Thank you, Candy and Will. Yes, big congratulations to Danny and Darka, as they represented the Malinois contingent excellently, along with beautiful performances from David Green with Luigi and Shelien Craft with Ali.
Thousands of hours and thousands of dollars were invested in this last trial at the Rousseau Ranch, but it would all be for naught if competitors, spectators and sport friends did not join us. I would be very remiss if I did not thank everyone for sharing their precious time with us. On behalf of the Phoenix Schutzhund Club, we thank you for every purchase of a hamburger, a catalog, and t-shirt. We know you have expenses and choices, and you chose to spend your time with us. We also thank the judges, Elmar Mannes, Doug Deacon, Craig Groh, Willie Pope, and Glenn Stephenson, along with Wayne Simanovich and Andreas Mueller, who came to the banquet to honor our grand lady of Schutzhund, Jacqueline Rousseau, and we greatly appreciate them sharing their memories of Jacko's 30 years of generosity, devotion and commitment to our club and our sport.
Bill Cosby said, "In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." Every competitor entered in this regional trial exhibited this courage, the will to succeed, and in the future, in another trial, I have no doubt that they all will.
Tremendous performances, tremendous people, tremendous sportsmanship - thank you for the memories, one and all!
Felise du Chenil du Mirador, HOT, SchH3, RH1, TD, CGC
Temple of the Tree's Beau Geste, HOT, IPO3, SchH3, AWD3, Apr3, CGC