It is with heartfelt sadness we said goodbye as Absolutely Magic closed its doors at the end of May. A longtime fixture in the Damascus area, chances are you've met one of the owners, Amanda Gross or Barbara Stewart, at pet events around Portland, or at one of the many events they hosted themselves. From basic obedience to agility, rally to conformation, the duo had expanded to include dog daycare. Their facility also played host to drop-in practice sessions for many canine performance activities, plus the emerging sport, Barn Hunting. These ladies are dedicated to the dog community and its shows, and we wish them tremendous success in their adventures ahead.