Monday, January 31, 2011

O' Tie That Binds!

Yesterday, Matt took this video of Tie treeing. I sure enjoyed it and hope you will watch it. I am breeding Opal and Spook to Tie. Also, my grandson has a Galla Feist, Carrie Nation, who is out of Shooter and Bonnie Sue Parker and I am going to raise a litter of pups from her and Tie if it works out!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Zach sent this picture of Buster. They went squirrel hunting with a friend. Buster is learning the ropes to hunting. He is out Bonnie and Tie.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Red Tail Hawk

Shannon Hilliard from Harrison sent this photo of a Hawk trying to get Jag's squirrel tail that Laine uses to work with him. I guess the Hawk got a surprise when he found the squirrel was already dead. Red Tail Hawks are hard on the squirrel population.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hunt 'em Up

Glenn Williams sent this little video of July showing her hunting in the 'big' woods. Glenn is calling July--Galla Creek Miss Jessie. Jessie is out Rosco and Randi. Here is Glenn's email-
This is a short clip of July ( new name Galla Creek Miss Jessie). She in only six months old in this clip and seems to be well on her way to being a grand dog. This was only the second time to the big woods.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Storm, Gale and Gusty!

These are the 3 females pups from Larry Ellingson's Sandy and Tie. They are sold and we are just waiting the Mary Ann from Buck Eye Dog Haulers to pick them up.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby Face Nelson

Thanks to Adam Patterson for the new photo of Baby Face Nelson and his record pile of squirrels. I tried to count and I think there i s at least 16 cat squirrels in that stack. Here is Adam's email and by the way--he usally only kills what he can eat. His brother is an ex marine and he did all the sharp shooting of the busy tails.
Adam's email:
Here are a couple of pictures of a hunt my brother and I went on last week. A guy wanted us to come and kill some squirrels for him. Nelson was treeing really well, and my brother can shoot with the best of them. He was in the Marines for four years, and you can tell it when he fires his gun. He had a great time, and I did as well. Nelson probably enjoyed the most because he got to tree a lot. I normally only kill enough to eat, but the guy said that he wanted several killed. We eat them all, and Nelson loves to tree them all. Thanks for allowing me to own and hunt Nelson. He is a blast to hunt with. Have a great week.

Adam Patterson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eli Treed in Snowy Connecticut

Al Larson sent a photo of Eli, who is out of Max and Two River's Sandy. Eli is almost two. He is a half brother to the pups we have been showcasing on the blog--Thunder, Breeze, Storm, Gust, and Gale. All the litter is sold. Breeze went to Hunt, TX. Thunder to Marion, AR. Gust and Gale are going to south GA, and Storm is going over to Tennessee! Al, thanks for letting us see Eli again.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Galla Creek Breeze to Squirrel Dog Heaven

Ozark Chief is the tie that binds little Breeze to Smokey Joe! What a dog he was! Howard Beeks of Dutch Mills, AR owned Chief! He was Belle's Grandfather and is an ancestor of Breeze and Smokey Joe below! Chief would be proud of all his descendants that were born here on Galla Creek!

Breeze has moved to squirrel dog heaven--You ask--Where is that? Well, it is living in a pecan orchard in Hunt, Texas. Squirrels are a nuisance here and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Henderson already have one Galla Feist trying to clear the orchard. Breeze is going to help Smokey Joe keep those squirrels out of the orchard!

I found pictures of Smokey--taken 5 years ago--here on Galla Creek. His mother was Cherokee Circles and his sire Old Max. Circles was related to Galla Creek Belle. Buddy's new pup, Breeze is too. Buddy wants to have a bunch of Smokey/Breeze pups in a year and half--living the good life in the pecan orchard.
Smokey Joe!
Smokey Joe and his brothers and his mother, Cherokee Circles!

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Henderson loving another Galla Feist!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Off to a Special Home

Thunder went to live with this new family today! He is out of Tie and Larry Ellingson's Sandy female. Andy and Holly Smith and their 2 daughters Hanna and Alexa of Marion, Arkansas.located on the Mighty Mississippi met me and picked up Thunder. He fell in love with his new family!

Thunder carries O' Rowdy genes on his mother's side! Also, Galla Creek Belle is his grandmother. You can tell he is related to Rowdy! Looks a lot like him.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jessie and Nick

Gary Pruitt sent a photo of his son, Nick, and Jessie with the squirrels after a recent hunt. Jessie is doing good looks like. She is out of Randi and Rosco! Here is Gary's email:
This is a pic of my son Nick and Jessie. As you can tell he is all smiles with his first squirrel. Jessie treed 4. We got 3 down to her.What a great day God blessed us with.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Judge Roy Bean & Truby

Troy Vance sent these pictures last week. You will notice that Troy says they had more squirrels but Truby ate one before Micky could get it. I love the Mill Creek sign. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Troy!
Troy's Email!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tie Your Dog Back

I think to help your dog become a better squirrel dog, you should tie the dog at the tree. Once you see which tree they say the squirrel is in, tie them to a bush or small tree nearby. I took Opal for a little hunt yesterday. She treed on a large tree and when I saw which tree it was I tied her to this small tree nearby. She could still see up in the tree, but this keeps your dog from developing bad habits!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pretty Boy Smarty

Roger Littlejohn with his wife and son, Drew, who was on his way to serve America in the Middle East. We give a salute to Drew Littlejohn! Roger , a resident of Tennessee, is the owner of Pretty Boy Smarty.
Roger Littlejohn has shared several photos of Smarty with us that I have not yet posted so I am going to try to catch up. Smarty's father came from right here on Galla Creek. Roger sent an email about who his mother was. I can see from his grandparents that Smarty's mother is a full sister to Zipper and Amos Moses. Smarty's grandmother is the mother of Spook and a full sister to our Radio Flyer. Roger gave Pretty Boy Smarty a name that fits as he is a gorgeous dog!
Here is the email from Roger:
Larry...I took PBS out for a few minutes about mid-day. He treed a couple times but I could not find anything on the outside. Decided to take his picture anyway when we got back to the truck, he did his part. Smarty's mama is GrSqCh McAndrews Smarty (McAndrews Pete X McAndrews Dummy), I couldn't remember her breeding the other day when I sent you a picture. Without the papers in front of me, I believe Dummy was a sister to Otis? Anyway, here's the little Smart man :-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Galla Creek Jag

Laine (Harrison, AR) owns a pup out of Bonnie Sue Parker and Tie. He calls him Jag. Jag is just over 4 months old and Laine is really anxious to get him going. Jag treed his first squirrel last weekend. We want Jag to make a good squirrel dog just as much as Laine and Shannon do. Our wish is that every Galla Creek Feist will make a top squirrel dog. We are pleased as we get so many email shout-outs about our Feists. Laine's Dad sent this email with the pictures.
We took Jag back out today and Laine busted another Armadillo and then Jag got on his first squirrel. Here's the low down. Laine and I was walking down this logging road and Laine saw a squirrel from a distance going up and down a tree. When we went to the tree, Jag picked up the scent and went crazy in the brush pile nearby. The squirrel ran out of the pile and Jag got a little tangled and had a hard time getting out. We knew it ran out to a tree nearby and Jag picked the scent back up and I saw the squirrel. Jag picked up the scent on the same tree and Laine said he was sort of whining and was trying to "climb the tree". I saw the squirrel move and I was afraid that we would lose it if we waited to long so I popped it for Jag and Jag watched it as it dropped from above. It was barely moving as it hit and Jag was all over it! He still doesn't hunt too far off but I guess he'll get out further as he gets older. Coyotes were all around also.... Hopefully Laine will shoot the next one if I can get him off the Armadillos.
See pics,
Forgot to tell you, Jag also came face to face with a little doe and didn't have a clue what he wanted to do next. They just stared at each other for about 15 seconds. He watched it scamper off and then acted like he chased it off...At least we know we don't have a "deer dog".

Monday, January 17, 2011

Galla Creek Tie

Matt Howell had a squirrel hunting friend from Texas come up to hunt over the weekend, Vincent Todd. Matt borrowed Tie and Lia to hunt while Vincent was here. He was afraid Rosco might not have the stamina to hunt a long time. Well, he said Tie had a good hunt and sent this photo to share with us. Matt said "He made 6 trees and we saw 7 squirrels in about 2 1/2 hours of hunting him. He was very accurate, the squirrel was in his tree every time. He looked great!"

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bonnie Sue Parker/Tie Pup

Zack sent a video of Buster treeing a squirrel hide. One problem the video was sideways. I went on the internet and found a free program to turn the videos. And to my surprise it worked. I have two pups from this cross--Coop and Cora Vette. My Coop pup is really smart and I think is going to be a early starter. Thanks for remembering us with the video, Zack. We love seeing ole Buster bark! Zack sends the videos from his phone. I know he must be smart just like Buster! Here is the email he sent with the video!

Buster at 4 months and one week finding a squirrel hide. He's finding them and barking for me then I walk up and shoot a 22 and drop it out of the tree. Something of interest for those training, we went about a week where I couldn't get him to bark on the tree until i grabbed it and shook it around. Turns out it was my fault, there was no reason for him to bark I was standing right beside him. Now I just stay back and watch, when he finds it he calls me in to drop it for him. We are teaching each other and having a great time. He's a good friend playing with the kids, and then when I tell him to find me a squirrel he goes to work. Zack

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Me and my helper put some camo on these Condos today

Friday, January 14, 2011


Built some Crappie Condos today. What do you all think?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dog House Hilton

Matt Howell's friend, R. L., made this cedar dog house for his new Feist. He saved the cedar from a closet in his house. He bought an older house and remodeled the entire thing. He wanted a nice dog house so he and Matt decided to make it out of the salvaged cedar. The top lifts off, but also the house lifts off the floor so it will be easy to clean out. R. L.'s Feist came from near Mena, AR. He is a pup from Sadie (Rosco and Dot offspring) and Cedar. Cedar is out of Shooter and a daughter of Old Rowdy. The pup had not been handled at all. We are hoping to get news that he is getting the pup tamed down. Pups need to be petted and handled to learn to be partners with man. Siggie takes care of this chore for us.

Love the dog house! I think fleas hate cedar so it may also be pest free.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Everywhere!

Matt did not have to go to school because of the snow. His father in law, Hoyt, invited him to go hog hunting yesterday. Matt killed this big hog. Took 3 shots. Matt lives near Mansfield, AR.
Don't really know where he went hog hunting.
Snow in Texas at the Vances. Dogs will be getting in those houses.
Snow in Tennessee. Littlejohn sent this picture of Number 7. He is not quite sure what this snow is!
Snow here in Galla Meadow!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rosco is Back!

Matt took Rosco on his first hunt since his heart worm treatment. Matt hunted him only about 10 minutes at a time and rotated other dogs to hunt and put Rosco up. Rosco was rearing to go and treed 4 squirrels in his little time of hunting. Matt got 2 of them. Matt said the heart worm treatment for Rosco cost $500.00 but it was worth it to have Rosco alive and well.

We use Ivomec for heart preventive. Matt said he ran out and let time slip away. Rosco was feeling poorly and was diagnosed with the heart worms.

Go, Rosco!