A tribute to my late partner in crime! Kona was with me nearly 98% of the time while out capturing the world digitally. People often wondered how I could get any wildlife shots with a dog in tow and I can only say he was amazing. He almost always walked behind me when out hiking or searching for game...when I started to slow my step or start to stalk an animal, Kona would literally stop in his tracks with no words or signals, just on his intuition alone. I could wander one or two hundred yards away and yet he would stay looking so intently for my signal. All I would have to do is tap the seat of my pants with my free hand and he would stealthily come to my heals again. It was a natural ability as no training was involved for this, he was just a brilliant and intuitive animal.
For the first time in 13 seasons I find myself in unfamiliar territory without him here, wandering alone on the same trails we have walked together for so many years!!!
So here is to the best Dog any owner could ever wish for...To You Kona!!!