Baked goods, an impromptu cowboy music concert, what could possibly come next on the road to the Wizard of Decoys other than.......puppies? Thankfully, Smith's father Lanny Smith and his wife Vicki have just bred a litter of eight Boykin Spaniel pups. In a few weeks the dogs will go to homes all over the country, where many of them will be trained into world-class hunting dogs. In the meantime, however, they were available for cooing, snuggling, and romping. Boykin Spaniels are the state dog of South Carolina, where the breed was developed in the early 1900s as a smaller retriever that could accompany hunters in the boats they used to hunt waterfowl in the Wateree River Swamp. We have no doubt that all eight of these dogs will be top-notch retrievers, but for our purposes, extreme cuteness was all that was required.