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Souris-Manon

February 10, 2000 - November 4, 2016

Story by Dog Willing Publications November 4th, 2016

Farewell SouriS

After nearly 17 years of a bright, beautiful life spent in the field, and in our bed (under the covers), with dignity, grace and a wee sparkle still in her eye, Grau Geist’s Let R Rip du Souris, our beloved Souris-Manon, died peacefully in our arms this morning.


To celebrate her incredible life, we will head to South Dakota today. There are roosters there, and we are pretty sure that Souris will be with us in spirit to point out exactly where they are.


If you wish to celebrate her life with us, scroll down for some of our favourite photos of her long, happy life.

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you..I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.

– Isla Paschal Richardson

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Raising a dog is like a rainbow... Puppies are the joy at one end, Old dogs are the treasure at the other.

On February 10th, 2000, I got a phone call. It was long distance. On the other end of the line was Dick Wilber, a breeder of Weimaraners from Lubbock, Texas. He had good news. “We have a pup for ya”.

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We named her Souris, it’s French for ‘mouse’.

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For nearly 17 years, Souris put smiles on our faces,

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and thrilled us in the field.

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She helped us put meat on the table,

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and love in our hearts.

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Click the photo to see a video of me talking about a fantastic double I shot over Souris in 2014!
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Click the photo to see a video of this epic fetch from a small pond with a very rough bottom!
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Souris-Manon with her sister Uma-Chantal and her Aunty Chantal.
Souris got two new sweaters for her birthday. This is her hot pink number, its mainly for when her boyfriend Zeiss drops by.
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Souris modelling her new grey sweater. It's for mellow days at the library and sipping tea with friends at home.