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    Check out the photo piece on dogs in the latest F&S issue. One image of the young hunter carrying his fourteen year-old Lab to shore is worth a million. The old girl's hips were shot and couldn't negotiate the muddy shallows so he waded out and picked her up. She's looking right at the photographer, greenhead still held fast in her grizzled jaws. Her man has head turned away but the trace of a tear is shining on his cheek. He knows it will be her last bird. Beautiful image ... but tough to look at. What a keepsake for him.
    Last edited by Ontario Honker Hunter; 03-06-2020, 11:02 AM.

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    Yes, those final season photos are the ones to cherish.
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    Pearl's last geese five years ago. Note the patches of skin missing on her front legs from IVs. She was battling autoimmune issues and kidney disease.
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    One of Opal's last birds 2018. Cancer took her following spring.

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    • #3
      That is very moving.
      Thanks for sharing.

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      • #4
        I saw that pic in the magazine but yours did not post.

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          Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
          I saw that pic in the magazine but yours did not post.
          Not sure what is the problem. I'm looking at them on my screen. I've had same problem viewing images others post. Anyway I'm sure you have seen those pics before: Pearl giving me a kiss as I bend over loaded with ten honkers and a snow; Opal laying in the grass looking right into camera with a big rooster at her feet. I had to go into Happy's profile to see the images he posted of buffs that I couldn't see in his thread. Maybe try that.

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            Click image for larger version  Name:	image_17083.jpg Views:	3 Size:	2.64 MB ID:	729588 The old boy Brave on his 13th birthday this week! Dirty nose from digging for ground squirrels.
            Last edited by WA Mtnhunter; 04-12-2020, 11:09 PM.

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              Originally posted by WA Mtnhunter View Post
              Click image for larger version Name:	image_17083.jpg Views:	3 Size:	2.64 MB ID:	729588 The old boy Brave on his 13th birthday this week! Dirty nose from digging for ground squirrels.
              He looks very fit. Especially for thirteen.

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              • #8
                His back end losing horsepower and elbows going south, but still going!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WA Mtnhunter View Post
                  His back end losing horsepower and elbows going south, but still going!
                  My older Brit just turned 12, she's losing her bounce but loving life as well.

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                    There comes a time when old dogs should just stay by the fireplace. It is hard for both dog and human to admit this fact, but it is certainly in the best interest of the dog.
                    Old dogs always have a special place in my heart. The memories we have made together are indeed priceless. I have had many who would die for one more bird. Thank God for giving me the sense not to let that happen...

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                      Originally posted by OG4283 View Post
                      There comes a time when old dogs should just stay by the fireplace. It is hard for both dog and human to admit this fact, but it is certainly in the best interest of the dog.
                      Old dogs always have a special place in my heart. The memories we have made together are indeed priceless. I have had many who would die for one more bird. Thank God for giving me the sense not to let that happen...
                      I presume you are referring to the photo of the old Lab carried to shore. For a hunting dog life is about being in the field with her guy. An old dog will tell you when she's had enough. Been there. That old gal in the photo was still hanging onto her bird. She was still enjoying herself. It was probably not painless but she was undoubtedly happier than she would have been laying by the fire. The writer made it clear the hunters knew her days were numbered ... likely in single digits. They wanted to give her one last time doing what she loved before her owner had to do what he dreaded. A very special gift.

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