Wednesday, May 20, 2009


We are coming up on the Memorial Day weekend and most of the fourteen locations are offering us four day weekends. One is even suggesting a five day total doggy indulgence. Our first stop on the Week To Come is New Castle PA. Beginning tomorrow, Laurel Highlands Kennel Association , Trumbull County Kennel Club, and New Castle Kennel Club will partner to present you the five show Memorial Weekend Classic. We don’t know about the claim to classic status, but this centrally located show is likely to give us an interesting mix of competitors.

Langley AFB

We have six different sites that are planning four day clusters. New Yorkers can cross the Hudson for the short drive to Freehold NJ for a true Metro New York party hosted by the Staten Island, Monmouth County, Plainfield, and Union County Kennel Clubs. Mid Atlantic residents can head to Langley VA for a quartet of shows by the Langley Kennel Club & Gloucester Kennel Club Of Virginia. Four clubs, the Holland Michigan, Grand Rapids Kennel, Kalamazoo, & Greater Muskegon Kennel Clubs, will pool their assets to bring Michigan residents four shows in Kalamazoo.

Casper WY

Windy City residents will head south to Bloomington IL for their foursome courtesy of the wholesomely named Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria and Corn Belt Kennel Club. Out In Pomona CA, it’s the Los Encinos, Antelope Valley, San Fernando, & San Gabriel Valley Kennel Clubs will do the honors. For those who want a shot at four shows in one weekend, but get bored parking the RV at the same location that long, two areas break it up for you. In Wyoming, the Central Wyoming KC will have shows on Friday and Saturday in Casper WY after which the Laramie KC will have shows Sunday & Monday in Laramie, a little over 200 miles south.

Coeur D"Alene ID

Similarly, three days of shows are available within easy driving range in the Northwest. Start your weekend in Spokane with the Sponkane KC’s two shows and finish it up on Monday in Coeur D’Alene ID with the Coeuer D’Alene Dog Fanciers. You can take one from column A and two from column B, by choosing three of the four offerings from the Oak Ridge (TN) KC’s Saturday and Sunday shows or the Cincinnati (OH) KC’s Sunday & Monday shows.

Offering three shows without having to pack up and relocate are the Hangtown Kennel Club Of Placerville CA & the Kennel Club Of The California Sierra, in Placerville CA. It’s a long way, but after you get there you can stay for three days in Fairbanks AK, as guests of the Tanana Valley Kennel Club. If you are committed to grilling and chilling in your cousin Louie’s backyard on Monday, you can still get a twofer in St Peter MN with the Key City KC or in Shawnee OK with the Seminole KC.

However you spend this weekend do take a moment to remember the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who have served and died for your rights, yes, your rights to keep and nurture your pets and so many other rights that we take for granted. Our service members make incredible sacrifices on our behalf and we are eternally grateful to them.


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