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    Senior Member John Robinson's Avatar
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    Default A big brag for Gold Rudy...

    My buddy Dave Cheatum's eleven years and eight month old Golden (Ram River Rock'n Rudy) just got second place in a very tough 71 dog Open over the weekend. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that Rudy was pretty much retired to the couch at his home in Phoenix AZ for the past two years. Dave kept telling me that Rudy was looking great, very fit and frisky for a dog of any age, so he was thinking about sending him off for a month of training then take him with our other three dogs to the Golden Specialty. I was skeptical but not after I saw Rudy in training. He looks and runs like a five year old, but with the savy of an old vet who has seen it all. Rudy ran well at the Specialty but didn't get called back from the water blinds, so Dave entered him at the Charlo trial last weekend. He's also entered in Spokane next weekend, who knows, a win would qualify him for the National and title him, I've seen stranger things happen.

    Congrats Dave, Rudy is an inspriation.
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    Congrats Dave and Rudy
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    Go Rudy Go. I too have seen stranger things happen John.
    By the way you stated Rudy is 11 1/2 months old instead of years!

    Congrats Dave and Rob and Rudy.
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    How very marvelous!!!! That is terrific news!!!! Eleven year old.... 2/28/2001-
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    Got to see him in training before the trial and was amazed he was 11 yrs 8 months. Sure did not run like it. Congratulations, Rudy!!
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    Rudy is a terrific dog. I had my Travel trailer parked next to Linda Brown's when Rudy was a young pup. I fell in love with him then. Would have bought him but lacked the funds. I was so happy when Dave bought him.
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    Very impressive! Congratulations Dave and Rudy!
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    A huge congratulations to Dave and Rudy! Love those canine senior citizens!
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    Thanks for sharing,John. Love to hear about these great Goldens. Good Luck to Rudy and Dave in the next set of trials.
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    Congrads !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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