I’m well-known as a bad blogger during dog show season. My mind is occupied with ring training, travel plans, and ribbons. This year has been a nice quiet year (mostly by choice). We’ve scaled back quite a bit, and I’ve only accepted a very few dogs for training or handling. We hit two shows in April, and two in May, but are only planning on one for each remaining month. It’s just been too long away from home when I have a wee girlie (who’s now 22 months old) waiting for my return.
In a couple of weeks we head off to Nanaimo. We’ll be flying to this show, which will be a new experience for me. Normally my assistant, Jewles, and I drive everywhere. This one is a 20 hour drive, and I’m only taking two client dogs – so it’s looking like flying will be the most cost effective way to get there and back. Wish us luck. 🙂
Here are some candids of Sunny (Hileigh’s Blazing Sunshine) and I in the ring at a few different shows, and one of him relaxing in one of our many hotel rooms with Jewles.
Sunny in the ring at his first show, in Battleford Saskatchewan
Sunny at the HCKOC show in Saskatoon, SK
Sunny, self-stacked, in the group ring in Regina, SK.
Enjoying some off time at the Tropical Inn with Jewles.
Sunny is now sitting on eight points, and has already earned his first major – all as a Junior Puppy. Also accompanying us to this next show will be Claire, a lovely black and tan girl who has earned four points being owner handled. Wish us all luck as we head off to B.C. in June.
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As a dog lover in general, and a Chihuahua fancier in particular, you knew I’d eventually have to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Well… not much I can say about this stinker of a movie except PEEEE-U. Wow. It was really THAT bad. I thought, if nothing else, it should be cute. But no. I can’t even say that about it. The story was lame, the acting was bad, the voice overs were dull, the CGI was horrible. Aye Chihuahua!
The only redeeming part of this movie, was the scene in the Aztec ruins. “Small but Mighty”. I’ve been saying it for years.
Chihuahuas are not the yippy, shaking, fufu dogs that some people seem determined to turn them into. They are a lot of dog. They are incredibly intelligent, and run circles around any novice human cohabitants. There is a reason people talk about them as if they are “bad dogs” – it’s because the outsmart their people on a regular basis. Love, love, love these dogs. They are MY breed… but they are SOOOO not for a novice dog person. They really do require someone who knows dogs, understands dog language, and can give them the credit they are due.
I’m a Chihuahua lover, and like any devotee of a particular breed, I’m the first in line to tell you all the reasons a Chihuahua is the wrong breed for you. Still sticking around after that long list? Then maybe you might be ready for one.
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