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Welcome to the beautiful June/July issue of The Working/Herding Dog Digest!

244 Pages jam packed with the BEST Herding and Working Dogs as well as the best educational articles. We hope you enjoy every single page.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”– Charles Dickens

The above iconic quote is of course from the great Dickens novel A Tale Of Two Cities even though these words were first penned in 1859  do they not ring incredibly true pertaining to what we all have been going thru for a little over a year now? It has been hard, really, really hard for many, somewhat hard for others, and very sadly it was the end for a few as well.

Thru it all, we found out that we could adapt to almost any situation and if we just took it one day at a time and continued to believe it would get better. And guess what my friends... it has.
  
All thoughts are on first-ever outdoor show of Westminster Kennel Club. Let’s all try to be a little understanding and find some peace of mind knowing that the dedicated officers and club members are all working together to put on a wonderful event. One thing is for sure, it always has been, it always will be and that is– New York, New York... If You Can Make It There You Can Make It Anywhere!

I’m very sad to report we have lost another beloved brother in our tight-knit dog family.  Eric Ringle will be fondly remembered as a wonderful dog man who grew up with Great Danes dedicating the majority of his life to this precious sport we all love. A few years ago Eric invited me to go on a cruise with him, I had all the usual excuses– I had a deadline coming up– Coco was coming in season and I had to breed her– I didn’t think I could be away that long and so on and so on. I will always regret not going and just having a grand time with an old friend from California. I so hope he really knew how respected he was amongst his peers. Eternal peace dear Eric, Eternal peace.

Audrey Lycan of Winterway Samoyed fame has left Georgia and moved to North Carolina to be near her son Glenn, daughter-in-law Rebecca and Grandson Alex. Us Georgians love and miss her terribly. It really hasn’t been the same around here without her nurturing presence. I’m excited to hear she is halfway done writing her highly anticipated book– it is a memoir entitled “What’s A Good Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This.” If you would like to order an advance copy... or better yet just send my dear “Other” Mother a nice note or card Audrey’s new address is– 3102 Asher Exchange Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540

So nice to see Terry Berrios jet setting all over the country judging from California to Puerto Rico and even managing to get away for a girls trip to Florida and I am most happy to announce her highly-anticipated return as Madame President of my very own Kennel Club– The Prestigious North Georgia Working Group Assoc.

Welcome back Terry we are all very happy to have you back at the helm.

In our next exciting issue we are doing Breed Features on the following Breeds: Bouvier Des Flandres Boxers Portuguese Water Dogs and Cardigan Welsh Corgis–  Please contact me direct at Workingdogdigest@aol.com to help in any way I can to create a memorable work of art for your dogs and Kennel.

That’s All For Now My Friends, I’ll See You At The Shows!

James Perry Taylor, Publisher

 

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