Monday, November 7, 2011

a quick post...

I haven't forgotten about my blog, far from problem is that I start writing these awesome blog posts in my head, and then I need to find time to type them for real, and track down the pictures, and and and....then before I know it, it's been two months.  So today I am starting back by posting a beautiful short writing that is circulating amongst my flyball friends this morning, which really explains why we do our dog sports.

What is a Title Really? 
by Sandy Mowery

Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher Title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores.

A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial.

It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain.

Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.

A Title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable and good natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.

And a Title says that you loved your dog, that you love to spend time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believe in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed and that in the end your fatith was justified.

A Title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a Title was greatly loved and loved greatly in return.

And when that dear short life is over, the Title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name.

A Title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received permanently.
Posted today in honor of my four wonderful dogs...
Phoebe FGDCh50k TFE-III

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