Last autumn I lost my best fishing buddie Bubblan! She did just get 3,5 years old and after getting sick and the vets had done all they could do but she did no respond to the treatment we had to put her to sleep, R.I.P little friend.
We had many funny fishing trips together so I get a tear in my eye but also a smile on my face thinking back on them. As a Chinese crested dog with not so much fur I had to get her "fishing clothes" also but when to wet or cold she had to stay home and I can tell she was not happy with that. I usualy put my fishing clothes in the halway the night before going fishing and normaly Bubblan did sleep in the bed with me but the night before a fishing trip she sleept on my jacket and waders so she wouldn't miss the fishing. After awhile I did start put her "fishing clothes" with mine and then she could go to bed knowing that she also was going fishing.
One of the first times we did go fishing she was just a puppy and It was a cold early morning in september. We went to one of my favorite autumn pools in search for Sea trouts and after just a few casts a had I realy good pull and just after that 3 realy nice size fish showed them self so it feelt like it was a good chance to get a decent fish. After trying to get the fish to bite again I decided to let it rest for a moment and take some coffee to calm my nerves when Bubblan sundely took a jump straight out in the river and I had to pull her up. I had a small towel in my back pack for drying my hands after releasing fish that I used to try get her dry but it was to small and her fleece jacket was soaking wet. I must try to get the dog warm again but also try at least a couple of cast before heading home, so what to do then? I took of my under shirt anf fleece sweather and wrapped the dog in then just like a little baby and then put her in my waders with just her nose sticking out and put on my fishing jacket over my bare shoulders... and yes, it was cold with a wet dog against your chest but at least I did get to do around 10 more casts before heading back to the car still with the dog in my waders I did drive home! We did not get any fish that day and after that I did always bring a bigger towel and a extra sweather for Bubblan also. She did not jump in the river no more after that and we had many hours together on the river with all diffrent crazy things happening but it all ended to soon and I will always miss my little fishing buddie!
One day you and I will fish together again!
Rest in peace Bubblan!