January 5, 2005,
what a busy day! Barbara, our Judge’s Hospitality Lady, came
down with the flu Friday morning. Fortunately for us, Muriel was
at the show (thinking that she was going to ring steward), and instead
she took over Hospitality and did a wonderful job. A few more club
members arrived, they also assisted with Hospitality. I was only
in the breed ring area for a few moments, but every one appeared
to be doing okay in spite of showing their dog in a new location.
I spent most of the day hiding in the Pavilion,
solving Obedience and Rally problems as they arose. The Obedience
area was much tighter this year than in past years due to the addition
of another ring for Rally. There was bit of growling from some of
the exhibitors about decreased crating space, but nothing that was
any harder than moving the crates closer together. In spite of the
overflow problems with some of the Obedience classes (meaning that
we had to hire another Obedience judge and find more ring stewards),
several major errors in the catalog and Premium Listing, problems
with confirmation letters, and an incorrect ring size on Friday
morning, the Obedience and Rally Trials came off very nicely. We
picked up the trash and were on the road for home by 7:15 PM. The
club has received several compliments from the Exhibitors and the
Judges. So, once again Pat and Jan and their committees pulled together
a very nice show. It was nice to see people leaving with a smile
on their faces!
The 2004 Annual Awards dinner is coming up soon!
Send your award information to Rusty ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) asap.
Include your name, your dog’s AKC registered name and call
name, and the month and year in which the title(s) was completed.
If you have a picture, please send it to Deb Lewy for inclusion
in the Barker. This dinner is always a very pleasant, relaxing event
and it is a pleasure to recognize those people who have worked so
hard to complete a title(s) with their dog(s). If you interested
in being a member of any of our Standing Committees, please let
If you have suggestions for judges for our 28 August
2006 Show, please let me know as soon possible. We are working on
the judge’s panel for this show right now.