|Left to Right: Sandy, me. CJ|
Friday's show was a bust for us. The judge was evidently not impressed! The wins went to others.
The Lhasas showed late in the day on Sunday and, since I had already turned Rusty over to CJ, Jane and I decided to get an early start home after the Shibas were done showing.
Regular readers of this blog know that I say "my dogs teach me humility." They seem to strive to embarrass me. Ebony is no different. I was riding high on Saturday and so confident going into Sunday that she would do well at her very first official point show. What did she do? Well, she managed to win the prize for making me humble. I can truly say that never has one of my other show dogs in all 50 years done what she did in the ring. Oh, she went around like a champ. She stood well on the table. She did her down. She did her back. Then as the judge was looking at her, she peed. I cleaned it up. Judge said, "Let's do the down and back again." We got halfway down and she threw up some foamy white stuff. I cleaned it up. We finished the down and went back. She stood in front of the judge. He sent us around. We got back to our spot. She pooped!! I cleaned it up. And I am telling you that I put her in the exercise pen where she peed and pooped only an hour before!
|Ebony first point show|
Having no snow shovel, we cleared an area for the exercise pen and mat using a dust pan. It worked, just took some time. Soon a snow plow arrived to clear the parking lot and by noon, all the snow (except the huge piles made by the snow plow) had melted. Unfortunately, we were parked in a low spot and now had to avoid walking through a "lake" to get to the RV.