I named this dog after Karch Kiraly, a beach volleyball player. No, I don't play volleyball, nor am I particularly interested in the game. The Kid, however, played volleyball back in the early 90's, & they only way I could get new puppies in the house was to tell Mrs. coldH2O that the puppy was for the darling daughter. The Kid was playing high school volleyball at the time, hence, the puppy's name. I buried Karch last night. It's always hard. Hard to forgive the mistakes I made, hard to forget the joy of pointed birds, retrieved birds, missed birds, just walking around the woods with him. & thanks to two friends from from Ohio, Rob & Jean, Karch was the only Gordon Setter that I owned with a senior stakes placement. It's hard alright, hard to forget the groans when I scratched behind his ears, he was just about the groaniest dog I've owned. He probably knew I liked the groaning & just did it for my benefit, yeah, sure. Here's to you, bud.