Thank you Dollar for a amazing 5 years!
Now that I have had some time to fully realize what
you meant in my life and what you did for our dogs, Dollar my boy, I am trying to
put into words my feelings as best I can. You taught me patience and to wait
for it to happen rather than trying to make it happen. I sit here with a lump in
my throat trying to describe the unconditional love you had for hunting and
getting out there, no matter what the conditions or circumstances were. You
showed me how to live life to the fullest….to never, ever give up no matter
what is said about you, and above all - give others a chance to prove
themselves - to let them work out for themselves that you cannot teach a dog to
hunt but should rather develop the drive….. drive that you could not contain because
you had so much, and by the time you had it worked out your time with me was up!
Thank you for making me a better trainer and teaching me to work smarter, and to look for
the finer, smaller things that make a difference. And above all, thank you for
the great memories and the stories we will always tell whenever we
have sun-downers next to our trailer or have a braai after a days hunting. You never failed to rise to the occasion and always made sure you
did something VERY special that gave me goose bumps, and which made for an everlasting
memory. We could hunt anywhere in South Africa and you would always have great finds,
and even retrieve the odd carp in a mud pool if I shot at it! The way you blew
people away when we arrived will always stay with me. To comments like “he is
chasing something", the answer would be 'NO, he just runs like that!' You
added speed, endurance, nose and personality to our pack. Memories live forever
and your offspring WILL win the war after all the battles we won together!
Hunt Point Retrieve hunting dog