Well, It was a difficult decision, we put of Chocolate Lab "Ted" down last night.
He has been our hunting partner for 11 yrs. any thing from waterfowl to grouse. I miss him terribly.
He was near Blind, hearing impaired ( I thought it was selective hearing at times) and arthritis, the cancer was what did him in.
I have great memories of his hay days. He sired 26 pups , Made Long Retrieves , in almost impossible conditions Icy waters . But he wanted to please me. He did all of his 11 yrs
when we went Waterfowl hunting, He never lost a bird that was down.
My most memorable was a teal hunt at Magee Marsh in Ohio. When we got out to the blind, never firing a shot, he put his nose in the air and took off, he came back with a WOOD DUCK. a shot bird from the previous hunts, he set it right down beside me,later he took off again and brought up a hen mallard, Both species are illeagal to shoot during Teal season , but some one did, I got rid of them in a hurry. He brought that hen up 2 or 3 times more , I could not get it far enough away from us, How would I explain this to a game Protector, Would he believe I did not even pull the trigger yet.
I will Miss My great Friend, TED