Nancy's story is heart warming and it describes what you can do with resources and dedication. Tollers are still so new to the HT game that many people don't realize what big hearts they have. This game we play does take dedication, much like any sport you would choose to play. Our dogs, by and large, are bred to play this game. They love to retrieve and would much prefer this to sitting in the house all day. I'm certain some dogs experience mis-treatment and that is sad and unfortunate. Most of the people I have met along the way in this sport (since 1990) have been involved because of the enjoyment they get from being with their dogs and because of the friends they have made along the way. I have been more involved in FT/HT than I am now, mostly due to my work situation. I think many people in the sport experience changes in their committment along the way due to work or family situations. It doesn't mean we love it less or by not doing FT/HT with our dog that we are "kinder" to them. I hunt my dogs as well as train and trial them. It is my chosen hobby and hopefully some day I will have the time to dedicate to it that I want. Meanwhile I will continue training and trialing my dogs as I can. Folks like Nancy are very inspirational to all who enjoy this sport.