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The First Annual RTF / Bora's Maple Works Creative Writing Contest!
 
 Hear Ye Hear Ye! Come one, come all and enter the first annual Retriever Training Forum Creative Writing Contest!!!!:cool:

To enter, a person must use the words" The Retriever Training Forum is" someplace in the text. It does not need to be the first sentence. Just in the text. It can be anything, limerick, Haiku, free style poem, short story, personal remembrance. Any finger to keyboard effort including the sentence "The Retriever Training Forum is" will be in the drawing. Participants must post the response in this thread. It will have a deadline, ten days, Sunday, May 6th at midnight EDST this thread will be locked. 2 prizes will be awarded. Each will be 3 jars of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. One prize will go to a random drawing of all entered names. The second will be chosen by RTF herself in a second thread where all rtf folks vote one time for one story/entrant to win. That thread will also have a time limit, May 7th to May 11th, then it be locked. It WILL be possible for the same person to win both boxes of 3 jars of syrup! Random draw and vote count with both happen on May12th. Now be thoughtful. Take your time. People only get one chance to enter. People who post multiple stories will have all but your first post taken out of the draw:(. Often, folk tell me how creative my stories are. Here is your chance to shine.

a fun example, as I am the ONLY RTFer not eligible for the drawing. All site moderators, administrator and janitors are eligible to win.

I wanted you all to start writing.
'Cause we been doing a hole lot O fighting.
"The Retriever Training Forum Is"
In the dog training biz, and dogs
picking stuff up (or not) is exciting!

Good Luck one and all and I cannot wait to read what you all come up with!!
Ken Bora
 
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The complete cast of characters:
Soft-spoken and outspoken,
The literal and the abstract,
The diligent and the slothful,
The apathetic and the ambitious,
The bright and the brilliant,
The dull and the dimwitted,
Even the dolls and the trolls;

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Victory and despair,
Biases and preferences,
Consistencies and hypocrisies,
Loyalties and betrayals,
Giving and taking;

Births, deaths,
Sibling rivalries,
Firm but gentle parental figures,
Matriarchs and Patriarchs,
Strange uncles and exhibitionist aunts;

Old ways and new ways,
Experience of years, and naivete;
Failures, successes,
Saints and sinners,
Losers and winners-
The Retriever Training Forum is...

Just like a family
 

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There was a poster on RTF
who must have been blind and deaf
he'd question away most nights and all day
sage advice he'd ignore
and state in a manner so sore
in the end he'd do it his own way
 

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Words alone can't describe Ken Bora's Maple Works syrup

just like the Retriever Training Forum is not the place to learn how to train dogs...

Both must be experienced in person,as often as possible and with the right mixture of quality ingredients mixed together to leave you licking your lips and savoring more
 

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The Retriever Training Forum is a place to learn,
although some burn.
But I will always have my quirk,
as I will be where Pirates lurk.
 

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Ok.
Dont know what Haiki or the other stuff you mentioned.
When my wife had cancer it gave me something to do during chemo days, and other problems.
Retreiver Training Forum is a place I can come to and adjust my attitude after a bad day, Some times. Lots of laughes and other stuff.
Sitting here now typing because its been a bad week and dont want to take it out on the dogs.
 

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Most posts on the Retriever Training Forum
Does everything to the readers but bore them.
We write of things like seating on a duck ,
and what kind of tires to put on our trucks.
We shed tears when to the Rainbow Bridge a loved one goes ,
and pray for the owner ,sobbing , and silently rocking to and fro .
And don't forget those judges decisions ,
thrown under the bus with perfect precision .
And then we get around to the training of dogs ,
only to be interrupted by the new pup eating a frog.
And so we have the family we call RTF ,
that lately has caused Chris too much stress .
This Bora guy I look forward to meeting ,
for this writing idea of his will surpass the duck's seating.........
 

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Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you can't handle constructive criticism
The Retriever Training Forum is not for you
 

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Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you can't handle constructive criticism
The Retriever Training Forum is not for you
Doh! I wish I'd thought of that one first. One of the problems with the Retriever training forum is typing too slow. (Now I have a legal entry I think...)
 

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The retriever tratining forum is a place where us old fellows get a chance to relive memories of days and Tests gone by. For instance I remember judging a finished test, I believe it was at a South East Alabama HRC hunt. The handler was a young trainer named John Riggle, from Kentucky.

As John's dog returned on the third retrieve, a diversion bird was thrown, well to the dogs right. The dog spit out his mark bird and proceeded to pick up the diversion bird. John NOW had his whistle in his mouth and blew it! The dog sat! John said "Leave it"! Dog spit bird out. John said "Over" to dog, indicating original mark bird. Dog went and picked up mark bird. John said "Here!" Dog spit out mark bird , ran and picked up diversion bird. John blew whistle. Dog sat. John said, "Leave it"!! Dog spit out diversion bird. John said "Over" to the mark bird and dog complied. As soon as the dog picked up the mark bird John said "Here". The dog came on into the line with the bird.

John asked, "Are you going to fail me for a switch? "No, I answered-------------------- I am going to fail you for 4 switches, but that is one of the most remockable demonstrations of control I have ever seen". Something like that seems to stick with me (kinda like some of that Bora sweetness) Bill
 

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There once was a lad from Vermont,
Whose Maple Syrup was wanted a lot,
The trick was to win,
Which led to his Biz,
And that’s what THE RETRIEVER TRAINING FORUM IS!
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
this is great guys! I expected more mulling over but you guys are pounding um out.

NOW, John Lash, post 11. Do you want that to be your submission? Or can you do more better?

See Brad above you already had a legitimate entrée in post 7 so when he types that was funny, and it is BTW:cool: it is a post would not be judged. Do you want the first and only do over?

 
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gonna try a limerick here. Only five lines--

"Retriever training forum is never Bor(a)ing-

-though some posts may leave you snoring-

The pros are best-though they may jest- newbies are abhoring

But- training knowledge is king, especially on the wing

and all information is worth storing".
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Hygiene,
you and John are two peas in a pod.
Don't mean to be a Sheldon but you did not fit
"The Retriever Training Forum Is" in your production.
Give it another try, please.
 
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For all your other training and entertainment needs "Retriever Training Forum is" "priceless"
 

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Twas the night before xmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for Gooser wearing a blouse

He grumbled and groaned as he waddled up the stairs
reaching the top with a loud bustled flair

He slipped into bed and pondered his day
And how things had changed in the most peculiar way

He started the day as the infamous Gooser
And changed his name the to something much looser

Michael Baker is what he goes by now
the change that brought to the retriever training forum…. WOW

People cried and begged Gooser don’t go
But Baker is here he’ll go with the flow

Baker is here to stay so don’t give any slack
…. Oh screw this… we need Gooser Back!!!
 
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