That makes me feel much better hearing that from you, thank you! 😁
It would absolutely shatter my heart if anything happened to him. I haven't been so bonded to a dog since my childhood Brittany/setter mix passed when I was 18. My folks got him before I even started school, and he was such a good friend. Every morning him and I would walk through the fields at the farm and he would flush out the quail and run back to wait for me to catch up.
The man they got him from was going to have him put down, just because he was gun shy. That man didn't have a clue what an amazing soul Rip was. And boy, did he love our neighbors dog. She didn't feel the same, probably because he would pee on her. 😂 I still keep his picture up all these years later in my own home.