It's too bad I've burned out on the whole sheepdog competition thing. Even reading blogs makes me want to hurl. Blogs, lately, seem to be nothing more than a place to unabashedly brag about your dogs, what their breeding is, who they train with, what competitions they've run in, and who the person was sitting next to when it all happened. "Here's my dog. This dog is out of (famous person's 105th male) bred to (another famous person's 60th female that's been bred 400 times to aforementioned famous person's 105th male). As soon as this dog is old enough, I will send it off to be trained with (another famous person), who happens to be the (same famous person) I send all of my dogs to because I just like to trial my dogs and take all the glory and train none of them because I have the money. So-and-so says this is going to be an awesome dog! It should be. It's related to my (open dog) and (my other open dog) and (my other open dog ... none of which I trained). And then when I fail miserably at trialing this dog, I will sell it to someone who will do well with it, and then I will brag about how I sold them the dog, and then fail to mention then how I couldn't trial it myself, but don't forget it is out of very famous dogs and trained by a very famous trainer that I paid for!"
It's too bad with all of that money, not a lick of social skills can be bought.