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    Wow!!!
    what a story!
    What a weekend!
    Made it to the 3rd series in your first trial and are getting a truck and a box!!!
    you are so hooked. your life is forever changed!

    slippery slope regards
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    blake,
    congrats on making it to the third in your first trial. keep up the hard work, you got a lot of derby time left if i remember correctly!

    sorry about the truck.
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    Yes Blake quite a story but you did it. Congrats! You will remember your first trial for sure!
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    So did ya run first or not????? Maybe I missed that part!
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    Blake, I'm a little worried about you. You seem to be involved in more than your fair share of accidents... Some even involve your pooch. I wonder if your are somehow related to the Mayhem guy from the Allstate commercials? It sort of has a nice ring to it... Blake "Mayhem" Mhoon;.-)
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    Once you hit enter on EE to enter your dog, you no longer are a newbie. You should have understood being #1 is always a possibility. Sure, for test logistics Pros get shuffled around to keep dogs running, rarely is dog #1 moved back. Someone needs to start the test. If multiple dog and stake handlers are not moved around, you spend 2 hrs in the rain waiting for two dogs to close a series, the help, the judges and the other handlers do not appreciate this.

    I have an issue where the #1 dog calls ahead and says they have car problems when I am #2. As #2 I am on time and sitting in the holding blind ready to run. I know its highly likely they are late because ..... it was intentional ???. I walk up to each test with a "let's do this" attitude, #1, #12 or #45, move me around for whomever, whatever works for the test. The test has to start sometime, negotiating out of the number one spot would be looked down on, "click enter" just run it, be ready for drawing #1, and 2 and 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    So did ya run first or not????? Maybe I missed that part!
    yes i did. i thought when i got stuck in the mud i was gonna miss out (as i said earlier i became excited about #1 thinking that i would get less flier scent). but the test was delayed till noon because having to find new grounds after the downpour at that point (then eventually again till 2:30 because of lack of an ATV)

    and yes bill i'm beginning to think that too. although my last name is Mhoon pronounced "moon". common mistake. silly hungarian ancestors. the a at the end is my first initial

    this weekend i'll be rolling to the double derby in my new tacoma i purchased this afternoon. but till then i see some "refresher" courses in OB in our future. he was a maniac till he stepped on the mat. then it was just another setup.

    prolly will also work on some short in your face marks to get that break taken care of.

    for the double derby this weekend got dead last at one and #7 on the other
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    Good luck with the derbies this weekend.

    Slow and steady...

    Sorry about misspelling your last name!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blake_mhoona View Post
    ... my last name is Mhoon pronounced "moon". common mistake. silly hungarian ancestors. the a at the end is my first initial....
    is Blake your pup?
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    moose is the pup. A. Blake Mhoon

    you got to get to know me real well before i'll let you know what the A stands for. its a 5 generation family name but no one really goes by it

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