Sunday, March 21, 2021

Good bye Bailey. You were a good dog.


Bailey left this life a few weeks ago to join Chloe as only fond memories.
  His "Dog's Purpose" had been fulfilled.
 He had such a full life!

 We had the final good bye today

 We used some of his ashes to give nutrients to a couple nice cherry trees planted in our yard.

Granddaughters helped with the planting.

We all loved this dog.  He will live in our hearts forever.

Happy trails and trials to all the Vizsla lovers out there. 
Enjoy each day you have with these special dogs.

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Passing of Our Two Red Bird Dogs

 With the passing of Bailey last week there will be one last blog post for a good while.  Not saying goodbye as there may be red bird dogs again in our future.

Chloe passed from cancer in 2019, and Bailey from the five years of Valley Fever and the medications to keep it under control.  I stopped posting as old dogs and adventures didn't come along often in the age of Covid-19 lockdowns.

The dogs both passed peacefully and comfortably.  Thanks to the caring staff of Sage Veterinarian Hospital for making their passage painless and relaxed.

Next week, Joanie and I will say our last good byes as we plant two trees in our yard with a mixture of soil and their bodily ashes.  They have moved on, but this will end the chapter fittingly.

We will always hold a special place in our hearts and lives for these two wonderful friends and partners.

Happy trails and trials until we meet again.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hunting with my Granddaughter

 For those who have followed Redbirddog over the years, you have seen Lily grow from a newborn to now going hunting with Bailey and me.  What a great day for a proud grandfather.
 Lily has no fear.  Last year she helped dress a pheasant I brought home and make pheasant noodle soup.  This year she went into the fields and followed Bailey and me as we hunted for 2 hours.
 At the club house, I asked a man to take these two pictures.  He was almost in tears as he took the pictures.  He was hunting for the first time with his daughter, who was 20 and just back for winter break from college.  It was so cool for both of us "old guys" to have our girls with us in the fields.

 Now to figure out how to cook these two birds.  So many options.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Playing in the Rouge River

 Four Seasons RV Resort is 7 miles east of the mouth of the Rouge River.