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Three rivers Butch
Butch was my companion and hunting dog for ten years , he had the warmest personality and more heart than any dog I ever owned. His ability to find cripples was second to none. He would hunt all day in the freezing waters of the Columbia Basin and still want to climb in your lap on the boat ride home!! His soft personality for a Chessie won the heart of many guys who hunted over him this last decade.

He will be missed.


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So sorry to hear Fred.


My writer friend once coined, "if dogs lived as long as we do, we would only get to love one or two in our lives".


Cherish the memories.


Jon

"Each decoy you touch holds memories of, past, present and God Willing, future hunts. The places, birds, men, boats, dogs and days you spent doing what you so dearly love and enjoy"- Vince Pagliaorli
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Sorry for your loss. Butch was a good looking feller!
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Fred

Sorry to hear about old Butch. He was quite a dog and retrieved a lot of birds in his time.

Brad
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Fred, sorry for your loss. Words usually cannot bring solace for the death of of such a stalwart companion. I found this poem after I lost my chessie in 2003.




THE BEST PLACE TO BURY A DOG
by Ben Hur Lampman

"There is one best place to bury a dog.
"If you bury him in this spot, he will
come to you when you call - come to you
over the grim, dim frontier of death,
and down the well-remembered path,
and to your side again.

"And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.

"People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.

"The one best place to bury a good
dog is in the heart of his master."

Best - Paul
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I can only hope one day to have a dog that means that much. Sorry for your loss.
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Hey Fred. Just saw this post . Know it's been awhile but you're right . He did touch many. He's the reason my next dog will be a Chessie