Dave, Sorry for your loss. Some of my closest friends have been dogs. Always faithful through good times and bad. Hard to see them go, but I keep thinking of all the good times we'll have when I finally join them. To paraphrase Will Rogers, If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they go. REE
Thanks guys for your thoughts, it means a lot. She was my favorite fishing buddy, dependable to go anytime I wanted. I adopted her back in college in Missoula and it was common for her and I to go fish the CFork, Rock Creek, and the Missouri just about every day; there were years when she just never dried off. When I moved back home to the East Coast, I would drop her off at my parents farm while I went and fished the ocean. Eventually, my parents decided to keep her to compliment their g. shepherd. That's where she finished up her life.
It's incredible the emotions we attach to our dogs. First time I've cried since I was a boy.
Thanks again. Dave
Great looking dog- she looks right at home in the snow. There'll be other dogs, and they'll earn special places in your heart, but they'll never replace her. I lost my old Lab a year ago and cried like a fool, without shame. Peace, and happy memories.