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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Hogwash, of course you are criticizing her, and are you the self appointed viewer of things from the dog's perspective, what qualifies you for that position?
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    Quote Originally Posted by K92line View Post

    I guess that saying where there is a will there is.........That dog ended up getting Master titles in three venues. Enter, a black lab puppy. She was left over from a litter. No one really wanted Lily. She was small, from a good Dam and a good sire, but not a well known breeding. I took her. My first Field Trial dog, FC/AFC Knollwood Sweet Lily and she qualified for two Nationals in spite of battling injuries from about five. Lily is pretty much retired now.
    It was a joy watching her run weekend trials in Georgia, and then in 2011 in Cali at the Nat. Open. (I still wear the lucky sweat shirt the 3 of us got) Lily was a very impressive girl, and I'm sorry to hear she is retired. You've worked hard with your dogs, and deserve every bit of success you achieve and more.

    Thanks so much for your post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    Nancy thank you for your post, thank you. This was well stated and I couldn't agree more with what you state here. I truly understand your hesitance to post as many here seem to imply "how dare you, you do this without getting their approval". Thank you! Hopefully this will provide the encouragement many "newbies" need without the bashing they often get here,

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    Hi BW,

    We exchanged notes privately. I'm now asking you publicly.

    Let it go. Please let it go. I welcome you here, but the ongoing jabs at this forum and its users needs to stop.

    Why not lead by example? If you want to influence the forum users to use the resource reasonably and to add value, please do the same and don't keep falling back to the same old negative stuff.

    Fair enough?

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    To Nancy,

    Thank you for starting this thread. I enjoyed it and I think this is the sort of thing that many newer folks will remember for inspiration.

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by K92line View Post
    This poem was recently printed in RTFN.

    "What is a title really"

    Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores; a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory, for about as long as anything in the world can remain. And though the dog herself doesn't know or care that her achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count. A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.



    In addition, a title says that you love your dog. That you loved to spend time with her because she was a good dog and that you believed in her enough to give her yet another chance when she (or you!) failed and in the end your faith was justified. A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special relationship enjoyed by so few. That in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.

    And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after a name. An obedience (agility, flyball, herding, tracking, lure coursing, conformation) title is nothing less than the true love and respect, given and received and recorded permanently

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    Wonderful words and perspective, Nancy! Thank you for posting!

    Jennifer

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    Thank You Nancy for your story.

    Like you I have ran several different venue, I always say you have to find your own success in these games. If the only success is winning you will be sadly disappointed playing these games.

    Every time I got my a$$ sent home packing, was a good opportunity to reflect on what we need to work on.

    Thanks again David

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    jonathan and dr. ed,
    classic simultaneous opinions.

    cooper,
    horses know they are in a race. dogs know they are in a trial. they also know if they win......if only by our reaction to their performance. i think the males who win a lot know they are special because they get lots of sex!

    thanks nancy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K92line View Post
    I have read with great interest the recent threads on how impossible Field trials are and the Field Trial vs Hunt Tests threads. By no means am I an expert in either venue but I will admit to titling dogs in both venues. Was it easy? Of course not. Impossible, certainly not. As a complete and utter newbie,
    I shortened the post though I agree with it to bring you this from Nancy's early endeavors. She's @ Warm Springs which can get fairly cool in the fall, complete with her CA wardrobe of very light clothes. My thought at the time - she'll either change her wardrobe or won't be around long. She changed her wardrobe . It's funny the things you remember about this sport & the individuals who stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Hogwash, of course you are criticizing her, and are you the self appointed viewer of things from the dog's perspective, what qualifies you for that position?
    From my dogs perspective I'm sure it would be FU I'm not sitting here, I'm going to get that bird

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