The dog show’s al­right

The Compass - - OPINION -

It was de­light­ful to see the Con­cep­tion Bay Kennel Club wel­comed at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts Aug. 9-10 where they staged their 2014 dog shows.

The first event on Satur­day (Aug. 9) and the sec­ond on Sun­day (Aug. 10) pro­vided dog lovers, like my wife and I, the op­por­tu­nity to see first hand the en­joy­ment of com­pe­ti­tion and the fel­low­ship amongst the com­peti­tors.

There were about 50 dogs com­pet­ing — from the tini­est lit­tle pup­pies up to the Great Dane and the al­ways im­pres­sive New­found­land. We at­tended the Sun­day af­ter­noon show and en­joyed ev­ery minute es­pe­cially watch­ing the fi­nal best in show com­pe­ti­tion. Do come back.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the com­peti­tors who put on quite a show. Con­grat­u­la­tions, as well, to the show or­ga­niz­ers who, although it was their first time host­ing the dog show at The Bay Arena, did a splen­did job in ev­ery re­spect. A huge un­der­tak­ing for sure.

I am sure the spec­ta­tors in at­ten­dance and the dog own­ers en­joyed the com­pe­ti­tion and the over­all op­por­tu­nity to see up close so many beau­ti­ful dogs of many breeds. It was the first time for us to see a Great Dane up close and, boy what an ex­pe­ri­ence it was. That is one huge dog! We hope this is the first of a long last­ing re­la­tion­ship with Bay Roberts and the Con­cep­tion Bay Kennel Club. Bay Roberts is a con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion to host such an event and I ap­plaud the de­ci­sion mak­ers to move it to the Bay Arena.

We look for­ward to next year’s event with so many of our furry friends in com­pe­ti­tion. Do come back.

— Bill West­cott writes from Clarke’s

Beach.

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