McCloud of Lodestar

b. 31st March 1984 – d. February 1986
Sire: Tasmin
Dam: Sinner


Shortly before moving to Montana, we lived west of Davis in a migrant labor shack in an almond orchard. The dogs were kenneled in our absence, but when we were home they had the run of hundreds of acres of trees, and rarely were out of sight. All except for Jake, who occasionally went on walk-about by himself. Until the day that Jake took McLeod and the dumped dobermann Capitan for a run from which none of them returned. We searched everywhere, and talked with all the neighbours — no one admitted to having seen them. But losing all three dogs at once makes me believe that they must have been shot and shovelled. Poor McLeod, he didn’t deserve that fate…