October 15th 2004 10:48 pm
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We just got back from the last show, Mom bought me this great new collar from Tom Ratliff there, I really like it. I went outside this morning with my new collar on and my basketball was out there so I started attacking it. I feel like I was doing it forever and then Mom got me in action on film and took some pics. The other day when she was doing yard work I was playing with my basketball the whole time, its so much fun, way better than a tennis ball anytime, I can do it all day.
October 15th 2004 10:34 pm
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Another dog show this time we got there so early in the morning 5am, I had to sleep in a crate once the tent was finally set up. Mom brought the crate into the tent with her, at least I had my blankie in there with me. Its just too bad I didn't get any Pizza on the way, see the other dogs had to ride in their crates, all except me and mom, my real mom that is. I tried to get Pizza out of the plastic container and now I think I ruined it, its cracked and got holes threw the plastic lid.
In the morning we got let out to go potty and walk around a bit. It was about 8:30 so mom had 1.5 hours of sleep...lol. Mom took care of registering us and waited around for everything to get started. I got to go first before the other dogs. We went into Judges Choice, I was so excited but it didn't seem to last long, as soon as we walked in the judge picked out real quick. Mom took a picture of me with my win and then put me in my crate for awhile. She went to watch the puppy classes. Some relatives of my "sister" were in there, a 1/2 sister and brother, her 1/2 sister won a 3rd place. Then came time for me and my "sister" to go, she was handled by mom's friend because we're in the same class. I was really happy to get out and get in the ring, but we had to wait in the holding area and my "sister" was saying things to me so I yelled back at her. Usually I bark and yell at all the dogs, but Mom was giving my lots of attention and trying to keep me calm, my "sister" usually doesn't care much about other dogs, but I think she wanted to pick a fight with me and I don't really like her much anyway. Finally time to enter the ring. I was getting a little rowdy, but I wasn't being too much of a brat, I just see all the other dogs and get so excited. My "sister' she would still try to look at me and bark, but just for a second, her 1/2 sister was next to me but she was just standing there. I tried barking at her to get her to bark back but she wouldn't do a thing. After all the other dogs were looked at, it was time to hand out the ribbons. I got 1st place, I was sooooo happy, then that black dogs who's ears stick up she got the 2nd place, and then my "sister" got 3rd place, she always has to get attention just because I do. I had to go back in the crate for awhile after getting some water, then Mom had to show my "brother" I guess he's really hard to handle and the dog next to him kept barking and got him barking. He also got a 1st place. Then my real dog Mom took a 2nd place. Me and my "brother" both had to go back in the ring and try for Best Of Show, Mom's friend handled my "brother". I really wanted another Best Of Show, I was so bad in the ring and excited, I did well the first time but the 2nd time was just too hard and all the other dogs were acting up so much it took a long time for him to go through and judge. But I didn't win it and neither did my "brother". After some people were talking and said he didn't like to give out Best Of Show to dogs he gave Judges Choice to, because people would think he was biased, I don't know, it doesn't seem very fair to me. But I don't really care I'm just happy I get to go to great places and have fun. That night I slept in the tent with Mom, I got to snuggle up next to her and keep her warm. I didn't win anything though and neither did my "sister" haha, but the Judge did make some very bad picks:( My "brother" got another first place, thats just no fair. But he didn't get a Best Of Show, the Judge said that it was so hard to judge that class, it was as hard as a CH of CH class with so little difference between each dog. I got in some trouble on the way home, I really demonlished the plastic container the Pizza was in, but there wasn't any Pizza because my "sister's" 1/2 sister broke out of her crate and ate it. I didn't know so on the way home I broke it open and did find some butter/garlic sauce, that was yummy. But I don't think I was supposed to eat that??