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    I shouldn't read stuff like this at work. I can certainly relate and am a short couple of years from being in that position yet again. Sorry for your loss

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    I know nothing I can type will ease the pain and sense of loss. I, like most of us here, have gone through this and we grieve with you for this loss of yours and in remembrance of our own losses. You do have my deepest condolences.

    Like you, I took my 13+ year old chocolate to SD this Fall. She hunted the easy covers with me, the light grassy cover, for short periods. She never got a chance to retrieve any birds. There either were none or the flushes were away from us, in range of other hunters and dogs. Her eyes were bright though and her gait was proud and quicker than usual.

    I'm glad you got that time this year with Sadie. I'm glad you have those memories of golden days with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chestle View Post
    I know nothing I can type will ease the pain and sense of loss. I, like most of us here, have gone through this and we grieve with you for this loss of yours and in remembrance of our own losses.
    Nail on the head.

    I read these things with that familiar lump in my throat & try to hold back a tear or a sniffle. We're in good company here, & I know you guys love your dogs as much as I love mine. It's in that way that I know somebody's truly hurting when they start one of these threads. I've only lost 1 dog so far & it took me 9 solid months before I could talk about him without getting choked up. The first time getting into the truck to go hunt pheasants without him was unbelievable. Walt was my first dog - the one that would never be equaled. Now Buzz lies on the floor next to me as I type. He could be downstairs w/ the wife or upstairs w/ the girls. But he's right here, by me. He's now that dog that will never be equaled. I tried to do right by him this past weekend by putting him on some birds. For the most part I succeeded. But he'd have given 100% even if there were no birds. We feed them, house them, keep them healthy & love them. They give us absolutely everything they have & they do it tongue out & tail wagging. It's like a parent-kid relationship, but in reverse & in spades.

    Again, thanks, Road Runner, for sharing your story about Sadie. I hope it was therapeutic. Know that many of us here truly ache for YOUR loss, because we relate not only to you, but to Sadie, both in those young hay-day years, as well as those difficult final days. As Buzz has now sat up & rests his head on the arm of my chair & looks at me wanting to be petted, I can't imagine the house, the field, the lake, my life without him. But he's nearly 7 now & that time will come sooner than I like. Your sharing your tribute to Sadie helps the rest of us remember dogs past & maybe prepare to some small degree for our losses to come. This kind of post, for me, while not always cheery, helps me gain a half an ounce of perspective.

    Thanks again.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    Thank you for sharing, I went through the same thing last summer, I brought my dogs ashes to South Dakota last year, I didn’t plan on spreading them, I just wanted him along. I hunted with a buddies dog and it wasn’t the same. I just returned from South Dakota this year with my new 7month old yellow lab. I can appreciate all that my first Lab taught me as far as what a great dog can do, and watching the new pup progress over 2 weeks I know that all the skills are there.
    The hardest Part in dealing with my first dogs death was his last two weeks, watching him stop eating and dealing with pain was very difficult. The time came to say goodbye and the following days started to get better because the struggle was over, we could start talking about the good times and memories. If you do all you can for a dog, the goodbye is the last great thing you can do. I feel for you, I wrote a bio for my dog too, and I know it helped me.

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    I have no words to assuage your grief. My time is coming, as well. “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast” Proverbs 12:10. “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds” Proverbs 27:23. The entire experience of bird hunting rests with the dog. You were a good keeper. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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    So sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing your memories. A bird season doesnt go by that i dont think of my hunting partners who are no longer with me. Cancer does suck!
    River - 2 yr old English Setter
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    Bella - 4 yr old Brittany
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    Ellie - 5 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    My condolences and a fine tribute to your best hunting partner.
    Chasing Roosters with a flushing dog on public land. As God intended.......

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    Sorry for you loss. I have been though the same as well. You have all the memories to look back on and smile just remember that.

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    Sorry for your loss. The pain is real and hurts like no other. Bury those great memories in your heart. From experience the memories will never fade. Praying for peace in your heart.

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