SUMMARY: The peer pressure is intense!
To date, only 97 dogs have ever made it to Platinum Lifetime... and 14 of them are in my club (The Bay Team)! And 5 of them are still competing.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Lifetime Platinum
My friends all have got one, it just makes me numb
Worked hard all those trials, and maybe I'm dumb,
But Lord, won't you buy me a Lifetime Platinum.
(Addendum May 2016: I never really thought I'd get there. But Tika was so close--missing just a dozen points out of the 500 required when she abruptly had to retire. Ah, well, close is pretty good.)