|Taffey's 13th year photos|
Taffey was our pick from the litter in late spring of 2000. She quickly proved to be a winner.
The magical ride began. Today she is nearing the finish line of our journey. We grew old
together, but dogs just do it faster. It is somewhat easier to write about this before the final
day and celebrate her too brief stay. She's showing signs of the journey's end (especially
the last few months). It's August 28th and just two weeks before the Illinois Early Teal
season. My hopes are to shoot one last teal for her that week.
Today the message was delivered. Taffey has always lived to train. The three younger dogs
ran their set of cold blinds and Taffey was brought out to run just one. As I moved to the line,
I looked back to see where she was and shed a few tears and went for my camera. I needed
more pictures of her from what will probably be her last year.