This morning I was woken up by the wife and informed that the dog was treading on thin ice after it had gotten into the kitchen trash. Apparently, as the resident male, this is my problem to solve. I found the dog looking guilty and sulking out back in the yard where it had been banished. After sternly wagging my finger at the pup, I did what any loving husband would do. I waited for the wife to leave and then snuck out of the house and went to the Fort Worth Gun Show to see what might catch my eye.
The primary mission was to locate an M&P9L for a friend, which is apparently damn near impossible to find, and rumoured to be discontinued, so that was a bust. I did however spot two PMR-30s (priced a bit high, but they were there) a couple of Swedish Mausers, some nice Garands and 1873 Springfields, as well as one very interesting Springfield Model 1866. I passed on all of them and left with only a new tacti-cool MagPul iPhone case.
As I was about to head for the door, I spotted Top Shot alumnus Daryl Parker manning a booth and signing copies of his new book while promoting his new shooting event, the Marksman’s Challenge. We chatted for a bit, but I had to cut the visit short as the wife had recently returned home and called, wondering where I was.
So now I’m back home, trying to come up with a way to train the dog to stay out of the trash. Any suggestions are highly encouraged.