There are a great many proposals on the Cavalier Club AGM agenda this year. It makes interesting reading.
My guess is that most of the health related items will be defeated by the same people who overturned the decision to include the SM breeding guidelines last year.
They will turn up in force and unfortunately the less belligerent members, who do not want confrontation and intimidation, will stay at home.
So, what are some of the other proposals? ............
The Cavalier Club committee are making yet another attempt to get the SM guidelines added to their Code of Good Practice.
There is a proposal aimed at stopping me from being elected again to the committee..
There is one, submitted by me, proposing that all committee members set an example by agreeing to breed according to the guidelines while they are serving on the committee.
I also proposed that stud dog and brood bitch trophies were only awarded to health tested cavaliers, and that as the Club has a far flung national membership, postal votes should be allowed for AGM proposals.
There was another proposal asking that committee members should sign an undertaking not divulge any confidential information.
I would support that proposal, as long as the confidential information had been given and received as part of that member's committee duties,
If the proposers are trying to suggest that nothing about cavaliers or cavalier owners should be mentioned outside of the closed circle of breeders and breed clubs, then that is completely wrong and I would disagree.
Despite the proposers' libellous attempt to link this proposal to my interview on the film Pedigree Dogs Exposed, the information I gave there was not in any way confidential, but was something that was discussed openly and widely with many exhibitors, at more than one show, by the owner of the dog concerned.
The owner had herself spread the information about the dog's SM status in early 2005.
To try and argue, as some of the more intellectually challenged have done, that widely known and widely discussed information suddenly transform into confidential issues when they reach committee members ears is plainly ridiculous.
Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi