Lowri - I had the best time this weekend! We went up to the dog shows in Huntington, WV. After a potentially significant error - TM thought the show was in Beckley - we went to Huntington Saturday morning at about 3:30 AM. We didn't get a lot of sleep on Friday night, so we were all tired for the show.
First off, TM noticed that we had a judge change. Ms. Michele Billings was replaced by someone TM didn't know. TM watched him judge some of the other breeds. She decided that he was doing a pretty fair job. MC groomed me up and we went into the show ring. I WON!
Because I went BOB, I also won BOB Owner-Handled. I got to show in two Group places! In the OH group, I WON! I won it ALL. Then I went to the Best in Show Owner-Handler. That judge didn't think I was the most beautiful one there. TM said it was okay, she was still taking home the best dog!
In the regular Group, I got dumped. Completely, dumped. We went off to find our motel. We all climbed into our beds and got some sleep.
Today, we went back to the show. The judge who dumped me in Group was our breed judge today. TM and MC had no idea what she would do. I ended up winning Breed, but it was touch and go there for a bit. In the Group place, I won a quarter of it. TM laughed when she saw my numbers for dogs defeated. My last show I won something like 215 points for a quarter of the group place. Today, I got 15 points. TM snickered, but thought it was better than nothing (which I almost got).
We drove home and talked to MP and G'ma Janet on the car phone. It helped the trip go faster. I am glad to be home with Papa Ron. TM is too.