Once again, I am amazed at how quickly time is passing! I hope all of you are enjoying your dogs and this wonderful rainy weather. Although I’m tired of mopping up the floors, it is nice to see so much precipitation.
As the hunting season winds down, the Field Trial and Hunt Test season is gearing up. Vickie Tompkins could use some more entries in our ISCP Field Trial Amateur Walking Puppy stake. We are really hoping to get enough puppies to run the stake; we need four. This stake is for setter puppies’ ages 6 months, but less than 15 months. There is no horseback riding, blank pistols or birds released in this stake. It is designed to see what natural abilities the pups have. This is designed to let the pups have fun. If you have a young pup, please consider entering. They don’t need any training for this, it is based on natural ability. You will be surprised at how much you and your dog will enjoy this stake.
If you are unable to enter the Field Trial, please consider the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. Chris Cerelli has once again been working tirelessly to get everything organized and the people who go always say what a fun time they have.
To wind up this month’s report, please think about entering/attending our Tri-Specialties March 29, 30, 31. The Irish Setter Club of Central California will host on Friday, ISCPSF will host on Saturday with a tailgate and General Meeting for club members. On Sunday, we will hold our first ISCA Regional Specialty. We have a great line up of judges for regular and sweeps. Our trophy committees have been working very hard to have extra special prizes. Our Tailgate on Saturday will once again provide Tri-tip BBQ by the Hyltons.Linda Blackman is in charge of the tailgate and could really use your cooking skills.
Our Club’s success is due to the valuable volunteers that we have. Many of you have told me that you would gladly help out, but were unsure of what to do. Now is a great time to follow through. I’ve mentioned three areas that could use your help, please contact a chairperson and they will gladly let you
know what you could do to help them out. For Show Chairs you can contact Yvette Sons, Jeanette Holmes.I sincerely hope to see you at one or all of our March events.