Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Last of the pack
Sadie was the last of the old pack of Casey, Kelly, and Sadie; all hunting Airedales. She passed on in her sleep last night, not unexpectedly. She would have been 15 years old next month, my oldest Airedale so far.
Sadie was a little female that no one wanted until she arrived at my place at around 14 months old. She had been passed from owner to owner for various reasons, but when she got here she stuck. When she found out what bear hunting was all about, she discovered her place in life. Like her running partners she really preferred lion, but there are generally more bears around to run and that is where she shined. She loved to run and tree a bear, and if one felt like staying on the ground that suited her just fine too. She generally changed its mind and made it rethink the matter. The bear usually ended up in a tree. In her later years, after Casey and Kelly were gone, she accompanied me on many a calling stand. That is what we were doing in the above photo; setting up to call coyotes above a place called Horse Thief Meadows.