News, fresh off the Farm
If it's snowing it must be Friday. Most of it melts by the following Thursday, but the cycle starts all over. Just like Groundhog Day. Which seems odd because the groundhog promised us an early Spring. Compound that with the time change to DST, now it isn't even daylight at a respectable hour. Which delays snow clearing operations on Saturday morning, so if you are here early keep your eyes out for Mr. Plow.
Pynk is getting 2023 off to a great start. She received her Working Class Champion Title, and also a Rally Bronze. It was recently discovered that she hadn't done any of the C stream titles, so time to play catch up. Everyone is trying to get ahead with the Working class titles, filling in as many as possible before the rules change. That would include Bazyl, trying hard to qualify those last few Expert exercises.
We have applied for 2023 CKC event dates, and can share some approved dates for Rally-Obedience and Obedience. Brantford & District Kennel & Obedience Club, Rally on Friday August 25th. Obedience on the 26th & 27th of August, 2023. Official Premium List and entry specifics to follow, likely mid- to late-June
The trial planned for Sunday, March 26th has filled to the limit. Possible chances for anyone on the wait list, if you can't wait for April. Individual, Brace plus 4 rounds of Working Class. For full details, Click Here .
click here to enter CARO online
Another Individual/Brace Trial is scheduled for April 30th, and then the CARO Spring Virtual Trials take over for May 2023. After that, regular in-person trials should resume in July.
Check out our calendar for upcoming events, and pencil them in your own calendar. A place for everything, and everything in one place.
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It's that time of year when thoughts turn to Spring. Wiarton Willie says it isn't far away but I wouldn't trust that rodent. Anyone wanting Weave Poles for the yard when the ground is thawed enough to pound in some spikes should get on the wait list now.
Prices and availability will be set once I place the first steel order. Depending on how the year goes, there might be only one production run in the Spring and then coast until 2024. Send in the Wait List form if you want to express your interest.
We still have cavaletti, exercise ladders, "Loop-eez", peanut holders - most all the little things are available and fit in a box that Canada Post will accept to get you in shape going forward. More Details ...
Health & Lifestyle
The AAA says that demand for paper road maps has jumped in the last year. They think it is more than just a return to travel, but a realization that using "Turn by turn" GPS instructions makes getting there less than half the fun.
Paper maps let you visualize the entire route. You can see where points of interest are along the way and plan why, when and where you stop. If all you want is to get from A to B, and care nothing about what is between then you should take a plane. But if you are taking a road trip, why not make it interesting. See what there is to see just a klick or two off your route, rather than just flashing past on the freeway doing 120 with the 'voice' telling you continue straight for 3 hours 23 minutes and the next instruction isn't even on the display.
I'm a big fan of folding paper road maps and bound map books. I still have multiple copies of the ones printed by the Province of Ontario, as well as many for cities, towns and counties both in and outside our Province. I have 2 atlases and even a globe. In the way back days I even had a guidebook from the Brewer's Retail which told you where every Ontario beer store was located with little maps so you could find them in a strange town. And if the town didn't have a Brewer's Retail you knew not to spend a lot of time looking, just carry on to the next town. Sometimes knowing where there isn't a point of interest is as important as knowing where one exists.
Results for the February 12 Trial are now available. The day went well, even Mother nature was cooperating this time. Thanks to Judge Mel for coming out and doing her thing. Congrats to Torvin for the Novice title, with a 200 along the way. A full report with pictures.
Results for the January 29 Working Class Trial are still available in .pdf format. No pictures, raindrops kept falling on my head. Link to January results file.
Results for the December 27 Boxing Day Trial are still 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.
Poodle Poetry & Pynky
Some poodles are blue,
some poodles are black.
The clocks went forward,
setting my morning back.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but if the pen is mightier than the sword how do you explain paper cuts?