May 18, 2011
Come join us at the BMDCNV Spring Fun Day! Join in lots of fun activities with your dog: Intro to Draft; "Berners Got Talent"; Conformation Handling Class; "The Amazing Draft Race"; Rally Match; Conformation Match; "Doggie Detailing"... There will be a great informational session for folks looking for their first Berner. Paws & Shop will bring a retail extravaganza of Berner-ware and Berner-wear! As always, there will be a raffle table with great items to take a chance on! Admission is free. All well behaved on-lead dogs and their humans are welcome. A modest lunch of sandwich/chips/cookie will be available for sale. 9:30 to 4 on Sunday, May 24. For directions: http://www.bmdcnv.org/events.html#spring
May 4, 2011
Bailey's back on her own bed tonight - sleeping soundly after her scary adventure! Thanks to the many folks who phoned in to report sightings of her, the Watertown ACO was able to get a sense of the area she was in and placed a trap in the early afternoon. By evening, she made her way into the trap. A local woman was able to watch this all transpire and, after calling to report it, she went out and sat with Bailey to keep her company and comfort her.
Bailey's adoptive "mom" rushed her to the vet as soon as she was sprung from the trap. Though she had picked up numerous ticks and was totally exhausted, she had suffered no physical injuries. Tonight, she's resting quietly in her crate. We're all going to sleep well tonight!
May 1, 2011
I'm sorry to say that BARC's Bailey escaped from her new home in Watertown, CT within hours of arrival on Saturday, April 30. She was wearing a collar with ID and rabies tag and she was dragging a lead. If you live anywhere near the area, please help! We need help distributing flyers but could also benefit by having folks walk quietly in the woods with their dogs - keeping their eyes and ears open!
Bailey is an incredibly sweet girl but VERY timid. She will not come if you call her. The most important thing you can do if you sight her is to be calm and quiet and to call one of the numbers listed below immediately. Do not call her. Do not approach her. Do not look directly at her. If your dog should be able to entice her close to you, you may have a chance to step on her lead.