Gator is a 9 year old Lab that has been hunting with me since I was 14 years old. This year he was diagnosed with SARDS(Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome) the day before duck season opened. Gator lost all his vision so we thought his hunting days were over. Little did we know, he still had the desire to hunt. Every morning when I left to go hunting he would cry at the door. A few weeks ago I decided to bring him hunting to see how he would react. This video was his first of many retrieves. Click on the link below. NEVER LOSE HOPE!!!
YouTube - Gator the Blind Retriever
That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Gator has some drive that's for sure, I'm sure he's been a great hunting partner all of these years.
Great video. I liked being able to hear you working him. Thank you for sharing.
Way to go Gator and company!
HRCH Ellie Mae MH CGC
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Excellent retrieve, Gator. You've won my great respect for your determination.
That was amazing. It is nice Gator gets to do what he loves.
Great video, its wonderful to know you can help him still enjoy a good hunt.