UH HRCH Carolina's Duck Gumbo MHA SHR RN CGC WDS TDI "Gumbo" The Professors aka David McCracken , hunting buddy. He was fine the prior day, ate like a typical AWS, went for their daily evening walk. In the middle of the night he vomited blood and was lethargic. At 7am when the vet opened David was there with him and they rushed him into surgery only to find he was full of cancer. He had several cancerous tumors on his spleen and the cancer had spread to his liver.This type of cancer is virtually undetectable until it is too late. Before a decision could be made, he passed on the table during the surgery. So he went fast with almost no suffering. The Professor and Gumbo were one of the main reasons I am as active in the AWSC Inc. that I am. My heart breaks for David and his beautiful wife. Gumbo is the highest pointed AWS in HRC history with well over 1500 points. He excelled at all the things asked of him, and enjoyed every second of it!