Last Thursday I had the honor to judge sweepstakes at the LAST specialty show the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Tucson was hosting. This club has been in existence for 40 years, but for the last two it has been struggling and decided to end.
I was the President of this club back in the ‘90’s and we had great shows, fun meetings, and we even hosted the ASSA National in 1998- for which I was the Local Show Chair. We hosted 2 specialties a year in conjunction with the
Back then we had good entry numbers and the shows were always majors. People would come from as far as
, Oregon , California , and Nevada to attend. Over the years not as many people took the trip to New Mexico and the entries went down. This year the entry was not enough for a major. Arizona
When the club decided to do one last “hurrah” they invited me to come back to judge sweeps. I was SO excited. When I got here, it said, “Welcome Home Cadie” in the catalog. That was very sweet. I sorry this club is folding, but I am happy to have been a part of it.