It was a good drive - the highways were bare and the weather was sunny. I arrived in Red Deer around 4:30 pm. I found my benching spot and set-up my equipment, then went to check into the motel (Motel 6) but they cannot find my reservation. I had booked it online a couple of weeks ago and I do remember receiving a confirmation number but never wrote it down. I did however have it in my email so used the motels computer to locate that email. That's when I discovered that I had made reservations for the following week. Luckily, they had a room for me - and thankfully I had come the correct weekend for the dogshow rather than next weekend. Sheesh.
- Adelaide for her first home-bred champion. I know what a thrill that is and how special.
- Monica for her nice win with 6 month old Fergie - she is a lovely puppy
- Ursula for her boy's new championship (I am having a brain fart for his name)
- Ruth for her girl's win on Sunday
- Wanda for Solo's win
- and last but never least, Paul for Lucy's Best of Opposite on Sunday
Now Lucy was quite the showstopper - literally. Lucy was in standing heat on Sunday and all the boys knew it - especially Solo. I had a difficult time getting Joey's attention, but poor Solo he was howling and jumping around. Wanda certainly EARNED that win on Sunday! The ring stewart told us that we were the most AMUSING breed all weekend. It was a total gong show.
The drive home was good - once again bare, dry pavement. Luckily the storm that hit Calgary did not progress to Red Deer. I did have one moment though - I passed an oncoming police cruiser only to see in my rearview mirror him quickly turn around. I figured... BUSTED! He was coming up fast behind me with his flashers on. I pulled over and much to my relief he sped by me and pulled over the truck that was ahead of me. WHEW!
Got home around 7:30 pm on Sunday much to the delight of Lola, Sparkle and Bogart. I was greated with much howling, leaping, sniffing and licks. I just love coming home to that kind of welcome. It's always nice to sleep in your own bed.