In Loving Memory of Annie
NAGDA Nationals Accomplishments:
2011 NAGDA Hall of Fame Inductee
2005 Open Pointing National Champion
2006 Doubles National Runner-up
2007 Doubles 5th Nationally
2009 Open Pointing 3rd Nationally
2010 qualified for the Nationals. Passed away 1-25-10
At the National Qualifing level she had 10 wins, 8 second places & 8 third place finishes
2002 Western States Pointing Champion
2008 BDC Major Masters Champion
2009 BDC Major Masters 2nd
She had 3 ACL knee surgeries and 2 battles with cancer.
A Bird Dog’s Prayer
I thank thee oh Lord, for the waters, and fields wherein lie the same birds I love to hunt. I thank thee also for the men who protect and preserve wildlife in all its forms so that future generations will have the healthful pleasures of hunting.
My master means more than life or death to me, and I pray for intelligence, ability and strength to understand and execute his commands and desires.
May our companionship lead to complete understanding so that our moments together will be the happiest of all. Help my master to comprehend that I will gladly give my life for him, be he millionaire or pauper. His love and confidence are all I ask. I beseech you to guide him and protect him from thoughts, deeds or actions which will disturb the faith of others in him.
The wag of my tail indicates the feelings of my heart and no blows, deprivation or hunger will ever keep me from being happy when I hear my master’s voice or footsteps. When the curtain of death are about to close my active life, I pray thee oh God, that my master be near, his hand caressing my head as my eyelids close.