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September 2011

2011 Annual WAPPS Pet Stylist Invitational


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Its that time of year again!

Our 6th annual Pet Stylist Invitational will be held this year on October 9th! 

This year's venue has graciously been offered to be held at the Central Bark in Madison, WI.

The day will begin for competitors at 9am for prejudging, and for show attendees not competing in the grooming competition, the doors will open at 10am.

The day's events and lineup are as follows, however, minor last minute changes may take place:


8am   Competitors arriving

9am    Prejudging for Competition starts

10am  Invitational opens for all attendees

10am  Two-tiered Potpourri Grooming Competition begins

12pm  Grooming Competition Ends & Judging begins

1pm    Awards & Placement announcements & Competition photos taken

1pm    Catered full lunch served

2pm    Hands on critiques of competition dogs in open forum discussion

3pm    Breeder/Handler hosted breed class: Schnauzers- Miniature/Standard/Giant

4pm    Clipper Vac Salon Demo

6pm    Raffle winners announced

7pm    WCMCS Written Master exam session ends

8pm    Invitational Ends



                                      **All day**

                          Groomer's Tool Swap & Sale

                               ExcelaGroom  booth

                                    UltraLift Booth

                               Element Shears for sale

       Hundreds of DVDs and Books at hand for leisure viewing

               Free samples and giveaways for all attendees

                On site membership registration & renewal

                 On site WCMCS Master Written Exam class


                                  We've come a long way!

Download Fair Enrollment fee schedule

Download Groom Fair Sign up

Download Competitor Groomer sign up

Attendee insurance waiver


For attendees traveling & needing hotel accomodations, email me for the contact for a pet friendly hotel offering WAPPS member discounted rates!

Healthy Autumn Canine Brownies!

An excellent recipe for Autumn canine brownies!

Healthy Autumn Brownies

These rich but delectable brownie-style treats can be made with any one of our dehydrated raw foods for dogs, and make use of some of the fall’s healthiest vegetables and fruits. Squash may be substituted for sweet potatoes if desired.


2 Eggs

½ Cup of Cooked, Mashed Sweet Potato

½ Cup of cooked Parsnips, finely diced

3/4 Cup of Diced Ham

¼ Cup Grated Gruyere Cheese

¼ Cup of Dried Cranberries

4 Tbsp Applesauce

2 cups of Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Dog Food

1 ½ Cups Warm Meat Broth (low sodium, if commercial)

1 Small Pinch fresh or Dried Rosemary (optional)

What To Do:

Hydrate the food using the warm meat broth.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly. Mix in the applesauce, ham and cheese.

Mix the sweet potato or squash into the hydrated food, along with the parsnips & cranberries.

Add the egg mix to the Sweet Potato mix and combine thoroughly.

Spread in a thin layer onto a well greased baking sheet.

Grate a little extra cheese on top if desired and cook at 300 F for about 60 minutes or until the top is slightly dried and slightly crispy.

Cool thoroughly and cut into squares to serve.

For firmer treats, divide the mix into teaspoon sized drops and space evenly on a baking sheet, flattening gently with the spoon. Cook as above.

*Oatmeal and a little ground meat can be used as a substitute for the THK products.