I've got to add a few other small details to Lonnie's story:
I'm stressing later Saturday night while talking in the hotel parking lot. My seasoned marshal has a true family emergency and will be there for set up but has to leave early. 1st person to step up and volunteer to stay and help, mind you he has a 5 hour drive home and his whole family with him, is none other than the infamous Lonnie.
I figured with 3 dogs reaching 500 points and 1 hitting 1, 000 that I better have some nice ribbons or I would be tarred and feathered à
I'm glad everyone, including Bill and the family, had a good time. I was extremely happy that they were there and could share memories about a woman we all greatly cared for.
PS - How's the new collar working?