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Offline n_mathews13

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Time to retire
« on: March 14, 2022, 10:37:08 AM »
She made her last trip the other night, she barely made it through the season.
She has earned the right to go or stay next year if she makes it that long.
Time flys

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2022, 10:58:34 AM »
An old dog should enjoy fireplaces, campfires, easy strolls, good snacks, and lots of love.

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2022, 11:05:27 AM »
 :tup:
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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 11:12:19 AM »
An old dog should enjoy fireplaces, campfires, easy strolls, good snacks, and lots of love.
  :yeah:  only problem is they don't see it that way  :chuckle:  can barely walk but it doesn't matter, they will be at the front door waiting to go load up till the day they die. Dogs truly are man's best friend.
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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2022, 11:17:08 AM »
Yup, ride up front, released on the easy ones.

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2022, 11:43:58 AM »
An old dog should enjoy fireplaces, campfires, easy strolls, good snacks, and lots of love.
  :yeah:  only problem is they don't see it that way  :chuckle:  can barely walk but it doesn't matter, they will be at the front door waiting to go load up till the day they die. Dogs truly are man's best friend.

She might once or twice
Last night she went back in garage and sat down facing away from me lol.

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2022, 02:00:19 PM »
Those are great looking hounds  :tup: It is sad when they get old. I had one of my hounds pass away this season. She could barely make it out of the woods from a bobcat tree so I retired her that day in December. She kept loading in the box and was excited to go but I thought I would just walk her to the trees. Came home and she had passed away in her dog house shortly after I retired her . I was just making plans for her to live the easy life  :chuckle: It was tough but my dog had lived a hounds dream for 13 years and we hunted everything when she was young. She was a real warrior and had some scars to prove it.  I am sure your old dog has had a great life as well-I would still let her ride along on the hunts ! Walk the old girl into some trees 

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2023, 01:30:00 PM »
I knew she was done last year, but I had to offer her the chance to tag along .
She came to tailgate, I pet her.
I opened door for her and turned around and she had went to porch. Then it hit, a nice quiet ride alone before dads house to collect my thoughts.
The pup did good though

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2023, 02:34:17 PM »
So sad when they get to this point.  Lots of good memories for you to cherish.
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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2023, 02:35:24 PM »
 :yeah:

Hold onto those memories.  Lot's of heart in that old dog. :tup:
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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2023, 03:18:27 PM »
Sad day for sure.  One of my beagles is at a point where he still wants to hunt but doesn't come out of his dog house for three days after, recovering.   I hate to leave him home.

 Best of luck to you and the retiring hound.  I've owned a few blue dogs in my life, good times!

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2023, 03:47:26 PM »
Saying goodbye is always tough. I feel for you guys.
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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2023, 06:01:11 PM »
Those are bittersweet times for sure. As a fellow houndsman who has been out of the game for years I understand.  Unfortunately what many people don't understand is the amount of time and love you have to put into these dogs to make a pack.  These are more of a house pet and I believe that's what drives them to do the incredible things they so.  Remember the good times and remember she lived her best life.  How could it be a better life than to be loved and hunt ?
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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2023, 06:32:28 PM »
The intensity and intelligence in a hunting or working dogs eyes are incredible.......many pets, not so much.

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2023, 09:01:37 AM »
She went
Think She regretted it lol

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Re: Time to retire
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2023, 10:44:02 AM »
It is the bond. A working bond is even more intense. Even more if you train them yourself. I swear it feels like a mental link with many of them.
Itís fantastic when it all clicks in place. Hard when they get old and/or sick.
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