Boykin Search

Maddux2Well, Lori and I have found the dog we want. His name is Maddux. He is 8 years old. Trained to duck/dove hunt, fetch, house broken, kennel / crate trained and 45 lbs. He is not exactly what we started looking for but being fully trained means A LOT to me. This is Maddux. We are waiting tonight to see if another couple decides to take him. I’m praying that for some reason he just doesn’t fit their criteria.

Secondly, we are waiting on the BSR to approve our application. They are quite intent on weeding out people that are less than serious about these dogs. I had to give (3) professional references and (1) personal reference. They asked about all my past dogs, I had to call our vet to release our pets information. So that is still hanging over our heads.Buddy2

Lori found one named Buddy. This is Buddy. He is 3 years old and is house broken and obedient but does not have any hunting skills and has boundless energy, unlike Maddux who calms down relatively quickly (due to age and wisdom). He is a gorgeous dog, 35 lbs. But he is admittedly rough around the edges by the foster parents. Also, he is not ready to adopt so we would have to wait until he is ready.

We are getting ahead of ourselves as usual. We need to put some more knee time into this one and God will work it out as He see’s fit. And with the things I’ve seen Him do lately, I can’t wait to see what He wants us to do.

Just my thoughts,


UPDATE 11/15/2013 9PM           God has provided in his timing. He has given us an opportunity to adopt a 2 year old Boykin female. We will try and get her next week. This is Abby sleeping on her foster parent lap.


A Book Report

AngelI just finished reading “The Shack” by William Paul Young. And this morning my devotion was talking about how God has sent angels into our lives. And reading the Bible and listening to sermons we always hear that when angels appear to men the first words out of their mouths are “Do not fear …”.  It has really opened up my imagination to what Heaven will be like when we get there. Is it going to be warm and familiar or will it gold and silver bright lights or will it be different for each of us yet us be able to react as if in the same reality. Or will it simply be beyond anything we can comprehend with our limited mental capacity that we have in this tattered tent (according to Paul) that we live in now. My mind keeps going back to “Do not fear …” and how that will come across when and if I see an angel while I am still on earth.

Angel1We have all heard stories of angels that appear as normal people that show up out of no where, save someone from a tragic end and then vanish into the gathering crowd never to be identified or seen again. So we know that angels can appear to us in forms that we need to see them in. So if God has installed this power on his creation (angels), it is obvious that He has that power for Himself. I feel believe that He could not appear to us in a manner that we need would be limiting His power of love for us. God loves us so much that He can do anything He feels necessary to reach out to us.

Well that’s my random thought for the morning. I hope it makes you think about what heaven, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, angels, other loved ones that have gone before us, will look like and how we will be able to react with them. You know, without all the baggage we carry as humans on this planet. All I know is it will be more than we can imagine with out finite minds and it will be more beautiful than we could ever imagine.

Just thinking (Lori says that is when it gets dangerous),



I Want a New Dog

To be more exact, I want a Boykin Spaniel. I am including some pictures to let you know what they look like. They are small dogs that have a big heart, love to hunt , love to cuddle, and are great companion dogs. I am including a puppy picture (just to show how cute they are) but I want to rescue a 2-3 year old female, the smaller the better. Males range from 30-40 lbs. Females about 5 lbs. less.

I have a picture of one with a woodduck in it’s mouth on another post on this page.



Boykin2Shaved and brushed out.

boykin puppies


BoykinSpanielDove hunting.

Can’t Believe My Eyes

IMG_20131009_091551_426One of these is mine and the other belongs to no other than my no coffee drinking, no tea drinking, supposed to stay away from caffeine, wife, Lori. I can’t believe she is drinking the Kona blend. She said she couldn’t tell any difference, but I could. I guess I am becoming a bad influence.


UPDATE: October 21,2014

Lori has been stopping by the store after dropping off the kids and buys me a Kona Blend Monster. When I pop the top she always wants a small cup full. She has not bought one this week and I have not had any energy. I’m going to have to get her back in the habit of stopping in the mornings. It is easy to get hooked on those crazy things. But I love ’em!

¡Hasta la vista!


Fall Has Fell !!

Large5What awesome temps today. Needed to be out in it more. This is my favorite time of year with college football, fall leave, hockey starting up again. Typically I’m gung ho about duck season but I may have to sit this one out his year (with the exception of some perfect spots and friends that don’t mind or even prefer shooting them off the water.) Oh well, we’ll see what comes of it.