Welcome to TheOhioOutdoors
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Login or sign up today!
Login / Join

Doggone good dog thread

bowhunter1023

Administrator
Staff member
Site Admin
41,438
5,477
186
Appalachia
Tough day in our house. We lost Remi on the way to the emergency vet clinic this morning. Friday evening he had an "episode" where he was wheezing, foaming at the mouth, tongue was purple and gasping for air. No obstruction in his air way and eventually, he recovered. I thought it could have been exhaustion from chasing Lulu all day (she is in heat), maybe a heart attack or an allergic reaction. I kept them separated yesterday and all was fine. I went outside this morning and he was doing this same, but this time I knew it was worse. He collapsed while walking twice, the last with me helping him and he stopped breathing momentarily. Even though he's blind and has milky eyes, his eyes were absent of color and I knew he wasn't going to pull through. I told Tracie to come tell him goodbye and we sat with him for a few minutes to see if he'd recover. When it was clear he was getting worse, we loaded up and tried to get to the emergency vet clinic, but he passed on the way. I'm pretty well devastated and have finally managed to stop the water works after 2 hours. Tracie is pretty tore up too. K is so used to seeing animals die, it hasn't hit her that this time it's different.

He was the first dog I ever had on my own. 10.5 years we were buddies and there will be no replacement in that regard. I was looking through pics earlier and found this one from his last hunt. He was pretty much blind by this point, but followed me to the other side of the hole and sniffed this bird out, then slowly walked it back to the blind. It would be his last retrieve. I balled the second I saw it...

View attachment 60534
Missing my buddy today. 😥
 
Missing my buddy today. 😥
Today I was driving my work truck down the road and started thinking about our last dog who’ll be gone three years come this June, and had to stop because I was getting teary eyed. You never forget a good companion. We got lucky and ended up with two more great dogs that are part of our family.
 

Cmlynch19

Junior Member
14
27
9
Finally got to Ohio to pick up our new pup Bella from @Cmlynch19, so far so good. You can tell the family spent a lot of time with her, she loves people and loves attention. She did great on the trip back to the farm and then the trip back to NC.

Already making memories View attachment 76936 View attachment 76937 View attachment 76938 View attachment 76939 View attachment 76940 View attachment 76941 View attachment 76942
That’s great Clay! I am glad she is adjusting easily. I love all the pictures but the one of Bella and your son on the couch is priceless.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

bowhunter1023

Administrator
Staff member
Site Admin
41,438
5,477
186
Appalachia
Happy Easter to my girls. This chocolate female loved all over my wife when we went to pick out Gunnar. She was still available when I went to get him earlier. Momma said what I said: "What's one more?" 😎

My buddy said she's got the best temperament of the litter and seems to be the most like mom, which means she could be the hunter of the two.

IMG_20190421_114250_606.jpg
 

triple_duece

Ragin Cajun.
2,834
6,639
81
Well while I’m in this thread, me and Pearl did some training this morning when it was still cool outside. I’ve never had a dog that will aggravate you to death to go train. I’ve mad a monster with her lol. Kept all her training positive, when she wasn’t hitting on all cylinders we stop training and just played. This method has increased her ability to learn more than any other dog I’ve had.

Here she is just chilling on her sun bed that the wife had to get for her.
 

"J"

Dustin’s FORMER fishing coach
Supporting Member
36,077
5,709
172
Columbiana County
Well while I’m in this thread, me and Pearl did some training this morning when it was still cool outside. I’ve never had a dog that will aggravate you to death to go train. I’ve mad a monster with her lol. Kept all her training positive, when she wasn’t hitting on all cylinders we stop training and just played. This method has increased her ability to learn more than any other dog I’ve had.

Here she is just chilling on her sun bed that the wife had to get for her.
The wife wants to get our shepherd an elevated bed as well.... So far I’ve kept her at bay 😂