A Couple of Monday PIcs

Somehow the camera keeps getting lost in the shuffle.  Either we forget it or the battery is down.  Sometime we have it but leave it the truck when we run the dogs.  That is kind of what happened today.

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Chase showing his nose and pointing from way back  And then getting put back in the truck.3 31 14 004 blog

And back home with Waffles doing a little whoa post work

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Finally talked to a real person that works for Verizon.  It was the tech that after 2 months, finally came and fixed the phone lines out on the pole.  I hope he is right because if it happens again I will first call them and then the PUC.  I truly think that it is ridiculous that it took 2 months to get them to send  someone to fix something.

If anyone has emailed me or phoned me and has not heard back please  contact me again.  As far as I know I am caught up on all the stuff that has come in throughout all the trouble.

So, again, if you tried to contact me and have not heard back please try again.

Thank you, Tom

Another Verizon Complaint

For another rainy day we have been without phone and internet for over a day.  I want to tell my friends and customers that I am sorry.  Verizon makes it difficult to even make a complaint about the poor service.  We have always reported the phone out and they always tell you that it will 2 to 4 days.  Its always just about 24 hrs.

If anyone calls my phone number and the phone goes straight to voicemail with Jane’s greeting you might want to try the second time.  However, if its raining it most likely means that I have no phone again .  If I don’t reply to an email by at least that evening or at the latest the next morning again you will know that Verizon is not delivering service.

I’m sorry but beyond Jane perservering and finally notifying Verizon that it always happens on rainy days I don’t know what else we can do.  Verizon has no competition in this area.

Some of this week’s dog work.

We had a fairly busy week here at Knob Mtn Kennel this past week.  I couldn’t post the daily results since my internet service has been real slow and intermittent.  I am having a real hard time trying to even find a real person at Verizon to complain to.

Anyway, the internet has little to do with the actual working of the dogs.  That got done.  Lilly has been busting birds and not holding point.  We are whoa training her to where it is getting boring.  Next week she will get some birds put with the whoa.3 21 14 002 blog

Here is
Amanda hurrying to get to one of Chase’s classy points.

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Buck, as usual, pointing so far back that we can’t get the handler flushing and the dog in the picture at the same time

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Rick Ober came up today for some last minute trial advice for his Hannah.  Rick and Hannah are going to their first field trail on Saturday.  Rick is shown giving me a hand with Duncan.

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We have been working at steadying Duncan.  Its starting to have some success.

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Duncan has also been introduced to my method of e collar training and this is going well also.  When I look at this photo, I wonder if my friend Bob Watts, was in error when he sold Duncan.,  Dunc is one classy dog.


A Great Day!

Its great to be back at work.  Saturday some dogs came to stay and some came for an evaluation.  The same today on Monday.  I looked at a setter that really looked nice today.

Later on I checked out a woodcock cover and found 7 birds.  Reilly handled them all.  His first find had 4 birds get up one at a time in front of him. He did go a few feet at the shot.  I guess he remembered getting  away with that back in November.  Anyway, after that slight miscue he got on the wrong side of the air and a bird got up and he skidded into a stop to flush.  He stayed at the shot.  The last bird was difficult for me to get to  but I finally did and again all was in order at the shot.

The nice people here and then the good dog work on woodcock made me feel that spring is really here now.  It was a great day!  Now all I have to do is to remember the camera t omorrow.

Some Bare Ground

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Well, guys, besides Reilly do you know what is in that photo?  It is BARE GROUND!   There is still some snow a round in the fields. In places there is still too much snow.  But, at long as we don’t get dumped on  Wed–Thurs I am going to be good to go by Sat.

Amanda is home

The surgery is over and Amanda is  home and is feeling good.  While she can’t handle dogs or lift a dog for a month she is able to walk.  I expect, knowing her, that she will be here next week to run a dog or 2 as the snow is finally melting.

We all need a cure for cabin fever after this winter.

Amanda Update

Amanda had her gall bladder out today.  All went well.  According to the surgeon the operation was textbook.  I visited this evening and she was sitting up and had been walking.  It won’t be long until she is back with a GSP in her hands.


I just wanted to let everyone know that Amanda is in the hospital.  Those of you who know her  know that she has been having some  health problems on and off since last summer.  I believe that the trouble is finally being solved.  She is having her gall bladder out on Monday.  That should get rid of the pain and nausea that she has had.  For those who don’t know her Amanda is my 22 year old assistant.  She is also the breeder of Pond  HIll Shorthairs.  http://www.pondhillshorthairs.com/