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Abi was owned by my long time friend and hunting buddy A. C. Ray, Jr. She was a grand old gal who loved A.C. and loved to pheasant hunt. A. C. celebrated his 80th birthday last October, with a new knee he was almost hard to keep up with last October in SD, sadly Abi was too old to make the trip.

Abi was an acronym for "a bad investment", actually she was a very good investment. His previous dogs also had acronyms

FC-AFC Hunter's Marsh Adi (a dumb investment) she wasn't either and one named Ali who was "a lousy investment"
 

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i dont get the whole part about investments???? Worded very funny!?!?

however, my deepest condolonces to your friend and his sweet girl.

Aaron
 

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thethunderboot said:
i dont get the whole part about investments???? Worded very funny!?!?
after retirment A. C. lived off of his investments in the stock market

1. buy puppy
2. put it with a pro
3. pay monthly for pro to train and run
4. pay National entry fee and professional handling fee
5. annual return on investment = zero :wink:
 

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EdA said:
thethunderboot said:
i dont get the whole part about investments???? Worded very funny!?!?
after retirment A. C. lived off of his investments in the stock market

1. buy puppy
2. put it with a pro
3. pay monthly for pro to run
4. annual return on investment = zero :wink:

Sounds like the same plan we're all on...

/Paul
 

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The worst thing about our relationships with friends, human or animal, is that they must come to an end someday. That doesn't make the time or money invested in them bad, lousy, or dumb.

I hope your friend has many good memories to carry him through his loss, and I hope he'll be able to come and run you into the ground out in the SD pheasant fields for years to come.
 

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Buzz said:
I hope he'll be able to come and run you into the ground out in the SD pheasant fields for years to come.
He is still a great shot, he has a Browning O/U .410 that has 2.5 inch chambers, he brings it out first on opening day and blocks until he gets one rooster, then he puts it away in it's case for the rest of the trip.

He went to KU in the early 40s where he ran track,(mile relay). He doesn't talk much about his college days except for the day (as an Air Force ROTC member) he flew a P 51 Mustang down the main drag of the KU campus at second story height. The authorities were waiting form him when he landed and so ended his career as a pilot and KU student. For many years he sold athletic supplies to college and professional teams and his last job was as President of Adidas USA.

He was and is a cool dude 8)
 

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Sorry to hear of her passing. At least it was at a ripe old age
 

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Thoughts and prayers

Sounds like the old girl had a great life. Sorry to hear of her passing.

God Bless,

Richard
 

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I'm sorry for the loss of what sounds like a wonderful girl. I got a feeling that she has left some wonderful memories behind and that she will be missed. Does your friend currently have any other "investments" or is he now dogless?

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loss

A.C. sorry for your loss!

Aaron
 

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Andy Carlson said:
is he now dogless?
Kinda, his wife has a Miniature Schnauzer :wink:

last fall he talked about another Labrador for a hunting dog but hasn't mentioned it lately
 

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EdA said:
Buzz said:
I hope he'll be able to come and run you into the ground out in the SD pheasant fields for years to come.
He is still a great shot, he has a Browning O/U .410 that has 2.5 inch chambers, he brings it out first on opening day and blocks until he gets one rooster, then he puts it away in it's case for the rest of the trip.

He went to KU in the early 40s where he ran track,(mile relay). He doesn't talk much about his college days except for the day (as an Air Force ROTC member) he flew a P 51 Mustang down the main drag of the KU campus at second story height. The authorities were waiting form him when he landed and so ended his career as a pilot and KU student. For many years he sold athletic supplies to college and professional teams and his last job was as President of Adidas USA.

He was and is a cool dude 8)
He sounds like a very cool dude who has had very cool and succesful career (working with college and pro teams and with addidas). Can he get me a job doing that? :) Sorry for his loss of this dog. Travis
 

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Sounds like a Great Guy!!

I'm sorry and sad for his Loss!

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Well, it sounds to me like the old girl couldn't have had a better live!!!!!

Trialed to FIELD CHAMPION status, hunted till her heart was content and she was her owners BEST FRIEND!!!!!

She lived a long wonderful live.

Please pass along my sympathy to your friend Mr. Aycock.
 

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I so feel his sorrow, and by reading all of the heart felt sympathys, understand why I play this dog game.
 
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