Man that was a tough read. I am very sorry for your loss as I know what it's like to lose a good old dog. Prayers for comfort for your family.
I have two more that are in the kennels now that are 14 and living out their retirement. They have been out of the hunting scene over 3 years I am just repaying them for all the years of enjoyment they gave me. One male is healthy as a bull but can't hear a lick, another female will soon follow Jake, she has a number of ailments and has already surprised me several times. I have expected to go down and she be gone. She isn't in any real pain or I would put her down.Ive had to put 3 of my rabbit hounds down in the last 3months.....cancer, heart disease, kidney failure..12,13, and 7yo.....never easy.......you're lucky to get 14 years with any hunting dog imo…..
Man!!! That's awesome!!! You do have friends in OK. Sorry to hear about your family member. I, too, have floodgates.Guys you want to think you are tough and have it under control? I tried to keep everything bottled up during all this and did for the most part especially around my wife, I won't lie I shed plenty of tears alone when I could hide them.
Saturday I was working on my kennels and the FedEx truck rolled up and had a package addressed to both of us. This was what was inside. It was from friends from Ok. Needless to say I was glad my wife wasn't here because the floodgates opened. I guess it was time. View attachment 24274View attachment 24275