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2010 ASSA National Post-Mortem

Whew!

The 2010 ASSA National Shetland Sheepdog Specialty dog show is over and we’re back at home. Actually, it was over almost a week ago and we got home very late Sunday night, 21 March, after a long but beautiful drive home from Tucson on mostly 2-lane blacktop roads. We’ve spent this week doing a bunch [...]

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Horrible Week, Sort Of

Just a brief report from the 2010 ASSA National in Tucson, AZ (USA)…

First, sales are down. Horribly down. We’re just over 50% of the sales we normally have by this time (end of Thursday). Barbara and I would be better off financially if we’d just stayed home

Second, some time yesterday between 2:00 PM [...]

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More About the National

Well, I started trying to write a brief update on Friday (I think), but the nearly-useless wireless networking available on the show site just made it impossible to finish. Somewhere on this blog site, not visible to you, is a draft of that effort, but it’s so out of date that I thought I should [...]

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Greetings from the 2009 ASSA National!

Here we are, in Perry, GA, at the 2009 ASSA National Specialty Dog Show ("the National"). And we’ve been very, very busy…not getting a lot of sleep, either.

We got to the Atlanta airport Thursday late afternoon, rented a car (out of sheer luck, we got a Jeep, which carried a fair amount of cargo—very helpful, [...]

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Off To The 2009 ASSA National

It’s already mid-April, isn’t it? And that’s when the annual ASSA National Specialty is normally held (this year included).The National is one of Sheltie Rescue of Utah’s biggest fundraising events (which is one reason we are willing to go every year and run the rescue booth). We take lots of product to sell, and that’s [...]