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    Default Life is short and time is swift

    Yukon made his last retrieve the day before his 13th birthday. Sure he needed a little help, but he was as proud as ever. Only 48 days later and he was gone. Gone to a better place. Those who knew him loved him, and he loved everyone.





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    sorry to hear it man. losing a hunting partner is tough stuff.
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    So sorry to hear that. They really are our best friends. Look for him in your dreams now.....
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    That is the hard part about our four legged hunting partners-they just don't live as long as we do... I've parted with quite a few over the years and it doesn't get any easier-seems to me it gets harder. The good thing is he spent his life doing what a retrieve was born to do and I'm sure the two of you had many memorable hunts....
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    It's never easy to say goodbye...sorry for the loss of your faithful companion.
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    I'm sorry for your loss. Its tough losing a companion who has become close to you and gone though so much with you. People who never experience that, just don't understand. Bud
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    Sorry for your loss prayers go out to you and your family
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    Ouch! That hurts. I feel for ya, man. I got two of those behind me. Hang in there.
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    Sorry for your loss Milo, remember all the good times Yukon brought you. Those memories of him will last forever. He's probably making his first retrieve about now in doggy heaven.

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    I'm sure he was a happy dog. You took him hunting. What he was born to do. That is so much better than all the poor hunting dogs that end up as house pets and rarely or never get to hunt like they were born to.

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    Sorry to hear about this. He is chasing feathers in a happy place.
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    Thanks for the kind words. His last day was actually his best in the previous 4 or 5 and it was a very peaceful way to go. I consider myself lucky to have had him - as hunting partner and a family member.
    Death is like an old whore in a bar--I'll buy her a drink but I won't go upstairs with her.

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    sorry to hear your loss. He was a very regal looking dog with a good name, i must say! Any good stories from huntin with em over the years?

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    Sorry to hear about your loss, Hunting dogs are the worst to lose. It just gets harder with every one. But the cherished memories of cold mornings, soft ears, and long retrieves will live on with you for ever. God bless the hunting dog, they truly are man's best friend.
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    They are all good stories, even if the last chapter is a rough one.

    At the risk of bragging, how about a quintuple retrieve? 1 flock, 1 hunter, 5 shots, 5 mallards, and 5 retrieves by one hell of a dog. We quit and went home for the day - and before anyone asks, yes my 870 was plugged.

    Death is like an old whore in a bar--I'll buy her a drink but I won't go upstairs with her.

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    ... Or the day he taught me to "trust my lab" - He tracked this crippled hen for 150 yards across the tundra where I never thought a duck would go. I thought he was crazy, but he knew. He knew!


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