Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So Long, Farewell... the Irene Leduc Memorial Trophy, which has graced our living room for the past year. The Leduc Trophy came home with us after Dinah won WB at the BCCC National Specialty last year. Since we can't attend the show this year, UPS had to do the transport honors for us.

Just before I boxed it up for shipment, though, we had to have one more farewell photo...

I am weeping great salty tears at not being able to go to Quebec this year. As Canadian shows go, this one is practically right next door. Maybe next year we can go, and Dinah can enter Best of Breed...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Public Service Announcement: Handling Classes in Lincolnville, ME

Listen up, Dog Show Newbies! Wag-It Training Center in Lincolnville is offering the following show ring practice sessions (borrowed from Sumac Grant-Johnson's announcement):

Friday: July 31 6:30-7:30
Friday: Aug 21st 6:30-7:30

Sue Morlan will offer a show ring practice session to prepare for the breed ring. Sue will act as judge directing and going over dogs as at a show. (No actual judging or placements will take place.)

Pre-registration required
$20.00 - Two handlers from one household, $35.00.

limited to 12 handlers (handlers may alternate their dogs)

Sumac also is thinking of offering a regular beginners' handling class. Contact her if you'd be interested.