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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hillmann View Post
    Sad news today for me. Nick Jr. is gone now. He was the star of our first video ... Training a Retriever Puppy ... He was a natural ... He played his part to perfection ... He made me look so much better than I was ... No one will be able to say the right thing to me about him because no one could possibly know him the way I did.

    Goodbye little pal ...

    Bill Hillmann ... Caldwell, Texas



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    Thank you Mr. Bill for introducing us to Nick. I'm surely going to go back and watch him again for old times sake.

    God Bless

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    This is indeed sad news. His legacy will live on in all the puppies that learn from his journey on the DVD. Sorry to all who knew and loved him.
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    Im very sorry for your loss. I learned a lot from studying Bill and Nick.

    Kory

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    Thank you for loving Nick and taking care of him. As Kory so simply stated we learned so much from him. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Wow! Nick was my Chocolate Hero! Rest in Peace!

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    sorry for your loss I learned alot from watching Nick and Bill on the puppy training video

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    My deepest condolences to Steve, Bill and Mary Hilllmann, and all who knew and loved Nick. I will never forget the days I was running some derbies with my current lab, who is now 6 and 1/2 years old. Several of the derbies we went to had Bill Hillmann with 2 dogs entered. Those two dogs were Punch and Nick.

    I always enjoyed watching Nick and Punch run for Bill. I also liked how approachable Bill was at those trials. Bill was always, endlessly open to discussing anything I wanted regarding training.

    Again, my condolences. I have wonderful Nick memories as do many others.

    Chris

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    My sincere condolences to Steve, Bill and Brick. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Nick on the video and training in Iowa and Texas. He will be missed.

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    I am at a total loss for words. My condolences go out to those involved. Bill, I have watched you and Nick many times and it was just awesome watching Nick grow into a fine adult with your help and guidance. You helped Nick become a national "hero" so say to those of us who are purely amateurs at the dog training game. I agree with you Bill, there simply are no words, but I felt like I needed to say something and many thanks to you AND Nick.

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    I was sorry to read about Nick and the blasto. It's such a terrible illness. My condolences on your loss.
    Susan

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