This weekend I am at a show in Pictou - it's going to be one of the hardest shows I've ever had to attend because last weekend, at a show in Halifax, the dog world and Pictou County Kennel Club lost Anita, our club Secretary and fellow dog lover. We tend to joke about dying while doing what we love but unless you are Evil Kneivel or a bullrider it's not really something we mean. It's been a rough week preparing for the upcoming show without Anita who was almost the lifeblood of the club. She put her heart and soul into her dogs, the club and was passionately involved individual. She knew everyone, understood what needed to get done and was a driving force when it came to getting things organized. I will miss her great stories, her unsullied opinions and her pure honesty - there are precious few people in the world with whom you know exactly where you stand. The show will go on in the memory of Anita and we will strive to ensure its success. My heartfelt condolences to Anita's family and friends - she will be greatly missed at the shows and the Pictou County Kennel Club will never be the same.