Jan came with Jimmy (formerly known as Gus). Jan and LaVonne co-own Jimmy, officially known to AKC as Joyslyn Golden Tu Mon Ami Inka Dinka Do. We thought that Jimmy and Duncan would have a joyous reunion and enjoy playing with each other again. Nope. Jimmy wanted nothing to do with Duncan, an attitude that perhaps was the result of Duncan coming on too strong. Here's a picture of me with the two brothers.
Another highlight of the match was that my friend, Jane Chapin, won Best Puppy in Match with her Shiba puppy, Zahara. What a thrill that was! Zahara is just 4 months old. In addition to this Best in Match win, Zahara also has two Best Puppy in Show wins at UKC shows.
Rafe and Windy did well at all the shows. Rafe won Best of Breed all 4 days. Windy took Reserve to the 3-point major on Friday and Saturday and won the major on Sunday. These are her first points and I was so happy that she won a major. (One major out of the way and one to go! We're off to a good start!) I hoped to get a photo of her with the judge, but the judge was elusive and never returned to the photographer's set up for photos. Jan took some pictures of Windy in the grooming area. Here is one of them.
One big disappointment was the weather. Rain, rain, rain. Friday and Saturday were cold and windy. The rains came Saturday night and stayed. On Sunday and Monday we were lucky for lulls in the rain which allowed us to load and unload dogs and equipment without getting soaked.
Home again, the dogs were happy to get back into their routine. Duncan, who had behaved so well at the show site and the hotel, turned into a holy terror and made up for his good behavior. He's still at it!
I was also glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed. I enjoyed seeing how the babies had grown while I was away. Here are photos of them at 3.5 weeks.
Life is better when you have a Lhasa to love you!