Saturday, December 3, 2016

Don't Go Blind

Get up before first light, scan the perimeter and head down the road to the Cowboy Church's men's prayer breakfast; good bunch of guys. Then visit the sick and drive back to the Compound to take care of business. A pretty regular Friday morning, and then I got the call.

"Hey, LSP, I've got oars."
"Oars?" I replied, sharp as a tack. 
"Yes, oars. To activate that boat. See you at the lease in an hour."
"Right on."

Look. Oars and a YETI. #TrumpsAmerica

Before too long I was staring at the old V Hull on the banks of the Big Pond, while GWB wrestled with oars. The idea being to get the thing in working order to serve as a short order duck craft and fishing boat. Get out there, round up those decoys and ducks and catch those monster bass, type of deal.

A Duck Hunter

Sure enough, the oars worked and worked well, though I dismally failed to catch anything. Still, it was neat to navigate the pond and check out potential places to shoot from the water.

Blind as a Bat 

Blue Champion had a good time too, rolling about in the field, challenging aggressive cows and generally carrying on like a dog. It was good for him to get out and though he's pretty blind these days it doesn't seem to faze him. He's well capable of running on nose and ears.

A Typical Blind

Recce patrol over, it was time to return to the Compound, "See you tomorrow at 0600," said GWB, who's an avid duck hunter. Well, I woke up at 0500 to the sound of pounding rain and promptly fell back to sleep.

Next time.



Jules said...

It's not as nice a say yacht but it's a good start.

What is a "Blind" ? Is this some sort of male, camouflage cave so that birds can't see you? Do you go blind inside from excessive male activity? Is there a bar inside?

LSP said...

Jules, it seemed mostly watertight... but I am looking forward to the yacht.

Blinds are these places where birds go blind when they fly by them. Hunters mostly don't go blind in them, although sometimes they do contain bars. I didn't look inside the YETI...

Adrienne said...

Blue Sightseeing is losing his eyesight? What's up with that??

LL said...

Blue Companion has seen better days (sort of like me), but he's still keen and a good friend.

Sorry about the weather. Blame Hillary.

LSP said...

It's a breed issue, Adrienne, but he seems OK with it.

LSP said...

Well said, LL. Thanks a lot, Hillary.

I wasn't going to drive down winding lanes in the pounding rain in the dark to sit in the blind. But there'll be a return match.

LindaG said...

Yep. Rain here, too. And tomorrow, And Monday.
Glad you and Blue got some fresh air before the rain.

Be safe and God bless you all.

Brig said...

We had a boat like that on the home ranch on one of the ponds, what fun.
Sorry to hear Blue has failing vision, though dogs seem to adapt fairly well. You should read Walter the farting dog to him. It's very uplifting...

GruntOfMonteCristo said...

"Walter the farting dog?" You have a very eclectic library, Brig!

LSP - Sorry to hear Blue is going blind. Our Aussie red heeler just went almost completely deaf. Don't know why it happened so quickly, but luckily he still has his sight and smell.

Brig said...

Yep, I do have a very eclectic library, and "Walter the Farting Dog" is part of it. My grandkids love that book! So did my Aussie blue heeler, Jack the farting dog!