|Louis - Mr Amazing|
I decided to take Kaiah and Ross for the experience of a loud busy show which of course they took in their stride. Ross was second of two in puppy, I guess the other puppy was nice enough, but having seen her last at her previous shows I did start to wonder why she placed them as she did. I think her biggest fopar of the day must have been in the junior class when the best dog stood last. I'm not saying this because he belongs to a friend, but he's a super youngster. Bella won PG easily and none of the Open dogs entered, including Loki, had bothered to get out of bed to turn up! LOL. Kaiah was in open bitch, only 2 of the entries present and the other bitch is one I have admired. I was shocked to win the class, not because Kaiah didn't deserve too but because I'd come to the conclusion that with this judge, my face just does not fit!
|Kaiah and Bella in the challenge|
My friends kept me grounded, and being non confrontational as I am I said nothing. But still seething a while later I told the people she was chatting to that I had heard every word. They said .. "Oh you know what she's like, a bit nuts and rose tinted glasses." Well no actually, I didn't know she was like that and I guess considering her a friend of 5 or so years I was completely taken aback!
In future my fond memories of this show will far out way the one negative experience and the poor judging. I'll remember sitting under that tree chatting and laughing with my lovely friends, (though some where absent and missed) I'll remember meeting lovely new people who I'm sure will become friends. I'll remember Bella and Marco sitting by the fence wearing their halos, whilst Ross auditioned to be a JCB and Kaiah helped with the removal of branches. I'll laugh as I remember Jackie and Linda getting covered in the evacuated soil .. and how many times did I have to clean Ross down before the class? I'll remember Claire bring Barney .. Sammi's brother to see me, and her fantastic attitude towards her gran daughter and how wonderful all the dogs where with her. I'll remember Sari cuddled on Tish's lap and Tish arriving back wearing her ice cream 5 mins before she was due in the ring. It must be the way to do it eh .. top winner Sari. I'll remember the carpets of bluebells , the May Bug and the stunning Kites ...I'll remember Linda's face as we told her we were not going shopping, and those bikes .. OMG those bikes and Ian's profanities!!! Yeah despite the judging it was a lovely day, such a shame there's always one that tries to spoil it .. thankfully she failed.