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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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A new title for Ilka

Yes, you read that correctly. More than two years after her death, Ilka has managed to earn another title, her International Dog Parkour Association Novice Parkour Dog title.

It all started a couple of months ago, when I decided to make compilation videos of the girls' IDPKA title submissions, and I couldn't find all of Ilka's videos. After looking high and low, I thought that maybe checking her certificate for the date would be helpful. After looking through my binder where I keep the unframed certificates, I couldn't find it. I thought maybe it had been emails, and I just hadn't printed it out yet, but it wasn't in my document files. Hmm... okay, since I'm really bad about deleting emails, I checked there... and realized I had never submitted for her PKD-N.

After checking to see if I could make a posthumous submission, I started digging through video clips to see if I could find the last few videos we needed. I found enough that looked like the would work, and submitted everything. Three very long weeks later, I got an email this morning, telling me that she had passed.

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~~The Current Hellhounds~~
Lily Dale- A Melody Unchained ETD PKD-T PKD-N ADP-L5/CH/L1(Pr)/L2(Pr)/L1 GC GPS-NST OD-WD2
CA Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria ETD D-CRO-Preliminary PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L5/CH/L1(Pr)/L2(Pr)/L1 GC GPS-NST OD-WD2
~~Requiescat In Pace~~
Ilka Of Pear Orchard Cemetery BN RE CA CGC TKP ETD CRO-1 D-CRO-Preliminary NCO-1 PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L4 ~2009-2017~
Lucky Rat Dog CGC ~2000-2014~
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 11:32 AM
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Wow. When has something like that ever happened? Congrats for sure!!!

"Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen, though...That's the problem. " ~ The Tao of Pooh
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 11:36 AM
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Way to go Ilka.........still leaving marks on this earth !!!
Awesome Dog !!!

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That's really cool. What a great way to honor her.
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outstanding to honor her after her passing
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Awesome... What an unusual and beautiful tribute to a girl recently passed.

Thank you...

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Congratulations!

It's wonderful that you still have her videos and can revisit the feelings of togetherness you two had. Dogs stay in our hearts forever, I think, but pictures bring them back in such a special way.

The "requiescat in pace" at the end of your video started me tearing up with lots of memories of my own dogs over the years, in a bittersweet but good way.
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Congratulations Ilka--you may be gone but your memory definitely lingers on...

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That's really cool. What a great way to honor her.
I couldn't have said it better than G-Red , Congrats to both of you
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Awesome - Congrats!
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What a special way to remember her by! Congrats!
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What a nice surprise, congrats!

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