On this day 14 years ago HRCH Smoke's Indian Camp Magic and SRS CR.Ch Big Two Hearted River MNH7. Lyle Steinman's dog "River" died this past summer. Magic celebrated her birthday by doing a retrieve for Doctor Dave while training with g his young dog. "She just showed up at my side so she got to do a retrieve. She didn't miss a beat. She trotted out and walked back, her tail wagging."
She is nearly deaf or somewhat selective in what she hears though she still sees just fine.
To the old campaigners and loyal companions in the duck blinds. Thanks for the memories.