|Barked: Sat Jan 19, '13 6:18am PST |
|Sorry, JT, I was sincerely trying to suggest something you might enjoy doing with your dog, especially since here are no trials close to you. I did not realize you would feel that it was like "your paying for titles, but the playing field is so, so different, it almost feels like a cheat. Any dog can give a killer performance at home, with no distractions.
Again, it is really NOT a cheat because it is not always about the title, but about the journey to the title.
I value Asher's title and champion certificates and ribbons greatly now that he is gone. I plan to have most of his placement and Q ribbons made into a quilt eventually, just another small way for me to memorialize him and the huge influence he had in my life. Every moment we spent together was so important to me and I am glad that there is something somewhere that permanent;y records the fact that, as the poem says:
"in a world of disposable creatures,
Dog with a Title
was greatly Loved,
Loved Greatly in Return".
That pretty much sums up what are titles and championships mean to me.
Edited by author Tue Jan 29, '13 4:14pm PST
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