Took a day off and went out about 10:30. Got a staunch point on a woodcock out of my dog; it flew surprisingly high, fast, and far. Must've found some nightcrawlers under the snow to keep his strength up. My dog started working something, stop-go, stop go. She pointed across the holler but with the snow we couldn't see her. I was heading her way when my partner mumbled, "Naw, that's just a rock she rolled down the hill." I didnt' know what he meant, but then I suddenly saw a bird flutter down about 25 yards in front of me. He'd seen the bird coming this way but thought it was a rolling rock on the hillside. My dog was running down the opposite hill toward us; i suppose she had it pointed, it flushed, and she had marked where it landed. I cautioned my partner to wait and let my dog get clear, and when she did, he bagged the bird on the ground and made his season total 3. My dog went straight to it and made a perfect retrieve straight to me, didn't drop it or wool it like she usually does. I guess that counts as a pointed bird. She'd been on it a while and she doesn't usually run up birds, so I think it counts. It was the only grouse we saw all day. I also took my brainless 7 mo. pup with us today. She is about 75% whoa broke, not quite good enough to go hunting. She did okay though; she held up for 5 hours, much better than I expected. She got in the cover and worked quite a bit, but did more trail-hunting than anything. I firmly believe you have to get them out there and teach them early. You can't make a birddog by leaving it in the kennel until it's full grown.