It was a "Young Shots" day on the shoot today. I took Lady beating. We generally had a lovely time of it. Lady likes working and doing stuff for me. I think she prefers it to being a peg dog which she is most of the time these days. Lots of looking at me for direction, and lots of waggy tail. We did three drives in all. She flushed two separate birds from a ditch on the first drive. She scented both birds hunkered down in the dead bracken. On the third drive I sent her in pursuit of a runner that a spaniel had given up on. She caught it after a bit of a song and dance in and out of brambles and brought it back ok, handing the "goods" over without putting it down, but she was exhausted. We only had one more drive to do but I decided she needed to stop and so I walked her back to the car an easy slow half mile down the farm lane. She's been unconscious ever since we got home about 4 hours ago. She's eight and a half and I think she's starting to show her age. She's pretty much a house pet most of the year so not as fit as she could be if, for example, I had a more active life. Sign of time marching on a bit too quick for my liking, I think. Lovely dog - but then again I'm biased!