I'm sorry and beautiful dog. Dogs are more loyal than anything in the world. Even than our families! And yes it's true! I will post my dog at the end of your post as that's my special pup! I don't want to detract from your loss! Sorry! SjrWinda is my friend, my hunting partner and most of all she is my duck dog.
A odd female she was built like a male, her prime weight was around 84lbs. By 7 Months she was fully grown and looked like a 3 year old. For the first 9 years of her life she was a machine, few dogs will get to retrieve as many ducks and pheasant as her. She was hard headed like her owner often testing the limits of the E collar. Its a strange sight to see a dog take the high setting and just look at you like " is that all you got". She just LOVED to hunt. When getting the gear out a day before a trip she would not sleep and just wait by the door in a panic that i would leave with out her.
By age 9 you could see the burden of her size was taking a toll and her sister Tia was taking over the job of fetching birds. No one expected her to make it to 14 honestly but i am so glad she did. The friendship she gave me in some of my hardest personal times and then again in the best of times as my family grew is priceless. She hung on long enough for my daughter to grow to age 4 and i hope she can hang on to the memories.
Thank you for the years of being our dog winda
I am heart broken right now, i miss you old girl.........