The Rip Van Wrinkler,
XXIV, Issue 2, May 2020

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S K-M photo.

Sunshine. . .

Leaf wearing an eyeglass sticker. Says 2.25.

New Titles & Kudos & New Additions in as much as all events, that have not gone online, have been cancelled:

Susan Marsicano - March 8 was our last day out. I fussed about whether to go, or whether to stay at home. "Stay at Home" orders had not yet been given by Andrew Cuomo, our governor. Monticello KC was a small show, and just an hour from my home. I went, got there 5 minutes before ring time, got our armband, then got our ribbons, and left the building.

Total time in the building was less than 15 minutes. Sue Schulz and Donna Young and I met and kept distance at our parked cars. We exchanged some gifts. Sue gave me a bottle of hand sanitzer.

Judge Eugene Blake gave Goldie the point. Apu La Donna e Mobile TKI. She needs a major to finish. When I got home, I realized the tag was still on my jacket.

Note to self: there is a reason to look in the mirror before you head out the door. Tag wasn’t noticed, by me, until we got home. Goldie won the ribbons anyway. Thanks to Eugene Blake. Goldie entered the building, walked towards the ring, throwing her paws around anyone who would stand still for her.

Sue Schulz's Teagan had another nice day, in February, at the dog show in W. Springfield, winning another point. She's halfway to her championship. Pickwick's Apu Poetry in Motion TKN.

Hepi Armen's Baxter got his first Doggie Diploma. Pickwick's Apu Bubby Baxter.

The Stewarts added Alita and Thena to the family. Alita is Meisterhaus the Next Level & Thena is Meisterhaus the Next Chapter.

Sharon Buehler's Ziva got her PACH to go with her MACH.

Isn't she lovely! Photo by S K-M

Our love to Chris Klein, fighting cancer.

Kim McNeill got to an agillity weekend before we closed down.

"You will be happy to know that I and Spy-C had another AHmazing AHgility weekend. It started off pretty bad. Mom did NOT take me to Carl's in the morning or the Scottish place with the M for my breaky biscuit. I had to be there very early since I am considered in the ELITE class, which means i have to show the other dogs how to do the 'gilites. AND she said she had to move the clocks which means we had to get up extra early. BUT here's the thing about that. She did NOT move the clocks. They are in the exact same place!"

"Devon, no. I had to move the TIME, not the clocks."

"You can't do that mom. It'll mess up everything."

"Yes, Devon. Twice a year humans all over the US move our clocks. And yes, i agree, it messes up everything."


"I don't know Devon. It's just what we do. Maybe you should continue telling everyone about your weekend. "

"Okay, so, like i was saying, there was NO breaky biscuit for me. But mom did manage to find some Lobstah dog treats. They weren't as good as going to Mr Chef Bob's, but they were really good, better than the Costco chicken or cheese or homemade treats that mom also brought for us. And so i did all the 'gilities and amazed all the people watching and Spy-C also ran. We also had a couple of courses where Spy-C and I ran the same course and Spy-C did it quicker than I did which means I am an AHmazing teacher and sire. I also finished one title and Spy-C finished TWO titles because I am so AHmazing. And the people were so impressed they gave us pretty rosettes for finishing titles and ribbons for doing other courses so AHmazingly."

AKC has allowed for Trick Dog Testing via videos as DMWYD has always done. And, we have a whole lot of NEW Trick Dog titles. In many cases, thanks to Lisa Voss giving us the venue.

Wendy Hodges' Trace got his AKC Trick Dog Novice title. "I feel so grown-up."

The Stewart's Thena got her DMWYD Novice Trick Dog title & Alita got both Novice and Intermediate.

Brenda Phillip's puppy, Clover, got her AKC TKN, and her littermate, Nova, also got TKN.

Lisa & Mai Voss' Marine got her DMWYD Novice Trick Dog title.

Natalie Culver's Ivy and Jasper each got their AKC TKN titles. Pickwick's Apu Miss Kitty's Can-Can Girl TKN & Pickwick's Apu Keep on Dancing TKN.

Susan Marsicano's very shortly to be 15, Guy Noir and Amelia, got their AKC TKN titles. Now they are both "woke".

Susan Marsicano's Gilda, Goldie, Leaf, Liner, Fiddle, Fern & Scarlet, each (all) got their AKC Trick Dog Intermediate titles.

Susan Marsicano's Gilda, Fiddle and Leaf got their AKC Trick Dog Advanced titles. The others are working on them. These three are on to Performer.

(Affiliate Basenji Club of America, founded 1997)

President & BCOA Liaison...Susan Kamen Marsicano
Vice President...Lisa Osenni
Secretary... Karen Christensen
Treasurer… Karen Sahulka

Board of Directors
Natalie Culver, Suzanne Schulz, Tamara Allen, Lisa Stewart, Debby Mayer
& Officers of the Club

BCOA Rescue Contacts: Mary Silva & Michelle Voyek

Rip Van Wrinkler® Editors:

Editor in Chief: Susan Kamen Marsicano

Peon Editor in Chief: Tamara E. Allen

Copy Editor: Jackie Dering