Jims dads hunting dog/companion/heart dog died. They were gone this weekend to visit thier son and had a person watch thier dogs while they were gone. Missy the dog who died had a swelling on the side of the face no blood no puncture wounds. Jet his other dog has a lump on top her head but is ok. Our guess is his dogs were barking and someone came over and hit them with something. Were guessing its the same person who calls the cops when thier dogs bark too much. No they didnt escape. Missy was found by the dogs bed outside dead. I am a little afraid of how Jims dad is going to handle this. He is a hot head as it is. They are still on thier way home and should be there shortly. I feel so awful. Missy was truley a talented retriever. Please send them good thoughts. RIP Missy. We will all miss you.