Old dogs...

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  1. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    5C7D2C17-DB6A-4F37-9FF4-AC8E8380BA3A.jpeg If I ever find a dog that has half the drive at three or four that he has at 12-1/2 I’ll be money ahead.
     
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    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    9701158B-9B5B-49FC-9B3E-611803E4A73C.jpeg This will be the rest of his afternoon though.
     
  3. thekillerofmallard

    thekillerofmallard Elite Refuge Member

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    And people wonder why us hunters love our dogs so much.
     
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    wanapasaki Senior Refuge Member

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    No 'off' button. The eyes say it all
     
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    Love old working dogs, they get treated pretty good, deservedly so.
    Good thread Mike.
     
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    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    10 years ago, to the day, Yano Sucko, watched that dog teach himself how to retrieve two crippled greenheads, each swimming opposite ways, pretty amazing to watch him learn...

    And even better, he didn’t rip anyone‘s nose off that day...
     
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    They can always rest between trips to the vet...

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    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Love the cone of shame!
     
  9. ChrisF

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    Awesome that he's still putting in work at that age, my best dog thus far passed at 6 and my current 10 year old is done with all but easy hunts.
     
  10. enzinn

    enzinn Senior Refuge Member

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    That was my christmas present one year - the dog with the cone of shame somehow ended up with up with a baked ham bone shard deep in her gut, unbeknownst to me. She almost died and then I almost died when the vet told me how much it was going to cost to unzipper her, remove the shard and then sew her back up. If I knew who gave it to her I would probably have strangled them. I coughed up the dough and she has since become my hunting buddy and family pet. The old dog, who is now dead, decided to get a humongous hematoma on one of her ears at the same time, so we had to lance it, slice and dice it and tie it down to keep it from exploding in a mist of blood and skin. Right at the end of pheasant season and the heart of our good waterfowling. Oh well, how can you not love your hunting dogs?! I did ask my accountant that year if I could get a home office deduction for "maintenance" of my guard dogs, given the vet bill.
     

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