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    RTF has been an important part of my life for almost 12 years. I haven't been here much at all since the buyout, but now I am bowing out. Thanks to the original RTF, I now have friends I can speak to in person about most training issues and there are enough pages on FB to share news and events. Chris created a great forum and Vicky helped form it into the resource it was. Not saying good-bye. Any of you that wish to stay in touch can look my name up on FB, or if you don't do that, my email is still: [email protected]
    Sad to see it end.
    Carol Howey
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    (6/2/05 - 6/12/17) The finest animal I'll ever know.
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    Thank you all for your kind words. I do appreciate it.
    Vicky
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Some of us old timers as I was called more than once suffer from RTF good old days syndrome from about 2004-2005, thanks Vicky I think you stuck it out much longer than most of us would have! It was fun for quite a long time but now not so much!
    It's kind of like when video killed the radio star. remember that song?

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    Thanks, Vicky, I got a chance to meet Chris while judging in Colorado last fall. Enjoyed visiting RTF, especially when politics got moved to POTUS or whatever. Thanks for your efforts!

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    Thanks for all the time you have donated. This is a resource that I truly enjoyed. Since it was sold it is changing I use to need a daily fix. Now it seems once a week is enough. Thanks again.
    Bob S

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    "I started with nothing and I've still got most of it"

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    I have seen multiple people mention facebook groups for retriever training. Could anyone mention the names of good groups on facebook that I could request to join?
    Michael Whitby

    "You can tell a lab, ask a golden but you must negotiate with a Chessie."

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    Vicky, Hate to see you go, You have done a great job as moderator over all these years! My how this place as changed...There are so many people I miss...in 14 years the list is too long! I hope you will still participate some... When I met you and Uncle Jerry in New York many years ago, it felt like family...now like my own family many have moved away or are gone...kind of sad. But sadder yet that those of us that remain on this side of the dirt are leaving the RTF family voluntarily...Please come back once in awhile...Stay well...and Most of all thank You for your hard work and dedication.
    Earlene

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    Thanks for all your years of hard work and for being a good ambassador. I agree with many that back in the day this was a great, fun place to talk dogs with real dog folks. Hearing first hand accounts of what some truly remarkable dogs were like to live with, let only stand on line with, made this a place worth visiting. Jerry, Uncle Bill, Howard, Ed's Honcho threads... ..the list goes on, but RTF was the catalyst for so many of us to meet in person, as well as share some classic one of a kind posts. A lot of kind and generous acts by RTFers when someone suffered the loss of a dog or family member made everyone feel like family. It's sad that it's hardly even worth looking at anymore.

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    Sure can't say I blame you but thanks for all you have done.
    M&K's HR UH Tucker of Texoma JH
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    Joining the others to say thank you Vicky. You have done a great job over the years. Sorry to see this site go down the tubes.
    "I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play"

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