Ladylabtrainer (Patti Benton and hubby Dave) lost their beloved Magnum yesterday. HRCH UH Benton's Magnum Opus MH WC 09/11/94 - 05/09/07.
Magnum was Dave's first competition dog. Dave said he only wanted a good hunting dog. He decided to get help in training Magnum to be a good hunting dog so they joined WISILL and the rest is history. Little did they know that Magnum would become a HRCH UH, MH, WC and a 500 point member. Magnum & Dave were able to hunt all over the midwest and Texas.
It was an honor for Carol and me to have had the opportunity to meet and know both Dusty and Magnum before their passing. Dusty's story was posted here in December and this is a wonderful piece that Dani did for Patti ...
These dawgs are with us for such a very short time and yet become such a very large part of our life. Magnum on the left, Dusty in center and Ria on the right. That was taken here opening day of duck season last November and was Dusty's final hunt.
Here's Patti taking Dusty's final delivery to hand from him ...
After Dusty passed, Dave hunted Ria with us on our property a couple times a week. Magnum often came along on the ride up here with Dave but stayed at our house while we were hunting. However, he never failed to come out when we returned to inspect the birds, get into a photo op and maybe even sneak off with a duck or two. Whata heart that old fella had!
There is still a question in my mind as to whether Magnum preferred ducks or cookie treats. When he came to our house he got both. He loved ducks ...
and he was a very social gentleman who fit right in with our two sharing in their toys, treats and often just often good times together ...
Run free Mag, and give Dusty some extra wet kisses from us when you see him..
Remi and Rusty aren't my whole life. They're trying to fill the hole in my heart left by Cappy's passing.
I'm so sorry! :'(
Run free sweet Magnum!
What a gorgeous boy. I'm so sorry for their loss. :'(
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Run Free Magnum
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
May The Shamrocks Fall Softly
Eiderdowns That's My Buddy
CDX, RE, WC, CGC, TDInc.
Run free, Magnum!
So sorry for their loss! :'(
Run free Magnum
Run free, Magnum, may you have many happy hunts now.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy