News, fresh off the Farm
We may be past the peak for the variety of respiratory infections that have made the rounds, however we still need to maintain a heightened state of vigilance to stay on the steady downward path to Spring. If you are comfortable wearing a mask indoors, feel free to wear one here. You won't be alone, and you certainly won't seem to be a square peg. We accept pegs of all shapes and sizes.
Bazyl has been coming on strong lately. In November he gets his CARO Versatility Title for rally, and in December he adds a CDX to his CKC list of titles. Well done my son. Now if we can do something about the "Superman" moves on the agility A-frame he can spend more time on contact equipment and less time in recovery.
We have a regular Individual Class CARO trial on February 12. Entry is now open. You can click here for February trial info …
All our CKC events are finished for 2022. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Clubs. Thanks also too all the Judges, Stewards, Ring Crew, volunteers and others who make these events possible. Once we have a schedule for 2023 we will be sure to post it.
Check out our calendar for upcoming events, and pencil them in your own calendar. A place for everything, and everything in one place.
… 2023 Events Calendar …
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Health & Lifestyle
We had some fresh snow the other day, actually enough to get out and clear it for a change. It has been almost a month since we had anything of note, which is a little weird for January. Sure, there is always the talk of the "January Thaw" but without much snow to thaw and having not really got cold it isn't much of a thaw.
Moderate temperatures and generally cloudy weather also keep it from getting cold at night. Just damp and dull and dreary. No wonder so many people have the 'blahs' right now. Look at the sky in the morning and it looks the same as the evening. Not even interesting clouds, just grey low cloud deck.
Seasonal Affective Disorder. So SAD. The funny thing is when it does snow it is like the first snow of the season again. Groundhog Day. And oh my goodness if the Sun pops out and there is a patch of blue sky you just want to get out and find some excuse to work outside. Then you find you have no outside work to do, and sit inside on your computer looking out through the window. Back to being SAD.
Our last CKC obedience trials for the year are done, a 2 day weekend for the Poodle Club of Ontario. We even had a late day HIT runoff on Sunday!
Results are posted on www.canuckdogs.com for those who were entered. Thanks to all the Judges, the Replacement Judges, the Ring stewards, volunteers and the Exhibitors for coming out to support the Clubs who had events here in 2022.
Results for the December 27 Boxing Day Trial are now available in .pdf format. No pictures, the Elf On The Shelf was busy cleaning Santa's Sleigh and shovelling up reindeer poop. Link to results file.
Results for the December 11 Working Class Trial are still available in .pdf format. Sorry there are no pictures, it was just one of those days with lots to do. Link to results file.
Results and pictures from the November CARO trial are still available if you missed them earlier. You can Click here for the results with more pictures.
Poodle Poetry & Pynky
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue.
the sky is grey,
my mood is too.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but if at first you don't succeed you risk being diagnosed with OCD.