Fun Dog Show set for May 11

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Grand Marshals this year are Dave and Anna Brohawn with their Italian Greyhounds Neco and Luigi.

CAMBRIDGE — Warm weather is here and that means it is time to show off your adorable, fur baby dogs. You know there is no other like it and you can show him off at the Fun Dog Show, May 11.

The show will be held rain or shine right on the beautiful Choptank River at Sailwinds, Governors Hall. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the fun goes on till 2 p.m. The grand parade starts at 10 a.m.

No pedigree required, but pups must be 6 months or older. Entry fee of $5 for the first category entered. Then there is a fee of $4 for all additional categories. Enter as many as you like.

There are many categories including: demonstrations of obedience, best groomed, best trick, best large dog, best small dog, dog that looks most like its owner and many more. So put on their best costumes, dress alike or not, and come enjoy the show.

There will be refreshments available, raffle items including an American Girl Doll and lots of gift certificates and prizes for doggie and owners.

This annual event is sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church of Cambridge. Part of the proceeds to be donated to Baywater Animal Rescue in Dorchester County.

You can be a sponsor for $250 and receive a full page free ad, or advertise in the brochure. Ads begin at $65 for 1/3 page and range to $200 for full outside or inside cover. Or make a dedication to be listed in the brochure for a dog in your family, contact Sue Todd at 410-463-0946 or Robin in the church office 410-228-3161.

By donating a door prize you may also receive a free ad in the brochure.
This year the dog show will be in honor of Jerry Boyle. His dog, McGuigan, and he, were the shows first Grand Marshals 21 years ago. “His contributions to our community will be fondly remembered and memorialized.”

Grand Marshals this year will be David and Anna Brohawn and their
two pups Neco and Luigi, both Italian Greyhounds, the smallest of the sighthounds. These dogs are super fast, can run at top speeds of up to 25 mph, and, coupled with their high prey drive, means, if one got loose, good luck catching them.

They got Neco at just 8 weeks of age from Hailsville, Mo., weighing just 2 lbs and he has completely taken over the Brohawn household from day 1.

After 3 years of being an only pup, they decided to get a companion for him and learned of Italian Greyhound rescue organizations, which is how Luigi Giuseppe found David and Anna. Luigi came from a phenomenal group called Healing Hearts Italian Greyhound Rescue, and, as a way of giving back to this group and others for placing these precious pups in loving homes, both David and Anna volunteer for Mid Atlantic IG Rescue.

Neco just turned 7 on April 2, and celebrated with his biological brother Amico Glessner, who resides with his ‘pawrents,’ Jack and Patti Glessner.

Luigi will celebrate his 7th birthday on Independence Day. These dogs have brought long lasting friendships with other IG owners, as the pups get together throughout the year for play dates ranging from beach days to camping outings to the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Annapolis.

Anna and Dave find it hard to leave them to go to work, but it’s a joyous reunion when they return home in the late afternoon. In addition to the two pups, they enjoy special times with their two grandsons, Hudson and Hanson, who are 7 and 2, respectively.

David works in sales for Tri-Gas & Oil and Anna works for Talbot County Public Schools as a middle school science teacher.

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