A Tribute to Annie

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by retrieverman, May 21, 2020.

  1. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    I lost my best friend, hunting partner, truck buddy earlier this morning, and I’m already trying to picture what life without her is going to look like. It’s a very sad picture.
    She’s been on every Oklahoma hunting trip for the last 12 years. She’s gone to work with me most days, and if the 4 wheeler or Ranger or tractor cranks, she’s been on it. If I hunt in a ground blind, she’s been in it (asleep at my feet within a couple minutes). She’s been doing blood trailing before it was cool (and legal). She’s lived in my house and slept in my bed. I’ve shared my snacks always giving her the last bite. She could smell a jar of peanuts or a candy bar open from a deep sleep and immediately come full awake to get her share. I’ve kept dog beds in passenger front floor boards of all my trucks for her sleeping comfort. When I refer to my family, she’s been commonly known as one of the kids, and now, she’s gone.
    I’m typing this with memories swirling in my head and tears running down my cheeks, but God is merciful and answered my prayer to take her and not let her suffer.
    Rest In Peace sweet girl.
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  2. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Beautiful dog. Sorry to hear about your friend. People who aren't dog lovers don't understand what it's like when they become like family. Praying for peace of mind and comfort.
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  3. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
  4. 1911 crazed

    1911 crazed Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    I’m sorry for your loss of a great companion.
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  5. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  6. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    sorry to hear of mor e pain in your life.

    hope you recover soon.

    maybe the next best friend can be a rescue from petfinders.com. they have every breed .

    may your pain pass soon
  7. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Feeling your pain. Rest easy and be strong. We shall all meet up again at the Rainbow Bridge.
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  8. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Sorry for your loss. Your beautiful story made me a bit misty...
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  9. Trashy

    Trashy Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2018
    Sorry for your loss. I know it's hard losing a great companion like that. But on the bright side, as you stated, she didn't suffer.
  10. 1911 dawg

    1911 dawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    Sorry for your loss. She sounds like the perfect buddy
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    Been there . . . .


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  12. ILED93

    ILED93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2017
    Terribly sorry to hear that. They truly are family.
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  13. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    So sorry for your loss of such a great dog . I can never seem to find the right words at a time like this . Just know that we feel your pain …. :(
  14. soverystout

    soverystout Active Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. She looks like she was a great companion for many years. Treasure the memories.
  15. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Sorry for your loss. Looks like she enjoyed the hell out of life with you :)
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  16. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Rest in puppy peace sweet Annie. You and all of our canine companions make our worlds better places...
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  17. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 8, 2018
    Sad, sad news. I've been through this too many times, I know exactly how you feel. Last time it took me four days before I could even talk about it. When the dust settles, the love is still there, savor those good times, they're forever!
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  18. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    There’s not a lot more painful. Went through the whole thing myself about a year back. It doesn’t cure the pain completely, but I highly recommend getting another companion soon. Never a replacement, but sure helps with the healing. God speed, brother.
  19. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it sucks. Was there a few months ago myself. Just remember that all dogs go to heaven.
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  20. nathanotis

    nathanotis Member

    Feb 6, 2020
    Rest in peace, Annie. You were well loved.
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