Becky and I have been fortunate to have owned some special dogs. All hold a position of great honor in our hearts. we've owned multiple breeds, Labrador Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers and our current breed of choice, Gordon Setters.
So here's short list of the dogs that have passed.
Micha, Becky's Yellow Labrador Retriever.
Fritz, Dan's German Shorthaired Pointer.
Ben, our first Gordon Setter.
Rater, DC/AFC/MH, the foundation of our breeding kennel.
Taz, our first female Gordon Setter.
Zuke, DC/AFC, Gordon Setter, and Becky's "Heart" dog.
Hammer, a Gordon Setter, who left us at a young age.
I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten to twelve years, what would it be if they were to double?" --Sir Walter Scott