She is gone. Eric shot her because she killed a lamb. Law of the land, but one that, in this case I think was very wrong. I told them not to let her be unattended while we were away. To keep her in the kennel or with them at all times. She has too much grip for sheep and had previously herded one of their ewes into a state of shock and then death. I thought of finding her a new home. She was a very sweet dog. Absolutely wonderful with children. But Eric and Jo wanted to keep her to hunt with. Kate was a very good tracker. I wanted to keep her because I loved her smiling face and joyous energy. And now she is gone and I feel sucker punched.