News, fresh off the Farm

Bazyl was a good boy, now a great boy. Congratulations CH Bjorn Consensus, call name Bazyl.

Bazyl

In the midst of COVID restrictions he hits the circuit and gets the points needed to finish. No pictures from the last event, restrictions and protocols were very strict given the recent case rise. But out of lemons we make lemonade.

Coming Attractions

Our next CARO Rally Trial is scheduled for November 22 with guest Judge Sarah Hughes. Filled Note: Interac eTransfers will be processed close to the trial date, so don't panic if you aren't notified. If you want to see details of what you missed and the Premium, click on Next Trial. For highlights from past CARO events and the coming dates Check out our CARO calendar. Working Class only trial in December, and we are working on something special for January

Entry is closed for the Poodle Club of Canada CKC trials, November 06-08. Judging Schedule will be posted and circulated by the end of the week. Watch for details about a Scent Detection Trial approved for January, and Rally/Obedience on the schedule for March 2021.

Recovery Room

Tail end of the equipment season, and focussing on development for next year.

A gene-altered double

Back in the day of steel jumps we had a dedicated double. Expectations change, and using two plastic single jumps with a stagger to build a double was a nasty work-around. The CoolRunner single with wing we sell turned out to be a great candidate for a bit of minor surgery. Our new FancyFoot conversion with Clip'n'Go strips makes it an affordable almost out-of-the-box jump set to build a stagger-free CKC double.

Health & Lifestyle

I had a brain-wave! This whole thing with the Time Change for DST and Standard Time is all about getting more hours of daylight and fewer hours of darkness. So why don't we change the length of the hour? From 7am to 7pm the hour is 55 minutes. Gains an hour in daylight. From 7pm to 7 am the hour is 65 minutes. Returns the hour in darkness. Think of all the benefits. You finish an 8 hour workday 40 minutes earlier, but get the same income. If you usually get 6 hours of sleep each night you get an extra 30 minutes. Everyone feels better. More hours of daylight, because the Sun doesn't care what the artificial clock says. And a 24 hour "day" is still 1,440 minutes so we don't have to make new calendars or mess with the Leap Year calculation. And no more need to change the clocks forwards and back during the year.

According to the schedule, Roxane is here on 03 November and Dixie is making regular visits as well. The full schedule for 2020 is updated and available for your viewing. More info.

Sports

We had a successful CARO trial on October 22, although the weather wasn't very nice. No pictures, you can Click here for the results (.pdf format).

MasterThe Brantford & District Kennel & Obedience Club held a weekend of CKC Rally & Obedience trials here in early September. Thanks to Cheryl Bishop, David Pateman and all the helpers and volunteers who made this a safe and successful trial. Krystal got her CKC Rally Masters title, a huge accomplishment in the current environment.

New CKC events for early 2021 will be announced soon as we gather up the approvals. CKC Shows & Trials Division has had a very challenging year since the IT4U launch, and it looks like they are winning! For event details, Check out our CKC calendar.

Entertainment

Poodle Poetry & Pynky

Happy Halloween

Poodle Poetry

Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue,
zombie's aren't as scary,
as a poodle saying "BOO!".


Pynky & the Brain

Pynky & The Brain

Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?

I think so Brain, but change for a paradigm isn't worth four plug nickels.