Faith in a Gun Dog
We kneel to you Father in thanks for another day,
As it’s by your will I’m here for more birds need lay.
May the breeze be steady and our companion's nose be true,
May the scent cones be large and the coveys full brood.
Father I pray my shot be straight upon the opportunity of harvest,
As we hunt public land for this quarry we’ve traveled the farthest.
May my body hold up to the task at hand,
And my intuition be that of a simple man.
For these dogs are servants gifted upon your grace,
The grin we share in your glory not waste.
We pray that you humble us with your works of art,
As nature is by far the beat to our heart.
Tried and true our pointers obey,
In God's glory we pray for a limit today.
Anthony Ferro - Fetching Feathers LLC
The Heart of The Hunt
By God's good graces, Anthony came into a fine German Short Hair Pointer in 2009. Gnarli was born to run the uplands and little did Anthony know, this runt of the litter would pave the way to a lifetime of passion afield. All liver and handsome as the day, Gnar didn't come from a fancy kennel operation, he wasn't born of regal bloodlines, and he dang sure didn't cost over $1000! Gnarli, unique by name and loyal by nature has captivated the hearts of many who have crossed his path - often referred to as "The coolest dog I know."
Well traveled, Gnarli was born and raised in Manhattan Kansas. He was purchased during Anthony's fifth year at Kansas State University, a year more commonly known as "The Victory Lap."
Soon after college graduation, and a quick pit stop back in Anthony's hometown of Olathe, they loaded up the truck and headed to Austin, Texas. After four years of hunting quail, ducks, and far too many afternoons at Devil's Cove on Lake Travis, it was time to head to Colorado, the state in which it all came together...
Not only has Gnarli earned his reputation as the cool kid on the block, he has built quite the clout in the field. He may not have the strongest nose, prettiest point or be steadiest to wing, but there isn't a dog, pointer or retriever that will out retrieve this old man on dead, wounded or lost birds. He lives for a mouth full of feathers and that reassuring pat on the head. This old hound will be Anthony's best friend and favorite hunting partner - always and forever.