Author Topic: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie  (Read 2728 times)

Sharon Nelson

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Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:42:27 PM »
Chellie, Marj Ross's wonderful, border collie is announcing her retirement.  She is looking forward to coaching the youngsters, while taking advantage of all creature comforts that are her just due!

Chellie is well known for her expertise on those bonus runs, which she excelled at for many years.

Chellie is retiring at the age of 14 years young having just finished her 27th Versatility NATCH last weekend physically sound.  During her trialing years Chellie has earned an amazing number of awards including 2 Silver Achievement Awards and 2 Silver Versatility Achievement Awards.  She has competed in the Stakes classes at a number of Championships and people recognize her in the local agility rings for her distance skills.  Chelle earned the highest number of yearly bonus points 5 years in a row, tying with Amanda Nelson & Try in 2012.

 

Marj says, "I started competing with her, my first agility dog (at age 65), in several venues, but very quickly realized that NADAC was were I wanted to be. Sharon's inspiration for distance runs, when she and Becky were the only ones doing it, was beyond words for me. Everyone, at that time, thought I was nuts. But I loved the focus and the terrific challenge of it all. I did not care how many runs I threw away doing distance....it is just amazing to do it and be a real team! And Chellie was the dog to do it. It was only too bad that I was so inexperienced at that time and it took me a long time to get the real focus...Chellie got it right away."

 

Happy retirement Chellie, keep Marj safe and always smiling with her love for you!

 

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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 04:48:34 PM »
Chellie and Marj were a team to be reckoned with at all of the Champs I've attended.  They danced the dance so well.  Enjoy your  retirement, Chellie!
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 04:58:18 PM »
Marj and Chellie have the most amazing communication between themselves.  It always leaves me in awe and I am most grateful to have experienced seeing this fantastic team's distance runs many times. 

Happy retirement to you, Chellie.  A true wonder you are!
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 05:59:59 PM »
Chellie and Marj are both inspirations to many of us in the Pacific Northwest!  I am honored to have watched them run many times, and also to count Marj among my agility friends!  It always makes the WAG Games Trials that much more special when Marj and her dogs come to play!

Enjoy your retirement, Chellie!  You have earned it!

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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 06:57:04 PM »
Marj and Chellie are truly among the great teams in the sport of agility.  They epitomize all aspects of TEAMWORK.  From the very first time I saw Marj and Chellie running together, I was amazed by their bond of love.  Live long and prosper, Chellie, you have earned your retirement many times over.
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 07:12:31 PM »
Enjoy your retirement Chellie.  You have had some amazing years with a great teammate.  Enjoy all the days ahead together.
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 08:07:49 PM »
I was fortunate to have been around when Marj and Chellie were just getting started.  What an amazing list of accomplishments they have.

Congratulations Marj and Chellie for showing everyone what a great team you are.  Enjoy your retirement Chellie!

Anne, Mimic and Sara :)
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 08:20:45 PM »
You guys were a wonderfully connected team to watch.
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 08:36:39 PM »
And a well-deserved (but sad) retirement it is!! Marj and Chellie always had everyone's attention when they ran (I only ever saw them at Champs) and what an inspiration they were/are!!  "I want to be like Marj when I grow up!"  And I'm almost that age.....LOL.

Super hugs to Marj and Chellie both!!

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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 09:07:25 PM »
I will miss seeing Chellie and Marj in action.  What a wonderful, inspiring team.  A nicer team does not exist.  Chellie can rest on her well-deserved laurels, and we hope to see Marj in action with Chipper.  We love you, Chellie!
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 09:39:37 PM »
Happy Retirement Chellie, I have admired Team Chellie from the first time I saw you.


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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 09:53:10 PM »
Hugs to Marj and Chellie!  A truly inspirational team!
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 01:45:10 AM »
Hats off to you Marj and Chellie....an awesome team without a doubt.  Have a great retirement Chellie basking in Marj's love for you now and forever.  Marj no greater way to honour the best team mate ever than to call it a day competitively and keep right on loving her for the wonderful dog she is :)

You certainly have some amazing agility memories to reflect on but you two are still making memories :)
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2014, 05:32:53 AM »
A day all of us know will come for us and our dogs, sooner or later ....  What a fabulous journey Chellie has taken Marj on, and what an inspiration to us all.  I don't know Chellie all that well (she pretty much kept her distance from me  :) ) but Marj is one of the absolutely nicest and most supportive people in the world.  Special hugs, my friend ....
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Re: Marj Ross announces the reitrement of Chellie
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 08:42:46 AM »
I've been privileged to watch Marge and Chellie run with their beautiful connection, love, and teamwork evident on every run.  Happy retirement, dear Chellie!
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