Dear PCTC friends,
Happy New Year! Today, I joined over 20 club members and a couple of visiting friends for a delightful Twelfth Night brunch at O’Faolain’s Irish Restaurant in Sterling. O’Faolain’s was still decorated for Christmas, and was warm and welcoming. We managed to eat and talk for hours.
Our Spring match will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, at St. Alban’s church--our judge will be Barbara Kornylo. Even if you don’t show, join us for a delicious, warm lunch and to ooh and aah over this year’s crop of beautiful puppies. The annual meeting will be March 3, at the Amphora in Herndon, Virginia. A letter from secretary, Peggy Slattery, will be in your mailbox soon, describing the proposed slate of officers for 2018.
To keep up with our schedule, find directions, and pay dues, go to our web site at http://www.potomacctc.org
. Remember to pay your dues before February 1, 2018 to be listed in the Membership Directory.
At dusk the week before Christmas, my neighbor let her Maltese, Rufus, out into her fenced back yard. Rufus was killed and eaten by a coyote that my neighbor glimpsed, and that has since returned to her yard. This is in suburban Annandale. In response, Fairfax sent out a notice saying that coyotes are established and widespread in the county. Please be careful. Don’t attract coyotes by leaving out food or being careless with garbage or compost. If you can, protect your dogs and cats by not sending them out alone.
I look forward to seeing you all in February.