On Saturday Jack and I went to a local outdoor show where he could meet the trainer he will be going to next month. Along the way we saw the cranes coming back from their winter in Mexico. They're heading to Canada now. These birds are the oldest known living avian species, dating back about ten million years. Jack thought they absolutely wonderful and their raucous cries were music to his ears. Unlike many dogs he looks up a lot. Sees birds on overhead wires, and watches them fly over when he is in his pen. He watched these from the truck with great interest.