The Dog Trainer
Posted on 02/03/2008 in Notes From The Field.
THE DOG TRAINER
by Joe Glascock
Owner of Champion Pointer The Master Craftsman
He Who Traineth Well, Scoreth High
Behold there came through the gate of the city a dog trainer from afar. It came to pass as the days went by, he trained his dog plenty. And in that city there were the laggards and complainers, they who spent their days adding to their alibi sheets.
Mightily were they astonished at the performance of the stranger’s dog. They said to one another, “What the hell! How do he doeth it? He must have an easy dog to train.”
And it came to pass that many were gathered at the side of the ring and a soothsayer came among them. And he was one wise guy. And they questioned him saying, “How is it that this stranger has such a well trained dog?”
Whereupon the soothsayer made answer. “He of whom you speak is one great hustler,” he answered. “He rises very early and goeth forth full of pep to train his dog. He complaineth not. Neither doth he despair. While you lie in bed and say, “Verily this is a terrible day to train a dog,” he is already afield. When the eleventh hour cometh, he needed no alibis. He taketh with him two angels, persistence and perspiration, and works like hell. Verily I say unto you, go and do likewise.”