I'm posting this on here because I thought you lot might understand the excitement a little bit more than my wife did, with her 'That's nice dear - but it's still not coming into the house' response.
The goat - the one in my avatar - that I shot in Tipperary back in February has just been awarded a CIC silver medal. Given that I didn't set out to shoot anything that good and that the only other thing of any note that I've won was a set of tasteless mugs in a recent school raffle, I'm quite excited.
So a very big public thank-you to mine and Gadget's mates, John and Dominic, for their kindness in inviting us to stalk goats and Sika. I hope that their trip over here last week was as memorable, given that we achieved both of their target species and they ended up shooting seven muntjac, including one really good buck, and three nice Roe bucks in a little less than 24 hours.
I'm already looking forward to the third leg, where G and I will be stalking Dom and John's red and sika stags in November.