July’s obedience trial at Harrison was a success thanks to the many individuals who stepped forward to help set up and take down rings, run the C matches, decorate, cook and serve food, as well as steward when we were in desperate need. I would certainly overlook someone if I attempted to thank every person by name so please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation. The results could very well have been different given the many obstacles and difficulties that lay in our way this summer, not the least of which is the canine flu outbreak which certainly lowered our entry numbers a bit. In a time when many clubs are disappearing and many Arkansas trials have gone under, our club is positively impacting the lives of Arkansans and others who are motivated to train and compete in obedience with their dogs. Larger numbers of obedient dogs make the world a better place and ensure longer, happier lives for the dogs and their people.
I haven’t had a chance to thank the exhibitors for coming to North Arkansas Kennel Club obedience/rally trial this past weekend. Don Murphy’s dog Cee got their OTCH, Diane Propst and her dog Beep got their UDX, Pat Katayama and her dog completed their RAE and Lisa Thompson and her dog,Shelby completed their RAE, club members, Susan Gilbert and her dog, Howdy got High in Trial on Sunday, Wendy Ethier and her dog Beaner got High in Trial and high combined on Saturday and Lisa Thompson and her dog Shelby took High Combined in Rally on Friday and Saturday and several members finished titles. Thanks to all who helped steward. The trial could not happen without a team effort. Cj Titus and C J Foster did a phenomenal job with the Luau theme lunches prepared for all exhibitors all three days. I know I had fun and from the Facebook pictures looks like exhibitors had a great time. The judges were great and fun. Look forward to our next trial December 8-10 in Harrison.