Friday, November 23, 2012

A Morning With My Best Friend

Aspen and I did our annual Thanksgiving Day fishing trip yesterday morning with a quick trip over to the the Chagrin River.  It was likely her last trip out for steelhead.  At 13 1/2 years old, the Fishdog has arthritis in both lack legs and hips.  She showed her usual interest in hooked fish and had to give a lick to those brought to the bank. Cold water just takes it out of her really fast these days and although her spirit was willing, her body just can't handle the cold anymore.  She never complained, but best to leave her in a warm dog bed to dream of steelhead past.

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