A message for February 2014:
Attention SWC and WCA Members and Friends:
We need your help! We count on all our members, working members or not to help support this Special upcoming Show which will be held in conjunction with our WCA National Club Specialty in Long Beach at the Queen Mary! This really is a Special event for our Club and we need everyone’s help! We especiially appreciate donations from our SWC members.
We would appreciate a donation of your choice to help out with our many Club expenses to host this large event!
Please contact Rachel Aguilar at (805)492-3438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to make a donation to our Trophy fund. Thank You Everyone for your consideration in helping to make this a great week of shows for our Wonderful Breed! You can send your donations made payable to SWC, along with your name or kennel name that you would like recognized in the Show catalog.
Thank You and Best Regards,
SWC Trophy Chairman,
238 Ramble Ridge Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
HSUS is Not Your Local Humane Society:
www.humanewatch.org, December 23, 2013
There’s widespread confusion among the public about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and local humane societies. Public polling has found that people are widely confused about what HSUS is and isn’t. And surveys have found that HSUS donors are confused. Even HSUS’s CEO admits this—at least, privately.
Here are the facts:
- HSUS is not affiliated with local humane societies
- HSUS does not run a single pet shelter
- HSUS only gives 1% of its budget to local pet shelters
We’re releasing a new report showing just how little HSUS gives to your state in terms of grants to support pet sheltering. You can read more details on Humanewatch.com.
GCh Valmar’s Look Who’s Talking bred to Ch Pike’s Peak Silversmith Summit MH whelped
2 males and 3 females on January 19, 2014. Breeders are Vickie & Bob Margolis –
(562)926-3621 or Silogram80@verizon.net
The nominating committee consisting of Louise Brady, Linda Millstone and Fredda Rose have nominated the following Slate of Officers for 2014-2015:
President – Helen Finnerty
Vice President – Rachel Aguilar
Secretary – Louise Brady
Treasurer – Nancy Remeika
Directors – Doug Davis, Dan Finnerty, JoAnn Rosenberg
* Additional nominations may be made at the March Meeting for anyone interested in getting involved in helping out with Club activities. We need new ideas and new blood in this Club, so please volunteer!!
Hunt Test News:
By Louise Brady, Hunt Test Secretary
SWC held its Hunt Test together with the GSPCSC on Jan 11 & 12. The events were successful and lots of fun! On Saturday at the GSPCSC test the following Weims had a great showing: In the Senior level, Jeff Millstone & “Cher” (Valmar’s Moonstruck JH) earned their 1st leg on their first try! In the Junior level Lou D’Alessandro & “Oakley” (Ch. Windchymes First Break All The Rules) earned their 2nd leg, and Louise Brady & “Squeak” (Ch. Sanbar’s Truth Be Told) earned their 3rd leg.
On Sunday at our SWC test all the Weims entered posted qualifying scores! In the Master level, Jeff Millstone & “Vaughn” (Vaughn der Mensch SH) earned their 2nd leg! In the Senior level, Jeff Millstone & “Cher” qualified again to earn their 2nd leg. In the Junior level we had several club members qualify: Laura Hightower & “Poppy” (Ch. Pulali’s Paisley Poppy) earned their first leg on their first try with no previous training! Lou D’Alessandro & “Oakley” qualified again to earn their 3rd leg. Dona Tanaka & “Fin” (Silversmith Chiquita Bonita) earned their 3rd leg. Louise Brady & “Squeak” qualified again to earn their 4th leg and new JH title!
I would like to thank the club members who made this event possible. Dona Tanaka, Sue McMahan and myself, as event committee, running around to keep dogs on the line on time so things could progress without undue delay. Dona for organizing lunch. Sue for helping with paperwork so I could run my own dogs. Sue and Linda & Lou D’Alessandro for helping with some folks new to the AKC Hunt Test venue learn what they needed to know to qualify. Helen Finnerty for getting morning hospitality together for me even though she couldn’t make the event itself. And Rachel Aguilar for getting up at 0 Dark 30 to make coffee (cuz I don’t know how), which was much appreciated by all in the cold morning air at the event. It truly takes a village. We are going to have a Fun Day that includes introduction to pointing breed hunt tests in March. Those of you who always wanted to see if your dogs like birds, this is your chance. Watch for more info in the newsletter and on the website!
At the KC of Palm Springs on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, GCH Silogram’s Rolls Royce owned by Bob & Vickie Margolis, earned a score of 197.5 and second place in Novice B class. This was Royce’s first time in obedience competition. The following day at Palm Springs, Royce scored a 195.5 and 2nd place for his 2nd leg towards a Novice title. The third day at the KC of Palm Springs, Royce earned a score of 194 and 4th place to complete the requirements for his Companion Dog Title! Way to go Bob & Royce!!!
Two weeks later in Ventura at the Los Encinos KC show on 1/16/14, Royce is continuing his winning ways scoring a 196.5 and 1st place in Novice B class. The following day on Friday at the Channel City KC trial, Royce earned a 197 and again 1st place. On Saturday at the San Fernando KC, Royce scored a 198 and 2nd place in Novice B class. Sunday, the 4th day ar the Ventura DFA trial, Royce ifinished the circuit with a 195 and 2nd place, to remain placing in all seven classes of competition he has competed in! WOW!
New AKC Title:
Master Century Jumper 3 | MACH 10 Pearl Essence Aurora’s Echo, CD RA MXS3 MJG3 – Vicki & Michael LePenske
Pet Treats: Safe, Easy Alternatives:
By Tam Cordingley, CSI Instructor/Canine Consultant
All of us love to buy goodies for our pets, but now we are hearing that treats can kill them. In fact, pet treats have already killed over 600 pets nationwide.There was another news warning on all major TV networks on Oct. 26th making it hard for the list of recalled pet foods and treats to keep up.
What are the alternatives to pre-packaged treats which over and over, are recalled AFTER dogs have been poisoned. This time, the FDA isn’t even sure if it is the ever-present salmonella. In less time than it takes to open the miserable plastic or cellophane packages we can provide natural and healthy treats for our dogs, without cooking or making dirty dishes. Real food treats are readily available and much less expensive than pre-made and in many cases pre-poisoned doggy treats.
I’m talking about carrots, apples, bananas, and raw sweet potatoes. No need to worry about whether your pigs ears, rawhide strips, duck jerky, and now even sweet potato jerky, are contaminated. No need to get out your magnifying glass to read the fine print to determine the country source of your ingredients. Off you go to the grocery store or produce stand. Isn’t that easy? All of these items, except the bananas (2) keep fairly well. You might want to freeze the bananas to keep them. The apples and carrots keep in the refrigerator for a long time. At my house they don’t last long.
All the dogs go crazy when the carrots come out. An apple keeps my dogs happy on cold or rainy days when they need to be inside. Depending on the size of the dog the fruit or veggies may need to be cut into pieces although a big dog can easily handle a whole apple. The carrots keep the teeth clean as an added bonus.
I don’t know about you but I’m sick of having to worry about what my dogs consume. Another big plus is being able to either grow my own or buy apples, carrots and other fresh vegetables while I’m at the grocery.
BTW I feed Costco Nature’s Domain Salmon and sweet potato. After hearing about the poison jerky I became concerned about the source of the sweet potato. I was pleased to find that all ingredients in Nature’s Domain are sourced (not “packaged in”) in either the US or Canada.