Here's a photo of my Aunt Belle and friends bird hunting in Texas circa 1910. Aunt Belle is the little lady in the back, second from the left. She lived to be almost a hundred years old. Good thing she didn't go bird hunting with Cheney.
Check out the dog, front and center. He looks like a giant red fox. I imagine that dog was a porch dog rather than a bird dog. I bet his name was Foxy. My dad's family always had dogs named Foxy. Old Foxy, Little Foxy, always a Foxy.