Our final day of showing was a little more successful than the first.
We didn’t have to bathe or trim the goldens and we weren’t scheduled to enter the ring until at least 10:30am, so we got to sort of sleep in.
When we arrived, we touched up each of the dogs and then went to find a spot to hang out. We found a spot relatively close to ring-side, so we were able to watch the group progression.
When it was Canyon’s turn, I stayed with Arizona and our bag, while Kira went with Huib so that she could take some pictures and give me updates on how they were doing.
They did awesome. first they did their thing in the Canadian Bred Dog class showing, where they were the only ones, so they used it as their warm-up. then they went on to beat the Open Dog for Winner’s Dog.
Next, it was time to compete against at least 7 other goldens for Best of Breed. We knew it was a long shot with there being 3 male Specials competing, so we weren’t too upset when he lost. he did his best and had a good time.
And, the bonus is, he got one more point towards his Canadian Championship, meaning he just needs 4 more.
While this was happening, I was busy trying to keep the Wild Child entertained. As time went on, she got more and more restless. I tried to get her to play with a few toys, no go. I gave her a lint roller and that kept her busy for a while. But, she got even more restless near the end, so when Kira came over to see how we were, I asked if she’d take Arizona for a quick walk up and down the nearby aisle.
Turns out it was a good idea I did because on their way back towards me, Arizona had a gigantic poop!! Kira was SO embarrassed!! She asked a guy to help her and he frantically looked for someone to clean it up. During his mission to find someone, two people stepped in it!! Then, finally someone carried a flower pot over and put it beside the pile, so hopefully no one else would step in it.
After a few minutes of waiting for the guy to return, Kira gave up and ran back to me with Arizona. She was just in time for Huib to exchange Canyon for Ari.
Arizona made her debut as a Baby Puppy. She did quite well. She was beat by the boy baby puppy, but he was also a month older, so we won’t hold it against her.
We have some work to do with her, but overall I thought her debut went quite well.
to give her and Huib another chance to practice before she becomes eligible to begin earning points, we have entered her as a Baby Puppy in the Georgina Kennel & Obedience Club show on November 9th.
This time we will remember not to feed her before the show 😉