Our club does a high point dog of the year tabulation. Even if you show and NQ you get 1 point. Ruger showed in Utility A five times this year. That gave him five dog-of-the-year points for Utility A. He was also the only Utility A dog showing this year.
I'm telling the club NOT to give me a trophy for this. 8)
Ha-ha! But he deserves it for trying.
Yes, he does deserve something for trying, but I really don't want a plaque to hang on the wall that says "High Point Utility A Dog-of-the-Year." I would laugh at it everytime I saw it. ;D ;D ;D
WHOO HOO! That is wonderful! An award is wonderful no matter what!
UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE
FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN
Congrats! I'd take the award anyway. I don't think you are looking at this the right way. You got out there put in the hard work and dedication, and tried. That in itself deserves recognition. Obviously no one else in the club had that ambition so I'd accept the award and display it with pride.
<br /><br />Lydia, Murray & Essy in AZ<br /><br />Clear Creek's Mad About You CDX RE NJP OAP OFP ASCA CDX GSN RSN NGC TGO TNO OAC NJC HPN PS1 JHE<br /><br />Larkspur's Essence RE NAC TNN JHE
Lydia, I guess I never looked at it that way. Thanks!!!
Along the same lines as Lydia I remember this qoute from John Cox, in the briefings that gives his obedience competitors.http://clubs.akc.org/saints/Archives/briefings.pdfRemember, most of the dogs in the world can't even come close to what you are accomplishing with your dog today.
Be proud of what you have done and what you have tried.
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo