I don't even know how to begin this post. Tonight a very dear part of our family passed away...our dog Butch. My wife has brought many great things into my life. One of the greatest things she brought to me was our dog Butch. Butch has been there through it all. He was with us when we tied the knot and he was there to welcome all of our children to our home. He became for our kids what he was to us a best friend. Butch like all dogs showed unconditional love and was there for me during some dark nights after I lost my youngest brother in a car accident and my mother to cancer. Butch beat cancer himself living well past what was expected yet his loss still cuts deep. He will be greatly missed.
I know this is a fly fishing blog and we are a fly fishing company, but I also know that so many of you out there cherish the friendship of a dog. These animals enhance our lives and give all they have for us. I guess this is my way of writing an eulogy for the dog I love. Maybe it's part of my grieving process. I don't know. Just remember to appreciate the dog or dogs in your life.
In honor of butch I want to share this: One of our good friends writes an awesome blog called get a rescue dog. Check it out here. Butch has cousins featured there.