The Rip Van Wrinkler,
Volume XV, Issue 3, August, 2011

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"Beauty" by Karen Sahulka

Riki Scelzi & Bas

New Titles:

Susan Marsicano’s Scarlet got her SGRC2 title. She also won several Best in Meets at LGRA & NOTRA.  FC Apu PiNache RN SC FCh SGRC2 SORC JOR CGC TDIA VB.

Carol Kuna’s Bakari got her NAJ! CH Azizi's Time Out NA NAJ.

Brenda Phillips’ Nike got his RN, BN. Emerant Makindu Heez Got Game BN RN. He won a BOB in VT, for 2 pts.

Bonnie Henderson’s Ghillie got his MACH 5!!!! First Whippet MACH5.

Susan Marsicano’s Amelia got her Oval Racing Championship (ORC). She also got a 1st Place in Novice Standard P, with a clean run, 20 seconds under time. She also got 2 CPE Qs. FC Apu Afternoon of a Fawn RA NAJ NJP NFP CL2-F CL2-H MC FCh GRC ORC JOR CGC TDIA.

Susan Scelzi’s Riki become the first Rhodesian Ridgeback in the US to get a NW1 (Nose Work 1) title. (see photo above)

The Voss’ L’Ox got his FC, JOR & GRC – FC Kinetic Interesting Times JOR GRC.

Susan Marsicano’s Fern completed CPE Level 2, & got 5 other Qs in Level 3.  In AKC, she got a 1st Place in Open Standard & a 2nd Place in Open Jumpers.  She was Best in Meet at 2 LGRA meets (sighthound straight racing).  She is now 1.5 points from her SGRC. Ch. Apu Painted Sand RN NA NAJ OF CL2 JS-N SC FCh GRC ORC SOR CGC TDIA VBX.

Eunice & Mark Giles’s Shiba, Wesley, got his MACH.

Brenda Phillips’ Captain got his OAJ (Open Agility Jumpers) - Fanfare Isn't It Ironic NA RA OAJ. He also got 2 points in VT.

Chris Maxka’s Pirandello completed his Championship!. Ch. SunDiata's Pirandello.

Donna Hess’ Gunner got his ASCA CDX & his AKC OA and he was awarded an APDT RL-2 with an Award of Excellence...!

Kudos to:

Janet & Jared Layport’s Jake arrived on May 15th, at 5:44 AM. “He was in such a hurry that the midwife didn't make it in time, but Jared is getting good at catching babies."

Had to share the Chodocks’ Hudson’s wonderful birth announcement. Hudson came home on April 27th!

Artwork by Sally Mara Sturman

The Stewarts’ baby girlies, Gambit & Tempest, each were pointed right after their 6 month birthday. Gambit won her 1st major, & now has 8 pts. Annie the whippet won another point.Stewart photo

Karen Christensen’s Tutu had several Best in Meets & tied for a Best in Meet in LGRA.

Lisa & Dave Mackey moved Kona & Embla nearby.

Annnechien Smith’s Damia gave birth to two females, three males, on July 2nd.
Smith photo

Natalie Culver’s Obike got his 1st two ever Qs in agility, with First Place in each -   CPE Snooker & Fullhouse.

Kathryn Ladick’s Rocky was Best in Meet at several LGRA meets.

Carrie Squire’s Callie won some more breed pts.

The Schulz’ Kojak got his first point at the Woodstock Kennel Club in Vt., at 6 months of age.

Chris Maxka’s Piccolo (sis to Kojak) got 2 pts., then her 1st major & a Puppy Group 1, in VT, too.

Feel Better:

Kaila Harlan, being treat for leukemia, with doctors saying she will have a full recoveryy

Jeanne Fitzsimmons’s mom.

In Memoriam:

Sweet Dreams to the Woodards’ Cool Whip. 19 July 1997 ~ 15 June 2011. “All she ever wanted was a heat source to worship and a 40lb bag of kibble.”

Kathryn Ladick had to send Peanut over the Bridge on July 5th.  “She was in horrible pain & now I'm relieved that it is over.” RIP Jaroufa's Lil Peanut. Special hugs to Kathryn,

Condolences to Hepi Armen on the passing of Princess.
“Princess My Precious Baby crossed the Rainbow Bridge. My home feels empty without her following my every move, licking my legs after a shower, cuddling with me on the couch.
Every square inch of this neighborhood & Central Park is filled with memories of her. Nothing is the same without her. I will miss her forever.”

Our sympathies to Peter and Yvonne Morant on the passing of Corona.
“She had had a great life, firstly with Justine & then with us & Kito for the past two years.  She leaves two lovely sons here in Perth & has produced a line of offspring in Sweden who have (& continue to) excel in lure coursing, championship shows, & whatever else they turn their paws to. 

Vale, Corona!"

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(Affiliate Basenji Club of America, founded 1997)

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

Board of Directors
Karen P. Christensen, Lotte Hotaling, Natalie Harner, Suzanne Schulz, Tamara E. Allen & Officers of the Club

BCOA Rescue Contacts: Mary Silva & Michelle Voyek

Roy Schecter..Music Director

Rip Van Wrinkler® Editors:

Editor in Chief: Susan Kamen Marsicano

Peon Editors in Chief:

Roy Schecter

Tamara E. Allen

Copy Editor :  Karen Sahulka

Collator in Chief:  Jo Lunetta

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