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THE FLYIN ' FUR STORY
Once upon a time, a very handsome Border Collie named Bandit learned how to run Flyball. He lived in San Diego, California, joined a team with his human mom, Ayn, and they went to tournaments all over California, and traveled to exotic places like Las Vegas, Nevada and Yuma, Arizona to play Flyball with their friends on the Southbark Flyball team. Soon after, Bandit’s nephew, Billy the Kid, came to live at Bandit’s house. Now there would be another Border Collie boy playing Flyball. But then it happened………the Move. Bandit’s human parents moved their family of Border Collies, Bandit, Kid, and Bandit’s father, Cody, to a place called Tennessee. The Border Collie boys loved their new home, especially the land. It was like living in a park! However, after a few weeks, Bandit realized that there was one drawback about this new home. There was no Flyball!! Bandit’s mom knew how much Bandit missed playing Flyball, so she started trying to start a team. Unfortunately, no one in Tipton County, Tennessee had ever heard of Flyball, so it took lots of meeting new people, talking about Flyball, Bandit demonstrating Flyball, and more talking about Flyball, to get one human interested enough to bring another dog to play Flyball. That dog, an Australian Shepherd named Aussie, just thought he was going for a ride in the car, until his human dad, Greg, stopped at Bandit’s house. Aussie was happy to meet Bandit, and the baby Kid, and thought he had found some friends. Then, he figured out these were no ordinary friends, and this was not an ordinary run in the park. First, there were things to jump over, and later, there was a box with a ball. “Hey, this is work!,” said Aussie. And Bandit said, “Yes, it is work, but what a great job! Watch me, and I’ll teach you how to do this job.” Finally, there were other dogs and people that heard about Flyball, and they, too started arriving at Bandit’s house to learn the game of Flyball. Bandit worked hard teaching the babies , and finally, there were enough to have a real team. How exciting! Bandit’s human dad, Carl, was watching one day while the new team was hard at work, and said, “Just look at the dogs run!! , that’s a lot of flying fur”. That was how Flyin Fur came to be. Bandit’s team. Soon Bandit and his mom were visiting in Arkansas every month and teaching dogs there too. Now, Flyin Fur is a real team, competing in Region 14 of the North American Flyball Association. Thanks to Bandit, Tipton County, Tennessee has it’s very own Flyball team.