[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: ring stewarding and thank you, bill!

  • From: "Susan Madlung" <stormygsd@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <Kmgraphic2@xxxxxxx>, <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 06:23:08 -0700

I don't know Bill, but my guess is that being the steward had nothing to do 
with his approach to the job.. I bet he would respond the same way anytime,
not just as part of a stewards role..he sounds like a very special guy!
Sue
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Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] ring stewarding and thank you, bill!


>i learned something new this weekend.  i used to ring steward ALOT in the
> 80's - never cared for it much but it seemed that no one ELSE cared for it
> either and, since it had to be done, i often ended up doing it.  had to do 
> it
> again last year as the AKC decided that, in order to be licensed to judge,
> all your stewarding had to be current (3 years).   i grumbled about it but
> did it.  bobbie kindy just went through the same thing and i'm sure others
> have as well.
> i've stewarded with many different people and learned something from each
> of them.  BUT, this past weekend, i had a real eye-opener.  i am a very
> mechanical steward - just get done what needs to be done - and always 
> thought i
> did it relatively well.  last sunday, bill petterson stewarded for me in 
> that
> awful awful heat.  yes, he did the "job" very quickly and efficiently and,
> yes, that does make a judge's job much easier and run more smoothly.  but,
> wow, i found out just how helpful a steward can be if they take the time,
> which bill certainly did.  he took special care to make sure that i had a
> constant supply of bottled water so i wouldn't get dehydrated and took 
> that to
> great lengths by reminding me, after EACH class, to "go drink!"  during
> breaks, he made me move my chair each time the sun even moved enough to 
> let one
> ray land on my head.  in other words, he watched, was cognizant of 
> everything
> and made sure that neither i nor any handler or dog was going to end up in 
> a
> dangerous position due to the excessive heat that day, something that 
> could
> have happened very easily.
>
> after almost 30 years in this "game" of dogs, i still learn something new
> every day and sunday was no exception.  i now know what it means to be a 
> good
> steward -   thank you bill!!!!!!
> diane
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