Topic: Spelling Bee, Fetch!  (Read 281 times)

Tom H

« on: April 18, 2021, 05:11:30 AM »
I hope I don't sound pedantic for saying that, in English, the plural for trout, salmon, and perch are spelled exactly the same. Thus, there are no 'perches', 'trouts', or 'salmons'.

Lastly, is there any chance I could teach a dog to fetch a stick. I think I'd like to play with them, now and then...heh.


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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 05:38:39 AM »
Plural for deer is deer and for elk, it’s elk. Deers would refer to varied species of deer, not multiple animals of one species.

I’d like the dogs to fetch shot birds. That’s 2nd (or 3rd) oldest job for our canine companions.
Chasing game would be first.
Don’t know if pack of burden/sled use or bird hunting/fetching was second.

Ara D.

« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 07:46:20 PM »
Really like the fetch idea for small game. Ive lost a few birds in game after knocking them unconscious only to have them fly away. Makes think of my friends bird dog killing wounded or stunned birds before retrieving them for us.