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Old 02-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some of my most memorable moments in training dogs were the years spent at the Stouffville farm home of Jerry Cudahy and his wife Eva .
Jerry was a character . That is the best way to sum him up. His farm was the home of one of the first , and in my opinion best , French Ring training clubs . Our club held trials and invited French trainers and Cheryl Carlson from Detroit , and held Canada's first campagne trial . So many broiling hot days, so many pouring rain, muddy fields , frozen days -- and yet out we were training .

He was an excellent decoy. One of the best . He could read a dog . He was nimble and had finesse and would keep the dog on his toes with his quick movements in the esquive .
He loved his dogs , as dogs , and they him .

Best known for Rocky , the malinois who in 1992 was the first Canadian trained dog to win the North American French Ring Grand Championship, a dog that I knew well.

Boy that feels like a lifetime ago.

We had not seen each other for years and today with great sadness and heavy heart , remembering the fun , the adventure, the humour , the worn out sweaty people dropped on his living room floor and furniture, the after training sessions at the local greasy spoon , that Jerry Cudahy and his wife Eva , tragically were killed in a house fire . This was reported in our Toronto Star GTA front page .

Still seeing Jerry's child like amused smile --

what can you say , what can you do . Rest in peace and thanks for the memories .

http://www.google.ca/#q=Toronto+Star...w=1292&bih=628
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is tragic...and the owners of the dogs boarded...I'm so sad for them
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That's terrible for all involved.
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That is terrible! My thoughts will be with them, the dogs and their owners May they all Rest In Peace!
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Rest in Peace
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How terribly sad, My heart goes out to that family.
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What a tragic loss. My sympathy to everyone involved.
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