We were just married that summer, almost fifty years ago now, and had moved into this luxurious rental out in the country. Actually our new home was composed of several tiny motel cabins pieced together by the landlord. With us we bought the first dog either one of us had ever owned. His name was Max and we called him The Wonder Dog because we always wondered what kind of trouble he’d be getting into next. Needless to say neither one of us knew anything about raising and training a puppy…. And it showed. Still this puppy, what they now call a “designer dog” and then known as a mutt, half Golden Retriever and half German Shorthaired Pointer, won over our hearts. Think Marley of book and movie fame…..And, of course, we had spoiled him rotten.
Max turned out to be the first in a line of excellent pheasant and grouse hunting dogs I owned. Find, point, track, and retrieve, he could do it all and was the very best......:)