I went to a dog show….
Hi everybody! I’m “Drew.” I’m a total diva, as you can see from my red-feathered-boa snapshot. Mom took me to a dog show this weekend. She kept me in my crate while she was the ring steward for the Bull Terriers because she was afraid that they might think that I was a squeaky toy. I wasn’t very happy. See me there, I’m depressed. I watched mom like a hawk, and everytime someone blocked my view I yelled my head off to get them to move out of the way. Cavaliers have to have front row seating, afterall!
Tracie Laliberte Bailey, Ph.D. ABD has extensive knowledge and thirty-two years of love and experience in the professional field of dogs. A former breeder, trainer, exhibitor of show dogs, winner of Best Junior Handler at Westminster Kennel Club and Crufts Dog Show, she is currently working on a Doctorate of Philosophy about "dogs" at Salve Regina University. "I'm examining the human side of our relationship with the domesticated dog," she explains, "most people don't make the connection that Rover is actually a human-constructed technology which also offers an array of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits." Tracie has instructed classes in Canine Communication, Holistic Approaches to the bond, and basic dog care with the Newport Learning Connection, Providence Learning Connection, and The Boston Learning Society. In addition, she is an active AKC judge, a speaker for civic and community groups, a former recipient of the Dog Writer's Educational Trust, has written for the AKC Gazette, Fido Friendly magazine and the Journal for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. She is currently a dog columnist for the Sun Chronicle newspaper, Her column “Dog Pawse” was awarded the Arthur F. Jones award for excellence by the Association of Purebred Dog Writers in 2007. Tracie is still active in her family's full-service kennel and in addition to her professional writing, she works as an adjunct Professor at Rhode Island College and Fisher College.
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