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Thread: Why Do We Do This???

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    Smiles to all of the above ! Still there and doing that
    I got mad the first 1000 times we failed.
    A true ft'er beams with pride when you say I made it to the water blind.
    However I completely understand the feeling

    The kids think we are nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kress View Post
    Smiles to all of the above ! Still there and doing that
    I got mad the first 1000 times we failed.
    A true ft'er beams with pride when you say I made it to the water blind.
    However I completely understand the feeling

    The kids think we are nuts.
    Dk
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    Oh my bride of near 47 years is right there with me - she has been dropped a 1000 times also - she still gets mad. Those who know her will just smile and nod

    The sport is about competition, consistency and many other adjectives as many of these dogs on a given day are very good.
    The sport is about teamwork and in some crazy mixed up way about an extended family
    Some will nod in agreement and some reading this will shake there head in disbelief but it all frames up on perspective when you see a grizzled veteran of the sport setting in the truck with tears after being dropped or a failure of some type
    My view
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone View Post
    I've always been one to go all out on something then just drop it and go on to the next hobby. Dog training and duck hunting are the only two I've stuck with.
    x2 I'm an ADHD poster child, I always get bored; I don't know how I've stuck to this for so long, It amazes me
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    I may have lost it too. I just took a night shift job just so I can train when I get off work in the morning. Now I can train 7 days a week instead of 3 and my pups only 4 months old and I'm already making sacrifices.

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    First derby I ran with Biscuit he saw a butterfly on the way to a very easy flier. Chased the butterfly all over the field. Never did get the flier....worse than the walk of shame! Finished with 27 derby points and retired as an FC/AFC finishing a national. The moral of the story...you better be able to laugh if you want to stay in the game much less enjoy it.

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    Some great stories folks,,,,,,,,,,,You know they say "Misery loves company"......

    Laughing about it now..


    Things could be worse regards....Randy
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    Great Post......fortunately I have my wife hooked on italso, we only hunt test....but that is enough. I watch Field Trials and it is amazing what those dogs will do...but the reason I do it is because of the dogs. They are so loyal, and they love what they do....I get great pleasure from my dogs and watching them train and work....for me it is all about the dogs.....

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    Back to the original question of why? EGO!!!! plain and simple. Jim
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    ........'cause I just can't stop.........no really.
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