This year I took on the responsibility of chairing (managing) the Saluki National, a multiple day
event celebrating our breed. There’s coursing, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Conformation, health lectures and testing, vendors, demonstrations, exhibitions and an opportunity to see more Salukis in one place than you’ll ever see anywhere else. There is also a chance to see people you only meet once a year, and meet people you’ve only heard of or ‘chatted’ with on line.
Most of the time we meet in harmony and fellowship, letting the love of our breed bypass personal issues. Once in a while, people forget we’re here for the Saluki, and they let their personal agendas take over. Unlike years past when I might have let this put me off balance, I did what I needed to do and went on with the show.
NOT MY CIRCUS
NOT MY MONKEY
THIS was MY circus for this week: people getting together with their Salukis.
THIS was MY monkey, my late husband’s childhood sock monkey, in a goofy happy pile with a camel puppet.
In a world where anything can happen, at any moment, I reveled in being with my friends, putting together the best show I could, for us all to enjoy.