We finished our 3 days (Thursday-Saturday) at the Cotton Cluster dog show in Priceville, Alabama with lots of ribbons and wins. Really it was just 2 days because the show superintendent Foy Trent totally messed up our entries so Lilly was never able to show Thursday and Lilibeth's didn't count. SUCH a waste of hundreds of dollars so we hope Foy Trent will at least reimburse our entry fees. However, on Friday Lilibeth won Winners Bitch for 2 more points toward her championship and Lilly won Best Bred By on Saturday! (Lilly also showed BEAUTIFULLY with her tail up both days. Jeff the hubby showed her Friday and he has a special way with her .... she relaxes with his confidence and calm nature. ;)
Doris however rocked the show ring with her BPUP 4-6 month puppy class on Friday and Saturday. She won Best of Breed both days and placed in the Toy group both days. Taking 2nd place in the Group however was actually pretty special because the 1st place Toy Group winner both days was an amazing Italian Greyhound who was handled by James Moses' incredible assistant with Jimmy sitting ringside coaching beforehand etc. (To understand how famous Moses is, he has judged at Westminster several times). So, GO DORIS! for taking 2nd to this amazing dog and beating out some really pretty papillons and other breeds. But mostly, we are just happy she had fun and LOVES the show ring! Friday she had "a little too much fun" and was barking and hopping and jumping for joy. Sigh. But Saturday, we did some structured training with a target stick (we don't believe in choke collars and such) and it helped tremendously. If we can keep her having fun at shows like this, finishing her championship should be a breeze!
On Friday we celebrated the wins with a trip to Monte Sano Mountain State Park and got some nice photos of everyone while we enjoyed the sunset.
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.