In Memorium

Chester

Titles:   

Breed:  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

First Flyball Title:

Handler: Karen Brandon

 

Bio: 

To come

 

U-FLI Stats Page

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Libby

Lock Eye Liberty Belle “Libby”

Titles:  TFFC, FM

Breed: Border Collie

First Flyball Title: 2008

Handler: Karen Brandon

 

Bio: 

Lock Eye Liberty Belle is a silly, bitchy border collie. She is our household princess and team diva. Libby is a good, reliable flyball dog who still occasionally has a wild moment and chases one of her team mates back to the box. She has to run behind a dog she loves or else it’s no fun! Watch out if you are near her as she lines up – she bites calves in the heat of the moment! She was a nervous young BC and has overcome all of her fears through flyball. She loves to swim, hike and go to the beach, but she is also a mellow homebody that loves to sleep under the bed. Libby adores other border collies and has become a happier dog since the addition of Hurricane to our pack. Libby is my first border collie and a weirdly wonderful little girl.

 

U-FLI Stats Page

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Meegs

Titles:  TF-III

Breed:  Mix

First Flyball Title: 2009

Handler: Leah Reames

 

Bio: 

Meegs is a German Shepherd/Border Collie/Whippet mix born Thanksigiving-ish of 2003. Yes, she’s a total freak of nature, but it works out well! Although the spelling was Americanized, her name means “mosquito” in Swedish. Meegs’ favorite hobbies are catching her precious frisbee 6 feet in the air, conning the neighbor into long walks, running next to the beach cruiser, learning new games, and being anywhere her mom goes. The latter is pretty easy since Meegs is also a Service Dog. From Costco to airplanes, Meegs rarely gets left behind. 

Leah grew up in Seoul, South Korea, but has lived in San Diego for 6 years. Missing family and friends is the one “minus” to living in paradise, but Leah loves living in a corner of the world that guarantees visitors year-round. She is happiest when outside, active, learning something new, and surrounded by good people. Although Leah is an avid surfer, it’s a toss-up between her and Meegs as to who actually loves the beach more. 

With Meegs’ cleverness and energy levels off the charts, stumbling across the Fast-Fourward Flyball website in July of 2009 was too good to be true! We’re thankful for the wonderful people (and dogs) on the team…not to mention that Meegs actually gets tired!

 

U-FLI Stats Page

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Milo

Titles:  TF-III

Breed:  Beagle

First Flyball Title: 2005

Handler: Mike Hellem

 

Bio: 

Milo has been a part of my life for over 13 years. Lot of great times and memories!!

Milo 2000- May 27th, 2014

 

U-FLI Stats Page

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Percival "Percy"

Titles:  TFE-III, FM

Breed:  Boston Terrier

First Flyball Title: 2005

Handler: Mike Hellem

 

Bio: 

Good bye Percy, you will be missed.
Percival was silly, lovable, and a trouble maker. Fifteen years old, he passed gently today on his terms. Thank You all that Loved him.

April 5, 2015

 

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Phoebe

Titles:  TFE, FDX

Breed:  Golden Retriever

First Flyball Title: 2015

Handler: Erin Yakes

 

Bio: 

From Erin January 4, 2019

We had to say goodbye to Phoebe yesterday. Just wanted to mention how grateful I am that she got to be a part of such a wonderful team. She was never a fast flyball dog, but she loved it, and you all made her welcome anyway. It meant a lot that she won the people’s choice this year… it was a hard year for her, but I am glad to know she still brought joy to everyone. We will miss her terribly, but I am truly grateful to all of you for helping make her life so great.

 

U-FLI Stats Page

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Riley

Patchwork’s I Only Have Eyes For You “Riley”

Titles:  TFFC-I, FDCh-G, Iron Dog

Breed:  Miniature Australian Shepherd

First Flyball Title: 2005

Handler: Karen Brandon

 

Bio: 

Riley, the dog that brought me to Flyball.  Riley is a Mini Aussie from Patchwork Mini Aussies.  Riley came home as a puppy with a tennis ball pretty much glued in his mouth and started flyball at 8 months old.  Riley is a difficult dog, he is guardy, he is a fence barker, he slams the TV, and he steals food.  He is also the reason for most of the friendships I now have, my husband, my social life and my dedication to our team and flyball.  He loves me way too much and mopes and waits by the backdoor if I go away.  I love this dog more than anything.  He is my hiking buddy and would never leave my side.  He loves to swim, loves to roll in the snow and he loves food.  He is our team dog highest in U-FLI points and was voted our most reliable dog.  We keep thinking we will retire him soon but he usually ends up running because we need him and he always does his job.  We now have a JRT and 2 BCs that are much faster flyball dogs, but in my book, there will never be a greater flyball dog then Riley.  

 

U-FLI Stats Page

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