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It's still a little bit warm here but yes in only a week and a half ruff grouse season opens. I swear the dog knows it too. While I was a big fan of purple shells and a pointer growing up when I was younger I now hunt with a flusher. Allowing myself to throw all etiquette to the curb and stack my pipes OU, with the if it flies it dies rule of thumb. I have a good friend which I will spend several weeks with once again this year who has 3 FB, they all have a set of wheels on them. Great dogs. Can't wait to see pics of your Britts. Good luck!
I bolded your excellent rule. No grouse where I am at. Pheasant and Quail in about a month and a half. Ducks and geese in 3 and a half weeks.

Enlighten me, what breed do you mean by FB?
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Yes, post pics.

What do you do with shot doves?

lefty

Wrap the breasts in bacon and grill them. Serve them with roasted sweet potatoes or some celery root and copious amounts of wine or beer. They are a little too small to prepare like squab but they have a very rich flavor. I dont find them to be the least bit gamey. In fact they have almost a liver consistency although they are milder in flavor than liver.
post #2942 of 3618
got the ultrasound done, most likely lymphoma. frown.gif i think we're probably going to do a course of chemo.
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Wrap the breasts in bacon and grill them. Serve them with roasted sweet potatoes or some celery root and copious amounts of wine or beer. They are a little too small to prepare like squab but they have a very rich flavor. I dont find them to be the least bit gamey. In fact they have almost a liver consistency although they are milder in flavor than liver.

Had dove pate some years ago at a fancy restaurant, the chef wasn't pleased with my reaction. shog[1].gif

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got the ultrasound done, most likely lymphoma. frown.gif i think we're probably going to do a course of chemo.

Damn. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

got the ultrasound done, most likely lymphoma. frown.gif i think we're probably going to do a course of chemo.

Sorry to hear that. Nothing worse than a sick dog. Always gets to me in different way.
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I bolded your excellent rule. No grouse where I am at. Pheasant and Quail in about a month and a half. Ducks and geese in 3 and a half weeks.
Enlighten me, what breed do you mean by FB?
Wrap the breasts in bacon and grill them. Serve them with roasted sweet potatoes or some celery root and copious amounts of wine or beer. They are a little too small to prepare like squab but they have a very rich flavor. I dont find them to be the least bit gamey. In fact they have almost a liver consistency although they are milder in flavor than liver.

 

Sorry about that. FB = French Brittany AKA: the epagneul breton. 

 

I spend the first couple of weeks in November in SD pheasant hunting with several other retired military gentleman. It is our official Veteran's day hunt and a great time. If you ever get a chance to hunt phez in SD I would highly recommend it. When that many wild birds take flight at once it can test any dog. And your own ability to NOT flock shoot LOL.

 

Great dove recipe you have there. Seems like all great recipes start with first you unwrap a pound of bacon... No matter how you do it they are better than woodcock!

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Originally Posted by Wallcloud View Post

I bolded your excellent rule. No grouse where I am at. Pheasant and Quail in about a month and a half. Ducks and geese in 3 and a half weeks.
Enlighten me, what breed do you mean by FB?
Wrap the breasts in bacon and grill them. Serve them with roasted sweet potatoes or some celery root and copious amounts of wine or beer. They are a little too small to prepare like squab but they have a very rich flavor. I dont find them to be the least bit gamey. In fact they have almost a liver consistency although they are milder in flavor than liver.

 

Sounds tasty. Are these Mourning Doves or another variety?

 

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got the ultrasound done, most likely lymphoma. frown.gif i think we're probably going to do a course of chemo.

 

Sucks. Good luck.

 

lefty

post #2947 of 3618
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got the ultrasound done, most likely lymphoma. frown.gif i think we're probably going to do a course of chemo.

Sorry to hear it Teger.
post #2948 of 3618
yea I'm pretty heartbroken. I guess the only bright side is that lymphoma is very treatable, and she could have as much as 2 years left.
post #2949 of 3618
Sorry to hear this, Teger, but as they say, every dog is a heartbreak waiting to happen.

Are you really sure you want to go through with an aggressive program of therapy? It is going to be rough on the dog in all probability, and it's going to cost you a bundle. (The Devii's Arithmetic, I know.) My last bitch, Tessa, was diagnosed with lymphoma. We put her on Prednizone. She thrived for about a month, then began slipping again. It was obvious when she was finished, and I had her put down. In all, from diagnosis to the end, it was about 2 1/2 months.
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Not to be a downer Teger but I went through the same thing - prednizone > a small recovery > quick decline.

 

Good luck.

 

lefty

post #2951 of 3618
Yah Teger. You gotta also understand whether your dog would be happy with what you are doing.
post #2952 of 3618
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And he and his GF are the best to decide that.

 

FWIW, t's a fairly simple equation - the animal's quality of life over your love and attachment to the animal. 

 

Good luck, Teger.

 

lefty

post #2953 of 3618
yea we're going to probably meet with an oncologist next week once we get confirmation (doing the needle biopsy tonight actually). from what I've read, the chemotherapy regimens can range in cost from about $1,500 to about $6,000, but even the cheaper ones are very effective, and remission rates are 60 - 80% even in Stage IV or V cancers. the chemotherapy drugs, combined with the prednisone (which she'll go on no matter what), apparently give the dog a very high quality of life, and if the dog needs to be put to sleep it becomes very obvious very quickly -- the remission ends and the cancer comes back. if you treat with just prednisone, which will eliminate most of the symptoms, the dog can live for 6 to 8 weeks. it's always a question of cost vs outcome balanced against how the dog is going.
post #2954 of 3618
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You have all the facts, so good luck with the decision.

 

I'll add something that I always thought was very smart when it comes to euthanizing an animal (Jan will know the source).

 

"You put a dog down when there's still something left of him other than his wounds."

 

lefty

post #2955 of 3618
I don't mean to come across as too cynical,Teger, but most, if not all, veterinarians these days are going try to really aggressively up-sell courses of treatment to you. You easily could be out thousands of dollars and still lose your girl in short order.

I've had to decree the deaths of my last three dogs, and in all cases, especially the last two, I would have wanted exactly the same thing done to me in the same circumstances.
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