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Richard Robertson, Dog Promoter, eschews contests. Praise will do

Comments re article 43441 Happy ending Bear is backRichard Robertson writes:
Ed, you must have a good eye for dogs. I have noticed your use of the superlative 'great' in the description of Bear. Up Till now, I have made no attempt to distinguish Bear as a great dog. Bear's full name is NKC Bench Champion Combs' Bull Run Bear. I thought just "Bear" would suffice in the pursuit of his return. The first picture is of me showing Bear on the bench in Tell City IN. I will go any distance, and spare no expense to promote greatness. Bear won every award there for which he was qualified, including the coveted Best in Show! Jimmy Bennet implores me to make the following qualified statement though: Bear was the only dog in attendance. Some chose to seek out competition to enhance greatness. I choose to avoid competition and go for the accolades. Remember, distance is no deterence.

From Lower Bull Run,
Dog Promoter-Richard Robertson
Thanks for recognizing great wisdom and insight: I'm no Ruel Stotts when it comes to knowing dogs, but I do appreciate the grittiness of this breed, which, I'm told, is unafraid to tackle huge groundhogs, the kind which disembowel lesser breeds for pleasure. Since enemies of my enemies are my friends, I have high respect for Feists. The principle you cite, to choose to avoid competition and go for the accolades, is a good one. I can't imagine a better route to greatness. Being the onliest, too, is the same as being the best, isn't it? -EW

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