Greetings! Fall is here and it’s a little bittersweet. Saying goodbye to one season while welcoming another.
It has felt busy within our club. Having just held our annual water test a couple of weeks ago, our Howl-O-Ween Party is in October, the Sister’s Parade is in November, and the Holiday Party is in December. Draft season is just around the corner, and the Working Dog Group is hard at work making plans for upcoming events/group opportunities. Be sure to look on our Facebook page and/or website for dates and info!
While driving home from the water test this year, I was thinking about our club and feeling overwhelmed, in a good way. I am referencing the water test, but what I am talking about transcends beyond that into everything our club does. We have a great group of members. I was really impressed by everyone at the water test: the committee members, participants, judges, stewards, volunteers, and supporters. So many moving parts!
I personally loved seeing people working with their dogs, some for the very first time! I loved seeing how people welcomed, supported, encouraged, and cheered for one another. And watching these beautiful dogs doing what they are bred to do, is simply amazing! What resonated most with me is that PNNC would not “be” without each of you. Our club truly is greater than the sum of all of its parts. I am really proud of our club and I hope you are too! I hope to see and join you and your Newfs at some of the upcoming events. Enjoy your dogs and have a great rest of the year!