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Guess who I met...

So last night a buddy who plays on my softball team brings his friend Jeff and Jeff's dog Jake to the game since they're visiting from out of town.

Turns out it's these two from a few years ago.

Welcome to WiggleWireless | Jake

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8787598/...swim-alcatraz/

Jake's 10 now and in unbelievable condition (and super sweet), if it wasn't for the sugar face you'd think he was only a couple of years old. Jeff says he swims constantly and attributes it to that.

Edit: one of the quotes from the sponsor of the event

Bill Wygant, President, South End Rowing Club:
“We decided to waive the entry fee for Jake, particularly since he's racing for such a good cause, though his offer to pay in tennis balls was more than generous.

(left) RIP Katie 8/15/1995 - 12/3/2008 We love you always and you are missed.
(center) Hello Angie 10/24/2008 - We Love you little girl
(right) Hello Chance Gotcha Date 11/15/2009 - Our big sweet boy

Great quotes about dogs - http://www.quotegarden.com/dogs.html



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I did not know of him but I am glad you posted the links as to who he is. That is something that he swam 1.2 miles from Alcatraz.
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That was a great video. Gave me goose bumps...Way to go Jake!

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The video wouldn't load for me but I was so impressed - swimming for 45 minutes! I don't think I could walk for that long without taking a break. Way to go Jake!


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Absolutely amazing!! Definitely WAY TO GO, JAKE!!!

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What an inspiration Jake is. Thank you for sharing.

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