Saturday we had a lovely day at the Pet & Animal Expo Show. Hope was entered and did okay but her handler was a real doofus! LOL They called us in in catalogue order and bugger it all but that meant I was in first! Couldn't see the steward to see what was said (which, I learned too late was to take them all the way around once, then set them up) and didn't hear it, so I blanked and thought,"Oh s***, what the HECK did she have the class before do?!?!" Hopefully didn't hinder the others too much! Miss Hope behaved decent despite her owners doofus-status and ghe got 3rd place. I can't gripe because the pups who got 1st and 2nd were utterly cute little tykes!
In we went, set up, Hope stood pretty steady for the judge during exam. Did a triangle, finished up,
... round about and the judge pointed one, two, three. We were third place. Picked up my pretty girlie, twirled her, cuddled her, hugged her and thanked her for a job nicely done and got lots of puppy kisses! :-)
"Oose my girlie? Oose my good Hopeie puppy! Such a good baby my girl is!" (Attack of the kissy puppy!!!)
Spent a little bit of time at the breed booth but not too much because Hope was still pretty tired from it all and instead of greeting every person was simply scouting out the prams for kids. Visited with Helen at the Poodle booth. I adore her dogs but alas she didn't bring Tyger (wah! I loves Tyge!) though she had a Jordan daughter there to admire.
Now, while our results weren't too exciting, I have to send out
to Amanda on Leo and Kinta, who BOTH got BEST IN GROUPS for their respective classes!!! Holy moley, betchya you didn't have to take the car home on account of floating there!
Mini-brags on a few of Hope's relatives as well. Her half sister (mother's side) Jahz has had an AWESOME few agility trials and come away with some freaking AMAZING times!!! I really kind of am crossing fingers Hope is a liddle bit slower... else I'm going to have a hard time keeping up with her! Her litter-brother Floyd, aka Cuebiyar Body N Soul was Best Baby of Breed in 2 recent shows which isn't a bad start either.
Mister Bubby Lala had some fun but unfortunately found it hard to nap and got the grumpies come the afternoon. However I did get one classic shot of him... Mister Vegemite, eatting his sandwhich... vegemite smeared all over his face, shirt, pants and hands due to the enthusiasm of it! I have another I've got to do, which is of him enjoying the big plush bed I got for the dogs.
And now, I'm going to go join my dogs, child and husband in flopping for a nap! ;-)