Good bye to a True Gundog
When people ask me, who is the best overall hunting dog you ever had the pleasure to feed, my answer usually surprises them.
We have been blessed here to have had some truly exceptional and high profile dogs here and have gunned over quite a few more that were owned by hunting buddies.
Also had some really good ones born here that went on to flourish with some great owners.
But tonight we laid to rest our favorite.
HBCH Janie's Lackawanna Abigail didn't have a fancy pedigree, didn't win any state championships, futuritys, or season consistency awards like some of those born here did.
What she did was just be good to great all the time.
She anchored my hunting pack for over a decade.
The most intelligent hound I ever knew, handled perfectly. I could put her on a line or in a brush pile from 50 yards away. Never needed a leash.
One of the top 3 noses I ever saw. A uncanny jump ability and this ability to control a pack from the middle that I rarely see any more.
She was also our house dog, Slept at the foot of our bed for most of he last 13+ years.
A true friend who never gave us cause to doubt her.
She was Janie's dog at home but mine in the field.
Rip Old Girl. It has been our honor.
What a great long life you have had.
Our hearts ache and we shall not forget.
Now rest and let the young ones carry that torch that you held so high for so long.