Grrr, never work with children, animals or THE WEATHER ! Beastly fog, no wind and a heavy mild atmosphere and my poor dogs have struggled to find any scent at all this week.  Friday picking up for our local shoot was a disaster, where we lost more birds than we found and Saturday a walked up day with shooting over the dogs proved almost impossible.  No staunch points with birds produced from either of the Aytee dogs however hard they tried.  Testing times, come on, Blow the North wind, Blow !