Wise Words From A Nice Judge....
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Wise Words From A Nice Judge....

  1. #1
    3TailsWaggin's Avatar
    3TailsWaggin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    10,258

    DefaultWise Words From A Nice Judge....

    I just want to share this as it really hit home with me....

    At the agility trial on Sunday, the judge called a briefing for Excellent Standard. So we dutifully all gathered in the ring around him.

    He said,

    "This is Excellent Standard. I want to say one thing before we get started. If you are here today, and able to bring your dog to the start line, please, have fun, because there may come a day when you won't be able to come to the start line with your dog."
    Man, as I stood there, on feet that were literally aching from my arthritis, on knees that were cranky and ouchy due to the cold, damp wind, and realizing I was running a dog that was now 7 years old, my eyes actually welled up with tears. It just really hit home... how short time really is.

    So that judge's words will ALWAYS stay with me as I step up to the start line.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    patm's Avatar
    patm is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    8,657

    Default

    That was really a wonderful thing for a judge to say , and hopefully put things into perspective and helped with those "ring nerves".

  4. #3
    Kinderwood's Avatar
    Kinderwood is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    440

    Default

    Wow! That really is inspirational...Thanks so much for sharing that!! It really does put some things into perspective.
    Darcy Litzinger
    Kinderwood Labradors
    Piper, Faith, Mocha & Pink

    In Loving Memory:

    HIT UCD Bel Air Blue Chip Of Kinderwood CD RE JH CGC "Blue" 06/25/06-04/26/10

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    ObedienceLabs4Me is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    3,794

    Default

    That has basically been my approach to life for the past over 40 years. Oh so true! Wonderful!
    Susan
    UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE
    FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN

    www.labmed.org


  7. #5
    Amber The Duck Dawg's Avatar
    Amber The Duck Dawg is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Chino,CA
    Posts
    423

    Default

    That quote is from Gail Storm Senior Agility Rep from AKC. The quote appears in several places now, from T-shirts to a wall on a training center to being painted on someones van. Gail Storm also runs a border collie rescue in one of the northern Mid-West States.

    Kelly and Amber
    Light, "weedy" individuals are definitely incorrect; equally objectionable are cloddy lumbering specimens. Labrador Retrievers shall be shown in working condition well-muscled and without excess fat. Females should weigh between 55 and 70lbs and Males between 65 and 80lbs. Height females 21.5 to 23.5 inches males 22.5 to 24.5 inches at the withers.

    Kelly
    HR Greenwoods Sealion Tsunami SH "Wave" born 3-9-2010
    Greenwoods Amber Wave VCD2 RA SH AX OF WCX CGC "Amber" born 4-13-2005
    Chino Ca

  8. #6
    3TailsWaggin's Avatar
    3TailsWaggin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    10,258

    Default

    Our judge must've been quoting her then. I'd never heard it. Nice words regardless

  9. #7
    3TailsWaggin's Avatar
    3TailsWaggin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    10,258

    Default

    I'd like to see her quote if you can find it for me. The only quote I'm finding by her, in this same vein, is as follows:

    "The real joy is in the privilege and ability to be able to step to the start line with your dog by your side, not in the crossing of the finish line, victorious over others."

  10. #8
    debjen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,683

    Default

    Nice thought..

  11. #9
    Henery&Ollie's mom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,503

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TailsWaggin View Post
    I'd like to see her quote if you can find it for me. The only quote I'm finding by her, in this same vein, is as follows:

    "The real joy is in the privilege and ability to be able to step to the start line with your dog by your side, not in the crossing of the finish line, victorious over others."
    Oooh, I like that.

  12. #10
    Buddysmom's Avatar
    Buddysmom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    7,052

    Default

    I love that seniment. That's why I just enjoy everyday that I have with Buddy. Whether we're doing pet therapy or just chillin', I love our time together. So sad that it can't last forever.


    Eiderdowns That's My Buddy
    CDX, RE, WC, CGC, TDInc.
    Monnie

Similar Threads

  1. Abby's brother had a nice honor.
    By georgie in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-25-2009, 11:03 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25