Last Sunday, I learned a valuable lesson that unfortunately took this amazing dogs life. We dropped two geese on the ice of the Platte River, but they both made it to the water. Buzz (the dog) came out into the ice, saw the goose, and took off. He made it to the goose but the current swept him against an ice shelf. He struggled and fought for a good 10 minutes until the current swept him under the ice entirely. He was still holding onto the goose when he went under. This was a sight I will never forget. I have learned that no goose or anything is worth the life of a best friend, and that the river is to be respected. We are lucky however that it was not a person as several of us were on the ice not knowing the dangers of the ice on the river, and although it may look completely safe for a light 135 pound boy to walk on, it could have easily broken without warning at any second. Buzz will be missed but I hope this lesson may save lives in the future.