Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Pup

A few weeks ago we learned that our chocolate lab Duncan has cancer. We discovered this after he nearly bled to death after a tumor ruptured in his spleen. His spleen was removed and biopsied and it wasn't good news.

He's undergoing chemotheropy now, but even with that his prognosis is 6 - 12 months. So we thought it was time for a new pup.

Claire, our new chocolate lab arrived on Sunday and has been loads of fun. She is a Pointing Lab just like Duncan, she was the pick of the litter female and both of her parents hold 2 Grand Master Pointing Retriever titles. Claire's mother has the same father as Duncan, Grand Master Pointing Retriever "Cajun of Black Forest". In all, there are at least 5 GMPR titled dogs in her pedigree. It should be a fun summer getting her ready for snipe fields.


Josh Myers said...


I am truly sorry to hear about Duncan.

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.


Ryan said...

Sorry to hear about Duncan. The first time I met you next to the Home Depot he was a puppy and you had just gotten him. Man the time has flown. I lost my main hunting dog to this season to bloat. Starting over is such mixed feelings. On one hand I miss the practiced consistancy of the hunt but on the other hand the prospect of training another from scratch is a different kind of excitement.

Doug said...

Sorry about your dog.

But - there is nothing cuter than a lab puppy. Good luck and keep us posted.