Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery: Washingtonville, NY

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Continuing along the Shawangunk Wine Trail during our anniversary camping trip, we were sure to stop at Brotherhood.

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Established in 1839, this winery is located in the village of Washingtonville, in Orange County, New York.  This winery really has some great history behind it!

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Dutchess County Fair Dock Diving Event, Rhinebeck, NY

Cello participated in the Dutchess County Fair dock diving competition hosted by DockDogs WorldWide.  Although she did not perform well, Cello had a blast diving into the pool, Hooch enjoyed MUCH attention from visitors, and Brian and I had a nice time spending the day with fellow dock diving competitors! 

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While at this event, Cello met another dock diving GSP named Cody!  Cody’s parents found him listed on Craig’s list!!  They saved this handsome GSP, and have seen him through cancer.  Cody is a GREAT pup.  A couple of weeks after this event, we have received the sad news that Cody has cancer again.  He will be going through chemotherapy treatments – please keep this baby in your thoughts and prayers.

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Cody is an awesome diver!!

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Dave, Cody, Brian, and Cello:

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This fair was HUGE with lots of cool competitions involving horses and blacksmiths.

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A parade of Clydesdale horses and a carousel came by every day!

Cello’s results from this weekend:

Saturday:

17′ 7       19’4″       DID NOT PLACE

19’2″      19′ 4″      DID NOT PLACE

19′ 0″     18′ 9″      DID NOT PLACE

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Sunday:

18′ 10″        19′ 4″         DID NOT PLACE

18′ 9″           19′ 1″        DID NOT PLACE

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Cello in action:

Cello in Slo-Mo:

Overall, it was a fun weekend at a HUGE and interesting fair!

Meet Bob!

Meet Bob!

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Today we did a transport for Pointer Rescue, Org (PRO).  We picked up an English Pointer named Bob in South Jersey, and drove him to an airport in North Jersey for a private flight! Bob started out in Tennessee and is in transport to his foster home in Maine!  

We had the pleasure of spending an hour with him in the car as we drove him to an airport in North Jersey, to meet Sam the Pilot.  During our ride, Bob was an absolute angel…he played with his chew toys, enjoyed looking out the window, and snoozed on my lap for over a half-hour! 

We picked up Bob from PRO volunteer, Kelsey:

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Look at this face!…

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Catching a snooze…

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PRO volunteers Sam and Jaya offered to do a leg of this transport by AIR in Sam’s plane! (How cool is that?!)  Sam and Jaya flew Bob to Connecticut, for Bob to catch his next car ride closer to his foster home.

Bob going out to the plane with Sam and Jaya:

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Sam boarding the plane (look closely – Sam is lifting Bob in to the plane in this picture):

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Bye Bye, Bob, Jaya, and Sam! (Video of Bob taking flight!)

Views from Bob’s flight:

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…and thanks to Sam and Jaya, Bob safely landed in Connecticut:

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Best wishes to Sam on the rest of his car rides to Maine…and to finding a forever home and family to start his new life with !

Unfortunately, English Pointers end up as strays, abandoned, or (if lucky) in rescue because like German Shorthaired Pointers, they are very active. The English Pointer is also bred to be a hunting dog who can work in the field ALL day long. If not properly exercised, these beautiful pups can be a bit too much for people who have not researched the breed before getting that cute little puppy they fell in love with.  Sometimes pointers are given up by hunters because they don’t hunt well or are gun-shy. Pointers are extremely sweet and loving and are sure to charm their way into your heart!

Thinking of a pointer?  Think rescue!  the Pointer Rescue, Org (PRO) is a non-profit group of coordinators and volunteers across the United States dedicated to the rescue of purebred Pointers (sometimes called English or American Field Pointers). Contact them to inquire about Bob, Pointers in general, or to find out how you can volunteer to help this wonderful breed!