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David when you get your Fama let me know , I'll contribute to her diet to help out with the hip.

the dog that was washed may have had focus issues and been too distracted by the presence of other dogs -- hunt drive low -- sometimes really good dogs are passed on because they are the type that need to take time to bond , have a higher pack need .
Will do. Thanks Carmen! She's almost 7 now, and has led a very rigorous life. I'm going to do everything I can to keep her healthy. I think she need to stay active, but probably not fighting helpers. I'd like to imprint her and go get some Nosework titles this summer

I'll definitely try and get some video of our reunion. I'm sure the wife or one of the kids will go with me to pick her up.



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the dog that was washed may have had focus issues and been too distracted by the presence of other dogs -- hunt drive low -- sometimes really good dogs are passed on because they are the type that need to take time to bond , have a higher pack need .
To add to this, Fama was 1 handler away from getting washed when I got her. She had a total of 6 handlers before me who she never clicked with. It was months before she started showing me the kind of dog she really is. She was always a great detection dog, which is why they tried so hard to put her on a handler. She is just really slow to put trust in anyone.

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David when you get your Fama let me know , I'll contribute to her diet to help out with the hip.

the dog that was washed may have had focus issues and been too distracted by the presence of other dogs -- hunt drive low -- sometimes really good dogs are passed on because they are the type that need to take time to bond , have a higher pack need .
Oh, David, I'm so happy for you and Fama!
Getting her back to YOU is just the right thing to do.

I, too, will help contribute to anything either of you need!

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Wow, what a story!!!! I wish if there was one thing the military did perfectly it would be to check with each handler about adoption first. Well this one ends well.
Hooray!!!!!

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Been waiting in an update!!! I am so excited to hear that this is going to work out for you and your family!! And Fama. She should retire with her best friend and partner. She deserves that!!!

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I guess you can't release that book until you add this chapter!

So very happy for you!




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David, that is just amazing, totally made my day!! I'm so happy for you!

Do you know when you are going to get her back?

I can't wait to see the reunion video!
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David, that is just amazing, totally made my day!! I'm so happy for you!

Do you know when you are going to get her back?

I can't wait to see the reunion video!
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Already picked her up!! She's been retired for over a month now

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Sorry, just noticed the date! I am late to the party!
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