Danaduck, I have enjoyed reading Hemingway's works since I first started reading them in high school back in the 1960's. I especially enjoyed Hemingway's short stories, like that of Indian Camp and The Big Two-Hearted River. It is interesting that life situations has us living near Walloon Lake and only a couple miles from Windermere, the Hemingway family summer home on Walloon Lake and that I spend a lot of time on the East Branch of the Fox River (Six Miles north of Seney in Schoolcraft County). The Fox River is where Hemingway traveled to by train after WWI to fish and had the inspiration for his story The Big Two-Hearted River. I know folks locally that met Hemingway on visits he made to the area. I was very lucky to have the chance to meet and visit with Hemingway's younger sister "Sunny" at a slide presentation I gave locally on native wildflowers.
MikeW, though our English Setter "Emmie" is more of a house dog now as we do very little hunting anymore, the line of breed of Setters we have had are very smart dogs and they pick up on our interests. Emmie and our past Setter Chloe know what we like and they go out of their way to bring it to our attention if we miss seeing it. And at this point they have better senses than I do, especially vision. When up north they will see Sharp-tailed Grouse out in open fields in winter when we are searching for owls. Emmie will come get me when there are big birds out back, whether is an owl perched in a tree or turkeys out under the feeders. Once when down in the Thumb area, I was looking at an Eagle nest to see if the chicks were showing yet and Emmie's tail kept slapping me in the face. I looked over to see her on point in the passenger seat of the van, so I looked and there was a Rooster Pheasant in the ditch on the other side of the road. I also have Emmie trained to come and get me when the phone rings and someone might have left a message should I be somewhere else in the house. Chloe even used to come and get me when the buzzer went off on the oven, should I not hear it. Chloe used to find Spruce Grouse perched up in trees, as the scent would probably hang below the tree. She would go up to the base of the tree that held a grouse and go on point at the tree. The English Setters are very intelligent dogs, so much so I am not sure if I have them trained or they have me trained. Reality though is that Emmie is Bonnie's dog, Emmie just lets me hang around with her if Bonnie is not at home, otherwise she is at Bonnie's feet or better yet sleeping on her lap.