Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tressie's Long Hunt

Rodney Fontaine took Tressie to the woods.

She hunted hard and enjoyed the rest on her

way home!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fred Allen 1953-2008

Fred L. Allen

Services for Fred L. Allen, 54, Dickson,
will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30,
2008, at Griffin-Hillcrest chapel. Interment
will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born on Nov. 9, 1953, in Lindsay to Gene and
Mary Bittle Allen, he died on Jan. 27, 2008,
in Love County. He was preceded in death
by his parents.
Fred graduated from Dickson High School
and worked for Valero Refinery the past 20
years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and
member of Red River India Shrine Temple.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include a son, Trevor J. Allen
and wife, Lacy, Durant; a daughter, Mary
Montanna Ducharme and husband, Billy,
and a grandchild, Halie Ducharme, all of
Marietta; a sister, Connie Allen, Denver;
a brother, Scott Allen, Indiana; and his
special friend, Melissa Windham, Ardmore.
Bearers will be Jim Fischer, Thad Sandusky,
Jim Garner, David David, Tim McCullers and
Charles Allison.

Fred came to Galla Creek last fall and bought
a Spud/Carolina pup. We called her Stitch, but
he changed her name to Jessie. He loved that
dog and emailed us recently that he wanted
another one from the same cross next litter.

We have no guarantee of a certain number
of days. We don't all even get 4 score and 10.
I say go hunting today...tomorrow may never

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson is of the same litter as
Bonnie Sue and Floyd. I took this in 2005
before I sold him to Adam Patterson in MS.
Patterson called recently and said Nelson
was doing great.

Mississippi Squirrel Revival--Ray Stevens

Have a good laugh!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lia and Spud

When out hunting I can usually call my dogs in
by honking the horn of the truck...if they are
treed they will not come. If dogs get over a
little hill or a big one sometimes you can
hardly hear them. Here are Spud and Lia
coming back when I told them to! I am going
hunting today. Big question is who will I take...
I am taking Slew as I am trying to get her in
some squirrels. Who else goes...well I have a
big list to choose from? Who would you take
if you were me? I have Dobs, Spook, Cranky,
Jim E, Carolina, Lia, Bonnie Sue Parker, Bell
Starr, Spud, Stuart, and I bet I left forget one.
In 6 month old dogs...I have Randi, Ditto, Dot,
Good Gollie, Ollie. I only hunt one or two dogs
at a time so usually 4 is all I haul. Let you know
tomorrow who got to go. It is supposed to be 60
or 70 here today.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Shammy and Buckeroo!

Jr. Green shared these photos of Shammy and Buckeroo.
They treed several squirrels but the ole coon thought he
could get the best of them. Buck is a grandson of Ole Rowdy.
Shammy is a daughter of Pepper (Awesome Aussie) and Max.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Little Brown Sugar Treed!

She's gone to Alabamy
Took my heart along
On the trees in Alabamy
She sangs a sugar song!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Can you Spot the Feist?

Amy in Michigan is buying another Feist...she
has one Tweek! Tweek is a fly baller. Amy is
coming to Arkansas to pick up her Feist pup
when the time comes. She sent this to us as
a Christmas card ...I don't know if all these
are her dogs, but if they are you can tell she
is a dog lover!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Floyd/Tia Pup

All the Floyd Tia pups are now sold. I like
this one...looks like Spud, Tia, and Spook.
He is going to Alabama!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tack's New Home!

Tack's new home that his friend Wayne
built is so nice...I could live
near the bed!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Tressie showing off!

Tressie is not just smart and squirrelly. She is
snappy too! She won a first at the Dog Show.
Now, we are not surprised as we knew she was

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Carter and his Feist Haley

Went on a hunt yesterday with Shawn Brown and his step-son,
Carter and Carter's Feist, Haley. It was really cold and either
the squirrels weren't stirring or there just aren't many out there.
Here is our one score. I promised Carter I would post his picture
on the here it is, Carter.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Astrid and Opal Squirrel Hunting

Well, if you listen I am huffing
and puffing because Opal treed way
up a big hill. Also, little 7 year
old Astrid is shooting into the hole
where the squirrel is. You can hear the pop of her little gun and
hear her say "talk to 'em girl" and
"out of bbs". This video is precious to me.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Pretty Boy Floyd

The top photo is of Floyd pouting because Dean
went squirrel hunting with the young dogs and
he did not get to go. The bottom two are of him
treeing as Dean felt sorry for him and took him
along. He treed several. Dean got 6 squirrels in
less than 2 hours and that is pretty good work!
The Story of Floyd, Dean and Barb
Galla Creek had a litter of pups out of Spook
and Max. We named them after outlaws--
4 males, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face
Nelson, Bugsy Seigel, and Clyde Barrow.
There was one female in the litter--Bonnie
Sue Parker. Barb has a daycare and had
a black and tan Feist that was good with
the kids in her care. He got a bad disease--
can't remember what it was--but when she
lost her Feist she wanted another one. She
looked on the internet and found our Feists
in AR...she fell in love with the white male,
Barb and Dean live in up state Ohio
and Dean kept Beagles to rabbit hunt, but
he really wasn't a big squirrel hunter.
Well, Barb told Dean she wanted a Feist
and a certain one in AR....Dean thought
she could find one a little closer to home.
Barb had her heart set on sure
'nuf Dean drove all the way here and got
Floyd for her. Now all these years later
the Feist is Deans and the Wrights
have made more trips to Galla Creek and
have a whole Kennel of Feists. Dean does
not rabbit hunt as much as he used to...he
is busy squirrel hunting!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sadie Bell's Hunt

Sadie, working with her owner Lee Moore
in Mississippi, out of Opaland Spud. We own her sister Ollie.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Galla Creek Ann

Ann is out of Sparky and Amos. We have her
sister, Good Gollie! Tom Collins in Texas
owns Ann. Ann's already treeing!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Rodney Fontaine

Rodney is working Tressie with a squirrel

tail here. He said she wanted it but did not hint for getting a dog to bark is to

get them really excited about what ever

they are doing and I can nearly always make

them bark. I think Tressie's bark will come.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Galla Creek Dan

Dan is out of Nogo Nell and Amos Moses. He really
has the build of Nell. Tom Collins of Texas owns
Dan. He has a pup out of Sparky and Amos, Ann.
Both his pups are treeing and he loves them.
That is always the best part of the conversation
when we talk to folks about Galla Creek Feist...
they love the dogs. We want to raise excellent
squirrel dogs, but we want them in the hands
of responsible owners so they will have a good
Dan and Ann are both treeing up a storm.
We heard from Baby Face Nelson yesterday.
Adam Patterson of MS owns him. He said
they had a good hunt and Nelson treed a
bunch. Adam killed eight and it did not
take long. Wish he would send us a
picture of Nelson on the tree. Nelson is
from the same litter as: Bonnie Sue
Parker and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Opal and Brown Sugar

Opal and Sugar take a rest during a hunt

last December. We sold Sugar to Julian

Swann. Really miss her!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Moonshine Fizz

This is Moonshine Fizz out of Nogo Red and Romeo. Red was
a full littermate to Nell. There was no training to Fizz. She
started treeing at about 7 months and just kept going. I sold
her last winter. I hope she is getting to hunt this season!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Old Rowdy

I found this photo of Rowdy in 2005. He was
about 15 and lived until July 2007. He sired
a lot of good squirrel dogs and was a special
dog himself.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Forest Rest

Yesterday deep in the National Forest I
stumbled across this little resting place.
Others had hunted there before me and
others will follow me. I try to respect the
forest and the animals there. I am not
the first hunter and don't want to be the
last one either.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Two Tia Pups

Back when Tia was our Feist...she had a litter
of pups and Romeo was the father. I found
this old picture of two of the pups with Astrid
and Ingrid...seems like a long time ago because
Astrid will soon be 8 and Ingrid is 6.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Floyd/Tia Pups

The Wrights (they live in Ashland, Ohio) have
these two pups left from the Floyd/Tia litter.
You can reach them at
or call 419 945 2178
Price is $300.00 each and both are males.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Responsible Owners

What does every dog deserve?
1. Food
2. Shelter
3. Exercise
4. Caring Attention
Everyone who owns a dog should provide
food, shelter, exercise and caring attention
to their pet. Randy Fontaine sent pictures
of the home he had fixed for Tressie and
we can see that she is going to receive all 4 of
the basic dog needs!

Saturday, January 05, 2008


Fred Allen's crappie fetch in OK!

Matt Howell and his nephew, Andrew, caught
these Crappie last summer--they look tastey.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Tressie and Jessie

Here are Tressie and Jessie. They are out of
Carolina Crossfire and Spud. Tressie is in
Virginia and Jessie way out in Ardmore, Ok.
Carolina Crossfire is out
of Charlie Cross' Brownie and is a little bench
legged North Carolina Feist. Jessie's owner,
Fred Allen, wants a pup from the next Spud/
Carlina litter and we do too!