News, fresh off the Farm
I finally went to the dogs. After a drastic reduction in signal quality with Bell, and a month long wait for Network Support to say that the restoration is not in the cards, I switched to Fido. Same price, same data plan, more features. Best of all, I have 3 bars of LTE at 33Mbps - not 3 bars of 3G at 1.3Mbps. Lots of you have complained to us about Bell service here, Bell even acknowledges a large number of service complaints. The bark isn't working, so it is time to take a bite out of their business.
As I like to remind people "Don't walk through the yellow snow, don't step on a leaf that the wind won't blow." And if you do, please leave your outside shoes outside.
We welcome you to participate in the first CKC Scent Detection Sanction Match for the Poodle Club of Canada. An evening match, Saturday January 12, 2019 kicking off at 5:30 pm. The Judge will be Jane Book, with Instinct & Novice Classes on offer. Entry is limited, you can Download the Premium or Enter On-line. Closing will be January 10, earlier if we reach the limit.
We have our first CARO Trial approval for 2019, Sunday January 20. We will be joined by Lorraine Purnell as Judge, and will be featuring 4 rounds of Working Class with 2 Judges - lots of opportunity to get "Pass" grades. The official Premium and online entry form are now available, though with the Canada Post disruption the better options will be online or hand deliver. All the Details...
We have a beautifully crafted gift certificate for services here at The Poodle Farm. It can be delivered electronically so you can print it yourself, or printed on stiff cardstock here and picked up or even sent by Canada Post if you want to roll the dice. We can make it redeemable for what suits the lucky recipient's needs - classes, privates or CARO runs.
Health & Lifestyle
It is the Christmas season, and nothing says holiday cooking like pie. Especially mincemeat, although Debby prefers pumpkin any time of the year. I always see discussions and family recipes for the 'perfect pie crust' and want to share my own secret.
Step 1. Buy a box of Tenderflake Lard.
Step 2. Open the box.
Step 3. Here's the secret bit. Follow the directions printed inside the box for making a pie crust.
Step 4. Fill pie, bake, eat, repeat.
Roxanne is next here on the 18th of December for canine chiro. More info, including appointment booking. This will be the last session for 2018, the calendar for 2019 is TBA at this point.
Michaela is here nearly every Wednesday from late afternoon to late evening. Some of her students have been achieving their training goals, and there are time slots available for new students who wish to get some of the best instruction in heeling.
Thanks to everyone for making the PCC trials a success in 2018.
The Poodle Club of Canada completed their second CKC Obedience & Rally trials of 2018, results are already available on canuckdogs. I was kept pretty busy as chief cook and trial secretary, but managed to break out the camera late on Sunday to capture P2 getting a rare Q in Utility.
Nothing Mickey Mouse about the way Switch worked for Bonnie in Advanced!
The November CARO trial is wrapped up, pictures and results are now available. There was a huge turnout for everything! Results and reporting. This concludes our 2018 CARO season. Thanks to everyone who came out to Judge, compete and help out. We hope to see you all again in 2019.
We are working on our schedule for 2019, both with CARO and clubs holding CKC Obedience, Rally and Agility trials. Once we have more details, you will be able to Read More about the CARO schedule, and See More about the expanding CKC schedule. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and the Clubs in 2018.
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue,
Time to get ready for Christmas,
and await the year that is New!
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but if you let the Chris out of Christmas, he'd take the Holly out of Hollywood.