Sunday, January 16, 2011

Man's Best Friends

In 2005 my son and I got ourselves a wonderful friend.  Black Pearl's Treasure aka Dublin's Mudslide aka Slide.
She has been such a mate, she is definitely our dog and very much my dog.  She has so much desire to please, which makes her fun to train.  A bit sensitive but she is a girl after all.

This last year she was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy.  She has a very large heart and all the complications which go along with that.   I'm afraid she is going to break my heart!!    

So I want to share a few good things before this happens.  Each day is a gift because you just don't know when the inevitable will happen.

Some of my favorite puppy pictures.....

 Hunting as a pup on the Malheur.....
 Hunting as a pup near Condon, such beautiful country, she is showing her natural ability to honor another dog on point. Slide held her honor until the shot, I was so tickled with her.  Joe was really in heaven on this hunt.  A young pup learning from Daisy Mae, his beloved veteran dog.

I started Slide in Hunt Tests and had such a good time,  she loves her bird hunting and we have had some great times together.   February we will take part in the club hunt at local preserve hunting pheasants.

We are hoping for more time with Slide and taking each day, one at a time.   Her  medicines are  treating the issues in her heart but this will only work for a time.
I don't even want to think about the Rainbow Bridge, for now I enjoy the special companionship that my girlie gives me everyday.

Have a wonderful week.