It is difficult to know where to start this message as we all wait to see what will happen next. The Covid-19 virus has affected all of us in one way or another including losing wages and having to stay at home: It has had a tremendous global effect and continues to grow. For those who are “sheltering in place” and unable to leave your homes, please remember that you have a phone and you should call your Newf friends to help you from going stir crazy. Human contact is an essential part to surviving what is essentially isolation. We are all here to help each other.
Due to the possibility of the disease spreading and the unknown elements involved, the Working Dog Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the spring draft test before the Governor ordered a statewide order to stay at home. This decision comes on the heels of the cancellation of the NCA National and many other working dog and all-breed conformation events across the country. We know that the entrants in the draft test have worked very hard to prepare their dogs and many hoped to earn their titles this spring. We are hoping that we will be able to reschedule the draft test for the fall as PNNC has chosen to do. Stay tuned for information.
With that, there is little I can say to comfort our members in this time of crisis. We are a resilient nation and organization and we will get through this even stronger.
Stay safe and flatten the curve.