Old dogs...

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  1. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    Last year at 13. She pretty much sleeps on the couch now. Quit eating dog food about a week ago, but making a duck/rice combo she’s eating a bit of. Going to be a ****ty day soon I think.
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  2. BENSSS

    BENSSS New Member

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    two dogs--can only be one alpha male and it better be you--if you are one of the two or you make 3, but i agree that young dogs learn way faster with a good old dog (they train too)-----I'm 74 and think the dogs in my life and hunts--my old dog is 14 and puppy is 1 1/2--I think the best nose I have ever had.
     
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  3. API

    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I'm quite impressed that you decided to take on a puppy. :tu
     
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  4. Socal Waterfowler

    Socal Waterfowler Elite Refuge Member

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    One from this last weekend, 9.5 years young. He was not happy about the mud and sinking in but he got it done.
     

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  5. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    IMG_3304.JPG View attachment 177346 Ol girl here is 13 as of 2 days ago. Shes being retired except for maybe some easy impound hunts this season. Lil brown ball of fire will turn 1 on dec. 28 . Shes always going 100 mph but a retreiveing machine. Been retr View attachment 177346 eiveing everything from doves to geese this season and has captured a place in my heart I thought was only reserved for the ol gal.
     
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  6. Thegoat

    Thegoat New Member

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    I hate most people, I’d die for a good dog. You all have some beautiful dogs, their loyalty and perseverance is astounding. I have a 15 yr old short haired pointer. Not a bird dog but damn the arthritis she still tries to get coons every chance she can.
     
  7. CenCalDucker

    CenCalDucker Elite Refuge Member

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    Angus will be 16 in the spring. He was a hell of a dog in his prime. At 6 months he was doing senior level work. He lived to hunt. Now he is deaf, nearly blind and spends his days napping in the sun. I had to save him from drowning this summer so no more water for him. His hips are giving him obvious discomfort. Its heartbreaking because I know he doesnt have much longer. Despite all this he still has moments when the puppy comes out. He will still retrieve a dummy if he sees the movement, and he will do this nonstop if I would let him. I'm pretty sure he will be the dog by which I judge all others.
     
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  8. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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  9. CenCalDucker

    CenCalDucker Elite Refuge Member

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    I forgot about that! He didn't discriminate, that's for sure! Where the hell was that? Salt Springs?
     
  10. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Had to be Eden Landing.

    Or SSR...Lol
     

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