Here’s a treat for dog racing fans: The Willamette Valley Basenji Club (http:// will sponsor AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB LURE COURSING at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island, Wash. The press release says, “the dogs will run, rain, shine, snow, sleet or hail.”

Only AKC registered sight hounds can participate. If you want your dog to run, you can see the zillion rules, regulation and cost at

For the rest of us, leashed family dogs are welcome to tag along, admission and parking are free, and you might want to bring a chair. Restrooms will be available, in case you’re wondering, and there will be a potluck lunch.

— Elleda Wilson


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