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Thursday, December 27, 2012

The final goodbye to thirteen-year-old Agata

Agata v Moosbach-Zuzelek SW
January 18, 2000 - December 26, 2012
(FC Zuzelek's Globetrotter SW JE x Branie vom Dornenfeld)
Today we received a letter from Mike Vincent saying "yesterday I had to have Aggie put down, She has been slowing down for about 5 wks. A chest X-ray showed her lungs were cloudy and a possible mass behind her liver. She was having a hard time breathing and panting alot at the slightest exertion. The last few days I carried her in and out of the house and yesterday she was unable to drink or stand. Best dog I ever had, she will be cremated and kept here in the house. My Best to All. Mike Vincent".

Agata was the only female in a litter of four puppies. We sold her to Mike and Kathleen Vincent from Mc Kean, PA, when she was five months old. Mike joined Deer Search and used Agata for tracking in NY. Actually, Agata was sold on co-ownership, which stated that after Agata's first litter we would transfer her ownership completely to Mike and Kathy. For her first litter we'd choose a stud dog and get two puppies. We decided on Asko to sire Agata's first litter, and in return we got Elli. From this litter Mike and Kathy kept Kirsche. Elli was bred three times, Kirsche two times, both produced very well, and it is through their descendants Agata's legacy will live on.

I don't have too many pictures of Agata. The below picture shows her as a two-month-old puppy. She is the one on the right.

Agata at 4 months
The below picture is my favorite of her.

This picture was sent to us many years ago by Kathy and Mike and shows Agata (bottom) with her daughter Kirsche.

On April 21, 2005 Agata handled by Mike Vincent placed second in Deer Search's Blood Tracking Competition. She was awarded Prize I, 92 points.

Our heartfelt condolences go to the Vincent Family. I know that Agata will be missed greatly.

1 comment:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Always very hard when our dog loved ones must go.....Sending thoughts to her familiy.
We have from warm to cold this night its -5 C just now and the snow is hard.
So no hunting on any wild animals now. They cut wounds in their legs so its no good hunting ethics. I really hope nobody is hunting today...
How is Joeri?