Another NCA National is in the history books and the National Club, hosting the event, went to great lengths to top last year’s National at Salishan: They manage to have a flood on Saturday (having broken a major water pipe), a fire just as the Top 20/10 was about to start (the electrical panel caught fire) and, to top it off, the wind we had experienced during the week turned into gale force on Friday, taking down multiple tents including the vendors’ tent and the ring holding tents. Luckily, under the great leadership of Steve Britton who had the foresight to move the show indoors Friday morning, the show went on and no one was hurt. All-in-all, it was another great National.
Once again, the NCNC contributed to the Top 20/10 through Georgia (GCh Nordicangel Georgia) owned by members Patty O’Brien and Edd O’Donoghue and George (GChG Heartsease King of the Jungle) owned by member Jill Latchaw. Georgia couldn’t be there but her mom, Patty, sat proudly ringside to cheer on the other dogs. In addition, our Southern California friend Kathy Wortham not only participated with Xander (GChG Oceano Darydale’s Xecutive Decision) but Xander went on to win Judge’s Choice in the competition. Oh, lest I forget a small detail, Xanderalso took BISS!! Way to go, California kids.
A big thank you goes out to June Gibson who, once again, arranged to transport the NH&R logo apparel to the National to raise needed funds for Rescue. Thanks to the threat of rain, June did a booming business in the sale of rainwear and despite having the vendor tent almost fall down on their heads, I understand the NH&R group (June and her able assistants, Lori Cicchini, Patty O’Brien, Cathy Sayre and Laura Gallagher) came out well in sales. Thanks again to all of you.
And speaking of NH&R, the annual Club Picnic is right around the corner and it, too, is a major fundraiser for NH&R besides being just an all-round fun time for all. Please be sure you have sent in your reservation form. Hopefully you will each bring a friend. Your new and gently used items are welcome for the brown bad raffle. Newf Games will take place as will the parade of Rescue Newfs. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Well, that’s it until next time.