"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
My month in a nutshell: lots of traveling, two dog shows, a family reunion, a visit from Mom, puppies (!!!), some work at the office, grooming dogs, emails from my puppy owners, calls and emails from people wanting to be put on our waiting lists.
So here we go....
July 1 and 2 were spent at dog shows in West Bend, WI. We had a bit of success, not as much as I'd hoped for, but it is what it is. I took Josh and Onyx, and we participated in three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Saturday at the first show Onyx won Reserve Winners Bitch to the major and Best Puppy. Josh won Best of Opposite Sex. (His photo has not arrived yet or I'd share it with you.) At the second show Onyx won her class (she was the only 6-9 month puppy entered, so that was a sure thing). Josh took Select Dog. Later that afternoon, in the Best Puppy Non-Sporting Group competition, Onyx took a Puppy Group 3. On Sunday, Onyx again was the only one in her class, so the blue ribbon was hers. Josh did not get a placement.
Here is a photo of Josh and me in the ring at West Bend. The photo was taken by Michael Yang.
|Mary's Lhasa Gabe
|Ch. Joyslyn's Midnight Enchantment - the faithful Raven
|Cooper, helping Steve take off his sock
|Cinder in her new home