Well, I just finished my 4th Thanksgiving meal. I now look like a bull buffalo, and for some reason, my pants have shrunk! Tomorrow begins a day of reckoning for my fat fanny. My weight loss goal is to be able to clip my toenails and breathe at the same time.


However, we have so many blessings to count this season. Despite current events and protests from the ignorant and uneducated, we still live in the greatest nation on earth. I have always been reluctant to name my blessings when I’m talking to my God for fear that any, I forget could be taken away from me when I wake up. One tends to forget the small blessings such as the ability to walk until we see a man with no legs.


We are off to a great start at Riverview this season although the birds are definitely ahead of the hunters at this point. I fear that some of our dogs might bite our hunters on the fanny unless our shooting skills improve. But, everyone is having a blast! Our pointing and retrieving dogs have already worked themselves into championship shape since they began conditioning in mid-September.


Our hunting courses are in great shape, and we are finally receiving beneficial rains. We had a very early killing frost for our area in late October. All of that sour vegetation from the frost is gone, and the scenting conditions for the dogs are excellent. One of the guides informed me that scenting conditions are so good that he’s having to tape one dog’s nostrils shut to keep them from pointing two coveys at the same time. Of course, our guides are consummate professionals – – when it comes to exaggerating.


As I enjoy doing, please allow me to close with a few thoughts from a strangely wired brain:

1)The older I get, the more I understand why roosters just scream to start their day.

2) The biggest joke on mankind is that computers have begun asking people to prove that they are not robots.

3) When a grandchild says, “Papa, I would like to speak to grandma”, that’s the kid version of “I’d like to speak to your supervisor.”

4)If Adam and Eve had been Cajuns, they would have eaten the snake rather than the apple and saved us a world of trouble.

5) I have many hidden talents. I just wish that I could remember where I hid them.


OK, that’s enough of my ramblings. I hope that you and your families had a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving! Take care, and may God bless you all!