|Its the end of December, its happened again
Twelve months have gone by and were at the years end.
At this time each year its always fun
To look back at the months and see whats been done.
Where to beginlets start with some folks
Who we dont often see (tho they send email jokes!)
The Heads, Mike and Anna, weve not seen at all
Thats because theyre out chasing those old soccer balls!
Their three kids thought it would be fun to do,
Now the soccer bugs bitten their parents too!
The Bundsens in Washington have bought a new home.
To good old So.Cal they dont often roam.
But Delaenas brought Krystal down once in a while
And just needing one major is making her smile!
Now, if Sande and Jan would accompany them here
Im sure shed be a champion soon in the new year!
Chris Blom is in Nor-Cal, but she does her part
Painting and donating her great Keeshond art!
Its nice when she visitsits not often, though,
We saw her last at our Specialty show!
Kathy Kondors gone missing, but I think that shes fine
Living with her Keesies in good old Irvine.
If youre reading this, Kathy, please call or write
Cause Im hoping youve not moved and dropped out of sight!
Then there are the Frasers, Joanie and Jim
We have all sent good wishes to her and to him.
While Joanie was healing, trying to make her hands right,
Jim broke his arm while riding his bike!
On behalf of our members Best Wishes Ill send
And hope that you both are soon on the mend!
Rita and Joyce are members, you know
But we dont see them much at the meetings or show.
I think they are flying and taking their Kees
To other Keeshond specialties.
Perhaps well see them more and Ill have more to say
When Ritas not so involved with the KCA.
Then theyll stay close to home and that will be fine
And it will be easier to put them both in my rhyme!
The LustmansKaren and Louis, you know
Are still in the club, but just not at the shows.
Karen has a new job, and shes often there,
While Jake is with Bogie, home growing more hair!
And once he masters that one little thing
It should be about time to put Jake in the ring!
I was recently told by some little mouse
That two of our members have a brand new house!
Losacco and MondayLynnette and John
Now have more land around them to run their dogs on.
(In case you have missed it, you see in these lines
That its quite hard to make some members names rhyme!)
And speaking of members (and of course, I am!)
I just have to mention dear Ernie and Fran!
The Rays introduced me to KCSC
And wowif they hadnt, would I even be me?
They now live in Redding, and I know this is true
From KCSC Happy New Year to you!
Last month at the clinic it was like days of old
Nine Kees in obedience! What a sight to behold!
They sat there so pretty, they sat there so tall
In case you cant guess it, this verse is for Paul!
Hes always supported our Kees in the ring
But we know that obedience is really his thing!
So Paul, if youre reading, isnt it about time
To adopt a new Kees to put into my rhyme?!
The Tylers are quiet, but I know theyre out there
When a Kees needs a home theyll appear from nowhere!
Theyve fostered a number, theyve saved quite a few
Doing things that original owners should do.
The little, lost Keeshonds that land at their door
Often seem to stay thereand theyre lost no more!
Our club has some workers who are sometimes unsung
But they are heroes to us for all that theyve done.
Weve not seen them in ages, not for lack of tryin
Now you know that Im talking of Sandi and Brian!
The Kerrs have been busy, but it now must be said
That theyve given some order to our club storage shed!
Theyve boxed stuff and tossed stuff and dragged it around
And without Sandi our Specialty wont get off of the ground!
Shes taking the entriesshe did last year too
Hey, Brian and Sandiweve really missed you!
A person among us has given such joy
To so many Keeshondsits Susan McCoy!
Shes rescued and fostered and been a real friend
But the dogs just keep comingwill it never end?
Those owners who left themmost just had no heart;
So Susan steps in and does more than her part.
She raises the money to go to the vet
And when they are ready, they become someones pet.
Its a hard job to doshes a wonder, indeed
She is truly an angel for the Keesies in need!
Two members were missing are Mel and Dee
Of course, you remember, theyre in Tennessee!
They love their new home there, theyve plenty of land.
And from their Christmas letter it sounds really grand!
There are several more members we dont often see
But theyre still loyal to good old KCSC.
Lani McKennon is doing just fine
Either judging or getting exhibits in line.
If youve not seen the Shorts in a while, when you do
You sure wont be surprised to see them with Q.
Hes a constant companion, he goes where they go
If one doesnt like Keeshonds, then the Shorts they dont know!
It bears mentioning here that their help we did need
When we set up our booth for Meeting the Breeds.
They made us a backdrop of a Kees near a barge
And that backdrops in storageits really quite large!
Meet the Breeds will be back and well show that we care
And Im sure that the Shorts and Q will be there!
Barbara Brown is retired and doing quite dandy
Shes now in obedience training with Kandi!
They came to the clinic and both did their thing
Did you see all the Kees in that obedience ring?
Well, Kandi did super, she sure wasnt bored
And if I remember, Barbara won an award!
Laura and Penny, who own Tubby and Pebs
Got a new Keeshond puppy to climb up in bed.
Scottie was special, hed just sit there and chatter,
So they broke down and bought him his own little ladder!
Now that hes grown and more into this thing
Well soon be seeing Laura and him in the ring!
The Weisses, Mitch and Linda, you know
Are so very busy, always on the go!
They travel the worldwhat a life that would be!
But they always remember good old KCSC!
Mitch is part of a musical group, I believe,
And they make and sell music on shiny CDs.
Linda rides in dressage, shes up high in the ranks!
For their trusty support I now offer our thanks!
Nearly two years ago the Pierces came back
To take part in our club, but a Kees they did lack!
Sharon sneaked a cute puppy in through the front door
Jack took just one look and said, Oh, whats one more?
And just like that they were Kees folks again
Now I ask you, whos smarterwomen or men? ;-)
And speaking of puppies, Eileen and Jim
Whelped their first ones in ages and theyd do it again!
Confettis in season, the stud lives far away
Buy a new motorhome and just drive for three days!
The trip was well worth it, the puppies are great!
And Eileen and Jim had to add a new plate!
Taggers their puppy, hes cute as can be
Will Jim really show him? Stay tuned and well see!
Theres a member we know, and shes always busy
Making baskets for rafflesit can make her quite dizzy!
Christa Sheek is a wonder, so many donations!
Our Specialty raffles a real celebration!
She does therapy work with her good pal Simone
And now little Skye just wont leave them alone!
I hear shes a devil, but shes very dear
I dont understandshe was so demure here!
Betsy and Stephanie have had quite a year
And theyre keeping busy, theres nothing to fear!
Both Jazzie and Zoe are agility trained
But then Jazzie was bred and the pups soon did reign.
Now that theyre all gone and peace has returned,
Get back in the ringyouve titles to earn!
Agility beckons and the girls love to run
And youve got to admit itit really is fun!
Ethies been training both Kira and Nikki,
But running them both can be rather tricky.
Tho Kira is good she can do a strange thing
She takes the first jump and runs out of the ring!
Dont worry, Ive been there with Ready, you know
One thing is for surethese dogs arent really slow!
The day will come when shell stay for the game
And add several titles in back of her name!
This year two new members came on the scene
Of course, Im referring to Nob and Irene!
Theyve been really good members and I think its keen
How theyve supported our Keeshond Agility Team!
When theyre not right behind our agility troop
Nob is taking Candide to the Non-Sporting Group!
Theyve come really far, its quite nice to see
An owner-handler with a Group-winning Kees!
Its not been long since the Freeland clan
Gave Alex a brand new brother named Sam!
He arrived rather early, he thought it was fine
To begin living life on his own timeline!
Angela and Erik, the proud mom and dad,
And big brother Alex think Sams quite a lad!
A future handler hes sure to be
In Breed, Obedience, and Agility!
Dottie Dougherty joined us this year,
And shes always filled with such good cheer.
Her puppy named Inky is called Inc too
Cause the Canine Communicator said thats what she should do.
So if devilish doings bring your puppy fame
You can make him act better by changing his name!
Sandras been busy doing more than just laundry
Shes burning the rings up with both Parker and Andre!
Parkers in Breed and they make quite a show
Remember the day when he just wouldnt go?
Hes all over that now, hes winning those points
And hes acting the big shot, like he owns the whole joint!
But the place where Sandra really does her thing
Is on weekends with Andre in the agility ring!
Theyve breezed right through Novice and Open, its true
Theyve accumulated a nice little number of Qs!
Once upon a timeI think it goes
Jan and Harley put on quite a show.
Harley ran wild and obviously with glee,
While Jan would shout out, Harley, you come back to me!
But now theyre a team and Jans in control
And Harley and Jan are sure on a roll.
This summer they entered Novice A
They went straight through to Excellentthey started today.
And what is it Jan says when finishing a run?
I just have to say, this is just SO MUCH FUN!
Lisa Marzbans been busy, its been quite a year
And were really lucky that shes even here!
While driving down the street one night
She was hit by a truck when she stopped for the light!
No need to be too sentimental
The car she was driving was only a rental!!
So Kayla, Kika, Kinsey and Munch
Still have a car, although Lisa was crunched!
Shes doing OK, shes back running trials
Youd think she would pamper herself for a while!
Our other new members, Anna and Ed,
Have entered the shows whenever weve said.
They soon finished Maggie, its now Keefers turn,
Its amazing the short time it took them to learn!
Ed puts the tent up and Anna will comb
And as often as not they will take some points home!
My good friend Tawns year has been up and down
She retired in August, now shes never around!
Obedience lessons she gives everyday
Shes so busy that working just got in the way!
She lost her friend Solo and Tiffany too
But a true Keeshond lover knows just what to do!
So Tuffies the newest challenge for Tawn,
And that pup is working her magic on John!
JD thinks shes silly, but theres no denying
Shes winning him over without even trying!
At ten, JD is doing just fine
And Im sure hell keep Tuffie toeing the line!
Toni and Barbara, of Turbocharged fame
Are hard names to fit here inside of my game.
Theyve had Shelties for years, but then they got some Kees
And theyve learned that the breed was created to please!
First came Kori, followed by Jett
Lets hope their Kees collection isnt done yet!
They both train lot of folks for agility
Even those with so little ability!
I know, because Ive been there myself
And without both of them, Readyd be on the shelf!
Barbs the head of our Keeshond Agility Team,
And when our run is good we can see her beam!
Their joining our club has been quite a plus
We appreciate all that theyve done for us!
The years ticking away as I sit in my home,
And Ive still myself to include in this poem!
At Winsome weve had a very fine year
One that was filled with good friends and good cheer.
Alex retired, but he doesnt know
Hell be out at our upcoming Specialty show.
Dixies championship was so sweet
When she earned it in May amid record heat!
We were happy about the puppies we had
When we had to sell them, twas still a bit sad.
The owners all write us, theyre all doing well
This breeder gets photos on her AOL!
Carson loves puppies, so what does it matter
If he steals their food and just keeps getting fatter?
Rio is lucky, cause he nearly died
When he body-slammed Dixie while running inside.
He made it, hes OK, hes a champion-to-be
Of the 15 points he now needs only 3.
Readys my buddy, and he does make my day
When he runs the whole ring without running away!
The biggest change, Ill have to agree,
Is the time I now spend in agility.
Thursdays for lessons, the weekends for trials
Hmmwhy wasnt I doing this all the while??
Now weve started a team and it is lots of fun
Youre all welcome to join us, but youll have to run!
We have a team logo, a vest and a shirt
And we wear them each weekend when playing in the dirt!
(You now may be asking, Just why does she
get such a long verse?Its easy, you see:
Ive sat here for days just trying to find
The right words and phrases to fit into this rhyme!
Some of your names do not naturally fit
But Im trying my best, so just get over it!
I do know myself and what I have done
Now Im just about finished and Ive got to run!)
Well, that just about does itmy poems nearly done,
And I hope Ive said something about everyone!
If you cant find yourself, please dont sit there and curse
Just send me your name and Ill write you a verse!
This poem grows longer each year, you know
What will happen next year if our membership grows?
Ill have more to mention, so much more to say
That Ill have to begin it around Labor Day!
So now as New Years is fast drawing near,
Its time to put the dogs to bed here.
Weve had memorable moments in 2004
In the coming year we plan to have more!
On behalf of the Club, let me wish everyone
An 05 thats filled with good health and good fun!
May you each have the happiest of New Years and a wonderful 2005!
See you at the Specialty!