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Thanks for always keeping in touch, I truly appreciate that. I just finished scrolling thru your photo gallery looking at some very handsome and striking dogs. I am so glad we were able to get one from you. She is just a wonderful dog all around, and I am the envy of anyone I hunt with who has a dog, that they claim hunts. I ended up getting sick with the flu over Thanksgiving and Jo spent much of her day laying next to me or on the side with her head resting on my chest. The look in her eyes I can’t explain, I love her so much.
Back from South Dakota. All I can really say is Jo went from a very very good dog, to the level of excellence. After she figured out fresh scent from old scent (which didn’t take long) she was hell on fire. Jo did a nice job retrieving. Wanted to chase the hens into the next county but she got tired of that. I was able to come to an understanding with her on what the stop whistle means, with the use of the collar. She is great. Yesterday in the Mazo marsh, I missed a rooster, and then knocked another down which I couldn’t find, neither could Jo. Put up another too far out. We then hunted for awhile, and came back to the area where I couldn’t find the one I had hit. I was pleased to see her coming thru the grass with it in her mouth. She is one heck of a dog Bill, one heck of a dog.
I should have named her Champ, and would have if I would have known what I had, before I gave her the name of Jo. With the help of an older gentleman I had met one day out in the marsh, Jo has exceeded all expectations of an upland bird dog. 12 rooster pheasants killed over her at age 1, and probably half that many missed. She busted coveys of quail and numerous ruffed grouse flushed. A dog willing to please, she has become my little “sweetie” as Bill Schaller has referred to her as. As far as Bill is concerned, a fine man second to none and full of information if you but ask him. It’s plain to see what these dogs mean to him and his wife. They are wonderful people. One last comment, as far as Jo is concerned “off the field”, gentle, protective when needed, and a little stinker that makes you laugh from time to time. My wife just loves her and has told me, “if anything happens to Jo, don’t bother coming home.”