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Offline JohnP

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Re: Meet Darcy
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2016, 11:16:29 PM »
She better not point them, if she does she'll get broke of that in a hurry.  She is a LABRADOR RETRIEVER not a labrador pointer!  Hopefully I'll get a pigeon or two for her to find and retrieve before dove season gets here.

However she is in big time serious trouble with Marge.  She got to the Zebra skin and chewed one of the hind legs off.  Don't know how I'm going to bail her out of this dilemma, sure it's going to cost me big $$$$$.     
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Re: Meet Darcy
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2016, 12:57:41 AM »
hey nothing wrong with a retriever pointing, just so they'll retrieve after the shot...

oh my the zebra skin, I know Marge is livid over that... I could tell she was attached to that when we were talking about it last spring...
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2016, 09:08:44 PM »
We dont have to take a trip to Africa do we?  :biggrin:
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Re: Meet Darcy
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2016, 09:58:04 PM »
Gas up the jet Jim!! We be headin outta here for a few!!!!!!!!!!!   :yoyo: :yoyo:


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Offline JohnP

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Re: Meet Darcy
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2016, 02:53:27 PM »
Let me clear up a few things:

Dale, if I wanted a pointer I would have got a pointer, not a retriever.  Have I made myself perfectly clear........... :madd:

Jim, I did show your comment to her.  She let me know that she knows a few Dobermans and Rottweilers in Wisconsin and she will be in contact with them.   :eyebrow:

Glen, I know I'm not in the flight path but you could detour and pick me up, but leave Jim home to fend  off the Doberman and Rottweiler.

Brad, thank you, some people just don't know better.


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Re: Meet Darcy
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2016, 06:12:47 PM »
Nice looking dog for a fact.  I kinda/sorta get a kick outta how you guys actually use them for something besides kicking. :innocentwhistle:
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2016, 09:18:40 PM »
I better pick up some bacon and scooby snacks :sad3:
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2016, 10:07:06 AM »
MR. John, Reading the things that Darcy has learned so far brought back a lot of memories of my Lab named Puddin, Where I lived when I got her we had probably 100 Azaleas planted in the back yard and she dug all of them up, chewed the wiring on my Table saw  up, chewed a big gash out of the back door that I had to replace, chewed up two 75 feet long garden hose into 1 foot pieces. When we moved to where we live now I had put lights down the driveway but had the wiring lay next to the house in a roll but it was hooked up to the switch in the house after several days of going out and she had been chewing on it to make little pieces out of it I decided to flip the switch to ON that night , apparently she got all of the wiring she wanted and from that day on she never chew up anything not even the water hose. I still miss her as she was so loyal and wanted to be with me everywhere I went, I sure loved that dog and wish she was still here.  :biggrin: cc

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« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2016, 10:44:57 PM »
   sorry John, didn't mean to get your hackles all twisted up...     :bowingsmilie:    was just thinking more on the line of a European versatile dog that would do it all...   :biggrin:  I'll say no more on the matter...   :nofgr:
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« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2016, 07:02:02 AM »
Then we'll just have to take the scenic route to Africa Mr. John!!  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Best of luck up there Jim!! We'll be laughing  :doh2: thinking about you!!  :eyebrownod: :eyebrownod:
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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2018, 12:23:24 PM »
Darcy no longer resides with us.  She was a terrific retriever and loved to hunt.  If I even looked at the gun safe she headed for the truck.  As I could no longer walk and her great desire to hunt I started to look for someone who would  hunt her.  After an extensive search we found a young family who we thought would fit.  The problem was they lived three-hundred miles away, that was the test, if they are willing to drive six hundred miles round trip maybe they are the right ones.  We talked to them several times and they said "yes we would be willing to drive down to see her, knowing we might not make a match."  After they hung up I told Marge they will not be down.  I'll be damn the following day at about 8AM they rang the doorbell, he - she and two little girls.  They immediately took to Darcy and she to them.  The two kids and Darcy rolled on the floor, knocked over furniture, jumped on the sofa and just had a good time.  Needless to say after we fed them all breakfast they departed with Darcy.  When last years dove season started he sent me pictures of her hunting for birds he had knocked down and them bringing them back. During  last quail season he sent he a couple of videos of her retrieving some downed quail.  He has also sent pictures of her sacked out at night in bed with his two little girls.  So I'm sure I did the right thing by her and she got a good home.         
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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2018, 08:48:23 PM »
GREAT story!  Hard to imagine giving up such a dog, all the more moving and compelling because it is the right thing to do.  Doggone this getting old is a hassle and getting ready to die well is a lot of work.




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Re: Meet Darcy
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2018, 10:26:44 PM »
Boy that was heading in a direction unlike it ended.
Glad they worked out. It had to be tough for you and Marge
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