Lilibeth and Robert had fun at the Asheville, NC shows. It was wonderful seeing some friends and their new pugs and the weather was divine (not too much rain on one day :) for the outdoor venue. Here they are showing off some of the ribbons they won (and Lilibeth won a toy!)
Robert (shown by me in owner-handled) won select to the #2 pug in US (shown by M. Scott, a professional handler) and Lilibeth won Best of Breed AND the Toy Group in the 4-6 puppy. Alas, a Frenchie beat her in Best in Show. The outdoor venue was challenging for her (little tiny puppies in tall, wet grass with LOTS of smells provides for major challenges!) Sadly, she could only compete Sat. because Robert's best of breed conflicted with her ring time on Sunday.
They had SO much fun on their trip into downtown Asheville. We headed to "3 Dog Bakery", parallel parked (wahoo!) and then walked a few blocks toward the bakery. En route, I noticed the pugs stopped at one window of a vacant store to sniff .... but I kept looking for the sign. We walked a block or so beyond the bakery's address and couldn't find it anywhere! Turns out that the vacant store the pugs were so interested in was the bakery .... which was unfortunately a victim of the pandemic.
So, we headed to another dog store which was really awesome and even got some raw meat and treats AND a cool bandana that said "stay weird, Asheville, NC" and awesome Asheville cookies.
The best part of the trip was the drive home where we stopped at several overlooks and trails in the Great Smoky Mountains.
They were patient with me in the hotel while I had to judge 2 major piano competitions virtually (about 7-8 hours of work each) but we still got lots of adventures in. Lilibeth even saw a DOUBLE RAINBOW!
Amy - Concert pianist, composer, lecturer, teacher, adjudicator, pug lover, dog trainer, soap and candle maker, owner Unique Boutique for Pet Owners, and co-owner Pickwick Pugs along with her husband, Dr. Jeff McLelland, concert organist, music director, and awesome care giver of the grumble.