Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

Not going quietly


September 25, 2019

I thought Jem would be ready to retire, hang it up, head to the couch, rest on his laurels.

After all, he recently turned 13, the life expectancy of a springer spaniel. He has aches and pains, walks like John Wayne, and falls a lot.

But after I left him home on the second day of the season, my wife told me if I wanted to stay married I should never do that again. She said Jem moaned and groaned and howled until I returned home with the other dogs.

He hasn’t stayed home since.

Jem accompanies us on the first hunt out of the truck, usually a quick loop through the sage and short grass where...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 06/05/2021 05:42