I have had the opportunity over the years to see a lot of amazing dogs with my job, but there is always that one that is your favorite. Me personally, that dog is my own dog Bullet, of course. We have seen so much of North America since he was born in November 2005. We have been everywhere from Texas to Saskatchewan, Canada from North Carolina to Colorado. I believe the last time I checked my GPS it was somewhere around 200,000 miles and Bullet has been with me on 99.9% of those miles in his short six years of life. Below is one story from our travels. I hope you get a chuckle out of it as I did when it was going on.
This story was when I was in Minnesota in 2006. I had driven 16 hours to get where we were going. So, it was really late when we got there and I thought the hotel I booked was pet friendly. Unfortunately, when I was checking in I looked up behind the attendant and the hotel had a sign posted boldly “ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED!” I had already paid and I really didn’t feel like looking for another hotel that was pet friendly. Luckily, when I went back to the truck and looked at my luggage I remembered I had brought my roller bag suite case. You know the one with a gun compartment underneath and the top big enough to stuff a nice little 70 pound, well-mannered black lab in? Yep… that’s right; I bet a lot of you didn’t know you can fit a 70-80 pound dog in that top case of the roller bag. I went in to my room and unpacked my clothes that were in the top part then went back out and put Bullet in the top part. I zipped it up and rolled it in to the hotel room. There were a couple of steps we had to go down, but luckily our room was on the ground floor. The part I felt bad about was that I didn’t pay attention to which way I had put Bullet in the roller bag. So when he popped his head out it was toward the wheel end. So I rolled him in with his head facing toward the floor. Bullet hops out and shakes 4-5 times. The next morning when I went to leave I had to roll him back out in the bag and come back and get my clothes. No one ever knew or even questioned me about it.
I always love telling this story to people I meet. Heck, I still get a kick out of it. This is just one of the many stories that we have experienced together over the years. I’m looking forward to the many more that we’ll get to experience together down the road. I’m sure everyone else has had a story or two like this one and I hope to meet you down the road or in the field to hear your story.
Kevin & Bullet
Kevin Lee is Distributing Sales and Field Staff Manager for SportDOG. He has been with our parent company Radio Systems® Corporation for 11 years, and with SportDOG specifically for the last 7. Kevin has been hunting for 23 years and is a graduate of Tusculum College here in Tennessee. Kevin and Bullet are featured on many of our marketing materials and packaging. Most notably, they are featured on the WetlandHunter® 1825CAMO ad and packaging. In addition to Bullet, Kevin also has a younger yellow lab named Cooper. He is married with one little boy he intends to have hunting as soon as he can hold a gun.