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Thread: Said goodby to Yoda yesterday... Topbrass New Millennium*** 8/16/98 - 10/8/13

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    Default Said goodby to Yoda yesterday... Topbrass New Millennium*** 8/16/98 - 10/8/13

    I'm posting some pics of the best hunting dog I ever saw, will add some writing when my eyes clear later.

    A younger John and Yoda around 2004...



    Yoda in his "office" ready for work...


    Test driving my new boat Fall 2009...



    He's still got it at age eleven...





    Yoda's last hunt two years ago...

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    John,

    What a wonderful tribute...such memories. I've enjoyed reading about Yoda, thanks for sharing him with RTF over the past few years. I hope these memories help easy the pain of your loss.

    Condolences,

    Lainee, Bullet, Tango and Riot
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    I'm so sorry for your lose. You can see the love you had for each other in the last picture. Very touching.
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    John,

    Sorry for your loss! You two look like you made a great team. Yoda was lucky to have an owner like you!! Cherish the time you had together.
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    Lainee put it very well.

    I'm sorry John.

    Sincerely, Chris
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    Gallery of sweet memories, what wonderful times you had and such a bond. Very sorry you had to say good bye. RIP and Godspeed, Yoda.
    Kim Pfister, Rainmaker Labs

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    John-I am so very sorry for your loss, they take a piece of our heart when they go. Godspeed Yoda.

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    Nice tribute. Im sorry for your loss.

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    I will say it in a song.

    Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From glen to glen and down the mountain side
    The summer's gone and all the roses fallin'
    It's you, it's you, must go and I must bide

    But come ye back, when summer's in the meadow
    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
    I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
    I'll be here, oh Danny boy, I'll miss you so


    God Bless

    Keith

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    So sorry for you John. It is sad for all of us here when we lose one of the "avatar" dogs. They are the ones we have lived with and shared with by participating on this forum. Yoda you will be missed.
    Carol,
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