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.

Carrie


8 comments:

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing Carrie and I am so sorry that Slide has this.

Colleen said...

She is so beautiful! What heartbreaking news. Thank you for sharing her story. I hope you get more time...

Lori said...

What a shame. I hope the meds work and keep her around for a long time.

Carol said...

Oh Carrie...I'm sending lots of good thoughts for more time with your sweet girl. Oh how they get in our hearts.

Linda's Library said...

I'm so sorry that your beautiful Slide is ill. I know how heartbreaking it is to think about losing her. I lost my precious little Wilbur last May 4th, and the pain is still so present in my life. I will always love him and miss him, but he was so sick in his last days that I know he was ready to be released to go to heaven. He would stare into my eyes so intensely that I know that he was trying to say goodbye. There is nothing like the love of a faithful dog. Cherish each day and love Slide as much as you can. She knows how much you love her. May God bless you both.

Angie said...

Oh Carrie, what a beautiful luv she is!! Enjoy each moment.

Behind My Picket Fence said...

What an adorable pup she was - especially in the scale. I hope & pray that she has many more years yet to spend with her people as I know it will break your heart to say goodbye.

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