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FEBRUARY 2015 DEEP RIVER NEWS (updated 2/28)

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AGILITY NEWS:

Hi Cliff the Lady Eve PACH (Cora’s daughter)

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Kathy W. in ME earned a PACH on her lovely 11-year-old girl Eve on this the second weekend in Feb.  What an accomplishment for our dear friend and her wonderful girl!  

Julie RN, MAX, MXJ (Lyric’s daughter) 

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Anne H. in NY writes about her beautiful girl: “Julie achieved her Masters Agility Jumpers title (MXJ) last weekend in Elkton, FL.  She had achieved her Masters Agility Standard title (MAX) title last Fall.  Also, according to PowerScore website Julie was the 3rd fastest collie at the 20″ Regular Class Jump Height in 2014.  That’s our Deep River girl!”

Deep River’s Lust for Life of Kelwyn BN, RN, AXJ (Karch)

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Elizabeth R. writes, “Karch (Scout x Haylee) recently participated in his first F.A.S.T. events.  Rec’d a second place on his first run (on his fourth birthday January 30th) and a first place on his second run.  One more Q needed for his F.A.S.T. Novice 20″ Title!”  Happy Birthday to Karch & his littermates from Deep River!

Puppy in Training Agility Star & Current Agility Star Roxie & Katydid. Roxie (Scout/Tori) Katydid (Indy/Music)

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Catherine C. just sent Katydid’s final NADAC agility standings for 2014 by breed. Katydid has quite the record:

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Chances – 1st
Jumpers – 1st
Regular – 2nd
Hoopers – 2nd
Tunnelers – 2nd
Weavers – 2nd
Touch ‘n Go – 3rd

CONFORMATION NEWS:

Gold GCH Ceilidh Deep River Haute Couture (Scout’s daughter)

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Chanel continues her winning ways in St. Louis at the Feb. 7 & 8 specialties. She was BOV in a field of 20+ smooths and on to Best in Specialty Show on Sunday over the rough entry with  Dona W. handling. At the two Piedmont Collie Club Specialties on Valentine’s Day, Chanel was BOV & BOS to BOB at the morning show and Select at the second.

Chanel has another stellar weekend, this time in specialties in South TX.  She earned 6 BOV’s and 2 Best in Speciialty Show wins over the rough entry. (Scout/Candy)

While in TX, Chanel visited Dona’s daughter Rachel’s family. Chanel smooches with one of Dona’s grand babies – so cute!!!

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Deep River’s Bankside Unexpected Glaswegian

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Also at the PCC specialties, our 12-year-old Junior Handler Vicky S. handled Debbie O.’s 6-month-old tri girl, Weegie, to WB for 2 pts. Unfortunately, the major broke by one entry. Weegie is Debbie’s first show collie and their first show! (Roger/Ruby)

Because when you’re 6-months-old asking for bait in a show pose and socializing with other collies and their owners takes a lot out of a girl, a nap with a friendis in order!

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CH Deep River Ceilidh Deep River Next Top Model & Vicky Best Junior Handler @ the PCC (Color photo didn’t turn out.)

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Vicky had her hands full handling at the PCC. Below, she’s showing Sandee H.’s young blue boy, Brice – Spring’s son – below. Everyone is blue in this photo!

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Spiritwind Prize Fighter (Roger/Sage)

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Janna W’s blue boy was WD & BOW at both PCC shows for a total of 4 pts. He is 6-months-old now. I don’t have any recent photos but here’s one of several she sent of the puppies in this litter at 6 weeks. His dam, Sage, is a Scout daughter.

GCH Deep River Crosswind Jake O’Lantern CGC, RN (Aaron/Joy)

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Sandy S. showed her boy, Jake, in Veteran’s Class at the PCC where he earned Select. Those two make a great team, and seeing one of my Joy’s kids in the ring makes me remember all the great memories. HTCh DC Deep River’s Comfort and Joy CD, RE, HSAdsc, HSBs, HXAdc, VX, ROM passed away from cancer just before her 11th birthday in December. 

Aspen (Scout/Tory)

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Aspen takes a rest with 11-year- old GCH Piper (Joy’s brother).

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Melissa in MN writes: Just an update that Aspen went to her first show and got her first point with a Best of Winners.
It was quite a learning weekend with lots of firsts for her. She was exhausted by the time we got home but very happy to see her pack.
I won’t have anywhere to take her out again until June, so we will just keep on working on the training, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting her out this summer.

Marley (Rafi/Gracie)

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Marley was WB & BOW at several of the South TX collie specialty shows for her first points – not sure how many. She is currently 6 months; this photo was taken at 5 months. Larry P. handled her to at least one win & Tina P. (pictured above) to one.

Deep River Dublin Hill Ghost Bride CGC, PT, HTADIs (major ptd. AKC)

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Bridhe is now 15-months-old. Co-owner Claire says, Bridhe was, um, mishandled a little, but I corrected it and she got all her points and one of her wins with a Group 3. UKC conformation shows in Lumberton, NC.

OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Bridhe & Friends

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Claire took Bridhe, Kestral & Glinda to two rally trials Feb. 27 & 28. All three qualified at both trials. Bridhe’s two Q’s were in the 90’s. :-) Claire said that Charlie did well in Novice B obedience until he decided to lie down on the long sit! :-( 

Deep River Bankside Sign of Four gets her CGC  (Daniel/Ruby)

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Pam B.’s girl, Sydney passed her CGC with flying colors!

Nim CGC, RAE

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From FL Shirley C. writes, Nim’s Intermediate Trick Dog Title Certificate came in the mail today. Clever little Num-Num! (Roger/Gracie)

 PUPPY NEWS:

My girl Remy (Rafi/Gracie) & Cindy S.’s girl (Sophie) both 6-months-old, went to their first shows on Valentine’s Day. Claire caught the shot below of the two of them in the ring.

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Here’s one of Cindy & Sophie

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Kathy W. sent candids of 6-month-old Zhora at her first show at one of the CT collie specialties. (Roger/Ruby litter)

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Anika – Pam B.’s tri girl & Zhora’s sister experiences her first NC snow & ice.

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Tami O. sent this photo of 6-month-old Switch at the sporting goods store. (Scout/Tori)

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Julie E. sent the photo below of August, also from our Scout/Tori litter.  Julie says he’s ready for poker night with his chewy substitute cigar! 

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Lang M. sent the photo below of August’s brother, Treve, out in the sun (not much sunshine in NC lately). Must have been bright enough for sunglasses; Treve’s eyes are closed. 8-)

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Treve’s tri sister, Cass, with her friends in CA. Owners’ Wendi & Chris sent these. Breathtaking views:

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Ann Wallace holds her new blue boy from our Brisco/Ziva litter born November 28. He has lots of new toys and a couple of corgi friends!

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Ann & her boy below at the Sat. Obedience/Rally trial:

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Kathye W. sent this photo of her tri boy, Cole, also from the Brisco/Ziva litter.   He’s resting after his trek from NC to FL.

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Cole All Settled In a Week Later

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JUST FOR FUN:

When the Weather is Frightful!

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Vicky’s Dog Show Philosophy

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Do we know any collies with names like his?

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Alice W. sent this photo of Chase (Chanel’s brother) watching the Oscars!  ;-) 

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Tyra asking Vicky to stop reading her book on her tablet – “Let’s do something!

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The Perks of Old Age According to CH Wiggy CD, RE, HSAdsc, HIAd, VC: 1)Rest all you want, 2)Beg for treats when you’re around a soft touch, 3)Be as mischievious as you like because at 14 years everyone believes you’re senile, 4)Pretend you need to be carried except when you think there’s no one watching & then do it yourself, 5)Get all humans to wait on you hand & foot.  :-D 

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Pam B’s Rafi enjoying our recent NC snow

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Pam B.’s Anika (Roger/Ruby) at 6 months

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Stephanie’s smooth Bogie/Tasha daughter, Lacey, plays in the NC snow with her rescue “brother.”

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Tori – Visiting in NJ

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Ziva – Post Puppies

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Tickle – Post Puppies

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DEEP RIVER NEWS – JANUARY 2015

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Gold GCH Ceilidh Deep River Haute Couture (Chanel)

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Micki E. & I are thrilled to report that our Scout daughter, Chanel, has had an absolutely stellar 2015 so far at the Collie Specialty Shows. Dona W. has piloted her to 6 Best in Specialty Show wins, 4 Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Specialty Show wins, & 1 BOS to BOV and one Select win this month!   

NEW CHAMPION:

CH Pine Cone Mountain Moonshine (Shine)

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Nancy P.’s Scout/Spring daughter became the 25th champion offspring for her sire and the 5th for her dam. The day after this photo was taken, Dana S. showed Shine to her first BOV and first major win toward her Grand Championship!

MORE CONFORMATION NEWS:

Deep River Kyrie Safe Haven (Haven)

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Jessika B.’s & my youngster, Haven, won points toward her championship in FL this month. Jessika cut herself out of the photo, but here they are at one of the shows. Haven has 4 pts. now just in time to lose her yearling coat. Haven is from Jackie B.’s litter from her Daniel out of her Deep River girl Mist PT.

Deep River Bankside Wisteria Lodge (Elouise)

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No recent photos of Elouise who turned two-years-old this month, but here is a baby photo. Her owner, Jody H. showed her to a 2 pt. win in Baton Rouge this past Sat. 1/24. Happy B’day to Elouise, Sydney, Silver & CH Ziva – our all girl litter. (Daniel/Ruby)

OBEDIENCE/RALLY NEWS

Nim

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Just received an e-mail inviting Nim and I to enter the AKC 2015 Rally® National Championship for Rally Advanced – yay Nimmy! Unfortunately Missouri is slightly out of my 2 hr driving radius, but it did at least bring a smile to my face as I contemplate practicing for Ocala this weekend

Nim & her owner Shirley C. earned their third RAE Q’s with first place in both Advanced and Excellent at Ocala! (Roger/Gracie)

AGILITY NEWS:

Hi Cliff the Lady Eve MX, MXJ, MXJP, MXP – Cora’s daughter

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Kathy W.’s veteran girl just earned her last Double Q for her PAX, and made it into the rankings!  She needs points to finish her PACH, but is within sight of that achievement now!

MATCH NEWS:

Weegie

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Debbie O. and 5-month-old Weegie (Roger/Ruby) went to their first all breed puppy match in Charlotte, NC and earned a Puppy Herding Group 3. This was their first real ring experience! 

FUN PHOTOS:

Katy and Her Boys Brock & Osmond Take a Break from Jan. in MT

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Pretty Head Shot of Ziva – Her Puppies Are Eight Weeks Already

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The Brisco Ziva Pups Visit with Some Ducks
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All 5 of the Brisco/Ziva puppies did very well on their aptitude test & their herding instinct test!

Anna & Silver Discuss the Benefits of a Koi Pond

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Silver Believes Frisbee’s Trump Koi

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Bridhe & Claire’s Pup, Rosa, Start Carting

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Charlie and His Herding Buddies Wait Their Turns to Practice

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Sheldon Poses Like the New GCH He Is

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Might Be the Funniest Kitty Humor So Far

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Lassie on New Year’s Eve

'Lassie, come home.'

Pam & Jordan’s House

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Happy New Year from Pam and Jordan’s collie filled living room. Now you see why we don’t have a coffee table. Top row L to R – Feather, Rafi, Sydney, Annika (standing); next row L to R – Tori, Elvis and Falco (CRC rescue).

Missing Warm Weather?

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Get a Headstart!

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2014 DECEMBER NEWS (updated 12/28/14)

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HERDING NEWS:

Claire took our co-owned Charlie Brown to AHBA herding trials in Berryville, VA with wonderful results!  Charlie was entered in 6 trials and was High in Trial at 4 of the 6 with scores in the mid to upper 90’s from Level 3 classes (advanced). He also earned 5 more points toward his HTCH – the AHBA herding championship. I am so proud of both of them!

The Saturday before Christmas, Charlie Q’d at a local AHBA herding trial for his last point on ducks; now he needs only 2 points on Level III sheep, from any class, to earn his AHBA herding championship. 

CH Kitleigh Charlie Brown RE, HSAdsc, HXAd (AHBA Level 3 titles include Arena, Large Flock & Ranch)

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Claire showed our 13-month-old co-owned Bridhe in Level I Arena Dog sheep both days at the local trial where Bridhe earned her first trial level title. Our friend Dana Mc. took the photo below and said she was happy to see our smooth collie running Quality Assurance on the wool of the sheep. If Claire lets Bridhe get too close she gooses or nuzzles the sheep!   8-) 

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Now that she’s a year old and has her PT, we were hoping for a more mature approach to herding.  She’s new to duck herding and hasn’t quite learned that you can put your ducks back in their crates, but you can’t follow them in.  Thankfully, her new collar got snagged on the lip of the crate!

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Cindy S. is preparing both Finesse & Cody for herding trials inthe new year. Here they are looking good at their last herding lesson with Claire!

CH Deep River’s She’s So Fine (RB smooth at the 2014 CCA national)

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Bosheleur Deep River Double Down (Cody)

 

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Brock & Osmond do real life herding on a regular basis on Rich & Katy H.’s MT ranch.

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CONFORMATION NEW:

Tim & Dianne’s Deysi continues her winning ways by taking 2 out of 3 BOV’s in Winston-Salem this month!  Her show photo below from her November Group 3 win arrived recently.

GCH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel

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Tina & Larry P. sent photos of their Rafi/Gracie puppy, Marley, at her first puppy match confirmation competition in TX. Marley was Best Smooth Collie Puppy and Puppy Herding Group 3!  

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OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Deb K. & Silver finished their Beginner Novice title with wonderful performances and first placements!

Deep River Bankside Silver Blaze BN

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FUN PHOTOS:

Tickle with her litter of 5 roughs sired by Roger on Dec. 15, the day they were born.

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August, the tiny puppy among the summer puppie isn’t so tiny anymore!  Every young man needs a pet snake.

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Aspen 4 months & Piper 11 years at home with Melissa & Darin in MN

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Splash snuggles on his favorite blanket in IL.

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Three well mannered Belgian Tervurns and one naughty 5-month-old collie puppy named Liza.  Apparently, she’s forgotten about Santa!

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Speaking of naughty puppies … 11-month-old Cody & 4-month-old Sophie have some fibs to tell Cindy S.  “We have NOT been digging, and we DIDN’T take the cover off the lawn mower! What do you mean, we can’t come in the house?!”

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Our old girl Wiggy enjoys her pink bed.

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Brock relaxes in MT on a pile of beds.

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Stirling in PA with his kitty.

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Brisco practices his down/stay. He & Stirling are littermates.

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A Little Winter Humor

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HOLIDAY PHOTOS:

Brisco/Ziva All Smooth Litter @ 3 Weeks – Tim & Dianne – Tim has his hands full! 

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From Maine – Zhora as one of Santa’s reindeer – she’s nearly too big to fit in Jody’s lap now that she’s 5-months-old! (Roger/Ruby) 

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Si Si celebrates in Maryland with Hugh & Linda D. –  she’s 4 months (Rafi/Gracie)  
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Raven, Si Si’s sister, enjoys the snow with owners Wendi & Chris
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In VA Farleigh was the only boy in this litter.
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Deep River Bankside Merry and Bright, UD BN RN FDCh (Scout/Valerie) From Deb K.
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 Tanner is celebrating Christmas in NH with Joan & Carl S.
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Harley & Bryce visited Santa to be certain they get all of the tight toys & treats!
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Stephanie sent Lacey’s take on one of Santa’s reindeer!
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Mari’s first Christmas – Cousin Curtis’ baby girl
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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