Other than feeding and cleaning up after puppies, not much is new around here. When I last wrote, we were getting ready to go to 4 days of shows in Amana, Iowa. We went and had some good luck.
These shows were held outside for most of the breeds. On day one the sky opened and there was a downpour. I had promised my friend Jane that I would help her show her Shibas. Their ringtime was 8:00 and by the time we were done, we were all soaked to the skin! It was worth it though when Jane's dog won the major.
I was staying with friends Jan Graunke and Karen Schlais. When I returned to Jan's motorhome, I announced that there was no way I was going to show my Lhasas and get them soaking wet after spending so much time getting them groomed and ready for the shows. They agreed, so we all cozied down in the warm and dry motorhome, kept the Lhasas dry and cozy too, and hoped for clearer skies on Saturday.
On Saturday and Sunday, my 9 month old Rusty won a major each day. We did have a photo taken of one of the wins. I'll post it when it gets here. 10-month-old Emmy took Reserve on Saturday and Sunday, but on Monday my prayers were answered and she won the points. That was all she needed to earn her championship.
The downside of course is that now she no longer needs to go to shows and she's going to be upset when I take Rusty and leave her at home. She likes to show except she doesn't like the table exam. (Her opinion is that being touched by strangers is not appropriate for princesses!)
If you are wondering why I am not posting photos of our puppies, it is because it's Lynn's turn to take a vacation, and he is out of state visiting relatives, so there has not been a photographer here. We'll get some photos to post next time I write.