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    Senior Member Rainmaker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmw View Post
    Wow - 11 or nearly 11 is amazing to hold it together for so many days. Wonder how he/she was kept fit.
    Windy was 11 in July. I got to see her run this summer, she sure doesn't look her age. Pretty cool to see a dog like her still going out and smashing a test, having fun with her people, while her kids are not doing too shabby either. Congratulations to Ken & Brenda on another great National and to all the Finalists, Holland, quite a ride for him and Dr. Ed. And to Pete, saw him a few times, what a dog, congratulations to his people, heck of a season!
    Kim Pfister, Rainmaker Labs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shaver View Post
    Boy you aint a kiddin there. Just looked up his record on EE and he's been tearin it up. It's almost like he won two nationals.
    Here's what he's done recently.
    8/31 - Am 4th

    9/7 - open 1st and Am 4th

    9/14 - open 1st

    9/28 - open 1st

    10/5 - open 1st

    10/19 - open 2nd.... Must not have been feeling good that day

    10/26 - open 1st

    All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pete certainly was building up to the National as shown by his ascending performance from September onwards. The timing couldn't have been better, as Rex would have said.
    Mimi Cary Drake
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    and you can correctly boast that you got to run him one(?) time.

    I too can boast this, and he is quite the fun one to handle. Good luck in the coming year Ed, hope to see you this spring or sooner if you come on this way.

    Rebelstar's Two Toes Tappin' QA2 MH "Casey"
    Wild Ride Second Chance ​*** "Foxy"
    Docheno's Sweet Little Ride "Maggie"

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    we grow old because we stop playing.
    Never Be The First To Get Old!!!!!

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    Dr. Ed,
    Congrats to you and Holland. He's a wonderful dog and You've had great success with him. Keep trucking brother. Also hope to see you this coming year.

    John M
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    I would like to thank everybody for all their support and well wishes. It was a team effort. Pete and I are grateful for all the hard work and dedication to accomplish a lifetime dream. Thank you all trialers and dog lovers for following "Perfect" Pete through his journey. Special thanks to Steve, Lynn, and Dr. Jennell -we couldn't have done it without you.

    Bob and Pete

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    Senior Member Becky Mills's Avatar
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    Cuthbert, GA


    A huge congratulations to Team Pete! Bob, Pete, Steve, Lynn and Dr. Jennell, we are thrilled for you!
    Don't bother to just be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
    William Faulkner

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    Just a FINAL thought on PAGE 64 of this thread......THANK YOU to the four companies that sponsored the blog. Even though we all support these companies through out the year.....THEY did not have to give money to the 'cause'.. yes great advertisement for them. However....without these companies...these FOUR companies would we have the great time in reading day to day coverage and moment by moment long distance thrills.... Sure...somehow....but along with the GREAT team from the Ret. news.....the sponsors were pretty great themselves..... please remember them through out the year in your dog needs. THANK YOU SPONSORS!

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