Monday, January 31, 2011

Hillary wins a GROUP 4

Saturday morning I went off to my first 'weekend' of dog shows since October.  We had a late show time at a new show site in Illinois.  I met Meg Peifer mid-way and we went to the show together.  We had a wonderful time on Saturday taking in the dog show, meeting and chatting with friends we have not seen for a while, meeting new fanciers and finally going to look at a litter of two Papillon puppies.  We topped it off with a nice meal and then back to the motel.  There was not much to report as far as judging went, although Hillary (CH Loteki Down The Garden Path) picked up a point towards her Grand Championship and Asia (Loteki In The Heat Of The Moment) show very well after her long vacation.
Sunday morning, the parking lots were covered with a thin glaze of ice, so one had to be very careful walking.  Papillons were at 9 after 21 other dogs.  Asia showed very well and was awarded WB for a point.  Hillary showed very well also and was BOB!  Now the big decision to stay for the group or not to stay, well, since this was Hillary's 3rd time out as a special and I hoped to show her a bit, I made the decision we'd best stay and get a bit more in ring practice.  The toy group was first, which was wonderful since the groups did not start until 2:30 p.m.  To make a long story short in a very tough toy group, Hillary got her first group placement - a Fourth!  We are hoping for many more!  We arrive home about 7:30 p.m., unloaded, fed the girls, and then had a leftover bowl of potato sausage soup.  It was an enjoyable weekend, now we have to brace for a winter storm to arrive.  Off to the grocery story this a.m.!

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