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    Congrats on a super achievement, Paul. You and Anne worked hard for this accomplishment, and should be proud.

    Molly looks like a true champion, and an excellant companion in your duck blind. I'm happy for you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    Congrats on a super achievement, Paul. You and Anne worked hard for this accomplishment, and should be proud.

    Molly looks like a true champion, and an excellant companion in your duck blind. I'm happy for you all.

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    Paul, I am always amazed at what some will do for their canine companions. You obviously deserve a higher award for your willingness to bear the expense & train a dog that could at any time leave you. I am truly impressed. really .
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    I bet Paul and Susan have tons of stories of Molly's achevements that mean even more than the ribbons. Molly is at the top of the list of labs I'd love to meet.
    Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    Paul, I am always amazed at what some will do for their canine companions. You obviously deserve a higher award for your willingness to bear the expense & train a dog that could at any time leave you. I am truly impressed. really .
    Thank you Marvin! I feel like it's me that owes her. I've learned a lot while training her. She's probably not done with me yet-LOL!!!!!! Once a dog enters our family they have a home for as long as they live.-Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    Once a dog enters our family they have a home for as long as they live.-Paul
    Now that is something we can both agree on!
    Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI

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    Nothing better than an awesome success story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    Molly has completed her HRCH Title!

    Diagnosed with CMO as a puppy, she was not expected to live to see her 1st birthday. We were told that even if she did, she probably would not be able to perform as a working retriever. She beat all the odds, and while she was THE most difficult (stubborn) dog I have trained, she taught me quite a few things along the way. Her stubborness is probably why she survived. I am proud to say she is working with me at last and that she will be able to assume the duty of chief hunting dog next season. I plan to pursue the MH title with her, as well.-Paul
    This right here epitomizes the statement - Its all about the dogs! This is truly a special accomplishment! After what sounds like a torturous youth, it's great that the two of you get to enjoy something together that you both love to do! My hat is off to you both!
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    Susan's story made me smile and tear up at the same time. Paul I love your attitude about our lifelong responsibilities to these great creatures.
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    Very touching story, so wonderful what you have done together. Courage and determination from man and dog, congrats.
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