Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Galla Feists

Larry and Jo Ellingson sent photos of their Galla Feist and explanation of who was who. The black one is Twig--full brother to Preacher (Troy Vance). Here is Larry's email. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us and keep them coming.
Miss Betty & Larry, Hope you got the pictures my wife sent. The first is of Twig he turned 6 months old this month. He is very active and will tree anything. The second picture is of the Galla Creek Max gang. Theblack dog is Twig by Max&Olive Oyl the middle dog is Summer by Max&Lacy J the other dog is Bell by Max&Sandy. The Bell female is a litter mate to Al Larson's male Eli. Bell is started and at the end of the season was doing a good job treeing on hot squirrels. I'm very proud of these young dogs and am really looking forward to this squirrel season. I will be getting in touch when my females come into heat. Haven't talked to you in a while so thought I would bring you up to date on things here at Two Rivers Kennels. Thanks Larry D. Ellingson

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jed and Sam

Jed has many adventures in his new home in St. Louis. A parrot named Sam lives in the same house and wants to use Jed as transportation. Peter said Jed treed a raccoon last week. Just because he lets the bird ride on his back does not mean he has turned into a city dog!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Get the Grease Hot!

Craig Adams (Texas) sent this picture of his catch from the weekend. Here is his email! He owns Snickers (out of Cranky and Spud).

Hello , LARRY and MRS.BETTY,
Thought y'all might like the picture. I know it's not dog related but I got hungry. Me and my cousin had 48 this morning so I won't be going hungry. lol Oh, yea, I got to send y'all some pictures of Snickers, got to get them downloaded. She is doing great. She will tree anything even these fish treed in the back of my truck. Well hope y'all like the picture. CRAIG

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Six Pence

Keith Stanton sent pictures of Six-Pence (out of Spook and Shooter). He has Granddaughter of Bell, Annie Oakley, and a male offspring of Annie, Spot. On the last hunt of the season, Pence got hit by a falling squirrel, but maybe it will just turn her on to hate the critters. Here is Brian's email. Pence (Penny) is a full sister to Jack!
Larry an Betty,
Wanted to let you know that penny is enjoying the spring time down here in the bottoms. She is growing like crazy and thinks she is the biggest dog in the world. scared of nothing and interested in everything. Had a little scare on our last hunt of the season. We had taken four dogs this day and at the time were hunting my male dog Spot { out of annie oakley} and Penny. Spot had treed and because of a big brushtop my friend could not see the bottom of the tree. Heres were i got my scare,I walked around the tree looking for the squirrel and when he moved Greg shot it out with a 22. Out comes the squirrel stone dead from atleast 50 foot up and hits penny square in the back. It knocked her to the ground flat. I dont know how she wasnt hurt but right back up she came. Well I hope all is well there and hope to get back up there for a visit soon. Heres a couple of pictures. Doesnt look like any back problems to me.Thanks for the great dogs. Keith Stanton.

Remember Your Promises!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

In the Celler

Celler is slowly disappearing. Will be gone in a week or so. Found a lot of junk buried in it but no treasure!

Friday, March 26, 2010

McDowell's Cricket

Larry McDowell sent a photo of his young female pup, Cricket. She is not out of Galla Creek stock. Larry says she is doing good at only 8 months. I know he is proud of her.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Galla Creek Jack

Jack is the only pup I have left from last years bunch. He is out of Shooter and Spook and he is treeing birds....squirrels will be next.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eli From Connecticut

Connecticut--hmmm--where is that? Well, within New England, it is located south of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, and shares its eastern border with Rhode Island. To the west is southern New York State. To the south is Long Island Sound. Anyhow, I do know it is a long way from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and could be the furtherest one of our Galla Feist has traveled to live. There are squirrels in Connecticut and Eli has treed a few of them. Maybe next year he can put a hurt on the squirrel crop there. We are hoping he can. Al sent an email and new pictures of Eli and Al's son. Eli is a full sister the little Feist we had called Red Fern. Sure wish I could hear from her. She lives over in Oklahoma.
Hi Larry and Betty,
Squirrel season is out here in Connecticut but I still take Eli (Max x 2rivers Sandy) to the woods.I was able to shoot a few squirrels to him this season, I am really looking forward to his 2nd season.Eli is a family pet as well as a hunter,here are some pics of a family hike on Sat.He treed a few times on this trip but I think he knows we weren't hunting.Thanks for keeping up the blog,I check it everyday.Take care-Al Larson

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring in Texas

Sherry Vance sent this of their spring. Some places in Arkansas got almost a foot of snow.
We were lucky and only had a cold rain. Sun came out yesterday and spring is back!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Arkansas Democrat Sportsman of Wk--3-21-10

A Galla Feist and his master made Sportsman of the Week in Sunday's Gazette--our State paper. Rodney Bowen sent 2 pictures of Sugar and the Bowen children. And gave us a heads up that he had sent the photo of Sugar with her first squirrel to the paper. We looked on Sunday and Joshua and Sugar's picture was the chosen one for Sportsman of the Week. Sugar (we called her Rowda) came here from Texas. Sugar's mother is Pris (Phillip Scroggins, owner, and Bruce Bilhovde, breeder). Pris is a granddaughter of Old Rowdy through her mother and her father is Dale, a son of Old Rowdy. Sugar's father is Galla Creek Dan. Dan is out of Romeo and Nogo Nell. Nell is a daughter of Old Rowdy. Romeo is out of our Galla Creek Bell, who is a granddaughter of Rowdy. Belle's father is Fred, brother of Dale. I guess you can see why we called Sugar Rowda and pronounced it Rhoda. Anyway, Old Rowdy would be proud that is Granddaughter made with papers with Joshua Bowen and their first squirrel.
Here is the email we got from Rodney Bowen: Thanks Rodney and please share again!
Mr. Larry, Hope you're doing well. I wish I had your tractor! We look at the blog every day.Sugar(Galla Creek Rowda} is our best friend, even Sophie our cat loves her.Sugar treed the first time Christmas week.She has caught at least 5 squirrels here at the house by herself !We are so grateful to have such a wonderful Feist. I've enclosed a picture of our Christmas Card and one of Sugar and Josh and their first Squirrel. I've also sent the picture of Josh and Sugar. I've also sent a picture to the Arkansas Democrat---so look for for them in the Sunday paper! Wouldn't it be great to have a Galla Creek Feist as the Sportsman of the Week!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shooter Pups

Billy Copeland sent new pictures of Case and mule training. The pictures today are all from the same litter out of Dobs and Shooter. Boy, it was a good cross and I made the same cross again last week. I lost a pup out of this litter (Moline), but the ones below are my Tie, McCormick, Allis, and Case. All have made squirrel dogs. I may be sorry for letting Shooter go, but I have built my Kennel moving forward and after I outcross with a Feist, I try to move back within my lines and Tie comes back to the dogs in my Kennel. Here is what Billy said about Case and the mule--
Larry, This is some more pictures of Case and me back in the winter. Case stands up and puts his front feet on the mule's shoulder and I reach down and get a hold of the lead. He's a smart pup. Thanks for selling him to me . Billy Copeland
Above photo McCormick (Dustin Pilcher, owner)
and below (Billy Copeland, owner) Case

Allis (above, James Lybrand, owner) and Tie (below, Galla Creek, owner)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday Fishing

Roger Littlejohn sent this photo of Sterling Earhart and this beautiful is Roger's email:

It was a beautiful day in middle Tennessee today. Sterling and I caught a few crappie today on Priest Lake, and yes, he caught the majority of them :-) ~ Roger Littlejohn

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Cork

Cork (Troy and Sherry Vance) was 6 years old yesterday. Does not seem possible!
The top picture of Cork was in Nov. 2004 and the bottom on yesterday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ledge Lure

I don't trap a lot of squirrels. I don't like to work with pups with caged game that much. It ruins as many as it helps but you can use a trapped squirrel a time or two in training a pup. I have trapped this one on a ledge. I call this a ledge lure.

Ho Ho Ho

New Backhoe!
Finally, I found a backhoe and now only work lies ahead. I want a new water line to my dogs way back in the photo behind the metal shed. I want to work on the road to my new place. I own the road. No county graders work the road. I plan to show my progress on the dog blog.
If you get tired of the backhoe pictures....just complain and I will ignore you promptly! teehee

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Boxley Elk Herd

Boxley, Arkansas has a herd of Elk near Pruitt, Arkansas on the Buffalo River. They are a beautiful rare site! Photos shared by Fleta Aday.

History of Arkansas Elk:

Elk were once common throughout North America, including Arkansas. Due to decreasing habitat, their numbers slowly dwindled. The species of Elk that was native to Arkansas (Cerrus elaphus canadensis) disappeared in the 1840s.

In 1933, the U.S. Forest Service introduced Rocky Mountain elk (Cersus elaphus nelsoni) in Franklin County's Black Mountain Refuge. These guys were also gone by the 1950s.

In 1981, Arkansas Game and Fish decided to try again. During the years between 1981 and 1985, 112 elk were released near Pruitt in Newton County, along the Buffalo National River.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Since Tie (son of Shooter) is going to be my second stud dog I am going to sell Galla Creek Shooter. Two stud dogs is all I am going to have room for at my new home and I have Spud and am going to keep Tie as my second one.
Video of Shooter Treeing here!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Grand Children Big Help

This is Astrid with one of my pups from another year, but you can see
kids are the best help when it comes to pups. Kids and puppies just
kit together like a hand and glove.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jed Meets New Friend

Peter Bolomolov took Jed to meet his horse, Twister. Jed is checking him out, but knowing how smart Feists are...the next picture may be Jed riding the horse around in the field while he squirrel hunts.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spook (Bandit) and Tie

Spook has been bred to Tie and Opal to Rosco. Look at my Updates to see the
arrival time. Then at 6 weeks until pups are ready for pick up. Olive Oyl,
Dobs, and Lia are also in season. All these pups will be born near birth dates.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Try Some Spring Tonic

Elm Leaf Tea, anyone? Purifies the blood.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Roger Littlejohn sent this picture of Smarty. He is starting to figure out
what he is supposed to do. He is out of Floyd and Smarty. Smarty is Zipper's
sister and Floyd is out of Bandit and Max. Thanks for sharing Roger and keep the
pictures coming our way.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Robert Wiggins' Fork

In 2007, I sold Robert Wiggins a pup named Fork. He is the one standing on the fence in the picture. Robert worked building Home Depos then (to the best of my memory) and Fork was going to stay with him at the various sites. I heard from Robert several times as Fork grew up.I know he treed his first squirrel before he was a year old. I remember he treed a big Timber Rattler once. Well, I got an email yesterday and was glad to hear about how Fork and Robert are doing. He promised to send me a picture! Fork's line goes back to the Howard Beek's Feist of Dutch Mills, Arkansas. Belle has some of the same dogs in her line.Here is an undate on Fork!
Larry how are you? I am fine. I had a good squirrel season this year. I was off most of the season and hunted a lot. Fork has made a good dog. I kept up with what I killed this year. I killed 294 squirrels, 46 coons, and 1 bob cat. He has really made a fine dog. He does not range far and is very accurate and will timber. He uses nose, ears and sight. . I am well pleased with him.
Robert Wiggins

Monday, March 08, 2010

Siggie Giving out the Glory

My littlest Granddaughter asked to sing a special in church Sunday.
She is only four. She sang it through once for you to enjoy.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Ford's and Dan

I met Bob Ford and his son, Jonathan yesterday at Lake Village and Dan
has moved to his new home in Mississippi! Also, heard from the Bolomolov's in
St. Louis and I think Jed has settled right in there. I bragged to Barbara and
her son, Peter, about how smart Feists were and then I had to apoligize for I
know humbleness is the Christian way. Here is what Barb had to say about Jed.
Hope Bob sends a report soon about how Dan has setteled into his new home. I
always want to hear all about my Feists and the more emails the better.
Here is the last report on Jed!
Well...keep bragging Galla Creek. Jed asks to go out to fenced back yard when nature calls. Three days of leash and crate training and he has got it cold. Vet apt.scheduled for next Monday but shedding stopped spontaneously. We will still do stool check but I bet the coat loss was a stress reaction to sudden sharp decrease in nutrients while lost and he was nearing end of it last week once back safe with you. He and peter are so glued together that Rita (Russian mother in law) calls him the word for shadow.We already love him...even Sam the parrot wolf whistles and calls him a pretty bird...highest parrot praise.