Saturday, October 29, 2011

In Memory of Galla Creek McCormick--Rudy

When someone loses a Galla Creek Feist our hearts break, but the pain is never as sharp as for the one who owned our dog! Dustin Pilcher called and emailed that Rudy was killed by a pack of stray dogs. Dustin was sure he was protecting his territory! Rudy was a full brother to our Tie.

Every sad story has a twist. Dustin's farm Shepard trees and always catches squirrels. The Shepard eats the entire carcass. Izzy knew how sad Dustin was so yesterday when he came home Izzy had caught a squirrel and left it on his front step for him. I just can't believe that dogs don't feel our pain and sadness! They are truly our best friends! I searched for pictures of Rudy so I could memorialize him and found several. I should have more. In the pup photo Rudy is the caramel colored pup. He is a full littermate to Allis Chalmers, Tie (Oliver), Moline (deceased), and Case. His parents are Galla Creek Shooter and Galla Creek Dobs. Mill Creek Kennel in Texas owns Dobs, but Troy is letting me own her again. And today I called the Pharmacist who owns Shooter. I retained breeding rights. Shooter is well and there will be another breeding of the two dogs if everything works out...Dustin will get a male! The male will not replace Rudy but he will make his own paw print on the Pilcher's heart!

Here is Dustin's email:
Mr. Larry this is Dustin Pilcher from De Berry Tx. I have bad news about McCormick. He was killed by a pack of stray dogs yesterday. We live on 25 acres and let him run loose most of the time. I think he was just trying to protect his territory. He was a great dog and very fun to hunt with I could not have asked for a better dog. I took these pics the other day to send to you. McCormick is the one in the middle, his sonTex is to the left which I am working with right now and the big dog is Izzy, she trees too. I will be getting with you soon because I would love to get another puppy.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear. We have lost our Zack and it broke our hearts to. My Zoey is out of Shooter and Dobs and I wouldnt take anything for her she is a great dog with a passion to hunt squirrels.

Heath THomas

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss. It must be hard to lose a dog yo love that much.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your Rudy. It concerns Laine and I about Jag hunting around "alot" of coyotes so much.