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    Highlander Column - Spring

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    Greetings from the Beautiful Pacific Northwest!  We are trying to dry out our web toes after a very wet and chilly winter and we are thankful we weren’t hit hard like the East.  At the time of this writing, we are enjoying beautiful, sunny weather and as we all know if you’re in Oregon, wait 5 minutes if you don’t like the weather. 

    March 10 was our eye clinic and I’m proud to announce it was very successful.  We had 37 dogs total, 25 Cairns, ten Cairns over 10 years old, and 2 non-Cairns.  Thank you to Marie and Tom Quarles for the use of their lovely home and thank you, Tom, for organizing this event.

    May 26 will be our Conformation Workshop and Puppy Party at Hallie Gould and Roland Smith’s home in Battle Ground, WA.  Thank you to Ilene Kaplan, Vicki Havlik, Hallie and Roland for organizing this event. What fun that is going to be!

    Our Semi-Annual Garage sale will be June 9.  Spring is here so we are all cleaning out our garages and closets.  This fund-raiser is always great fun and we earn some good money.  Our thanks to Roland Smith for organizing and Bobbie and Neil Fykerud for the use of their home. 

    June 16 we will hold a Barn Hunt Practice.  This always draws Cairns and other breeds from near and far to hone their Rat skills.  Thanks to Ilene Kaplan (Chair) and Vicki Havlik (Co-Chair) for organizing this fun event also to Hallie Gould and Roland Smith for the use of their home

    June 21-24 is the Clackamas County Kennel Club show in Canby, Oregon.  A great show offering more than just conformation and nestled amongst huge trees in the beautiful Northwest country. 

    June 29 – July 1 is a wonderful show presented by Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club in Redmond located in the breath taking high desert of central Oregon.  Another diverse show offering more than conformation. 

    CRCTC Specialty is Friday, July 20 at the Stumptown cluster in Portland!  Our theme this year is Cairnival so come prepared to have a Merry-Go-Round Time!  Our judges are:  Specialty: Marly Lucier, Sweepstakes: Pam Nicolai, Obedience: Laurie Beck.  More information available on our website:  www.crctc.org/specialty.  Come join us, we promise to make it worthwhile. Our host hotel is a short jaunt from the show site so no more I-5 traffic hang-ups on Friday night!  Our banquet will be in the host hotel and will be Saturday, presented with our usual delightful Northwest fare.  Make your banquet reservations before June 22 for the reduced rate of $55.  Get your reservations in early while there is space.  Last minute decisions may result in higher rates-if there is room.  Rooms at the host hotel are going fast, reserve yours now!  Thank you to Ilene Kaplan (Show Chair) for organizing this Specialty Show.  Ilene is also looking into a reduced rate kidney ultrasound screening during this show weekend, stay tuned for more information! 

    Saturday, July 28 is our annual Earthdog test where our pooches can get a whiff of some rats and bark all they want!  Judges are:  Lorraine Howes, Michelle Kutzler, Marie Quarles, Tim Carey and Laurits (Dix) Dixon.  Thank you, to Darlene Chester (Chair) and Peggy Appel (Secretary) for organizing this event and  again, to Marie and Tom Quarles for the use of their lovely home.

    Sunday, July 29 there will be (2) Farm Dog Certification tests.  Our judges are (morning) Laurits (Dix) Dixon and (afternoon) Tom Quarles.  Pre-entry is suggested but day-of entries will be accepted but remember each test is limited to 20 dogs.  Thank you to Ilene Kaplan (Chair) and Vicki Havlik (Secretary) for organizing this event and to Marie and Tom Quarles for the use of their lovely home.

    August 11 is our Annual Toto Trot.  We invite Cairns from all over to join us in a walk with our Best Pals to show the world how wonderful they are.  This year, thanks to Brad LaBroad’s research skills, we will be at a new location, Commonwealth Park in Beaverton, OR!  A $20 registration fee will be charged, and all proceeds will go to the Pongo Fund, Oregon’s charity fighting animal hunger.

    Check out our website for the more information:  www.crctc.org/tototrot

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