Friday, October 7, 2011

Dedicated to Peat's Amazing Grace, "Gracie"

Peat's Amazing Grace, "Gracie" passed away last Saturday in the early morning hours. She was about to turn 13 in November and was one of the sweetest Gordon Setters we've had the pleasure of knowing. She came from Lyle & Judy Wiltse in 1998. She was out of Spencer For Hire and McCullough's Peak Performer. Gracie was named Peat's Amazing Grace, because she had so much of Peat in her background. And, she truly was graceful. She had nice long hair and looked sort of royal when she walked. Gracie was very intelligent, like most Gordon's. She was very responsive to training and knew all of her toys by name. She loved to play fetch. She hated having her picture taken.

She was a joy to watch in the bird field and would never disappoint. She would hold a point for however long it took the gunner to get there.

 Gracie had several litters of puppies, until she got a severe infection and had to be spayed.

She was doing pretty well in her old age until she started having seizures. The vet put her on  Phenobarbital  and it helped her for a while. Then we had to up the dosage and she hadn't had any seizures since. But whatever the problem was, was just too much for her little body to take.

Gracie, you were a good girl and our hearts will be sad for a long time. You made a lot people very happy with the puppies. I hope your spirit is running free and wild with Peat and Happy, Rusty, Freedom, Aspen, and Celtie. We will always love you and remember you.

Peat's Amazing Grace  11/09/98 - 10/01/11


  1. aww. what a good pup... rest easy, sweet girl!

  2. Sorry for the loss. What a pretty Gordon!

  3. So sad, she rally was amazing and beautiful. Sorry for the loss.

  4. After loosing both of my old girls in the last few years I know how hard it can be to loose those old friends. Gracie lived a long and happy life and its hard to give them up. I know she was an old friend and her passing leaves a hole in your heart.

  5. Gracie was a pleasure to hunt with. I am so fortunate to have one of her puppies, my Cassi. She has her mother's obsession for the tennis ball. The game that never ends. A smarter dog I have never had.

    Gracie, these quotes are for you, Karen and Dan -
    "It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."-Unknown

    If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

    - Tim & Cassi

  6. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving such kind words of comfort. And Tim, I love the quotes. I'll try to look at it that way. The cemetery is getting full. The first generation is gone now. It's sad. Makes me feel old too!