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    dukhnter7
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 PM    Post subject: Hug your dog Reply with quote

    Life can change in a heartbeat. I was hunting with some new guys that I met through a friend. My dog was the only dog in the field on Sunday morning. As I whistled my dog back to me, a covey of quail exploded behind him. The guy to my right took a shot and my dog dropped. He didn't make it out of the field. Just like that my life changed. Those of you that run dogs know that feeling when you bump the collar and burn your dog by accident. That is all I could think of as he looked at me trying to breath. I whistled him back and he was coming only to get shot. He looked at me as if to ask "what did I do wrong?"
    It's going to be a long time before I can get back in the field.

    Red Label Kennels Consuming Fire Jack 4X Grand Master Pointing Retriever

    Rest in Peace little man. You deserve it!
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    BUBBA
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:03 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Man that's a rough one. I'm so sorry to hear this. I couldn't imagine going through that.
    It's not much, but this poem brought me some comfort when we lost our last dog, may it bring you some comfort as well.

    My Bully

    My little Bully passed away, no more to breathe a sound.
    I held him for the last time, then entombed him in the ground.
    Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I'd drown.
    I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found.

    In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray.
    "Father will I ever see, my dog again someday?"
    I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate.
    I sensed an inner peace I'd never felt before that day.

    The angel smiled and said to me, "Oh man of little faith!
    God sees every bird that falls; He knows your Bully's fate.
    I have met your little dog, I saw him pass my way.
    Your precious dog is still alive; he just walked through this gate.

    Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend.
    No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end.
    God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins.
    So why would God withhold from you, your pure and loving friend?"

    The angel took me by the hand and said, "Now come with me.
    A glimpse of paradise I'll give, to you so you can see."
    Through the gate and o'er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed.
    Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees.

    "Wow, so this is paradise!" The place was filled with joy.
    I saw my Bully playing there, with dogs and cats and toys.
    He also had some doggie treats, and food that he enjoyed.
    He'd made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.

    Then I saw a child come near, and hug my little mate.
    She said to him, "I love you so," and kissed him on the face.
    The angel said, "The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.
    Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play.

    God's love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake.
    But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate.
    This is why God called your dog unto this splendid place.
    God's entrusted her with him, `til you pass through the gate."

    I pleaded, "May I hug them both?!" The angel answered, "No!
    You'd violate a sacred site, and now it's time to go."
    He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home.
    He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.

    If someone ever asks what happens to a dog that dies,
    Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye.
    Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry.
    For dogs don't die, they simply cross a bridge to paradise.

    ~ Dan Atcheson ~
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    jcneng
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:33 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Oh man, that would be a heart breaker, sorry to hear that! RIP
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    jigbay357
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    Joined: 22 Sep 2006
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    Location: Thornton

    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:41 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I canít even begin to understand how you must have felt. What a terrible accident. So sorry for your loss.
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    DrakeStar
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    Joined: 20 Nov 2004
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:03 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Wow what a tragedy,so sorry for your great loss.
    I cant even imagine .
    RIP Consuming Fire Jack
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    Trout bum
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:47 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    That absolutely stinks man...damnation. I can't imagine how awful you feel.
    Hang in there, I'm so sorry to hear.
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    Topaz the Great
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:42 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Holy CRAP!! My worst was when Ripley got hit by a train right in front of me and flew 30' through the air to land at my feet. I held her as her last breath exhaled. Been over ten years and still hurts.

    Them damn dogs...
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    CBR103
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    Joined: 01 Apr 2006
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:12 AM    Post subject: dog Reply with quote

    Got a tear in my eye for you
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    luckydog
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:02 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm very sorry for your loss. That had to be tough. How did the guy that shot your dog act after it happened? Is he being responsible in some way? I've never experienced any thing like that. I know the guy feels bad but what a screw up. I know you can't replace a friend like you lost but I hope the guy gets you anouther pup. Good luck with everything!
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    spaightlabs1
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:31 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Awwww hell no - I just saw this this morning.

    I can't even imagine going through that. I am so sorry to hear this, he was such a great dog and we have so enjoyed watching your hunts over the years,

    There aren't a lot of 4x GMPRs on the planet - we lost a great one. I'm sure Julie Knutson cried when she heard the news.

    I'm not sure what I would have done if I were in your shoes.
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm sorry man, that's awful.
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    JDK
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    Joined: 15 Apr 2013
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:29 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    So, SO sorry for your loss. What a terrible deal. Hang tough.
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    prairie goose
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    So sorry to hear about this it is one of those things that are in the back of your mind but it really hits home when it happen to you. Hang in there.
    May he forever run free
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    dukhnter7
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:42 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    This is a slideshow that my sister put together for me after Jack passed his last master test for his 4X title. The music is by Third Day and it titled "Consuming Fire". that is where part of Jack's name came from.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0IYOVNumU&sns=fb
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    DrakeStar
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:46 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    That is quite the tribute to a wonderful canine.
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