Thanks all. 35 years on this planet. Lost all 4 grandparents by 2003. Never felt this numb and empty. Like I told Tracie, I'll likely never spend more time with a dog than I did with him. It was somewhat fitting he died in the truck considering he's spent over 300K miles on the road with me.
Sorry to hear about losing Remi, Jesse. A good dog is a must have in life and it sucks that they don't live as long as we do. They are loyal as hell til the end. Rest assured he's retrieving ducks right now, and has probably already mounted a show dog or two, which I assume would be like a super model to a dog. RIP Remi
It really says something, how folks can feel worse after losing a good dog than losing a relative or (human) friend. It's truly a testament to the bond we share to these critters. Their unconditional love and loyalty is unmatched, which is why it's so devastating to lose them.
So very sorry to hear it, Jesse. He was a great dog.