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Flyballers hard done by at the show?

By johnboy - 2 March 2009 111

I know when I go to the show it’s the flyballers I always make a beeline for.

But it would seem the people and dogs providing that entertainment aren’t being well looked after. Here’s one blogger’s view of proceedings:

    after a while of scraping through the dirt possum started limping and then we saw that she had scraped the skin off her dew claw pad. poor baby. we taped her up but it didnt help and she ran a lot slower so we lost races we would normally win. we ended up having to pull her out so she wouldnt get hurt worse, and we finished only third when we were pretty sure of a first or second. we did one good time, but if they dont fix that surface for next year i think we wont go. the bad part of the weekend was made worse by the fact that we, the flyballers, were not given parking permits into the exhibitors part of the showground and would have had to pay show rates for parking. this didnt apply to people doing agility, or with the silly show dogs. what is it with the human race, that people always have to JUDGE someone else, and what they do, as not worthy somehow? so we parked out on the street and came back to find a window smashed and the car broken into. we lost important stuff we probly shouldnt have left in the car, and yet again i am left wondering at the complete deadshits human beings can be at times. especially canberra bogans.

What’s Your opinion?


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Flyballers hard done by at the show?
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Felix the Cat 7:28 pm
02 Mar 09
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I’ll wait until the English translation comes out. I have no idea what that person was on about.

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bigfeet 7:40 pm
02 Mar 09
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I love the flyball and always go to watch it. JB, I also have a kelpie who accomplishes very little. Actually she seems to accomplish much the same as yours in that she recently chewed a USB device.

But I have gone off topic. When I was there Saturday afternoon I heard lots of the flyballers (owners) complaining about the surface. In fact at one stage they made an announcement about an exposed pipe in the middle of the track and just asked if the dogs could be careful. I’m not sure the dogs got the announcement.

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Igglepiggle 7:51 pm
02 Mar 09
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Is flyball the one where the dogs race in relays to get the tennis ball out of the board after jmuping the hurdles? If so, my toddler loves it! No good if the animals are getting hurt by substandard facilities. Although it seems the whole showground was dry and dusty and I’m not sure there would have been anywhere much better for them.

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bigfeet 7:53 pm
02 Mar 09
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Igglepiggle said :

Is flyball the one where the dogs race in relays to get the tennis ball out of the board after jmuping the hurdles? .

Yep, thats it.

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Bells 7:55 pm
02 Mar 09
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That’s from my friend’s blog. did you ask her for the text?

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kms 8:19 pm
02 Mar 09
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that would be my text and no, no one asked. i stand by my comments but i want to make it clear they are aimed at the show society not the competition organisers (CDC) who try very hard to put on a good comp in difficult circumstances. quite a few dogs were injured because of the surface, which is a real shame as we love doing flyball at the canberra show. last year we were put out on the main oval because it was 10 years of flyball at the show and it was much better there. the other dog sports get much better looked after than flyball for some reason. the rest of the text etc was my personal venting about other stuff that happened this weekend, and i dont want to see people going off about what i said, given the text was used without permission. and just to clarify, i realise there are bogans everywhere. we get lots of ’em in sydney :)

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bigfeet 8:26 pm
02 Mar 09
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kms said :

that would be my text and no, no one asked. i stand by my comments but i want to make it clear they are aimed at the show society not the competition organisers (CDC) who try very hard to put on a good comp in difficult circumstances. quite a few dogs were injured because of the surface, which is a real shame as we love doing flyball at the canberra show. last year we were put out on the main oval because it was 10 years of flyball at the show and it was much better there. the other dog sports get much better looked after than flyball for some reason. the rest of the text etc was my personal venting about other stuff that happened this weekend, and i dont want to see people going off about what i said, given the text was used without permission. and just to clarify, i realise there are bogans everywhere. we get lots of ’em in sydney :)

Do you know what a capital letter is? Try using one to start each of your sentences. Then maybe people will actually understand what you are trying to say.

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gomer 8:50 pm
02 Mar 09
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maybe the show organisers are cat people. the cats got a nice quiet spot in the rooms under the main grandstand.

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anon1972 9:01 pm
02 Mar 09
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May have been quiet under the grandstand but try and tell a Bengal that the Zipper he can see out the window while being judged isn’t a giant cat toy!

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astrojax 9:04 pm
02 Mar 09
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oi, sasquatch, stop pickin’ on my e.e. cummings buddy…

i dunno if it is the lack of capitals that made it hard to follow; not that i found it that hard to follow. a bit stream of consciousness, and took a few things for granted – like the reader might know what flyball is, but it was lifted out of its original context.

PERSONALLY I FIND READING ALL CAPITALS MUCH HARDER TO COPE WITH ESPECIALLY WHEN CO-MINGLED WITH UTTER NONSENSE OR A SPRAY AND USUALLY BAD GRAMMAR AND SPELLING BUT I DUNNO WHAT DO YOU FIND WORSE CAPITALS ALL THE WAY OR NOTHING AT ALL NO CAPITALS JUST PLAIN TEXT THAT MEBBE TAKES A BIT OF READING INTO IF IT HAS BEEN LIFTED FROM ORIGINAL SOURCE?

chill out.

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Tempestas 9:17 pm
02 Mar 09
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bigfeet said :

Do you know what a capital letter is? Try using one to start each of your sentences. Then maybe people will actually understand what you are trying to say.

Dude it was not that hard to read. I think lacking capital letters is the least of your worries on this site.

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GardeningGirl 10:11 pm
02 Mar 09
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Oh, I love the flyball dogs. I’m sorry the dogs were getting hurt by the poor surface. What’s the situation at EPIC with water? The roofs of those pavillions would collect a lot of water, or is it already used elsewhere on the site? I’m not a huge fan of synthetic grass but maybe for this purpose it’s the ideal solution. Can it be rolled up when not in use?
I’m sorry about the car too :-(
(Btw I didn’t find it that hard to read either.)

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threepaws 10:22 pm
02 Mar 09
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Bells said :

That’s from my friend’s blog. did you ask her for the text?

No. The World Wide Web provided her text with a magic password. ‘Ctrl C, Ctrl V’

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johnboy 10:31 pm
02 Mar 09
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Bells said :

That’s from my friend’s blog. did you ask her for the text?

Fair use.

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poptop 10:53 pm
02 Mar 09
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For those of a less journalistic bent, this means:
The “fair dealing” exceptions to copywrite infringement
There is no general exception for using copyright material simply because you think it is fair or because you are not making a profit. The copyright act allows you to use copyright material without permission if your use is a “fair dealing” for one of the following purposes:
• research or study;
• criticism or review;
• parody or satire;
• reporting news; or
• professional advice by a lawyer, patent attorney or trade marks attorney.

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