News, fresh off the Farm

Pretty Chrysalis

Summer is flying by. I was happy to find FOUR Monarch Butterfly caterpillars, which I named John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then I found a chrysalis hanging from the underside of one of the tunnels. That would be Pete, obviously!

We just wrapped up the Poodle Club's CKC Agility trial. Two very good but very hot days. Thanks to everyone who came out to play, to the Judges and all the Volunteers who helped with courses and bars.

Coming Attractions

The Brantford & District Kennel & Obedience Club will hold a CKC Obedience Sanction Match the morning of August 26, with a Fun Match in the afternoon here at The Poodle farm. Contact Debby on facebook, Messenger or the form on the Contacts page for details.

The October CARO trial information is posted, the Premium and on-line entry form are coming. There will be a judging change, Lorraine had a family engagement so Brenda Zeng is going to take the assignment. Read More about the CARO schedule, as well as reports from past trials. 2018 dates are posted with Judge assignments.

The CKC Obedience and Rally trials for The Poodle Club of Canada in September are filling well. I expect that both days will reach capacity before the closing date.


IPO jump

Michaela brought me an IPO/Shutzhund jump that needed some help. The top bar for the panel actually bolted to the uprights, and if a dog hit it the whole jump got pulled over. Bad for the jump, bad for the dog. So I modified things to use displaceable magnetic jump cups, and a nice coat of paint. Big thumbs up from Michaela! I love doing these sorts of things, eMail me and we can discuss your needs.

Health & Lifestyle

Kathy Zubick is here for canine massage on the 14th and 28th in August. Roxanne is next here on the 28th as well. More info, including appointment booking.

Sometimes I like to pass along cooking tips and hacks. One is to always keep some hot Italian sausage in the freezer. It is a great shortcut for making spaghetti sauce quickly. Defrost in the microwave for a couple of minutes, peel off the casing and cut into chunks. Roll the chunks in your hand quickly and - tah-dah! - meatballs!! If you don't want meatballs, just break it up like you do with ground beef and brown. Still saves you the time adding all the spices and herbs. Winner, winner, quick pasta dinner!


The August CARO trial is done, and the results and pictures are coming soon. In the meantime, you can still see the July results. More results and reporting.

Tye & Sarah


Black & Blue

Poodle Poetry

Some poodles are blue,
some poodles are black,
Krystal goes to EO,
that's not in Iraq!

Pynky & the Brain

Pynky & The Brain

Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?

I think so Brain, but "When I'm 1000000" just doesn't have the same ring to it, so I'll stick to vinyl records.

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