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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver View Post
    Realize this: Howard's 'family' was his dogs, his training partners and the contacts he made at trials, on RTF and related sites. This means that those with whom he exchanged ideas on the internet were part of his extended family. Most of us who have trained with him for years have no idea who his real blood relatives were. It is really ALL of us who will miss him. He leaves a big empty place with the retrieving folks in AK and elsewhere.
    Yes, it is true that the dogs and our group are his family. However, he did have one living cousin who is taking the steps to close Howard's estate. Somehow dog people that he was not close to got ahold of his number and have overwhelmed him with calls even as we were making the arrangements.

    His is cousin is more than happy that we have placed the dogs in caring homes with training partners until we make final arrangements for them. Those of us that are helping with that are un contact with his cousin, and he asks respectfully that the calls stop. This has been an overwhelming and extremely emotional time for all ove us..

    I also would like to say that the wonderful messages here about Howard are really touching, and I for one feel humbled that so many people care about a man they have not met personally. What a wonderful testament to him!

    thank you all!
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    I can hardly see the screen.

    Greatness does not come easy. Howard you were one of the greats.

    I admired you from afar...thanks for all your help.
    Field trial labradors, the wind beneath my wings,

    sometimes poop under my boots.

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    I was saddened to hear of Howard's passing. Although I never met him in person. I was lucky enough to own one of his pups "Denali". I can truly say I am a better person for knowing him. We talked on the phone monthly. He always wanted to know how she was doing or congratulate Team Wild Wings on another good performance. I always looked forward to hearing from him. I wish his family the best. He was truly a blessing to the retriever world.
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    Marc Wells
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    I just returned from a trip to North Dakota and just now read this thread. What a kick to the gut. I also never met Howard, but have wiped a few tears while reading this. His RTF advice and PM's will be missed.

    Thanks to Mary for sharing.

    I do think Howard might chuckle if he saw that Qui Chang made a post.

    Godspeed.

    Damon Sweep

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    The retriever world has lost another jewel. Howard was the guy that talked me out of a deep dark depression back in 2005 when i couldn't sleep at night after me having heart surgery. I would get on CHAT and there would be MY Friend Howard. I had some dark days that before we were done chatting i was laughing. Never had the pleasure of shaking his hand but always followed him and his dogs. Thank you Howard for just being you. RIP my friend. Otey
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    Just returned from a hunting trip.... So terribly sorry! May God be with a comfort all those affected by this wonderful man's passing...


    God Bless you friend,


    Richard
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    Click here for our club link. Our President wrote a beautiful letter and I wanted to share it:

    http://alaskaworkingretrieverclub.com/
    Princess Darla of Nottingham MH ***
    Copper's Darlin' Rascal "Spanky" ***
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    Thanks Mary, I agree just beautiful.
    More tears,
    Colleen

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    My condolences. The retriever world lost an honorable ambassador.
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    I can only hope to have the will ,to change my ways enough to be half the person that Howard was......
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