We had family visiting for the weekend but I got a kitchen pass to go if I would take one of the relatives along for a "photo hunt" with me this morning. It was "too early" and "too cold" for them to get up to go at 5:15 so Carol decided to come along anyhow as long as I wouldn't stay more than 90 minutes. This was the result ...
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It still just breaks my heart that poor old Cappy had to be retired. But he still gets his standard "planted duck" somewhere not too far from the garage as we come back home up the long drive. This drake Gadwall was planted about 70 yards away. Cappy pranced out to search for it but half way back you can see he was already tuckered and he walked the rest of the way back to my left heel. He's happy so I guess I am too?
Jim, Your pics of the dogs working, of Rusty learning and experiencing the reward, of Remi continuing to perform at what you have trained for are all rewarding and nice to see. But yoru pics showing the effort and commitment you have to Cappy is so wonderful. Making sure that he is not forgotten or cast aside. Making sure he knows that you love him and care for him is truly moving.
Hmmmph! Why do pictures of happy dogs drag out emotions usually concealed?
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
You mean like this one?
Ohhhh absolutely! Absolutely. That pic of Cap walking back... tugs on my heart with pride for him.But yoru pics showing the effort and commitment you have to Cappy is so wonderful.
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His general physical appearance and occasional puppy-like play demeanor with Rusty and Remi belie his age and actual health. He knows he's retired now and much to our amazement (and relief), when we leave the house with one or both of the other dawgs to go hunting, Cappy retires to the bedroom without so much as a whine or complaint. That too, eats at me.
In years gone by he would almost knock me over trying to get past me to load up rather than run the risk being left behind. It was a panic attack of the first degree. Now he only gets aggitated at the back door when he hears us returning by the sound of the garage door going up. Gramie says she might be in the middle of giving him a treat and he'll virtually spit it out to race to the door.
Great pics Jim - glad you still include Cappy in the fun !
Well done Cappy ! Where would those stripplings be without you !
Great pics of your boys!!
I always love your stories and pictures. Bless Cappy's heart too!