Monday, November 30, 2009

Lucy and her Gang

We named Lucy Shambry but the Riley's call her Lucy. We are always thrilled to hear of our Galla dogs and this was a sweet treat! Here is the email:
These pictures were taken this week 11-26 & 27, 2009 - - this is Lucy - - - - you had named her Shambry - parents are Radio Flyerand Bonnie Sue Parker - she was born April 21, 2009 - she is a member of our family - - -Last Saturday morning, she treed 5 squirrels and we got 5 squirrels. We were on a deer hunting trip over Thanksgiving - She loved camp! We love her!!!!
Dennis and Mary and Samantha Riley
Cherry Valley, Arkansas

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snickers Tailgatin'

We got an email From Craig Adams of Texas and new pictures of Snickers. She treed this squirrel by scent and we are proud she is putting it all together. Here is Craig's message:
Hello LARRY and MRS.BETTY, Thought I would send yall a email and wish yall a happy Thanksgiving and send a few pictures. This is the first squirrel snickers has treed by scent. She kept going to the tree and looking up and around for the squirrel to move, once I tied her to the tree she barked a few times. I managed to knock the squirrel out to her. My wife told me to take her dog roscoe but as you can see he wasn't up to the task. He said it was too cold outside. lol hope yall like them. CRAIG

Friday, November 27, 2009

Another Rowdy

Robert Burris of Opelousa, LA sent pictures of Popular Grove Rowdy he had taken. One is the day we met and he got his pup. The other one when Rowdy was just a pup was showing him what a crawfish boil was. Robert wrote a letter about Rowdy and I am going to type part of it in. We appreciate him taking the time to send a snail mail letter and real pictures so we could see Rowdy again. He is out of Pris (granddaughter of Old Rowdy) and Dan (Grandson of Old Rowdy twice) and he sure looks like old Rowdy's son we once owned out of Bell and Rowdy! Thanks again, Robert and we hope you will write again. Letter below--
Mr. Larry,
Here are the pictures I promised. We could not be more prould of Lil Rowdy! He is smart, friendly and hard hunting and his progress continues. I have been hunting him with Lemon Drop, a finished Feist I got from Bill Bradford. He is going to Mr. Bradford's training pen three months and that should finish him out. I will probably want another pup in the spring--a little girl from Ohio Lia and I hope you breed her to Spud.
Thanks Again, Robert Burris

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we are thankful for family, friends and Feists...oh yes, fish!
Wayne Hawkins shared some photos with us including this photo of his Smallmouth catch near Mineral Bluff, Georgia! Wayne, what is the name of that Lake you live near?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cold Springs Rosco

When Matt Howell came this week he said Rosco was the squirrel dog he had always dreamed of owning. Rosco is out of Spook and G. W. Carver and we are proud to have helped Matt's dream come true.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pond Fishing

We have a pond full of fish in the Meadow. This is Ethan Duvall from Ohio. He was visiting here and his Dad said he wished he could let Ethan catch a fish. I said bring him to my Meadow Pond.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Deputy and Dixie

Coach Matt Howell of Mansfield, Ar came by Sunday returning home after going deer hunting in Heber Springs. He took Dixie along and when deer hunting was over he took her on a little squirrel hunt. Dixie (out of Dobs and Max) treed her first squirrel and Matt shot it out to her. She brought the squirrel to him. He said she even timbered it a good ways. Matt said Dixie's first squirrel was more exciting than getting a deer.

This is Dixie's littermate Deputy. He lives with the Westbrook's in Texas. Jo sent us his picture and a little news about what he is doing. He will be jealous when he learns his sister has already treed her first squirrel. I bet he is right behing her! Her is Jo's email:
Hi Larry and Betty,
Just thought I would send some pictures of Deputy. We call him Trooper. Danny has been working with him on a caged squirrel and putting a squirrel tail on a fishing rod and having them chase it up a tree. The one picture is Trooper and the pups out of The Vance's Judge Roy Bean looking up on the wood shed at the squirrel tail. They love to play that game. They sure are smart and keeps a good eye looking up. And as you can see Trooper is sitting on his perch on my chair, in the house. He has not made it to the kennel yet. I have spoiled him and he sleeps at the foot of my bed. Spoiled ! He is going to make a great squirrel dog.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Onyx Game Cam

Coach Joey Fisher shared some of his Onyx game camera photos. You can barely see the big
one in the distance as he is wearing camo.
The nights this guy comes around no one else is allowed. He sleeps then eats and it continues all night. All other visitor are bared from the table.
The three amigos came by one night before the action got heavy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dobs Six Girls

Dobs and Judge Roy Bean have six female pups! What luck that Troy Vance has. In all the litters I have raised, I have had all male pups more than once, but never all female!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Billy Graham

Looks like the Preacher has settled right in to his home in Hawkins, Texas with the Vances. He is dreaming of a great revival in the woods.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kevin Fulgham & Stuart

Kevin Fulgham & Clinton have been hunting with Stuart this season and Kevin says he is putting it all together. They went with some of Kevin's friends and their dogs too. Squirrel hunting is all about fellowship.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Rowdy!

Robert Burris sent me an update on the pup he got from Old Rowdy's granddaughter and Galla Creek Dan. He named his pup Rowdy after his Grandfather. Dan is out of Nogo Nell (old Rowdy daughter) and Romeo (Old Rowdy Grandson). So Old rowdy was in his pedigree 3 times. He even looks like the Old man. Here is his email and hopefully he will send us some pictures by snail mail like he promised.
Dear Mr. Larry, This is just a little note to let you know that the pup I bought from you treed his first squirrel by himself last week just before he turned 8 months old. By scent only! He bayed it for a good while. I will send you more info and pictures by way of real mail because I do not know how to do it on the computer. Thanks again for letting me get such a great pup. Rob Burris

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Keith Stanton and Pence

Keith Stanton of near Pine Bluff has picked Pence (Spook/Shooter) as his new squirrel dog. Keith has a male dog out of Annie Oakley. When he came to Galla Creek, memories rushed in of days when Annie Oakley and Pasty Montana were pups here long ago. Annie and Patsy's parents are Belle Starr and Ole Max, born in the spring of 2004. Annie is almost 6 years old now. I would love for David Lynch to send me a picture of her. Keith said Annie was a humdinger of a squirrel dog. She rules the Lynch household and also the woods. Patsy Montana moved all the way to South Carolina; a deputy sheriff in a smaller town there owns her. After Patsy left we have not heard from her. I wish all the folks who own a Galla Creek dog would send me a picture! Sure hope Keith will share photos of 6 Pence along the way!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Last Ollie Pup Gone

Larry Epperson came and picked up Max Lucado. He is going to call him Twig and that name fits him. Larry brought our stud fee pups from Lacy J. Twig loves the riding around on the Mule. We already have him spoiled for Larry and Jo.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Preacher holds Revival in Texas

Billy Graham is down in Texas having revival at the Troy Vance home. They came yesterday from Texas and took the Preacher to Texas country. They brought their friend Alison "Alley Cat" with them to get Preacher. She and Siggie made fast friends. Siggie is holding Max Lucado who is now at home with Larry and Jo Ellingson. Preacher is Max made over. He is out of Olive Oyl and Max. All Ollie pups are gone from Galla Creek now and we are missing them.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Texas Kitty

Troy Vance's game camera snapped this photo. Pretty big Kitty.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Galla Creek Gum Drop

Drop has a new home with the Roy Tolbert family of Dover, Tenn. Roy has just retired from the United States Military--39 years as a Green Beret. The Tolbert's have an older Feist and Drop will be a new addition to their family. They were vacationing at Branson, Mo. and we met them at Harrison with Drop. The picture includes: Roy, Mary Susan and Wesley Tolbert with Drop. They sent this email about how Drop was fitting into the family. They are still at Branson, Mo.
in their camper. Here is what she said:
Betty and Larry,
We just wanted to let you know that Drop has settled in nicely. She is running around the camper like a tornado right now after a nap! :-) She is the perfect puppy for us. We are thrilled with her and wanted you to know how well she is doing. She took to the leash without any problems at all and goes for long walks every day.
Thanks and take care.
Roy and Mary Susan Tolbert

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rev. James Lybrand's Cedar

Cedar is out of a Old Rowdy daughter and Shooter. Rev. James Lybrand of Mena bought Cedar from a man in Yell County, Ar. The Rev. grew up hunting with his grandfather and a Feist squirrel dog. He prayed that Cedar would make a good squirrel dog for him. He has had Cedar about a month I believe. Well, Cedar is living up to theReverand's dream. Here is part of two of his emails. The Rev. has bought a 6 month old female from Matt Howell, Sadie, out of Rosco and Dot. So now he has a pair. Seems it is hard to have just one squirrel dog!
Saturday Nov. 7, 2009
I wanted to send a update on cedar. This week I decided to hunt him for an hour or 2 every morning before Deer season. Oh also I laid hands on him and prayed for him Monday. Well after that we treed over 20 times and I came home with my limit. Then every other morning we went out and came home with at least 5 everyday. He is still pretty loose on the tree but I could not be happier. On wednesday he also treed a fox and he was solid on him but of course he could see him. Total squirrels taken on him is 29 and we are fired up. Let everyone know that God hears our prayers and he can even bless these little dogs.
Wednesday Nov. 1l, 2009
Another update on Cedar we went out this morning and had our limit in 2 hours just this week he has brought down 16 bringing his total to 45 since last monday 1 1/2 weeks!! Go Cedar!!! I am so proud I can't contain myself. Now he is still loose but getting better every day. I hate that we are going to have to take off 3 weeks for deer season but I guess we will make it. That will give Sadie time to get to know us. Yea she is now a preacher's dog can't wait to get them out together. Thank you for letting me brag.
Rev. James Lybrand

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baby Face Nelson

Got an email from Adam Patterson that Nelson is rearing to go to work. Here's his email:

Larry, It was hard to find many squirrels due to so many leaves, but Nelson treed really well. The leaves should be off in the next couple of weeks, and I'll send some more pictures. Nelson is doing a really good job.
Adam Patterson

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Larry McDowell's Rebel

Rebel is out of Nogo Nell and Spud. Larry McDowell owns him. He is trying to get him going and Rebel is coming along nicely.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Putting it All Together

Craig Adams of Texas sent new pictures of Snickers--out of All Cranked Up and Spud (I think I am just going on my memory). Snickers is putting it all together. Here is what Craig had to say:
I hope yall like these pictures. I would have more on the tree but my camera battery let me down. As you can see she is a squirrel dog/camp dog. lol F
riday afternoon she made 3 trees and then saturday morning while everybody else in Texas was deer hunting Snickers and I were after squirrels. She treed 8 times and I saw the squirrel 3 times and got one knocked out to her! If these leaves will hurry up its fixen to get real fun watching her. Thanks again CRAIG

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Not One But Two

Pete Reimold and his daughter, Julie, came from Buchanan, Tennessee, to pick up his two female pups. O'Malley (out of Ollie/Max) and Piper (Spook/Shooter). Pete and his wife work at the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. O'Malley is really a laid back pup, but Piper may make up for that! We can't wait to hear from Pete about how the two turn out. Hopefully, Julie will share pictures of the two Feists with us. Pete says he is only at stage one when it comes to computers.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Dog Spa

Barb Wright sent this picture of Daisy (Spook/Max) and Sugar (Tia/Radio) relaxing in front of the heater. Looks like a tanning bed to me.

Happy Birthday Rosco

Matt Howell sent photos of his Feist Rosco who turned three today. Looks like they had a great celebration!