Happy New Year my friends!!!! As we start the New Year, some will continue on with dogs they showed last year, and others will begin the year launching a new dog’s show career. When all is said and done, the dogs that we choose to exhibit as our best don’t have a choice. They do [...]
Finally, our deepest condolences to Frank Baylis on the loss of his mother this past week. She was 91 years young and her influence on Frank is very apparent. Ask him to tell you a story about her next time you see him. He has a million of them.
Please keep Ron and Debbie Scott in your prayers, too. Ron had a setback in his recovery from a subdural hematoma and is back in the hospital. We hope he is back on his feet soon!
Heads up to all that are planning to enter Westminster. Entries close on December 2nd, as in this Friday!
I was saddened to hear that our dog show family has lost another long-time family member: Roberta Campbell passed away suddenly from a stroke. Mrs. Campbell was a breeder and handler with her late husband, the famous terrier handler Seth Campbell. Please join us in wishing Roberta’s family and friends most sincere condolences on her loss.
Let’s all send positive thoughts to Ron and Debbie Scott. For those who don’t know, Ron suffered a subdural hematoma and is recovering at home post-surgery. He has another surgery ahead of him in a few weeks, so everyones’s thoughts and good wishes are appreciated. You can reach out to Ron and Debbie via Facebook if you do not have their email address. Gerry Meisels has also been hospitalized for several weeks, but I hear he is finally on the mend! I am certain he would love to hear from his friends in the dog show community.
The Animal Control truck showed up at the Ft. Wayne show on Sunday. Apparently someone (not sure if it was a spectator or exhibitor) saw someone walking dogs to their vehicle in a manner they were uncomfortable with and took a cell phone video….. Voila, enter Animal Control. We need to be mindful of all of the technology that is out there now, folks. Something as innocent as a lead correction to a non-dog show person can be taken as cruel and inappropriate. If they take a video or photograph the incident, it can appear much more severe or “cruel” than it really is in actuality. As a result, my suggestion is that if one needs to correct or be firm with a dog, think about who may be around you before you do it.
I am off to Fort Wayne this coming weekend: I’d love to catch up with you folks and hear about what you are up to! Look me up and let’s share some stories. As we near the end of the year, this show most often attracts a lot of the nation’s top dogs. I am looking forward to seeing great dogs and my friends from around the country.
I am saddened that two of the fancy’s dear friends have lost their moms: My most sincere condolences to Larry Cornelius and Holley Eldred: both were able to be at their mothers’ sides. Please know all of your friends are thinking about you as you cope with your loss.
Huge congratulations to Colton Johnson on his most recent NPC Bodybuilding show…