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Eulogy to a great partner

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  1. Mudtoes

    Mudtoes Senior Refuge Member

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    Last night I put down the best partner I had in a duck blind. Skeet was just under 12 years of age. He was suffering from a brain tumor or had a stroke and was losing control of his left side. Happy and trying to please to the end he was my pal. I don't think I ever ate a whole sandwich in a blind, half was reserved for him. A MacDonalds cheeseburger and fries were his birthday treat.
    Skeet was always thinking, had a hard drive about him and you just knew he would find any bird you knocked down in any type cover. Some of his retrieves were legendary, and you could tell he was always trying to figure a better way. This picture was of him retrieving two Gadwalls at once, why waste time?
    He was impatient until you got the first bird of the day and then he was good, you had made his day. No bird was too far and a hunting partner once joked that he thought he liked the long retrieves the best. He had his quirks but don't we all.
    Until we meet again in the big duck marsh in the sky, you will be missed by so many you shared a hunt with.
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  2. 2eagles

    2eagles Elite Refuge Member

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    It hurts. Sorry.
     
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  3. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.....and it surely is one of the worst in life.
     
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  4. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    Unconditional love and devotion only to break your heart.

    I’m sorry for you loss. Focus On The good times. Sounds like a life well lived.
     
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  5. Farm4wildlife

    Farm4wildlife Elite Refuge Member

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    Sorry for your lost.


    Always hate these threads.
     
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  6. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Cherish the memories.
     
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  7. drahthaarducker

    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    Sorry for your loss
     
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  8. orangelegs73

    orangelegs73 Refuge Member

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    So sorry for your lose, @Mudtoes. While I'm sure it was tough to write, your eulogy was a bitter-sweet pleasure to read. Sounds like Skeet was an awesome dog!

    Seems like there's been quite a few of these threads lately. Always makes me want to rush home to my pup...
     
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  9. Brottboss

    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    His spirit will be with you til the end, you've been blessed.
    Rest in peace Skeet.
     
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  10. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Never a good day but sometimes it just has to be done. Dogs just don't live long enough.

    Most of em anyway.
     
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