Wednesday, September 23, 2009

So Much Fun!

PKC member Martha Veach had a great idea. "Let's have an Agility Show and Go, and then a potluck. Greg will cook his world famous smoked pork chops, and everyone can bring sides and desserts."
Yes, indeedy!

I forgot my camera, so there are no photos of the challenging course that was built, but it was great practice. (Thanks to Martha for these photos.) We charged $5 for unlimited runs for PKC members, and $7 for non-members. Indoors, the obedience ring was all set to go for obedience practice. We ran some seriously happy dogs from 4 pm to 6:30, and the rain for the most part held off.

Then it was ... dinnertime. Oh yeah. I'll tell you what, PKC members can solid cook! Greg's pork chops, in addition to being HUGE, were tender, smokey, juicy oh lordy yum. And then there was the rest. I know I'm going to leave something - several somethings - out. Too much to remember. But, chili, cheesy scalloped potatoes, white beans, salad, ambrosia, wild rice, bread salad, melons, garden 'maters, butternut squash casserole, Ramon noodle salad, bananas in some kind of way yummy yogurt nut sauce, pies, pies, oh my gosh pies, blueberry crumble, cake, cookies, and more!

All that for $5 per person. Yes, you heard it right. I'm still full!

After paying for the meat, the club made $95. Talk about win win!
Pork chop man Greg
Martha, thanks for your super idea. Greg, thanks for your amazing chef skills. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed such yumminess!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another Brag!

Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Sam
Sharon Shanahan writes:

Sam won Utility B in Evansville on Saturday, Sept. 5th, with a 194 1/2. It was a big class and there were lots of REALLY good dogs there, so I was stunned! Then he got a 193 1/2 in Open, which did not place him in the ribbons, but gave him his second UDX leg, and he now has 45 Master Obedience points. And the Utility win gave him his first OTCh points--17 points! And this was only the third time he's been in the UDX classes. What a grand little guy!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Classes! We got CLASSES!!!

The Paducah Kennel Club will be offering Obedience Classes and Agility Classes!

Obedience Classes will begin on October 1st, and will be Thursday nights. Six classes are only $75 (with a discount for PKC members). This is a basic class for family pets, taught by folks who know and love dogs, and have earned obedience titles on their dogs. Dogs should be up to date on all vaccinations, including Kennel Cough. Contact Debbie Cavitt 554-1954 or Virginia Manchester 444-9694.

Agility Classes will be held on Monday nights, starting on October 5th. They will be taught by Nationally known expert Kristy Netzer. A series of six classes, at $20 per class, payable at the first class. Dogs should have basic Obedience training, and be up to date on all vaccinations, including Kennel Cough. Advanced classes are also available, as are private lessons. This is a tremendous opportunity! Contact Gene Glastetter by email or phone: 270.442.7547
See you at class!

We're on the News!

WPSD is doing a piece on how dogs help keep their owners fit! They taped the other day out at the club.

Johnette Worak interviews Cassie "Little Britches" Holt.

Versace Glastetter is ready for her closeup!

OH NO!!! Hope they don't show that one!

Wilson Veach gave WPSD reporter Johnette Worak a lesson!

Wilson from martha veatch on Vimeo.

Watch tonight at 10:00 PM!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

PKC's 2nd Annual Dog Fair

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The weather was glorious! Sunny with a nice breeze. We had a lovely turnout, and our members worked hard.


For this:

A visitor with his dog.

Amazing Search and Rescue Labrador Retriever
demonstrating Cadaver work by finding a jar of human tissue in the middle of a field.

PKC members showed their dogs' Agility skills all day

The Meet The Breeds area

The Canine Cop wowed everyone!

Inside, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International testing attracted dogs and handlers from 3.5 hours away! The tests went on all day.
And folks got their pets' portraits professionally taken, keeping the photographer busy.

A Search and Rescue bloodhound impressed everyone with her tracking skills.

Heading out to the retrieving/hunting demo.

It's so much fun to hear folks murmur, "Wow," "Awesome,"
and "That is so cool!"

What a wonderful day!

The yard sale was a tremendous success by all accounts. Thanks to all PKC members for their hard work and good spirits, and thanks to all the folks who came out for fun!

A Great Loss

The members of the Paducah Kennel Club grieve with longtime member, Mary Adelman, over the loss of her once in a lifetime dog, Buruki.

Dr. Adelman submitted the following heartfelt tribute. Godspeed, Buruki.

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There are only a few dogs who find a really special place in your heart—Buruki was one of those.

To Buruki
She is gone and where she lay the pillow still reflects her shape,
We have not fluffed it out just yet, or moved its light blue drape.
For it is still too hard to know that she is really dead,
Much easier to think she is someplace else, perhaps on her other bed.
It may be days or weeks or months before the thought moves in to stay
That she is really gone, and not just gone outside to play.
And even when the fact is etched with acid on the heart,
Each time you think that she is gone, another tear will start.
Until, in time, the sorrow finds a pillow somewhere quiet,
Curls up and settles in to sleep--another shadow in your night.
Dr. Mary Belle Adelman 9-3-09
Born August 31, 1995, Buruki was the last litter of Australian Cattle Dogs that I bred. After 30 years of breeding she was just what I wanted. A beautiful blue bitch, owned, trained & handled to all her titles by Dr. Mary Belle Adelman. Buruki finished her HXAd on August 10th, 2008, at the GSDCWKY show at Glendhenmere Kennels with a 4th place in a class of 7 entries. This is just under 5 years since she got her first leg on Started on November 4, 2004. She has 2 HIA legs on both Sheep and Cattle. Among her many accomplishments, she won Veteran’s Bitch at 2 ACDCA Nationals, was HIT from Open obedience at the Nat’l, and won the Conformation Versatility class at the Nat’l.
She has 36 titles and has given me many days of joy including several High in Trial Australian Cattle Dog on sheep, ducks, and cattle, and some overall High in Trials. Her wins are delightful and her losses sometimes memorable. She has been a lifesaver to me many times over and it is with great sorrow that we have to report illness finally put an end to her outstanding career September 3, 2009. She just passed her 14th birthday. She was able to work up to the last week and enjoyed her trademark roll in the grass just three days before the end.
Buruki is the Great-granddaughter of Glendhenmere’s Muruki UD and “Trot” Ch Tallawong Blue Jeroa CD VQW ROM who won the Versatility in 1980. Her grandmother, Ch Glendhenmere’s Mia CD QW ROM, was 2nd place. Her father is Ch Glendhenmere’s Jedi CD QW ROM, and it was for his ROM points that we came back to showing in 2004.
It is with great pride we wish to honor the memory of our friend, companion, and overall great working buddy CH WTCH Glendhenmere¹s Buruki CDX RE NA NAJ HSAcsd HIAd HXAd HSBd HTDId HTADIds HRDIs ATDcds VCH HIC CGC Int’l & Super Veteran Champion. She will be missed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The 2nd Annual PKC DOG FAIR!

As part of a nationwide American Kennel Club celebration of Responsible Dog Ownership, the Paducah Kennel Club will host our Dog Fair on Saturday, September 12 from 9 AM to 2 PM.
This year we're adding a Doggy Item Yard Sale! Don't dare miss that! There are all sorts of dog related treasures, from collars to crates and everything in between.

There will me a microchip and tag clinic, at special rates. (That is the BEST way to protect your dog.)

There will be a Pet Parade and a practice conformation show after lunch.
And an opportunity to Meet the Breeds all day.

There will be Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International Testing (TDI) starting first thing and going all morning.
In addition, there will be the following demos:
Search and Rescue - 9:15
Agility - ongoing
Canine Cop - 10:30
Hunting/Retrieving by the nationally recognised Lodi Kennels - 11:15
Obedience - ongoing
We'll be offering a yummy and affordable lunch.
Come on out and have a ball!

New Championship for Shine!

Jan Sullivan was just busting at the seams -so proud of her young Weimeraner girl.

"I just got word that CH GrayMatter's Oh My Stars has finished her championship by taking Best of Winners for another 2 points! Shine you did it! Thanks goes to [PKC member] Robin Cannon who started Shine on this path to her championship! I am soooo happy, my dream for thirty years has finally come to pass. When Shine comes home we will be working in hunting, obedience and agility."

Congratulations, Jan and Shine!