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It’s official. Buzz is a Rally Master. And, was the second dog in the country to achieve this title making history.

As you’ve probably noticed, there hasn’t been as much news on Chelsea Update the last couple of weeks while I heal from my surgery on Dec. 21.

The good news is, I am now rapidly improving each day and am able to actually sit and work for longer periods of time without discomfort. The walking and lounging in the LaZBoy was fine; the sitting on an office chair, not so much.

But, I’m almost there, so, bring on the Chelsea City Council meeting Monday night and all the other wonderful people and events that make Chelsea such a great community in 2018. I’m ready to head out into the wild to cover them.

What I didn’t report during my recovery was that the day before I had my surgery, I got some very exciting personal news. Buzz, who you may remember finished his Rally Master title back in November, did, indeed, finish as one of the first dogs in the country to achieve this new American Kennel Club title. Goal accomplished.

In fact, he was the second dog in the entire country to attain this title, and along the way the first Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. I have taken a photo of the mail he received as proof of his earning this title and an inquiry to AKC confirmed where he finished in the country-wide pecking order.

So, Chelsea, you have a history-maker in your midst, but don’t tell Buzz that. He might want more time snoozing curled up in my lap or more tummy ribs than he already receives, which would take away from my time covering Chelsea.

Thank you everyone for the well wishes along the way for not only achieving this crazy goal I set for Buzz and me, but also for understanding my fears heading into surgery and your patience while I recovered.

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2 Responses to “Publisher’s message: a happy 2018 update”

  1. Julia Strimer says:

    Glad you are healing well–and congratulations to you and Buzz! The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is one of the most fascinating breeds:
    http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/.....retriever/

    Welcome back!

  2. Crystal Hayduk says:

    Congratulations to Buzz, and to you. This win is a team effort. I’m so glad to hear that you’re healing more and more each day.

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