Sunday, September 17

Am I being childish?


Ok, I've been on the board of the NWCF for a couple years now. My position is up for re-election. The guy who headed the nominating commitee already made a small stink over the Kimi to Carbon breeding - luckily another person warned me so I had Megan lease her so I couldn't be sanctioned. Or whatever.

Not only was I asked if I wanted the position still (I said yes) I wasn't told when I wasn't nominated again. Instead they recommended someone from their group and area. When I did the nominations last year I was so careful NOT to nominate just from one area (we encompass 4 or more states) or clique of people. Guess I am more ethical there too. What's better is they didn't allow for any floor nominations by not announcing it to people who didn't go to the Montana meeting until this week. Floor nominations closed 2 months ago.

Then he makes a post about "talking" at the board meeting about CoE violations. And then I get a private email from his mentor (same person who already warned me) asking what I did about the breeding. I told her, and then told her that I plan to resign over all of this BS and bragged on Guppy. I hope he doesn't make an ass out of himself at Richland and say anything to Kim - Kim we love you and Guppy!

Of course my position on the merle/brindle thing is that we should be allowed to breed them. Duh. It's been open in the past and is PURELY a politics issue, NOT a genetic issue. Someone who has only had 2 litters, of brindles, and is less than 4 years in the breed total has NO right to tell me what to do. I just feel dumb because I nominated HIM for his current board position.

Oh well, I probably missed what I was venting. On the bright side I just colored my hair and maybe it's the fumes.

17 comments:

Kim said...

Just a note, HE has made an ASS of himself at the two shows I've run into him at. Didn't help that he beat me at Redmond... And he is why I probably won't ever join the NW or National club... I was a part of the snipy people in the Appy circuit and promised myself never to be a part of it again...

Baledwr said...

Huh - sounds like you already know who I'm talking about! Just don't get bullied by people who don't like the blue-brindle thing. At least you are tough!

Redmond? Washington? Match?

kate said...

I didn't bother to pay dues this time around, so I'm out of NWCF.

I was going to say, "yes, he's already being and ass," but Kim beat me to it.

I'm waiting gleefully for the day Guppy is a group placing dog and they all start scratching their heads and thinking REALLY hard.

Kim said...

Ran into him at Mt Vernon first and got "Who did you get it from?" and I said MH. His response was "Since when is she breeding for blues?" and then he and a female stood NEXT to me and whispered about me. I READ LIPS! He wasn't nice. Nor was she...

Then at Redmond WA B match on Saturday he had a gate hold as "I just got here and have 3 bitches to brush out..." Then his bitch took breed over Guppy.

I worry Mark will give him what for if he hears him say anything. Mark feels he has nothing to lose as his name isn't on any of it.

Just amazes me how some are so welcoming and helpful and then you have jackasses like him. Granted karma always comes around...

StubbyDog said...

Mental note...Kim reads lips. ;-) Hmm...maybe I should learn that skill. lol

I'm seriously considering resigning myself from the National club. I've already resigned from webmaster (although I'm still helping for the time being), can I get a hoo-ray?! There's lots of BS stuff in my area too...when I moved here 4 years ago everyone was buddy buddy, now they all hate each other and whisper behind backs. I just nod my head and smile, because honestly it's not MY fight and I'm not there to get into that kind of crap, kwim?

Don't let the idiots get you down, Mandy and Kim. I'm not sure why it should even matter in the least what the breeding was, as long as the dog being shown is legal which Guppy clearly is.

Baledwr said...

I just want to show my little dogs and be happy...

What's nice is that we've formed such a good group up here - we can go out for mexican and we talk (sometimes) about other things than our dogs and have real friendships.

Traci and Jeri we need you up here too! Ya all fit in.

Hamcan said...

This "person" is just jealous because you guys have the best looking dogs!! If he spent half as much time listening to what you guys know as he does trying to intimidate people into not showing their dogs at shows he goes to, then his dogs wouldn't look like hamsters with tails that require 2 cans of V05 hairspray to sculpt into somthing resembling a Cardigan.
:-D

StubbyDog said...

Have I mentioned that Dave has decided that he desperately wants to move to Bend?

Kim said...

Apparently I have a fan club then... because I was "spoken DOWN to" about this from "a" HIM at those shows...

God, it's great being popular! I've always enjoyed stirring the pot...

Traci said...

wow.... I miss all the "fun" when I move away, don't I??? (I'd rather steer clear of this "fun" personally). I'm sure there will come a time where someone will chastise me for something... i'm sure i'd be grilled about Kota too... whatever. I just go out, show dogs, have fun with friends. Why oh why must people make it NOT fun?

kate said...

I am a little biased, but I do think we have quite a purty bunch of dogs.

hamcan said...

Ahh, it seems I owe anonymous an apology my comments were directed at another "He" since I do not know you or your dogs I cannot make such statements, again sorry!!
Lets all go have these wonderful funny dogs judged to the breed standard not thier owners.
:-D

Baledwr said...

Actually it IS a different "him" and I've not not allowed anonymous postings.

The jerk who was a "him" to Kim is the same one who told Louise we don't X-ray (instead of doing a simple check) when she bought a dog from our cross-color breeding. I think he has an issue there! However, while he is a good groomer, at least our dogs are HAPPY and valued as pets. I'm not even going into structure or other issues here.

I've been to the other "him's" house and while I enjoy him as a person I don't trust anyone who's such a backstabber, etc.

Besides, they are JUST DOG SHOWS. We love them but there are far more important things in life to get worked up over.

Baledwr said...

Bend, OREGON? Or what other Bend am I missing?

StubbyDog said...

Yes, Bend OR. I told him that was OK with me as I already had a dog support group on that side of the country. LOL

Baledwr said...

That would be cool, Bend is only about 7 hours from me I think...

I hate Spokane.

beautifulwolf said...

I'm an official stalker, and I am DEMANDING puppy pics. I've been on a puppy withdrawl and have been sick so spending LOTS of time on the computer this week ;0P

Since I can't get another pup 'til Curt is out of school and we move I'm stuck glued to your, and everyone elses sites! I must say, NO ONE posts enough puppy pics!

I too think the merle drama in the breed is stupid. I'm not a dog breeder, and don't plan on it, but in rats I'm seen as a black sheep in many ways... if I were into Cardis many people would hate me ;)

IMO each litter will have pet pups for whatever reason, and esp since soon I'm sure there will be a solid merle test I don't see *any* concern with the 'hidden merle' fear... which really exists in ANY merle litter due to the risk of cryptic merles. I have a friend with an Aussie with ONE merle spot... in her nose.

Sometimes I want to scream at a few of the nasty people on cardi-l... but as a newbie, and not active I have no place in the matter. I just steam, and ignore them in hopes they are struck by lightning someday ;)