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    Betsy Peets

    2018 Fall Highlander Column

    Fall entered our little corner of the world very gently and, as usual, beautifully.  The autumn colors always brighten our days and the rain avoided us for a time so we could enjoy the crisp crunch of the leaves under our feet. 

    After all the activities of the year, this fall will be relatively quiet (at least at the time of this article). 

    August 11 was the best Annual Toto Trot ever.  Cairns and their owners from all over joined us at Commonwealth Lake Park in Beaverton to leisurely stroll around the lake.  Thank you, Brad LaBroad, for your hard work, it was the best!  We raised $600 for the Pongo Fund, Oregon’s only charity fighting animal hunger!

    Next will be a Barn Hunt Practice, November 3 at Roland and Hallie’s in Battle Ground, WA.  This event is open to all breeds and brings lots of fun with Rats!  Thank you to the Barn Hunt Practice Committee: Ilene Kaplan, Vicki Havlik, Linda Kenney, Fran Wright, Betsy Peets, Hallie Gould and Roland Smith.

    Our Holiday celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 at Marie and Tom Quarles.  Great food, friends and a fun time gift exchange. 

    Don’t forget the Rose City Classic January 16-20, 2019.  This is the biggest All-Breed dog show this side of the Mississippi!  Not only conformation but obedience, rally obedience, agility and many other side events and a ton of vendors.  CRCTC supported entry and Sweepstakes on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    Our July 19, 2019 Specialty theme is Cairns in Wonderland.  Join us to find out how Toto deals with the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter!  Friday Sweeps and Specialty, CRCTC hosted breakfast, lunch and lite dinner at Portland Expo. Sweeps Judge Joyce Moore, Specialty Judge Robert Hutton.  Saturday: Supported Entry – Saturday night Banquet at 3 Sheets At The Harbor, Hayden Island/Jantzen Beach.  Buffet will include salmon, steak and veggie entrees, salad, coffee/tea and dessert! $55 if paid by July 1.  Sunday supported entry.  Check our website for details as they become available.  

    – Submitted by Betsy Peets


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