Paws in Motion is proud to announce new Canine Good Citizens: Laurie’s Labrador Spender, Andrea’s All-American Tasha, Debbie’s Malinois Luke, Isis’ Bulldog Romeo and Christel’s Collie Lucy and three new Community Canines (the advanced CGC): Brigette’s Poodle Madison, Marsha’s French Bulldog Libby and Nina’s All-American Cupcake. Both of these AKC Titles represents time spent training as well as a commitment to the dog’s health, safety and quality of life and to the community. Congratulations to all!!
Next Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills training class starts this week: Tuesday May 7th at 6:00-7:00 pm.
What is a Title? (a poem)
What is a Title?
Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title,
not just an adjunct to competitive score.
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 the world can remain.
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, adaptable and good natured.
It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that pleased you
however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.
It says that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog
and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance
when he failed and in the end, your faith was justified.
A title proves that you dog inspired you to that 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 after a name.
An earthdog, rally-o, obedience, etc title is nothing less than
true love and respect – given and received and recorded permanently.