Well its Monday again and that means back to work. I hate my job, but as the only person in my family with a full time job, I am terrifically happy that I have it, so I won't complain and just motor on.
This weekend was the UGSDA clubs last UKC show for the year. Sadly due to the weather there were not nearly as many people at the show, but it was fun none the less. The UGSDA club is the one that is looking at bringing UKC agility back to Minnesota, so I think its important to support the club. I entered both Grace and Peace, and asked a couple of my non conformation friends to come give me a hand showing. Saturday Crystal (Reactive Champion) came and handled Grace. Crystal had never done the conformation thing, so this was entirely new for her. And she did a great job, she and Grace beat Peace and I and they took a Group 3. (Which was better than Peace did in any of the other shows.) I was so happy to see them do so well and to be able to watch my dog from the outside of the ring. I made Crystal take the ribbons home. I think she had a good time, I know I did!
Christi (Maggie the weight pulling Border Collies mom) was also there this weekend. She was helping another friend with her Weims, and she also took Grace in for one of the shows yesterday. I've watched Christi showing several times now, and she just keeps getting better and better. i am thinking it wont be long before she has a conformation dog too.
In the second show yesterday, Christi was in the ring with the weims so I asked Suri, one of the young juniors if she would like to take Grace in. She couldnt lift her, but we asked the judge if the steward would be allowed to help with the lifting to the table which she was fine with. I was so happy to see how well Suri handled Grace, and equally how really nicely Grace showed for her. Suri is really getting to be a good handler, both in the conformation ring and with her weight pulling sammy. Its so fun to watch these kids grow and learn.
Yesterday I alos handled DJ a little Papillon for Carol. I adore DJ he is just such a fun little guy, but compared tothe cardis it is like having a fly on a string! We didnt win, but then we weren't supposed to so I guess thats OK. Carols little black and white pap took breed 3 out of the 4 shows at only 8 months old. She is a stunner, very flashy and hasa terrific attitude.
Plus I won a bunch of stuff in the raffle to support a local GSD and Corgi rescue. All in all an enjoyable weekend.