Today has been an incredibly hectic day...yours truly still doesn't have missing luggage, and was out very early dropping in on various training groups...more on that later...and then I was off to the meetings. This sort of news will be updated as soon as possible. I've got to try to find some clothes before the cocktail party begins or show up in the same borrowed t-shirt (not)...
...BUT, at the meeting today, 126 Vermont maple syrup bottles were arranged on a table near the front of the room and each bottle bore a tag with a number inscribed on it. NARC President Don Driggers summoned yours truly up to the front of the room to choose one of the bottles and thus reveal the starting number for tomorrow's first test. I looked, reached and picked one...and the tag revealed Number 93, FC-AFC Tartan Prime Time and co-owner/handler Barb Howard. (On a lighter note, all handlers will be given their bottles of maple syrup.)
Prior to Prime's appearance, the first of two test dogs will be called to the line at 7:30 a.m. Right now, as I type, we've got managed chaos as folks are swarming from the meetings and committees are grouping together to discuss strategies and schedules for tomorrow. In addition, the bitch check is being held in just a few minutes (commencing at 4:30 p.m.) behind the Town & Country by the official stake veterinarians.
I'll be back asap with ramblings about training groups from this morning and additional comments on National goings-on...Thanks for reading.