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by Irishwhistler
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Tailgating With Team MAC
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Tailgating With Team MAC

Featherfinder wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:49 am
Congrats and what a wonderful pic - content and quality!
Thank ye most kindly Featherfinder.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
by Irishwhistler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Tailgating With Team MAC
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Tailgating With Team MAC

Thank ye most kindly Sharon.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Tailgating With Team MAC
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Tailgating With Team MAC

5oS9+DXkSraXPOL4SpeNaA_thumb_8d89_Fotor.jpg Aye Mates, Tailgating ~ My 16 month old gun dog trainee SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC, call name MAC is seen "tailgating" after earning his 2nd qualifying score toward an AKC Junior Hunter title yesterday. MAC needs to earn two more ...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph

Settertude wrote:Not to worry yourself a bit fine sir.
My red headed fair woman thought the word so to describe the particular and singular nature of a Setter...Settertude.
As a direct descendent of Mary Queen of...I find it prudent to say yes dear.
HAPPY WIFE / HAPPY LIFE. :)

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph

Settertude wrote:
Irishwhistler wrote:Setterdude,
Thank ye most kindly.

Mike
Its Settertude I'd thank you very much--aka John McG
I dunna want a misunderstanding, dontcha know kind sir.
LOL
John,
My mistake Mate. Thanks for setting me straight.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph

OhioVizsla wrote:Nice photo!
Thank ye OhioVizsla. :wink:

Cheers,
THE DOG WHISTLER
by Irishwhistler
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph

Setterdude,
Thank ye most kindly.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Home After The Hunt ~ A still-life photograph

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HOME AFTER THE HUNT

A fine lot o' birds bagged rest atop an old table after a long and arduous hunt. Yet to be cleaned, the game will make for a grand meal shared amongst special friends.

Cheers,
Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Day's End Roosters
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Day's End Roosters

tqnmeNS7R967i8Qsts8+IA_thumb_48e5_Fotor-1.jpg DAY'S END ROOSTERS A little less shoe leather on the boots, guns put away, some tired dogs fed and watered asleep by the fire, t'is time to recount the day's hunt with good gunning Mates. More fine memories made and old one's shared whilst sipping some ...
by Irishwhistler
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.

Irishwhistler, I've never been fond of the (show-type) 5+ worded names, but I digress… When I look at this delightful portrait - especially his deep gaze - I think, "This fine dog is wise beyond his age. I shall call him, Sage ." I further believe that as the years pass by, this name would grow to ...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.

DonF wrote:Nice photo!
Thank ye Don.
Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.
Replies: 5
Views: 742

INTENSITY ~ A portrait.

WixAHSbASNaMlH5t3tO5XQ_thumb_46f0_Fotor-1.jpg INTENSITY ~ LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC A face on portrait o' me seven month old yellow British Labrador Retriever "MAC". As if possessed, MAC will burn a hole in a mark with his eyes prior to being sent on retrieve. Delay before the...
by Irishwhistler
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SHORTER DAYS COMING ~ A photograph.
Replies: 5
Views: 630

SHORTER DAYS COMING ~ A photograph.

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SHORTER DAYS COMING

Aye Mates,
T'is images like this one captured today that stir me bird hunter's heart, a certain sign that I'll soon be back afield with me dog and gun.

Faugh A Ballagh,
Mike
by Irishwhistler
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TRAD "Pre-School" ~ A photographic perspective.
Replies: 0
Views: 320

TRAD "Pre-School" ~ A photographic perspective.

IMG_1406Resized_Fotor EARLY EDUCATION.jpg Aye Mates, I took a ride to me veterinarian's office today and had them put TRAD and his pup MAC on the scale for me. TRAD weighed in at a solid 80 pounds and MAC now 5 months old, tipped the scale at 55.8 pounds. I took pause and thought to meself just how...
by Irishwhistler
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: SOLD - DOGTRA 1900 S E-collar (Like New)
Replies: 0
Views: 594

SOLD - DOGTRA 1900 S E-collar (Like New)

I have a near new / (used twice) Dogtra 1900S E-collar for sale, only pre-owned for approximately 4 months. The first $200 offer takes it. A nice collar for primary or backup use. Price includes shipment to anywhere in the lower 48 continental USA. PM me here on this board.

Mike / Irishwhistler
by Irishwhistler
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner or Ruff Tuff
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Gunner or Ruff Tuff

ezzy333 wrote:What you need for a crate depends entirely on how you want to use it.
X2

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: View From The Pit ~ A photograph.
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: View From The Pit ~ A photograph.

MNTonester wrote:I really like the way you've treated (if that's the right word) the color in this photo. An excellent photo - worthy of a magazine cover
Thank ye most kindly Tony.

Regards,
Mike
by Irishwhistler
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: View From The Pit ~ A photograph.
Replies: 2
Views: 604

View From The Pit ~ A photograph.

P1020200 VIEW FROM THE PITResized_Fotor-1.jpg Me faithful gun dog TRAD maintains watch on the horizon for the approach o' fowl on the wing, his intensity is palpable in his steady gaze as we lay in wait in the pit blind. T'is scenes like these that have kept me a passionate fowler for nearly a half...
by Irishwhistler
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UPLAND DAZE - A photograph.
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: UPLAND DAZE - A photograph.

MNTonester wrote:Mike, I know it well. nice photo
Thank ye Tony, I am sure ye do. :D

Cheers,
Mike
by Irishwhistler
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UPLAND DAZE - A photograph.
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: UPLAND DAZE - A photograph.

Thank ye Don.
by Irishwhistler
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UPLAND DAZE - A photograph.
Replies: 4
Views: 831

UPLAND DAZE - A photograph.

DSC02047 2 UPLAND DAZE_Fotor-1Resized.jpg Seemingly me gunning Mate Scott is transfixed as he takes in the beauty o' a day in the uplands, that being so very much an integral element o' the total hunting experience. Surely all o' us that have spent time in pursuit o' game birds o'er fine gun dogs w...
by Irishwhistler
Sun May 20, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD

Max2 wrote:
Featherfinder wrote:Gotta love the expression on this pup!!
I was thinking the same exact thing ! Awesome pic ! The little guy is concentrating . :)
Chris,
Thank ye Mate. He is all business whence afield.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sun May 20, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "THE NATURAL" - A Gun Dog Hopeful
Replies: 0
Views: 432

"THE NATURAL" - A Gun Dog Hopeful

Aye Mates, Every now and then a pup comes along that makes one really stop in wonder at their natural abilities exhibited, me new pup "MAC" is just such a pup. I have been about Labrador retrievers for near four decades now and have had ample opportunity to see the gamut o' abilities that are seemin...
by Irishwhistler
Sat May 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD

thanks lads.
by Irishwhistler
Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TEAM REV - TITLES
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: TEAM REV - TITLES

shags wrote:Congrats, and good luck to Rev in his future endeavors.
THANK YE MATE.

MIKE
by Irishwhistler
Tue May 15, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD
Replies: 5
Views: 835

MAC - ON PLACE BOARD

Aye Mates, Now in his 11th week o' life and under the continual watchful eye o' THE OL' DOG WHISTLER, the wee lad "MAC" has gone from needing to be led onto the place board to now jumping up on the command "MAC - PLACE". Once atop o' the platform, MAC has learned that he is expected to SIT and to ma...
by Irishwhistler
Mon May 14, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TEAM REV - TITLES
Replies: 2
Views: 493

TEAM REV - TITLES

Aye Mates, I reported yesterday on TEAM REV - Handler Nick and Retriever SHR CHURN CREEK'S EL DIABLO NUTMEG STATE REVOLUTION JH (call name REV) having earned their 3rd qualifying leg in the Seasoned Retriever Stakes at a test hosted by the Long Island Retriever Field Trial Club. T'was the third of f...
by Irishwhistler
Sun May 13, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TEAM REV - GREAT WORK !
Replies: 0
Views: 381

TEAM REV - GREAT WORK !

Aye Mates, This afternoon I received a call from Rick, a training client, and I could hear the pride and excitement in his voice. Rick and his son Nick had travelled to Long Island for an HRC Hunt Test hosted by the Long Island Retriever Field Trial Club. Rick had contacted me some time ago about ha...
by Irishwhistler
Wed May 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: "THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.

Thanks kindly Mates.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sat May 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: "THE AWAKENING" - Part II A photo essay.

DSC04886Resized_Fotor Bird Drive Awakened.jpg With each successive retrieve made by wee MAC today, ye could just see the pup swell with pride as I bestowed heaps o' verbal praise on the lad whilst I let him possess the bird like a trophy won. MAC will have plenty o' time to work on presentation to ...
by Irishwhistler
Sat May 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.
Replies: 4
Views: 940

"THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.

Me new gun dog prospect "MAC" is now a crusty 10 week old and has been a real joy to watch o'er the last two weeks he has lived with us. The wee lad is a hooligan, fearless, handsome, and highly social with a dash o' mischievousness thrown in the mix. MAC was the lightest yellow pup of four in a bea...
by Irishwhistler
Thu May 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: "PLACE BOARD 101"

Good stuff,Irishwhistler. I been using the the PB system since the early 1990's. Easy for the dogs and handler to develop just about any behavior you want. A very simple approach to learning and advancing behaviors. The Big Cat trainers have used it for over 100 yrs years to bring Lions Tigers and ...
by Irishwhistler
Wed May 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: "PLACE BOARD 101"

Featherfinder wrote:Great stuff. Keep us posted as pup evolves.

WILL DO.
by Irishwhistler
Wed May 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: "PLACE BOARD 101"

Featherfinder wrote:Great stuff. Keep us posted as pup evolves.

WILL DO.
by Irishwhistler
Tue May 01, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

"PLACE BOARD 101"

Aye Mates, Class is in session for wee MAC as is conducted by the OL' DOG WHISTLER. I work with pups under the philosophy that every moment is a teachable opportunity. I start early on with high frequency socialization with humans and other K9's. Bolding walks to encourage both problem solving, self...
by Irishwhistler
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "AT PEACE"
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: "AT PEACE"

Sharon wrote:LOL Yep That's what my 13 year says about the young JRT

(Beautiful pic.)
Thanks Sharon.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Sad Day

Sorry for ye loss. Godspeed Winchester.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "AT PEACE"
Replies: 5
Views: 798

"AT PEACE"

"AT PEACE"
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We stand to learn so much of value from our dogs.

THE DOG WHISTLER
by Irishwhistler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet "MAC"
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Meet "MAC"

Sharon,
Thanks. Don't make promises ye can't keep. :)

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet "MAC"
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Meet "MAC"

Aye Mates, We find ourselves at that most special crossroad whence making the decision to take and start a new gun dog pup. An exciting time filled with anticipation, love, and acceptance for our newest "pack" member and one that will see us nurturing the wee lad with all the elements o' care and tr...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "CASTING THE SPELL"
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: "CASTING THE SPELL"

shags wrote:You've got that so backwards! :lol:

You are on track Mate. I own the pup's sire HR UH TTF CRAIGHORN KIFFIN TRAD SH. TRAD is an incredible gun dog, hunt test athlete, and K9 companion. This pup is destined for great things to come. :D

THE DOG WHISTLER
by Irishwhistler
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "CASTING THE SPELL"
Replies: 2
Views: 590

"CASTING THE SPELL"

"CASTING THE SPELL" DSC05143Resized.jpg So, we visited the TRAD X AUTUMN litter tonight and I cast a spell on me new gun dog prospect, a beautiful yellow male that has all the "right stuff". That gaze into me eyes is a precursor to many more such moments to come, a connection shared that will blosso...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "On The Hunt"
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: "On The Hunt"

Sharon wrote:Wow! Beautiful.
Aye Sharon,
Thank ye most kindly.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "On The Hunt"
Replies: 2
Views: 798

"On The Hunt"

Aye Mates,
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The bird drive and style o' me Labrador Retriever gun dog TRAD is illustrated in this image I captured earlier today whilst he was working a pheasant hunt for a trio o' gunners.

Cheers,
THE DOG WHISTLER
by Irishwhistler
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TEAM PLAYER
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: TEAM PLAYER

Not actually a "hare" by definition, but an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit. I grew up bunny hunting over Beagles and eating lots of rabbit. T'was delicious.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TEAM PLAYER
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

TEAM PLAYER

"TEAM PLAYER" DSC00042Resized TRAD Rabbit_Fotor-1.jpg Whilst hunting woodcock, I jumped this cottontail and decided in a snapshot of the moment that a nice rabbit dinner would be delicious. I took the bunny just as it was entering a swale and disappeared out of sight. Me gun dog TRAD was not in posi...
by Irishwhistler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "DIGNITY EARNED"
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: "DIGNITY EARNED"

Featherfinder wrote:Whomever shared this earth with a dog like that was blessed.
"SHARES" MATE, the old lass is still this side o' the turf.

Mikey
by Irishwhistler
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "DIGNITY EARNED"
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: "DIGNITY EARNED"

Featherfinder wrote:The gift to us within this portrait are the eyes. Those eyes convey the essence, the dignity, the dedication, within this dog. There is this aura of, "Remember when.....!"
Featherfinder,
Clearly ye understand Mate. Good on ye.

Cheers,
Mike
by Irishwhistler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "DIGNITY EARNED"
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: "DIGNITY EARNED"

Featherfinder wrote:Irishwhistler, what an attractive piece! Well done Sir.
Thank ye kindly Mate.

Mike
by Irishwhistler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "DIGNITY EARNED"
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: "DIGNITY EARNED"

shags wrote:Thanks. Now my eyes are leaking.

Very nice work.
Thanks kindly Shags.

Mike