News, fresh off the Farm
We are suspending most activities for the now extended Emergency Stay-At-Home order. Events that were scheduled until May 20 are postponed. Trials scheduled beyond May 20 will not open for entry until we see that a reasonable expectation exists for the events to be held on schedule.
We had a successful CARO two-day event on the weekend. Got one in between lockdowns. Take what we can get.
Everyone needed a rest after that. Poodles that compete need to nap, poodles that are retired needed to catch up on quality time with Papa. Papa needed to be there as a big security blanket. Looks like we get to do a lot of this for a few weeks.
COVID : Face Covering Policy
The CARO Working Class only event on April 18 is postponed, date TBA. The May 19 event is also postponed in light of the extension to the Stay-At-Home order.
The PCC Scent Detection Trials postponed from January 24 when we were in lockdown has been officially rescheduled to May 30 with Judge Jane Book. Watch for updates on the Premium List and entry opening in early May. With the short interval between the end of the Stay At Home and the Trial date, it will be a very close call whether the trial will or can proceed at all.
The BDKOC Obedience Trials postponed from February 6&7 are re-scheduled to June 12&13, 2021. No change in the Judging Panels.
Our new consolidated Events Calendar is up and running. Easy to do when so much is on hold with COVID lockdowns. A place for everything, and everything in one place. … 2021 Events Calendar.
Having some time during the shutdown to think of new ideas for old products did yield results.
A new intermediate peanut holder that accomodates the larger (60-80cm) Fitpaws peanuts in a modular system that can expand to hold single or multiple peanuts and bones in various configurations with add-ons. Easily adjustable, easy to tailor to your needs. And it goes in a box that can ship Canada Post. More Details ...
Health & Lifestyle
I was cleaning the fridge the other day, while watching a PBS program on Climate Change. When you see a little puddle of water on the floor next to the fridge, it is a sign that the evaporator drain is plugged and the auto-defrost water isn't going down to the pan on the condensor. So while you are pulling out all the shelves and bins to take the back panel off, it is a good time for a deep clean. So back to the TV show, and they are talking about the carbon footprint of new appliances, from mining raw materials through shipping to your door. It adds up. So it is good for the environment to fix what you have, but not so good for the economy. Everyone says they want you to be 'Energy-wise' when buying new products just so long as you keep buying new products. Large appliances used to be called 'durable goods' because you might keep using them for 20-25 years like my parents did. I don't think they are designed to be quite so 'durable' these days. You have to make it happen.
According to the schedule, Roxane is here on March 23 with "Curbside Drop-Off/Pick-up"service in accordance with COVID protocols and best practice. The schedule for the first half of 2021 is now available. More info.
Just finished up the Poodle Club of Ontario Rally & Obedience weekend. First trial of 2021, first chance we've had to have a trial since the lockdown. And the only one before the next lockdown started.
A well attended trial, Obedience and Rally both filled in accordance with the guidelines. Everyone was well-behaved. Oscar got two legs towards his PCD with Amanda handling. Her first foray into Obedience, normally she is pretty focussed on Rally.
Poodle Poetry & Pynky
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue.
add fourteen days
and you get forty-two.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but I maybe 42 is the answer to "the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything".