Way out the in Delta, there is a place called Bethel Island. It is here the John Gennrich put out the call. There was to be a gathering of Earthe Dogges to come and play. And come the did in the year of '03 at the end of March after the Ides and before the Springing of the year.
They all came, the Cairns, Silkies, Belingtons, Norwiches, Foxes, Glens and even a mini-bull. It was a foine day for a bit of rat-ting. The rookies, the pros and those looking for inspiration, all of the Earthe Dogges came to John's Place, the Bethel College of Eartheliness.
The College Dons gathered, Headmaster John & Dawn Gennrich, Tom & Marie Quarles, Terry & Sue Broderick , Katrina Sussmeir and sundry other volunteers. They set the tunnels in the dark wet loam and set out the x-pens and assorted obstacles and spread toys about the land. It was a most excellent training ground.
After a full day of training on Saturday, it was Sunday and time for the CTC-NC Earthdog Match.
Let the Games begin:
Just a few of the dogges who went to ground on at E-Camp & some the next day for the CTC-NC Match in the same area (but different tunnels, of course.) The Bethel Island Earthdog College has classes throughout the year. Check the NorCal E-dog list * for announcements of up coming classes. Some are small and fill quickly so don't hesitate. You can also contact the Head Master, John Gennrich directly but clicking his name.
(* You will need to join Yahoo groups to access this site)