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Thread: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

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    The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    After being a loyal hunting partner and truly man's best friend for the past 12 1/2 half year it broke my heart to have him put to sleep.



    He was having issues breathing I figured it was a bacterial infection I'll bring him into the vet and he will be better in a week or so. Well I was well off the mark on this one. Come to find out Marshall had the late stages of Laryngeal Paralysis. I put him in the car while the vet was explaining what was happening and in the 5 minutes of her telling me what the cause and eventual outcome would be Marshall had an episode where he was overcome from the excitement of the trip to the vet and couldn't breath to the point his tong was turning blue and collapsed from the lack of oxygen. He had to be carried into the vet and be sedated, intubated and placed on oxygen.

    The vet then came back out and explained what happened and that if it had happened at home he wouldn't have survived the trip to the vet. She then explained the options, the likely outcome of the options and his life expectancy if we went with any of the options she mentioned. Marshall was diagnosed with heart issues about a year ago and likely the result of the Laryngeal Paralysis getting worst as he aged. In the end the most humane option even though it killed me to do it was to have him put to sleep.

    Trial day for his Junior Hunters

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    His first hunt of 2008



    multiple hunts with amazing friends as well.



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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    Sorry to hear that Marc, it's sad when we have to put our Best Friend down, been through it too many time's.

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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    My condolences, he is with God and is happy, or so I at least believe....

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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    My condolences to you.
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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    He looks like a beast, like his Dad! Condolences.

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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    Oh man sorry to hear about your loss, never easy to say good bye to your best buddy, my condolences
    Yup, it's easier to manage hunters (LEH) than it is to manage wildlife. And, generally, LEH satisfies the Guide Outfitter because it limits the number of hunters in their area.

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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    Sad day but you did what you had to do and it was the right thing, looks like you had some great times together

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    Re: The passing of " Hightides Pride of the Marsh" AKA Marshall

    Sorry to hear that Marc. Been down that trail more than once, and I know it’s rough. Great pics and I’m sure the good memories match.
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