I had a friend , who spent almost nine years with me 24/7 .
This friend I met at 5 days old at eight weeks he moved in with me , we went to work every day together and did the farm jobs every day .
My mate became excellent at rounding up sheep moving cattle putting away the chickens and much more !.
when I was in the tractor and digging in the 360 he was there with me ! Every night we had an hour and a half of his time walking here and there , chasing his ball having a paddle .
We went mountain biking often after 16 mile my mate still wanted to carry on me I was knackered we climb most of the peaks in the lakes together come fair or foul , we were there in our tent .
My mate would retrieve the rabbits and the pheasants and even catch his own sometimes even try to retrieve the roe , he would follow ascent through bush and bog always to find his quarries !!
He would chase the quad and sit in the Landy almost looking as he was to drive . We're ever I was my mate was there never to complain or look pissed off he had a first fit life !
on Halloween a month ago my best mate suddenly and unexpectedly my best mate just collapsed and died . That was it no warning gone for ever !
I was devastated and still am still a mess and very sad I miss my mate Norman the boxer dog every second of the day ! Yep that's right a boxer the best sheep dog cattle dog retriever and deer dog that I've ever known and most of all my best mate !!!
happy walks Norman always in my thoughts :-(