This weekend we are headed up to Wine Country to the Wine Country Kennel Club show. Hummer and I will just be spectators while we watch Alexander in the Labrador ring perform with his new handler, Jeff Heim, who did so well with Hummer in his early show career. Hopefully we will get an opportunity to visit the Wine Country Kennels and see some up and coming Karazan Newfoundlands as well as say hello to some of the Veterans. It is a lovely time in the Napa Valley with the fall colors decorating even the vinyards with many yellows, oranges, and reds. Graced with a windy river and rolling green hills, it is a lovely background for the life of a dog as well as enjoyment of the culinary and fine arts. The dog show should be a lot of fun, especially if Alex gets awarded Best Puppy!!