Jail Bird Dog
More Beau stories — the marathon continues. One loyal reader has accepted the position of President of the Beau Fan Club. Bless her heart! She might resign when she learns of his criminal past.
Retrievers are considered bird dogs because they are bred, and should be trained to (guess what!) retrieve birds. They get the birds that hunters shoot, often swimming out to get the birds that fall into a pond or lake. That is their purpose, when given the opportunity.
But who hunts every day? So, during their days off, Retrievers look for other tasks for which they are fitted. Often they fetch balls, sticks, or frisbees. All such activities are appropriate and can be very fun for dog and owner alike.
Beau is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. As I have written in other blogs, he is a water dog. He can swim. He can also pull on hoses and plumbing devices in order to free water that is being otherwise directed for human purposes. https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/the-usual-suspect/
Since getting him from the animal shelter, we have wondered about Beau’s life story. We have…
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