Anne Quinn Corr, a friend and customer of Lion Country Supply, sent us this photo of how some dogs live the good life in Salzburg, Austria.. Can you imagine taking your dog with you to dinner in a fine dining restaurant? Here’s a private dining room in St. Peter’s Stiftskeller, the oldest restaurant in Europe,dating to the year 803, with a comfy place for the canines.

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This second photo, of the dog water fountain is from the mall Discount Designer’s Outlet in Salzburg, where everything is upscale and there is nothing discount about it.

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Anne taught in the foods lab for the nutrition department at Penn State for 16 years and taught classes in international cuisine for the School of Hospitality Management.  You might be interested in reading some recipes on her website and her blog. You can also download her “Igloo: Recipes to Cure the Winter Blues” IOS cookbook.

 

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My son mike is a player in the Washington, D.C. Food scene. His Business Rise Gluten Free Bakery, was again featured in the Washington Post today.

Maybe our friends and customers can pass this along if they know people in D. C. Or like Rise on Facebook. Every comment helps.

Thanks…. Buck

Rise Gluten Free Bakery Article

 

2 comments to “Mike’s Bakery made the Washington Post Today!”

  1. Anne Corr

    I’d drive to DC for gluten-free croissants!

  2. Joe Gentilcore

    Nice to see Mike in the spotlight.
    Great review.
    Jo Jo


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John Koritko and Lion Country Supply would like to send prayers and best wishes to the Ugartechea family for a good recovery for his long-time friend and business partner Ignacio Ugartechea.

Lion Country is honored to have the distinction of being the sole importer of Ugartechea shotguns in the U.S. since 1996. Ugartechea custom shotguns are very important to Lion Country’s line up of high quality side-by-side shotguns.

 

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That simple question ranks as the most frequently asked question ever at Lion Country Supply. Andy Purnell has been gone a year now and I’d like to share some stories of this unique dog man who anchored our phone sales team for 10 years. His reasons for being late varied every morning but I always found them entertaining, so here are some of my favorites.
1) I slept in because we had an all-night bobcat chase into another county. It was awesome dude!

2) I had another flat tire …need new tires but can’t afford ‘em. Hint!

3) My beagle pup had her first long chase. I was too beautiful to stop.

4) I swerved to miss a bear and my dog box fell out of the truck bed and rolled down Rattlesnake Mountain. Buck, you need to sell a tie-down kit!

5) Dude, bunnies were everywhere this morning. You’re a dog man so you understand, but I’m on it now.

6) A rattlesnake bit ol’ Blue and his face swelled up like a basketball. They wanted $600 cash just for the anti-venom, so at 3:00 am I had to go get cash.

7) Some low life stole my coon dog! I knew they had him cause my GPS said he was doing 45mph across Penns Valley Road. Blue is fast but not that fast. I finally caught up with them at Red Oak Tavern. Their truck door was locked with Blue inside. I wrapped my chain tree tie lead around my fist and smashed the truck window and got my Blue out. Then went inside and offered to smash the guy who stole him and asked if he had any objections to his window.

This was as mad as I ever heard Andy get. But he didn’t cuss telling it and he didn’t woop the guy either. With the one year anniversary of his passing coming up on January 3rd, I still miss him terribly. I bet there’s some good hunting up there Andy, and you probably come into work whenever you want just like down here. I’m sure God is a dog man too.

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Your old boss,

~Buck

Let us know if you have a good story about Andy?

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  1. Bob Ford

    Ha!! I was hunting with Andy many mornings during screaming rabbit chases and asked if he was going to be late. “Dude, I work at the premiere supplier for hunting dogs. We are killing this rabbit before we leave.” Buck, I got off the path and into the brush to get the bunny or he may have been later. He would stand in an opening and listen to hound song.

  2. Steve Purnell

    There are too many times to recount because every time I asked him what time he had to go to work, he would always reply with “9:30ish”, “10:00 or so”, “give or take 9:00″, stuff like that. I never knew what time he ever had to be there! Thanks for the memories Buck!! I remember all the ones you put down and then some!! I sure do miss that man too!! He was the first person I would call with any hunting question or just to let him know “I got one”. This year has been WAY different!! Thanks again!!

  3. Dan Carr

    I routinely talked to Andy mornings while he was hunting or running dogs. I would ask what time he had to work? The answer I always got was “Dude I work for a dog supply company”, then sometimes he would add “running dogs is an acceptable excuse for being late”.

  4. Marilyn Brown

    My favorite Andy story: he arrived (slightly late) to work one day and said he had stopped to ‘rescue’ a HUGE (he made a big circle with his arms)snapping turtle from the roadside and stuck it in the back of his pick-up for turtle soup later. He said it was at least 2 feet wide. At lunch time he went out to his truck to check on his snapper and came back exclaiming that it was gone! Poof! disappeared! well, was there really a giant snapper in his truck? or did a wiley snapper find it’s way out and into the nearby swamp? We still joke about that turtle nipping our ankles at bird dog days. Miss ya AP!

  5. Amy Bravis

    Andy came to work one morning in a tizzy saying he had lost his wedding ring and had noticed it missing after going deer hunting. He had killed a deer the day before and I said, “Andy, it must be in the guts. You gotta go through the guts.” Next day he came to work with his ring back on his finger. “Amy, you were right.”

  6. Cody Mathis

    The first time meeting Andy to run dogs together he was about half hour late I thought those dude isn’t gonna show up, he finally showed up and quickly became one of my best friends. I told him if I’m ever half hour late call somebody cuz something happened to me- Andy chuckled and just said if I’m half hour late just wait longer I’ll be there

  7. Mike Leaman

    Last couple times we hunted I told him to be there at 830 when I actually didn’t plan on being there till 845 or so. Only had to wait for him for 5-10 minutes that way. Really miss the Rabbit Commander.

  8. Dave Sharer

    miss you Andy…. Merry Christmas

  9. Jack Sankey

    To My Friend, Andy
    After almost a year, I still have not rationalized the fact that you are no longer here with us at LCS. You have gone to far-better Beagle running and hunting grounds. All that I know about LCS products, especially Garmin, I learned from you and your patient teaching style. I sure miss chatting with you about anything and everything–especially “what’s good for lunch today?”. I will always miss the many laughs we had, telling tall hunting tales and the pleasure of a good and pleasant man working right beside me. My wish is that all of your loved ones have found some peace.

  10. Stan Breon

    Sure do miss your sense of humor.I never met a man with more love of running hounds than you my friend. Great running to you DUDE!

  11. John Purnell

    I miss you every single day, Little Brother. Thanks Buck for the fantastic stories. Andy sure was the consummate houndsman. He got the love of dogs honestly from a couple of generations of “Beaglers”. And I take pride in knowing he passed it on. He is, and always will be sorely missed.


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I’ll have leave home without my Garmin ever again. Two weeks ago, I went hunting and I forgot my Garmin GPS. It was a rainy, cloud covered day with no landmarks to get my bearings. I came to a fork in the road where the road split into three directions. Without my Garmin I wasn’t sure which one to take to get back to my truck. I started down the first road, but soon started to head down a hill, which I knew was the wrong way. I then went down road number three, which also turned out to be the wrong way. It turned out that my last choice was the correct path. I ended up walking an extra mile and half because of not having my GPS. “I was not lost, but my GPS would have saved me some walking.” -Buck

Garmin Alpha 100 GPS Hand Held

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After a day of grouse hunting with my long-time friend, official LCS Field Tester and professional grouse hunting guide Roger Hoover earlier this season, he sent me a graphic from his iPhone walking app that indicated he walked 7.0 miles and took 15,585 steps during that hunt. That distance didn’t surprise me because my muscles felt like we walked 7 miles busting thick hillside grouse cover all day.

Roger is age 65 but often puts on 9 mile days during his guided grouse hunts. And while my doctor tells me to do at least 10,000 steps per day to stay healthy, I can tell you serious grouse hunters put on 6-7 miles of walking on an average hunt. So during the grouse hunting season I know I get my share of exercise, and I always wear my Garmin Vivofit Band when I’m hunting or on days I’m a toad because it gives me an accurate count of my daily activities.

Garmin VivoFit

My Garmin Vivofit Band tells me what I need to know without relying on a GPS unit or smart phone app. It’s easy to use and at a push of a button it tells me how many steps I took and calories burned for the day. It also automatically calculates and assigns my daily goals, and unlike some other fitness bands, it even tells me the time without the need for a computer. You can also link your Vivofit up to a heart rate monitor and sync it to Garmin Connect to get charts and graphs details of your activity if you want all of that information.

I highly recommend the Garmin Vivofit. It’s a good product for monitoring your daily activities.

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  1. Big Mark

    Excellent info Buck! Keep writing these blogs for us!!

    Big Mark


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I ran into this interesting young fella at a Pennsylvania Game Commission pheasant area last week. We got to talking and he told me he was 80 years young, so I asked him to hunt his pointer Billy along with my Speed dog. He surprised me with his pace and amused me for two hours with his stories.

He made my day better as I slowed down for a rare moment and shared a cup of his black coffee.

We talked of the “local’ past grouse breeders and trailers we both had the privilege of knowing. Larry Wilson, Rich Tuttle of Pleasant Valley bloodline fame. We spoke of Doc Flannigan of Grouse Ridge fame, and the greatest pointer line ever, the Elhew line of Bob Wehle.

Then he told me I looked familiar. He said you’re the guy on the catalog cover with your daughter!  He went on saying he bought his Filson vest and his check cord, and in fact all his stuff from LCSupply for years. He talked about my humble beginnings and that my wife is a lawyer, he dang near told it all. I was humbled and amazed, and proud.

Thank you Charlie Anderson of Cherry Run PA.

- Buck

Interesting Young Fella

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  1. Jack Sankey

    Good story and post, Buck! You seem to meet some very nice and interesting folks wherever you go.


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My son Michael Koritko’s dog, Frank Silver, made the Washington City Paper. He is a bog boy weighting over 100+ pounds. While Mike is busy building his Rise Guten Free Bakery (http://www.riseglutenfree.com/), a dog walker, Chris Moore from peticularcharm.com, walks his buddy. He must be doing a good job as Frank has dropped down to 110 pounds!

Michael's dog made the paper

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I ran into Mark Hughes last week coming into my store as I was leaving to go hunting. In the picture below we are posing with the now 3 time champion Full Blast, call name Jeb. This is a real special dog and anyone looking to breed should consider him. He is a well-built 50 lb. with nice chiseled head and friendly disposition. If he wasn’t my dog SpeedStar’s brother I’d breed to him in a minute.

Good Hunting…Buck

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Mark Hughes, Buck, and Full Blast posing outside Lion Country Supply storefront.

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Mark Hughes with 3 Time Champion Full Blast

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Last week Dick and Helen Brenneman’s Full Blast was named champion of the Grand National Grouse Championship handled by our good friend Dave Hughes.  This is Full Blast’s third championship whose litter was bred by Jim Chambers; littermate of Buck’s Speed. Pictured is Mark Hughes with CH. Full Blast and Robert Ecker with R.U. CH. Bud of Piney Wood. Congrats to everyone who competed.

Grand National Grouse Championship winner

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