Thursday, June 23, 2011

one of our favorite shows of the year, now come & gone

   Hello once again, everyone!
   Well, the Echo Hills Kennel Club show has now come and gone. It was a good weekend overall! No points over the weekend (we got second place in our Open Blue Merle class both days) but we definitely can say we had a lot of fun! We'd like to send out a special "thank you" to Randy Byrd & Sue Anderson for "adopting" us for the weekend... it was a lot of fun, guys, thanks!  We also enjoyed meeting some of the staff from Eukanuba - what nice people!
   We don't really have much to update. Keebler has blown a lot of coat and lost weight for the summer, but we're working on getting some of the weight back for Lima here next weekend. Hopefully we're successful!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

10 days until one of our favorite shows of the year!

   Well, I'm typing this blog after a failed training session we attempted to complete this morning - Keebler did great, but it is way too hot outside to be running around in circles! Poor Keebler was dragging himself around and I was sweating bullets, so we decided to call it quits and head inside for some cooler air and a big drink of water.
   So everyone - let the countdown begin for the Echo Hills show in Troy Ohio! This is one of our favorite show weekends of the whole year. Echo Hills is a very people (and dog!) friendly kennel club and the show is always fun. This is the weekend of the year we also get to re-unite with old friends and see some people we haven't seen in a while. We also love Echo Hills because in June 2006, we received Winners Dog for 1pt our very first day out in the "real" show ring! Going back to Echo Hills always brings back so many good memories, and it's always just a good time. Our Friday night will feel a little off since this is the first year we will not be competing in the Sanctioned Match - no dogs with majors are allowed to compete, so we're out of the running! But hey, since it's because we have a major towards a championship - we'll gratefully accept the fact we'll be sitting on the sidelines this year!
   Now I'm going to close this blog so I can head off to the gym. My last day of school for the summer was yesterday, so let the fun and dog shows begin!