Not only do I think its part of it, its kind of fun. Although, I admit that I didn't tell everyone it was a title on Cami's started title. HRCH will find me gladly taking the soaking with smiles all the way.
goosebruce said:wow. I can't imagine people saying some of the stuff on here they are.
If you don't want to get wet for health reasons, just tell someone your sick and you can't get wet. I never seen someone with a valid reason for not getting wet, get wetted. If you don't want to get wet because it's beneath you, odds are nobody cares if you get wet anyway. Its supposed to be fun, and the tradation of getting someone wet is usually carried out by the people that busted their azz all weekend so you could have a hunt to title on in the first place.
Nothing in this world, cept maybe saying I do to your true love, and holding your kid for the first time, feels as good as the soaking for that first hr title. Everything in the dog world has lead to that moment, and it goes downhill from there! travis (who always title dogs at home on saturday night, so his friends can get him wet instead of someone else). travis
Anytime your life sucks SOOOOOOOOOO bad that you would even say this over a fun bucket of water it is time to stay inside.and it could probably result in an ugly assault charge
UB,Uncle Bill said:It was alarming, but not totally unexpected when you consider the mentality of the dude that handled the bucket. :roll:
As opposed to Richard :shock: I normally have a change of clothing, or even a couple of changes I haul along to a weekend's hunt test, even if I'm not expecting to get wet.
Ah yes, I do recall those AKC tests...a one day affair where you went and returned with the same clothes on your back. Those were the hoity-toity days. :wink: :lol: :lol:
Captain Mike D said:cause she hadn't put on a white Tshirt for the occasion :shock:
I had planned on getting involved down the road but I may need to jump in much MUCH quicker! :shock:Richard Finch said:Keep the titties and the buckets coming...
Love the HRC.
I don't know how they do it in some HRC clubs... But way back when Joie and I were in HRC it wasn't like the gatorade bucket at the superbowl where they sneak up behind you. You are sitting and TAKING it at your will. If you don't want to, you don't.msdaisey said:Just my own little opinion, but if anyone did that to me, I would be pretty pissed.
The excuse of 'you have to expect it' is silly, and it could probably result in an ugly assault charge (not that I would go that far) if a participant was less than thrilled. I do understand the 'tradition' (well, not really), but really. . .
Having lost two contact lenses ($600), and a diamond tennis bracelet ($5K) from being thrown overboard once regards,
I have and have been glad to every time... It doesn't bother me and if I didn't want to do it, I wouldn't. There were pros at Middle TN that had what I thought really callous attitudes towards their clients and dogs. It wasn't even something like "I'd do it, but Idon't have clothes to change into"... Anyway... Most of my clients are close friends and I don't have one that I wouldn't do it for and on a Sunday afternoon, it's actually very refreshing... I wait til the end and get them all at once. I don't think I'd do it Saturday night...Mike Perry said:skuna boty wrote:
I've never seen a pro get wet for a client dog.If they are a pro that has 12 dogs on the truck with 6 of them titling, we should leave them alone.
In the Pic I posted of UB,, he didnt have a clue I was behind him with the bucket!! (exactly like the Gatorade bucket) :lol: If fact it was the following morning AFTER he titled his seasoned dog.!! He deliberatly ducked the cerimony the night before!! :shock:I don't know how they do it in some HRC clubs... But way back when Joie and I were in HRC it wasn't like the gatorade bucket at the superbowl where they sneak up behind you. You are sitting and TAKING it at your will. If you don't want to, you don't.
Wait a dayum minute here....now yer claiming I'm a chicken choker? :shock: :roll:MooseGooser said:Like I said I ran like hell!! He's a great sport,, but if he gots a chance to gets me round the neck!!--I'm a choked chicken!! :lol: