Today is Floyd’s first birthday. He’s having a good day, but not a perfect day– after all, it’s not hunting season. By all estimations, Floyd had a terrific year. He’s solid on point, he knows and obeys all the commands, he honors other dogs, he retrieves happily and he has a great nose (for such a youngster). My hunting buddy and mentor says he’s never seen a more accomplished pup than Floyd. I’m sure my shooting skills will need to improve rapidly to keep up with this dog. You promised me a good gun dog– thanks for keeping that promise.