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The author's five-month-old German wirehaired pointer, Remy, makes a near-perfect retrieve on a ruffed grouse during an October hunt near Chisholm, Minn. Tyler Shoberg/The Pioneer

Remy Tales: Dog knows best

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Emerging from the dense woods, I spotted the last known location of the downed Ruffed grouse. The bird was gone - vanished.

I closed my eyes, while a dreamy internal movie reel of the recent events began to flicker away...


My five-month-old German wirehaired pointer, Remy, had just popped out of a tight knell of poplars and aspens. His owner was in hot pursuit, trying to keep up with the overly excited 25-pound bundle of energy.

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