Sunday, March 1, 2009

My First Dog Show

Can you believe I was in a dog show? I wasn't too nervous, but my mom sure was. We took a long ride to Anchorage..but I'm used to being in my crate and I like road trips! I never make a peep, but I like to stop and get out now and then, and play in the snow.
When we got to Anchorage, we went to a Bed and Breakfast. I thought bed meant Mom's bed, but it didn't..and I thought breakfast meant I could snack on the owner's cats, but it didn't.
So I was a good girl. Mom had to carry me up and down the stairs to our room downstairs, but other than that it was a very nice and cozy place. My crate fit nicely right in the closet!
We got up super early for the show. Mom didn't want to hand me over to the groomers, so she had already taken me to the dog wash, and to my own nice vet for toenail clipping. I think I looked pretty shiny and pretty! We drove downtown and went into this HUGE building! I'm not a real spooky dog, but I decided I wanted to hang close to mom for a bit. I mean, there must have been 500 dogs there. And the sound of (shudder) blow dryers going like mad!
Phew. Then we spotted our Corgi group from our town. I was happy to see my buddies! Mom walked me all over the whole big room, so I could get used to what was going on. It was kind of loud, but I like to be loud so that was okay with me. Mom washed my feet and put white powder on them. She did NOT use the blow I was plenty happy about that. She checked my teeth and my ears, and put a show leash on me. Then we waited and waited.
Finally our turn came for class. The judge was really nice to me, and when it was my turn on the table I tried to hold still for her but I think I wiggled a bit anyway. She still liked me! She gave my mom a blue ribbon, and then later in another class, a PURPLE one! I like purple, but nobody would let me eat it. Hey, I won it, right?
So thats what a dog show is all about. I guess if mom wants to, we can do it again someday. I'm up for anything that involves treats, buddies, and toys in my crate!


The Empty Envelope said...

Awww!! I can't tell who has a bigger smile!! She is so cute. Congrats on the win!!