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Old 06-29-2012, 02:36 AM
Double D Double D is offline
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Default Said good by to my old gopher hunting partner today

For 16 years my Rat Terrier, Karla was my faithful companion in the gopher patch.

I have never had a dog like her. She was runt of the litter and destined to be put down by the breeder.

She caught and killed her first animal, a red squirrel when she was less than a year old.

Over the years she took woodchucks, rock chucks, prairie dogs, possum, mice, rats and thousands of gophers. She also treed a raccoon, cornered a badger and blood trailed a wounded deer in deep grass. She loved to flush grouse for me.

When at home she was never more than a few feet from me at anytime. She even challenged the wife for the Alpha female role in our pack a few times.

This past winter her kidneys started failing and I finally had have her put to sleep, to end her suffering.

Today I scattered her ashes on a gopher mound and sat back and waited for a gopher. Here is a video of Karla's last gopher hunt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5mJEgbOPIQ






Good by my friend,
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:46 AM
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RIP, sounds like she had a great life......loved and appreciated!!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:03 AM
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You know between my parents and I, we have 7 Jacks and Rats. I'd hate to lose even one of them. Go out buy two more and enjoy. Adam
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:13 AM
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Still two more left...good dogs, but not the measure of Karla.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:01 AM
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Double D,
Wow...my condolensces.

I hope her ashes are in a field with some sweet grass or bear grass.

I miss home! (Sunburst, Oilmont, Whitlash, Shelby, Conrad, Chester, & Cut Bank).
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:18 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss. The good thing...you got to have that special dog for all those years. You were blessed.

RIP Karla.

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:05 AM
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Double D,
Wow...my condolensces.

I hope her ashes are in a field with some sweet grass or bear grass.

I miss home! (Sunburst, Oilmont, Whitlash, Shelby, Conrad, Chester, & Cut Bank).
...about 4 miles south west of Chalk Butte, north of Merriweather...as long and you can see the Sweet Grass hills you know it's home!
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:32 AM
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Sorry for your loss..
I want another rat terrier. I had one as a kid named Buster and he looked almost just like Karla minus the tail his was docked off. Very cool dogs.

Matt
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:33 AM
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I'm sure there's a Gopher patch in the great beyond.She'll be waiting for you.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:16 PM
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...about 4 miles south west of Chalk Butte, north of Merriweather...as long and you can see the Sweet Grass hills you know it's home!
....oh so very true!!
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