, at the end of the day the best part is that they're still the same derpy and fun loving dog.
Enjoy the hunt, Tucker! You've got a great team.