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Stonewalls Big dog Attitude
 Tude as was her call name came to us 9 years ago. A 2yr old trialer small in stature but big in drive. She was fast and marked well ,and handled beautifully when needed ,which was rarely due to her excellent marknig/hunting ability. She often was sent on lost birds who had sailed off after beng crippled. If she had made the mark she would return with the bird. Tude was fearless ,launching herself off a 4ft drop into westerly rollers without a missing astep. On the Hudson we dropper 3 greater's upon arriving at the birds one was only stunned and attacked tude. She dispatched it in short order and finished the job at hand. She hunted with me in all conditions and watching her drag Geese shot in the fields was almost comical.She was an excellent boat dog ,trained to sit in the rear of a sea kayak,lost pond boat or any craft she loved being on the water. She was a soft touch ,and never needed correction . Never refused a retrieve no matter what hellish conditions I forced her to hunt in. I will bury Tude along side her mate Jed down on our duck swamp Red water brook. In this was their spirits can hear the guns and await the command to fetch'm up!!!
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Kevin,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Tude. Sounds like she loved what he did best.
Sonny
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Thanks Sonny
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sorry for your loss.....sounds like you had a great journey together and a thousand memories to comfort you during this difficult time

Best
Bob
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A LOT OF MEMORIES IN A MAN'S STOOL........
Duck hunting without a dog is just shooting
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Thks Bob, I have her son and daughter,a well 2 more females Annie & Regis,to keep busy ,it makes it easier
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Sounds like she was one hell of a dog . My heart go's out to you , i know the feeling .
Pat Richter
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 Thks, Pete a huntnig partner described her as cat like when He first saw her,because she could run underneath his truck (40lbs) . On Cayuga after all other dogs had refused to launch off a long drop he asked if I thought she would go . I didn't even need to throw a bumper ,I just gave her a line and sent her . It was the first of many surprises. On sending her long more than once people who had never seen her work would marvel on the distant lines I would send her on. I work on a lake so my dogs swim almost every day so they are all hearty and long marks are routine in their training.
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Sorry for your loss Kevin. I have been where you are now and it's never easy. Keep the memories close and remember they are waiting at "the bridge" for us.......
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What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful companion.