We sadly had to say an unexpected goodbye this week to a very special member of the Dedito team, Figlio Haakan di Dedito, affectionatley known to his friends as Filli.
Filli, whose father was Dodi, the Weimaraner who was the original inspiration for the Dedito brand, was one of a litter of nine pups born in May 2011.
A handsome dog, with an incredibly sweet nature (except when you wanted his seat on the sofa!), he was a pleasure to train; forever focused and listening to instructions and always top of the class.
Filli competed in numerous trials in Holland, passing them all easily and was also graded multiple times in trials here in the UK. Despite all his trialling success, it was when working and running on the grouse moors that he came alive and where he was truly at home. Luckily, living in North Yorkshire, he was surrounded by some of the best grouse moors in the country, where he could do what he did best……hunt, point and retrieve.
Before moving to the UK, Dario lived near the coast in Holland and it was here that Filli was lucky enough to spend a great deal of time at the beach, his favourite playground and he loved nothing more than rolling around in the sand and swimming in the sea.
The loss of Filli has left a huge hole in Dario’s’ heart, but he will also be missed terribly by the Dedito team and all those who came along to the Dedito stand at game fairs especially to say hello to him.
Filli’s memory will live on; not only in his son Luca who is also an important part of the Dedito team, but in a new boot model, the Haakan (taken from Filli’s registered name and meaning ‘chosen son’), which will be joining the Dedito family later this year.
Farewell Figlio; sleep well my boy.
“God looked around his garden-And found an empty space
He then looked down upon earth-And saw your tired face
He put his arms around you-And lifted you to rest
Gods garden must be beautiful-He always takes the best
He knew that you were suffering-He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never-Get well on earth again
He saw the road was getting rough-And the hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids-And whispered, “Peace be thine”
It broke my heart to lose you-But you did not go alone
For part of me went with you-The day God called you home”