Apr 092015
 
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Some people have asked us hat sort of things are considered appropriate for the demonstration space at the Dog Rally (coming up on May 30, from 10-2 at Walgreens in Chelmsford).

Well, there’s a fairly simple answer to that!

While we’d LOVE to see something dog-related, that is not a requirement. Almost anything CAN be demonstrated, and, if you are interested in showing off some skill (and discussing it) or have a “public interest” presentation, we’d love to hear from you – even if it’s not specifically dog related. The Chelmsford Dog Association is always interested in helping to promote other local groups and activities.

For example, Shane’s Anti-Bully group has come and put on dance presentations at several events.

Additionally, last year, Jenn Winiarz came to the Dog Rally with a friend to do a flow-wanding demo.
This year she is coming back again (and we look forward to seeing her routine and having her show us more about flow-wanding!)
To pique your interest,  here is a video of one of her performances (levi-wand and hoop):

posted with permission of the artist

Apr 082015
 
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So a couple of weeks ago Mommy and I were on our afternoon walk. Snow had been melting but there was still ice on the ground.  We came across a big puddle right in the middle of the sidewalk. It was BIG…no really…like 6 inches deep! Mommy went walking right through it, so I thought it was safe too… but it wasn’t!! There was ice on the sidewalk underneath the water. Mommy didn’t tell me! I slipped and face planted right into the puddle. My belly, chin, and face were soaked!!! Mommy didn’t get any pictures though because she was so worried about it. I sneezed for 30 minutes after that because I got water up my nose. No fun.

 

I am better now though and can’t wait for SPRING! When is it going to come??? Mommy says it should be here already, but it doesn’t feel like it most days. I’m so sad. I want to hike with Daddy and be outside and chase bugs!

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Mommy wants spring to come too, but isn’t looking forward to ticks! Mommy hates ticks, they are her worst enemy!

 

In other news, I had been a very very good boy for a long time. No chewing on chords, or digging in the dirt, tearing the house apart etc. But I couldn’t help myself, I just had the urge to be bad! So I stole Mommy’s cups for her kids at school. She actually brought them home by accident as they got mixed up with other bags she brought home. She was going to bring them back to the school the next day…. She wasn’t lying when she said “My dog ate the cups!”

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Apr 012015
 
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Dog Rally News…

Dog Models Wanted for the First Dog Pageant being held during the Fifth Annual Walgreens Dog Rally on Saturday, May 30, from 10AM-2PM, at Walgreens on 86 Chelmsford St. in Chelmsford. There will be categories for Fashion and Talent, and you may enter into both. (Download the Pageant Application)

Contestants will be competing for prizes, so if you’d like to donate something we can use toward one of the prizes or a raffle item, please contact Vivian at cda@chelmsforddogassociation.org.

For those who just want to watch the festivities, bring a chair or blanket, and Brian Henderson will be on hand to entertain us with his many songs and keep us in line with announcements. Brian has been a long time supporter of CDA events, and we sincerely appreciate his talents.

Vendor space is still available for a $25 donation and item for our raffle. Please e-mail at the same address for an application with more details.

If you’d like to do a demonstration, we have room for you, too.

Jenn Winiarz will be back again this year to show off her Flow Wanding skills… how is that dog related you say? The wands and hoops have lots of lights in them, and they are fascinating to watch for both dogs and people.

See? Lots of things can be made dog-friendly! What do you want to do?

Walgreens will have a grilled hotdogs, chips, water and soda available for purchase.
If catering is more to your liking-we can expand the menu.
Please let us know your ideas for when we pull the food permit. Serv-safe certification is required for most food operations.

Our new coloring contest entry is available in the Dog Rally announcement. This contest is open to kids up to 12 years old.
We have prizes in 4 age categories. The 10-12 crowd gets extra-credit for creating a background to this year’s picture.

All proceeds from the rally benefit the Chelmsford Dog Association in our work with the Town of Chelmsford to build and maintain the public Dog Park at 54 Richardson Rd.

The Dog Rally is open to everyone, so please join us!

Mar 162015
 
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Hello, My name is Brutus and I am a 3 year old, 75lb Swedish Foxhound, but I think I’m a lap dog! My Mom and Dad rescued me as a puppy *Shout out to Humane Society for Greater Nashua! * I am not a Beagle, nor am I part Beagle. I’m very sensitive about it, but Mom and Dad like to tease me sometimes and call me a “Regal Beagle” as I sit on the stair landing like King of the house. We live in Chelmsford and I can’t wait until the park opens for the doggies! We will have so much fun!

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My Hobbies include, sleeping, barking, more sleeping, and playing with my Nana and Grandpa’s dog Patrice. Nana and Grandpa are Mummy’s parents. Their dog is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and much smaller than me, but we have fun running in Nana and Grandpa’s back yard. Sometimes I go to Doggy Day camp at Petsmart. I love to play with my friends there too!

I also love going to visit Grammy and Papa- they don’t have any dogs, but sometimes in the summer they take me to Maine to swim in a big lake!

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As you can see I am a big fan of naps and lazy days at home also.

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This is my Mummy, Daddy, and I when I was not even a year old. They like to take me on fun adventures!

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Here I am getting ready to canoe in Maine!

That’s all for today folks. Check back soon for more blog updates!

 

Woof! – Brutus