Our words transmit information on two levels, intent and impact. Webster’s Dictionary defines Intent as, “The state of mind with which an act is done: volition* and impact as, “To have a direct ef- fect or impact on: impinge on.** The intent and impact of the speaker may not be how the listener receives the information.
It takes quite a bit these days to get me to climb on the soapbox as age and experience have tempered the burning desire to “right a wrong,” something which is a fierce fire in the heart of every successful investigative reporter which is what I do in “my other life.”
Sussex is a beautiful county in England. Despite being relatively close to the ever-sprawling metropolis of London, it has somehow managed to retain most of its rural charms and still abounds with hedgerow-bounded fields, woodland and charming picture postcard villages.
Paintings of dogs portrayed with a dwarf became popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Dwarfs were common at nearly every Euro- pean court; the Spanish royal court had more than 100 dwarfs.
The American Kennel Club offers many opportunities for people to participate in more than 4,100 dog events.
Most of us what breed we have – whether at a “Meet the Breeds” event, on a walk, therapy visit, or at a dog show – Cockers aren’t always easily recognized.
This month I have chosen a breed near and dear to me. Those I asked all have at least a half-century each of actively breeding Afghan Hounds.
When you look at a Brittany, what do you see? Different people see different things. Some notice how athletic they look going around the show ring.
The Garden City Kansas Kennel Club decided we wanted to start some conversations. We know that everyone has friends at the dog shows with whom we engage in conversations, but how about inviting strangers to sit down with each other? We thought…wouldn’t that be interesting?
Admittedly, no one picks up Wuthering Heights looking for pertinent information about their breed, but it’s a good example of the fascinating details of purebred history tucked away in unlikely places.