We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've never had opportunity to hunt the birds; I saw several as I was driving through Arkansas to visit a bro in Topeka. Out here in desertland we go for the dove.
The pup on the left, would he/she be a German Shorthaired Pointer? I had a fine fellow for almost 14 years. Had to hunt alone with him, as I didn't train him well enough to prevent him from charging after first point! Got real good at shooting birds on the wing though... =)