I’m deeply sad to say we lost our Drake this weekend at age 13.  Officially, he was GMH HRCH UH Tidewater’s Weekend Gladiator CD WCX MH OS CCA.  He was more accomplished than most dogs, but most important, he was Mark’s best friend and hunting buddy.  He had a sly sense of humour and would frequently pick some unsuspecting person out of a crowd to shake stinky pond water on or to push over into the snow.  He was the ultimate counter surfer, in that he never got caught…except for the occasional egg on his face.  He was a fantastic training and working partner and loved to hunt more than anything in the world.  He leaves an amazing legacy in his many fabulous working dog (and best friend) offspring.  He was sweet and he was funny and we miss him dreadfully.