Took my GSP in to the vet yesterday and got the dreaded news he has cancer, thought he would get the next couple years to enjoy retirement but it looks like it will be a few months instead. This was his last hunt and limit
It's tough to lose a member of the family and dogs are that for sure. I had a Lab named Molly that was a wonderful hunter and companion for 13 1/2 years. It took me several years before I got another Lab pup. She is great too, but Molly was exceptional and I still miss her.
Thanks fellas , he is responsible for over a thousand chukar and a rare limit of wild Nv pheasant. He's that dog that you don't come by that often. If I could clone him I would but I have memories for a lifetime with him. This will be my fifth dog headed to the happy hunting grounds, its never easy but a fact of life we hunting family dog owners must endure. Thanks again
Its all part of dog ownership. I had to put down quite a few hunting dogs over the years and Its never easy.
It wont be easy if something happens to our lab we currently have. Hes part of the family more than any dog I have ever had.
It took me years into my adult life before I was willing to get a hunting dog, I just didnt think I had it in me to deal with the end. I'm still not sure I do, but I'd rather not duck hunt, than hunt ducks without my dog. Really sorry for your pups prognosis, hopefully you have more time than you think you do. Gun dogs sure do occupy a special place in your heart.
I would give up almost anything to have one more snowshoe hare chase in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania with my beagles. God I miss those dogs. I have not hunted hares since they passed. I just cant bring myself to do it.
Well I hope he does have more time than expected , he deserves to enjoy retirement!! However I wont let him suffer either, never have done that to any of them. Thanks for the support and good luck in the field.