Thanks to Carole Bomberger,
MI, for the following reports:
The Parade of Title
Holders, Doggie Talent Show and Magic Show all took place on Friday night in the
banquet room. The Parade got off to somewhat of an awkward beginning because of the time allowed but soon fell into place. I
wish each person who was involved would post their story as I don't have
them anymore - they were turned in to the show chair along with the
Cindy Livingston kicked the show off with her dog Chance and how she
rescued him along with his parents and littermates. Six in all I
believe. It was a heart wrenching story. Cindy kept Chance
who just had a cataract removal and lens replacement. From the
first time I saw Chance - a wary, fearful dog to now - nothing
short of a miracle. He responds to people and has made a complete
turn around. A good looking deadgrass male to boot.
Kandi - I want to thank Carole and everyone who helped with the Parade
of Titleholder's! Everyone really enjoyed telling about our own dogs and
hearing about others. All of these dogs are really special and you
could tell how much their owners loved them. So, thanks again to the
committee for taking time to hold this event, and for the lovely ribbons
they had made for each dog that participated. Now
for Kandi's story: Kandi is my
almost 11 year old. She was my first obedience partner and earned her
CD, CDX, CGC, ASCA CD and one leg of her UD when she was diagnosed with
Degenerative Myelopathy in the spring of 2001. This disease affects the
spinal cord and the dog gradually becomes paralyzed. Kandi has been
paralyzed for a year and a half now and uses a "doggy
wheelchair" to get around. Even though she's paralyzed, she still
wanted to have a "job" so Joe and I had her approved for pet
therapy visits through our local organization. Kandi now visits patients
in the spinal cord injury wing of a local hospital.
Lorrie & Kandi CDX, ASCA CD, CGC, HABIT Therapy Dog
Dorene Palmer with Taku - (help me Dorene as I cannot remember all the
details) his story of all his titles etc is one of which he is the
only Chessie or perhaps the only dog ever to attain a certain title???
It hardly seems fair to mention some without mentioning the others but
perhaps they will step in and tell their side of it. Mark Walsh
had his dog entered but due some problems with his motor home had a
The Talent Show was so cute with dogs performing tricks and wearing
costumes - but the one I truly doubled over at was the Chessie dressed
as a cow with udders intact. The other was a bumble bee and
the rootin, tootin, shootin cowboy. Dogs performing was an
'adding' Chessie doing math on stage. Dogs sitting up, jumping
over and crawling under. New goals to reach here with our Chessies
and it looked like so much fun.
Even the adults enjoyed the Magician but I sat behind Rosanna Young and
could hear her giggle and laugh. Fun for the family and something
special for the kids.
Rescue Booth - Several
years ago on another list we referred to the list members as “Netapeakes”.
At that time fundraising was a topic of discussion and the
Netapeakers held several online auctions. Mind you, this was
before any official CBR Rescue groups.
The idea of a Netapeake Cookbook come up and the Netapeakers sent
in many recipes. We held a contest for the name of the book and
also a picture for the cover. The cover picture of is Wally's dog
Knuckles licking his chops. CBRRESCUE had the cookbook printed. There
are many pictures from breeders along with some mouth-watering recipes.
Price: $l5.00. A
must-have one of a kind. If anyone is interested in this book, let
me know and I can find out who to contact.
Sandie Pappa, Cindy Livingston, Mary Peters and Marty Smith (I hope I
did not miss anyone) manned the CBRRESCUE booth as a hospitality booth
at the Specialty. Coffee, tea, donuts, fruit, candy, soft drinks
and water were available for a donation. It got very chilly at
times, and I can tell you, a cup of hot coffee saved the day.
There were beautiful pictures and stories of dogs rescued and placed.
Even "Chance" a rescue Chessie that just had lens
replacement greeted visitors. Once a shy, fearful dog, Chance now
responded lovingly to the visitors at the booth.
The proceeds from the hospitality booth amounted to
approximately $485. Great
job ladies for being there and for all the good work you do for Rescue.
There was some socializing around the bar.
The drink of the night
was a sour apple martini ---- WOW!