KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

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KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby DuckMendenhall » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:26 am

Today my heart is heavy for the loss of my first self trained Lab. Many of days in the field jumping in the icey water for a dang bird. She never once looked back and retrieved with no hesitation. Always waiting for the call. Dixie will be sorely missed this season and everyone after that, as I reflect on the glory days of skipping class to chase ducks. I pray that she is running free over the Rainbow Bridge and awaits my call when I have the opportunity to meet her again.

She retired Dec 11, 2011 after roughly 3000 birds under her belt. Final hunt pic below. This hunt will always be one of my favorites, and will pull hard at the heart strings.

Tight lines...
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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:30 am

Sorry for your loss bud.
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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby MarkM » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:14 pm

Indiancreekducks87 wrote:Sorry for your loss bud.


Always sucks to lose a best friend & family member.
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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby tako1972 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:03 pm

Sorry bud.
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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:43 pm

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby cominahead » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:16 am

now she will be with you on every hunt. great dog next dog has big shoes to fill
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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby SATX duckman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:56 am

always tough losing a friend. The most reliable hunting partner you will ever have, and there is something to be said about the bond. Very few things can bring tears to most mens eyes but that is one of them for sure. Looks like a great pic from a great last hunt.
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Re: KAO Dixie Mendenhall 2000-2013

Postby Pouledeau » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:59 pm

Damn Lee that sucks. Let's go kill something.

On the plus side, in a few years you'll have three "bird dogs"! How's the fam ... ?
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