Saturday, January 31, 2009

Daisy Feist Pups

These are Daisy pups. She had this litter recently. (All Sold)
We raised Daisy from Spook and Max and sold her as a 6 week
old pup to Brian Tobin. Because of the poor economy, Brian
moved north and we bought both Daisy and Max back from
him. Dean Wright really wanted Daisy and we gave her up.
This litter is from Daisy and Raider. We had a litter from the
same cross. Tim Taylor owns Woo from that last litter and
Tubre's own a female they call Bell. There is one female here
within a few miles of us. All three of these pups are treeing
some. Older dog pictures are of Woo and Bell. Barb said the
little pups collars denote their sex. The blue collars are boys.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wil Keen's Alamo

Wil Keen (of Amory, MS) bought a pup from me back in the summer. Aly
is out of Cork and Judge Roy Bean. Troy Vance owns both these Feists
now. Cork is out of Max and Awesome Aussie (Tim Pennington owns her
now). Judge Roy Bean is out of Zipporah and Radio Flyer. Aly is
a neice of Jr. Green's great Shammy female.

There is nothing that makes me happier that having a kid get a
dog and be able to hunt and have fun with his friend. Will said
Aly stays in the house. I am sharing one picture of Will and Aly
and one with his Grandfather! We named Aly's litter after Texas
towns. I kept a little female--Abilene--but we call her Coonie. She
is treeing up a storm.

Here is what Wil had to say in his email to me.
Aly has been a great companion dog for me and have really
enjoyed hunting and spending time with her. She stays inside
the house with our family and trees yard squirrels everytime
she is outside. She treed our house cat at three months
old and her first yard squirrel at 5 months. I hunted her
several times in areas where there were not many squirrels.
This past saturday Daddy and I went squirrel hunting on my
grandfather's farm, Loosa Yokena, south of Vicksburg. There
are lots of gray squirrels and fox squirrels there. Aly treed
twice. One tree had a fox squirrel and the other had two gray
squirrels. I killed all three. Thank you very much for allowing
me to own Alamo.
Wil Keen

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bass Reeves

We got an email and picture of Bass Reeves from
Paul Parker. Bass in out of Bonnie Sue Parker and
Shooter. We named his litter after lawmen...he is
named for the famous black US Marshall who rode for
Judge Parker. If Parker could not get anyone to go
into the Nations after an Indian outlaw...he sent
Bass Reeves. We love naming the litters after a
theme then our feeble minds can keep up with the
pups. We are proud of Bass and think our pup from
that litter, Dan Maples is going to make a good one
too. Kevin Fulgham has a sister to the two, Paisley.
Our Grandson Clayton Jones owns a female sister,
Carrie Nation "Patch". Enjoy the pictures of Bass
treeing his first squirrel and notice his parents
below his photo. That cock-eyed ear comes from ole
Betty and Larry,
Thought I'd send the latest photo of Bass. My wife was walking to the
road this week to get the mail and Bass was there with her. A squirrel ran
across his path and the race was on. Kathy said he almost caught him before
he went up the tree. He treed and watched the squirrel intensely. The
squirrel moved to another tree and another and Bass was right there with the
squirrel - barking all the way. Once the squirrel got to the big woods,
Bass lost him amongst the trees. He put forth a good effort.
His only shortcoming now is that his left ear don't flop down.
It's always up - kind of like radar. Hope you all
are well and surviving the cold winter. Won't be long until spring.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rosco and Matt Howell

Matt Howell sent this about a week ago of he and Rosco
after a hunt. I had not gotten it posted and wanted to share
the pictures. Rosco was sick. Matt took him to the vet and
he had a virus or infection; anyhow, he is back to his old self.
As owners, we have a responsibility to care for our dogs. One
sign of a sick Feist is one who is out hunting (bobbed tailed)
and their tail is down. If your dog has diarrhea, more than a
day or so...they are sick. I worked in animal health for 20 years
and I am pretty good at diagnosing and doctoring my dogs...but
if you don't know what is need to do like Matt did
and take the dog to the vet. Dogs and chickens don't mix well.
Chickens carry diseases that dogs can get. Can't spell or I would
tell you what one is called. Glad Rosco is feeling better.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coach Patterson and Nelson

Coach Adam Patterson sent these pictures from his last
squirrel hunt. He said Nelson could care less about posing
for a photo shot...he wanted a little squirrel snack! We are
proud that Nelson is doing so well for Coach!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bama and Snickers

Thanks, Pat Shores for sharing these pictures of Bama and Craig Adams' Snickers. I call that a pile of squirrels! Snickers is out of All Cranked Up and Spud. Cranky is now owned by Lawson Powers of Texas. I found this older picture Pat had sent some time is labeled
"Tyler, Bama and Miss Bell". Bama is a real nice looking dog, Pat! He looks like a Spook pup!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Paisley--The Firehouse Feist

Paisley goes to work with Kevin sometimes. She
is just waiting to go to the next fire, napping a little
on the job.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shooter Put to Test

I let Shooter out today. Afraid I might never see
him again, but he treed a squirrel and came to me
better than ever!

Betty took some videos of him treeing if you want
to see how he did. To Check out Shooter Treeing

Fitting the Dog to the Owner

Most of you that call and talk on the phone know that Shooter and
Lawson Powers were not a good match. I think it was largely my
fault. Shooter should have been matched with an older more
experienced hunter. I felt really bad for Lawson and I brought
Shooter home and let Lawson have All Cranked Up. Cranky is
rambuctous! She has never met a stranger. I have Shooter back
here on Galla Creek and Cranky has moved to Texas.

Lawson sent these pictures of his first hunt with Cranky. I
hope the two of them make a good team!

After I got Shooter back home, he seems happier to be here than ever. I
may still sell Shooter but it will have to be to the right person
and the right time!

I have always tried to do what is right with my Kennel. If all I
wanted to do was sell Kennel would have died long ago.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


This is Mo--out of Dobbs and Shooter!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Lou is out of JR. Green's Shamrock and Spud.
She acts a lot like Shammy and I hope she turns
out just like her!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Feists Moved to Thayer

Grant and Wilma Smith of Thayer, Mo. came
Sunday and picked up Galla Creek Zip and Ned.
Zip is out of Troy Vance's Zipporah and Spud
and Ned is from Spook and Max. In about a year,
Grant says they will have a litter of pups and
we have already spoken for a female.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Big Foot Sightings

Coach Fisher (who works with my wife) writes a
weekly column in the local paper. He shared this
story about seeing big foot. It was also in this
Sunday's Newpaper.

Bigfoot sighted in Yell County?

Now hold on just a minute before you run into the closet and get your gun and start rounding up a posse to go look for “Bigfoot.” I think it may be more fiction than fact, but we do need to take a look and see if we can figure out what is going on with these sightings.
First a little background information: Wikipedia defines Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, as an alleged ape-like creature purportedly inhabiting forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. Huh? A big hairy ape looking creature is what I think they meant to say. Many believers in its existence contend that the same or similar creatures are found around the world under different regional names, most prominently the Yeti of the Himalayas.
Arkansas is not unfamiliar with Bigfoot as in 1972 the good folks down at Fouke took part in a documentary that made someone close to twenty million dollars and was filmed with no more than a home video camera. “The legend of Boggy Creek” went into details and recanted stories from locals of encounters and sightings of the monster through the years.
Just in case you are wondering, I have already been in touch with my agent and if any sighting of Bigfoot in Yell County is confirmed, I will be securing the rights to the movie.
While doing a little research for this story I stumbled onto a website at and believe it or not this is the real deal. They have videos, stories and updated sighting reports from all across the country. The most recent one in Arkansas was dated January 10th but there was no information as the website said there has been no confirmation or ruling on this sighting as of yet. I sure hope that wasn’t anyone who had seen this picture before I had a chance to write this story!
There was also a sighting from 1997 near Paron, Arkansas but as I read along I figured it to be much like our sighting. You see this supposed sighting happened around deer season while a couple of buddies were out riding around in the deer woods at midnight. That pretty much says it all.
Every state in the United States has had some type of sightings over the years. Most states range from having five or six to as many as twenty. Washington State however has had 425. There must be a little something extra in the water up there.
Hawaii of all places has had nine sightings. Who knows maybe Bigfoot is looking for a tan or maybe planning on catching some waves. There have also been five sightings in the Washington D.C. area, which leads me to wonder if the President has ever seen Bigfoot.
Now as for the sighting in Yell County, it has been quite interesting to say the least. It is amazing what folks will come up with sitting by a campfire. You see the big thing in our part of the woods this year is game cameras and yes I know they have been around for quite a few years now, but they just now made it to southern Yell County.

The evening ritual during deer season was to take the game cameras from various spots on our lease over to a nearby home of one of our fellow hunters and see what had been in the food plots or under the feeders during the evening before. This in itself has created quite a stir among the folks I hunt with because we think by the end of deer season that we have no deer left and that they magically reappear the next deer season.
We never knew just how many deer we weren’t even seeing much less getting an opportunity to harvest during the year, but we now know that we have left plenty for seed.
So Mark Avery from Danville by way of Dutch Creek was one of the latest to get himself a new fangled game camera and stick it in his food plot. He had made the mistake of letting the guys know he had ordered one and it would be in the following weekend.
So with a little quick campfire planning Enoch Walker took to the internet in search of Bigfoot. It is quite amazing what a person can find on Ebay by the way, and before Avery’s game camera had even been taken out of the box, Walker had us our very own Bigfoot (costume) delivered and ready to go.
With an assist from Tommy Wells, aka Bigfoot, the hoax was on and as soon as Avery got his camera hung in a tree, Bigfoot stopped by to get his picture made dragging a deer leg behind.
The pictures have circled around the last few weeks like wildfire, but most folks who take a good look at them are quite skeptical to start with, others were ready to go hunting, and some claimed they wouldn’t be back to our neck of the woods. There are pictures hanging in businesses and all over cell phones. I have even heard the local game warden was even notified, but I am sure even Mr. Tackett got a laugh when he heard where it was from.
The only regret I have in this whole adventure was not being able to be there the evening Avery and the guys were going through the pictures on the television screen. Someone said as they scrolled through the pictures a deer was the first to appear, then a crow or two, and as Bigfoot came onto the screen Avery fell backwards out of the stool he was sitting on. That would have been the best sighting of all.
Coach Joey Fisher

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sq. Dog + Kids = FUN!

These youngsters in Texas had a great time
on a sq. hunt with Pris, Granddaughter of
Old Rowdy. I bet they thought it was a lot
more entertaining than a video game...this
was live!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Paladin & Carolina Crossfire

I am going to breed Carolina Crossfire--
little bench legged Feist from Charlie Cross'
Brownie to Paladin. Paladin is out of Jim E
Sue and G. W. Carver. I sold him to Steve
Warren who lives near me. He has turned into
a great sq. dog. I crossed Carolina with
Carver and got really good pups so I think
this cross will work well since Paladin is
a son of Carver. Even though, Paladin is
brindle colored he looks a lot like Matt
Howell's Rosco. They are half brothers.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Got this email from Kevin Fulgham about
Paisley--she is out of Bonnie Sue Parker
and Shooter! She sure has those Shooter
ears! Here's Kevin's story:
Paisley got her one today. We got to the woods late today but she found one on the ground and the chase on. She ran it up a tall oak and lost sight of it but she did not leave the tree. I finally saw it at the top and with the light loads I was shooting I just ran it up and down the limb. lol After a good hit Rusty and I were waiting for it to fall when a hawk decided he wanted a wounded squirrel so we had to fire two shots toward him to run him off then it fell on out. What would you tell a pup that a hawk got it's She is 5 1/2 months old now and still has alot of puppy in her but if she can ever see a squirrel she is very gritty. She thinks all squirrel are hers and this past weekend she learned a lesson that you don't take a squirrel from a 5 year old cur.

The other pic is of the Spitz/feist pup that I got for Rusty. This pup is gonna be a good one, she has ALOT of hunt in her. I really think by her being a little ahead of Paisley that she'll help pull Paisley along. Older dogs get too far out and she won't go out with them but Cricket hunts closer and it has help to extend Paisley's range. The only thing I can find wrong with Cricket is that she is not a Galla Creek feist. Thanks for all y'all do. Kevin

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What you like

Depends on what you hunted with when
you were young!

Julian Swann grew up hunting with Cur dogs.
He tried several of Galla Feists--including
Nogo Nell and Brown Sugar! He really just
did not like hunting with the little dogs.
So Tim Taylor ended up with these two Feists
and Julian got him another Black Mouth Cur.
Her name is Jessie and he sent this picture
of her on the tree--at only 4 and a half
months. I guess I say...whatever melts your

I had Feists when I was young.My Grandpa and Uncle
Joe Standridge always hunted with the little Feist
and they are what I enjoy hunting with! The Ozark Mt.
hillbillies could not always afford to feed a
hound and the little Feist would do everything
the big hound did except eat a bunch! I say
poor man has poor ways and I still do! But I
understand that some folks prefer a bigger dog
and respect their opinions!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Baby Face Doing Fine!

Coach Patterson sent us a photo of
Nelson's last hunt. His email is copied


Here is a picture of Nelson from Sunday afternoon.
I usually don't try to kill this many squirrels, but
I was invited to hunt on a farm with four other guys.
They killed most of them, and I had to clean them.
We will definitely eat them all. Nelson was treeing
as fast as we could get to him. There were lots of
squirrels at this farm. Have a great week.

Adam Patterson

Old Rowdy Granddaughter!

Three Generations--
Langford's Rowdy
Bruce Bilhovde's Mt. View Pepper
Prissie--owned by Texboy on Sq. Dog--Phillip Scroggins
of Texas.
Phillip said he tried training a sq. dog and
it did not work well for him. Bruce sold him Pris trained.
He said she is real, real smart. Rings the door bell when
she wants to come inside. She is bred to Tommy Collin's
Dan male. Dan is out of Nogo Nell and Romeo. Both Romeo
and Nell go back to Old Rowdy. These pups should show
a lot of Rowdy genes. They should have big hearts!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rosco's First Win!

Congratulations to Rosco and Matt Howell.
They competed in their first competition
hunt--Piney Creeks Sq. Hunters. Rosco took
4th place (19 dogs). Matt was pleased since
it was a new experience for the both of them.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Matt's Dad and Rosco

Rosco belongs to Coach Matt Howell. He
is out of G. W. Carver and Spook. This is
Matt's Dad and their catch over Matt's
Christmas break from school.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Girls Can Too!

Mrs. Vickie Green sent this picture of her and
her daughter...they took Shammy on a hunt and
nabbed all these squirrels and I think she said 3
coon...wonder if she let Jr. tag along!

Friday, January 09, 2009

What a Gift

Today I received this as a gift. I am very
humbled. I don't think I have ever received a
gift that I wanted more or I am more thankful
of. I can't wait to use it. I am reading the book
tonight and plan to give it a try tomorrow.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wayne Hawkins Feists

Galla Creek Gunner--parents Lia and Spud
Galla Creek Babe--Parents Opal and Spud
Galla Creek Sparkle--Parents MaBelle Carter and Amos

Gunner again!
Did You Know?

1. A dog's nose is as unique as a human's figureprint and can be used for identification.

2. Dogs have 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth.

3. A dog has 220 million scent receptors in its nose while a human has 5 million.

4. Dogs yawn to calm themselves and others. And a dog owner can calm a stressed dog by yawning in a exaggerated manner. The dog will immediately take note.

5. Dogs' only sweat glands are between their paws.

6. Normal dogs can learn new things at any age, up until their mental capacities begin to decline in old age.

7. Dogs are omnivores which means they'll eat plant matter as well as meat. Eating grass is normal behavior for a dog. They may eat grass when they have a stomache ache or just for the enjoyment of eating it.