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Friday, August 31, 2012

Upcoming Events

When: Holiday Monday, September 3rd
Where: Lethbridge- Henderson Lake near the Nikko Yukko Gardens. Parking lot on Mayor Magrath. (THIS IS A VERY PUBLIC PARK)
What: Obedience Free-For-All, Run Thru's, Rally Fun Match, Scenthurdle!

Details: Start time at 12:00

  • there will be an obedience ring set up
  • open obedience equipment will be available
  • train what you want
  • run thru's available for those that are ready

  • two courses- Advanced/Excellent
  • food/toys encouraged

Scenthurdle (approx start time 2:00ish)
  • two lanes of racing
  • all teams are welcome
  • bring your own box/dummies- jumps are supplied
  • training runs for those that need
  • full runs for those that are ready

I expect this to be a fun filled afternoon. Everyone is welcome. Lots of distractions, lots of fun! Please RSVP so I have an idea of numbers (for the special surprise). Email 

There is NO CHARGE to play- but a donation to Windy City Rescue would be greatly appreciated!!! I will have a donation box there. Even a TWOONIE can add up! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

To the Pets

Thanks to Shirley for providing us with this very humorous but truer than one might think look at pets.

PETS .....

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats:
  The dishes on the floor with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate does not mean that is suddenly your food, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.  Racing me to the top of the stairs is not the object.  Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space that you are taking up, is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is:  Kiss me first and 
then go smell the other dog or cat's butt.  I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1)  They live don't.  

(2)  If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
That's why they call it “fur”-niture.  
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.  

Monday, August 20, 2012


                         Our AKC pictures, both candid, and contrived.  Pretty proud of the 'little club that can'                     and does.

Breaking News from Castlegar Dog Show !!!!  Sylvia and her poodle, Julie,  traveled to Castlegar last weekend to the EKKC Rally Trial.  Julie got 2 Q’s towards her Rally Excellent Title , both High in Class. Super job, Sylvia!!!! 

           Good luck to everyone attending the Cranbrook show this coming weekend.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Edmonchuk results

Nicole reports that Bailey got a Q in Rally Excellent with 84 and Sophie Q'd in both Rally Advanced and Excellent with 93 and 91.  Rock on, girls.

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AKC Results

Finally, I have time to post some results from the AKC dog show in Calgary.

Performance events saw Bess, Lee Hargreave's golden retriever qualify 6 times, with five High in Class and one Perfect Score of 100; Sharlet's shepherd, Ryder picking up another pair of Q's for his RAE VI,
Deb's shiba inu, Foxx, going 4/4 for her new Rally Novice title, with a second, a third, and two fourth places, Denise's Doberman, Jagged,  taking High Score in Rally at the Dobe Nationals, and a High in Class score in Open A obedience; Judi's shiba inu, Castle, getting his first Q in Rally Excellent, and Darryl's Drummer Boy, sheltie, obtaining his new Companion Dog title with three High Score in Class placements; Sylvia's standard poodle, Julie, getting her Rally Advanced A title with four High Scores in Class.  

In the conformation ring, Mary Ellen's German shorthair pointer bitch, Tessa won an award of Merit!  What a girl!  

Nicole's Bernese Mt. Dogs qualified in both Rally and Obedience!

And in Ontario at the Herding dog trials, Lore and Remmie, and Lore and Ginger  qualified for their Herding Tested titles 4/4 and Daisy May got a leg towards her Herding Started title.  Both Ginger and Remmie got two legs towards their Rally Novice titles as well.  

And, the little club that could, just did, at both ends of the country.  Way to be, SAWHDA!!!!

Do not forget the Pincher Creek and District Fair and Rodeo Parade on August 18th!  
Western theme always!!!  

And good luck to all our members attending the Castlegar and Cranbrook Dog shows!!!

News flash!!!!! Nicole and Sophie just qualified in Open A!!!! 

And Laurie and Trevor get their new Lab puppy, Pippin, tomorrow!


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