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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Adams View Post
    Paul, if you ever change careers, you should consider applying to hallmark greeting cards.
    Very touching.
    Too funny. It's pretty cool how he managed to insult the Op and Golden owners all in one post, of course it's all in fun and we don't have a sense of humor.

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    the field trial game is a lot like being a member of the mafia

    "...just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.."
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    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

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    I think you did well. On to your next project. May it be as rewarding more accommodating to your work schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losthwy View Post
    It's been a good run. Started out 10 years ago wanting a gun dog. Discovered hunt tests and achieved a Master Title at 3.5 years, and 8.5 all age points after that. Ok considering he saw only 12 marks on water one year. Under different circumstances Sundance would of been a field champion. Makes me sick thinking about it.
    This game is hard. But even harder if you don't have the time to train. I'm only able to train 4 months of the year on water, no place or people to train with after work, and drive 3 hours round trip to train. Then go to work. Now that I've I have reached a tipping point. Which is no longer gives my dog enough training to make it worthwhile. Trying to run field trials and train two days a week is pointless exercise.
    I'm not retired. Nor am I able to hire a pro. And for me it is pointless to do so. For I like the dogs and not so much the game. For others itís the reverse. Some like both. It just not much fun anymore. So Iím done. Take care.
    Losthwy - you're not a competitive individual are you? (jk)

    Enjoy the down time brother. You can always hunt like hell and only enter master tests that have the meanest judges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Adams View Post
    Paul, if you ever change careers, you should consider applying to hallmark greeting cards.
    Very touching.
    Thats a good idea, I have a whole line of card ideas. I think my line of cards for golden owners would sell like hot cakes. My chessie cards need, work the kinda stink...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun_Dog2002 View Post
    Thats a good idea, I have a whole line of card ideas. I think my line of cards for golden owners would sell like hot cakes. My chessie cards need, work the kinda stink...


    /Paul
    /Paul, I tried to tell you the scratch and sniff chessie cards wouldn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Mills View Post
    /Paul, I tried to tell you the scratch and sniff chessie cards wouldn't work.
    that right there is funny. I have some ideas for lab cards but the peanut rule is preventing any further sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pals View Post
    that right there is funny. I have some ideas for lab cards but the peanut rule is preventing any further sharing
    Hey Hey now.... you better think twice of Gibbs isn't getting the extra soft padded bandana with his name embroidered on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Mills View Post
    /Paul, I tried to tell you the scratch and sniff chessie cards wouldn't work.
    Oh Good Lord what is that smell?LMAO
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    Brian is one of the good guys.

    He worked very hard on a project that is very important to me.

    He worked at getting a public training area in the Littleton area remodeled so we as true dog trainers have Somehing we can use.

    Th patience that man showed dealing with the opposite factions in the debate, along with answering concerns from our division of wildlife was amazing.

    I tip my hat to you Brian, You will be missed, I am sure, by your fellow club members.

    You are a hard worker and a guy who loves dogs..

    Gooser

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    I am using that public area pretty much everyday!
    Its because of you that we have that small piece of ground, and that little piece of water...
    Last edited by MooseGooser; 06-04-2013 at 11:42 PM.
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