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In the midst of the past weeks horror in New Orleans and surrounding area, I am feeling a bit embarrassed to say that something amazing happened this weekend for us. Push earned his FTCH. title by placing 4th in the Open at the Ottawa Retriever Club field trial. He is now FTCH. AFTCH. Firemark's Push Comes To Shove, Am.***, breeder Melanie Foster, owners/handlers/trainers, Mike and Val Ducross. Mike has been Pushes exclusive handler for all 23 all-age points earned since he was one year of age. We are so very proud of this dog and his accomplishments. Push is such a joy to own, train, compete with and live with. I love having him on the truck with our other dogs training every day. I have to say it is truly a thrill for me to see that my daily work has paid off and in spades. We had more good news as Mike handled Rose, Ambertrail's Wild Irish Rose in the Junior (Derby) at the same trial and is coming home with a 2nd place ribbon for her. I am very proud of my little prot?g?e. Last phone call from Mike is that he is going into the last series of the Amateur with both Push and Rose's dam Reba. Wow, what a weekend!

Jackie Mertens won the 3rd place ribbon in the Open with Paws! :-D Ken Crosby got the Reserve CM with Hobbes, so it was an exciting weekend for many of our Golden friends. Congratulations to all!

Take care for now.

Val Ducross
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Great big congratulations to FTCH AFTCH Push, Mike and Val, and Push's breeder. Melanie Foster.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Specialty
 

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Congratulations Val!!! Don't be embarassed-I think everyone could use some good news!! If I can still afford the gas to go I'm looking forward to seeing Push at the Specialty.

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ROCK ON MIKE, VAL AND PUSH!


I'm disconnecting so I can call you direct. WAY TO GO AMBERTRAIL.

Carol

PS Blitz says "go ahead with your bad self, Daddy"
 
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Push at 4 weeks:



FTCH AFTCH Push at 4 years:



As the saying goes, you've come a long way baby! Big thanks to Mike & Val for maximizing the boy's potential. :D

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Melanie-He was a gorgeous pup, but he is stunning now. I'll admit it..

..I like a good looking working dog & he is all that!!

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HarryWilliams said:
Has anyone ever gotten a Double Header at the Golden Retriever Specialty Trial? HPW
Yes, AFC Splashdown Texas Two Stepper & AFC Topbrass Pawsability have. Not bad girls. :)
 

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Way to go Val & Mike! We knew you would get it! Also great big congrats to Melanie; a great example of beauty is as beauty does (The dog, Mel)! :lol:
Also in answer to the double header at GOlden Nat'l Specialty: I believe Mean Joe Green did it also back in the 80's at Cota de Caza, CA
 

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WAy to go Push, Mike, Val and Melanie! Woohoo!!!
 

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Wow, that is great - Congratulations to Mike, Val, Push and Melanie. Nice picture of him.

See you all at the specialty.

Paula & Marshall 8)
 

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Congratulations to Mike and Val Ducross and to breeder Melanie Foster! It has been a big year for Push and definitely has been filled with highlights. Congratulations to the rest of the gang at Ambertrail.
 

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Congratulations to Mike and Val Ducross and to breeder Melanie Foster! It has been a big year for Push and definitely has been filled with highlights. Congratulations to the rest of the gang at Ambertrail.
 

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WOOO HOOO! My hasn't this been a big year!!! Congratulations to all!

Angie
 
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