It always reminds me of another dog show that I attended a few years ago in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The Golden Retriever Club of America was having their national event. Golden Retrievers from all over the United States came to compete in everything from conformation to obedience. One of the events held during the week was called 'The Rescue Parade.' Since our Golden Retriever Club was hosting 'the National' as president of the rescue, I was asked to take charge of 'The Rescue Parade.'
For those of you who have never attended one, I find it to be a very touching event. It is one where rescued dogs have their moment to be the star and in the spotlight. As they walk around the center show ring, their story of rescue is told. We start with the oldest Golden and end with the youngest. When I did the parade, each dog was given a rosette (ribbon) with their name and a toy as they left the ring. Ed Rendell, the Governor of Pennsylvania even participated by bringing his 2 rescued Golden Retrievers.