thank you, Tom! I agree, can't get any better than to have the praise of FTGoldens!
I hope people try derbies more with their dogs. It really is a fun sport. I hope that dogs like Proof and Autumn inspire other golden owners to try this and realize it is possible to play the game with the black mafia. Might not always win, but guess what? The black dogs don't always win either! We can't sell our goldens short. If they have the talent and enjoy the sport, they should play too. And they should be encouraged because we have to keep their abilities strong and pass on their genes to future generations. I can't tell you how many lab owners have come up to me and said, I had no idea a golden could run that hard or hit water like that. yep, that's right, baby! You just got smoked by a red dog! hee hee, teasing! #goldenlife