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everything in it, so I could imagine the fear Missy felt, being only 15 inches high. On one occasion, Tim offered to carry her, and he looked so protective doing so, until he set her on the moss and unsnapped her leash. Sensing my rising panic, he assured me that she would be just fine. At first she stayed right at my heels, but then she started lagging behind our pace, smelling leaves and exploring the grasses that grew on the edge of the wooded path. At times, she would venture ahead and rarely looked back to see if we were following. Tim said, “See, she’s enjoying herself.” We all were. On one weekend, we decided to enjoy camping and nature photography at Smoke Hole Caverns in West Virginia. The primitive campground was along a river and the weather was perfect. Neither Missy, nor I had ever camped before. I had made long lists of supplies, and it all packed perfectly in the vehicle, without room to spare. Missy remained safely in the car while we completed the set up of our campsite. I was so excited for this experience, and as I emptied a can of Raid Yard Fogger around the entire perimeter of the site, to ensure the death of any biting, stinging, flying or crawling insects, Tim expertly set up the tent. With tablecloth on the picnic table, chairs in place at the fire ring and sleeping bags inside the tent, I was anxious to introduce my little dog to camping in the wilderness. I placed her in the tent and watched as she walked around the interior, came right back outside, gave us a sideways look and then scratched at the car door, wanting back inside the vehicle. Standing on hind legs with her little front paws on the driver’s door, she clearly indicated that this was a double trip — first and last.
JULY  2012 

Prissiness does have its boundaries. Missy lived to be 14 and Tim enriched both our lives. She ceased to have her nails painted, refused to wear her little bows, was more often wet and dirty, and loved being off leash for walks on wooded trails and open fields. Grasshoppers and butterfly encounters were fascinating, and the smell of a box turtle intriguing. Bank-sitting frogs were for chasing into ponds, and Daddy’s pile of dirty uniforms were for curling up on for a nice little nap. Dogs, like people, are a product of their experiences. Every day became a new adventure. She and I both grew, shed a lot of silliness and had a sharper nose for what was important. As Missy’s horizons broadened, so, too, her happiness. To witness her enthusiasm for her new world one had only to ask if she wanted to go for a ride. After her passing there was talk of getting another dog. This next breed choice would be a blending of both our personalities. It would reflect the changes made in our lives and mirror the new directions we were taking. We knew the breed would definitely be a bird dog, to amass many new memories afield; an outdoor dog, living inside and sharing our home experiences. We also knew that the pup chosen would serve two masters and enjoy an abundance of love and attention. We knew, too, that it very likely would be sleeping on the bed. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Confidence
The Smiley Face Case
Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
The Final Hunt
The Farmer’s Friend
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Confidence
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Smiley Face Case
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Final Hunt
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Farmer’s Friend
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Crossings
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