KEEP THE OLD
I think I started my first Outdoor Life subscription when I was 14. I am closing in on 67 now, and I still enjoy the magazine. Andrew Mckean’s story about his beloved Lab, Willow, touched me [“The Slough”]. I can relate to the special bond and nonverbal communication between them. I had to put my 13-year-old Plott hound, Bandit, to sleep recently, and I have since acquired a new Plott, Rosie. Like Andrew, I knew Bandit’s time was near and I dreaded the day the vet would tell us she was in bad shape and going to get worse. Willow and Bandit’s love and devotion were complete and unconditional, and those who do not experience this bond between human and dog miss out on one of life’s greatest joys.
John Beasley Fort Smith, AR