This was our first show since July and I decided that rather than being nervous that we would just consider it as a practice type show. I had debated with myself all the week before and continued as I drove along about why I'm still trying to show him. It is expensive. There are the entry fees, travel expenses, and if it is overnight then I have to board the other 3 dogs and pay for our hotel. Plus it takes time to really prepare a dog for showing. But I love the dogs and enjoy the shows. For some reason I just can't give this up. After Saturday I made up my mind to really give this a serious try. That means dedication on my part to exercise him every day and to work on my grooming skills. I think it is my feeble attempt at grooming that is hurting him. He does good in the ring and I think with a little serious practice he'll be perfect. I can't go to every single show (I have to work to support the doxie crowd at my house and pay our mortgage), but I'm going to get to the ones I can.
|Hey, Mom, did I win this blue ribbon?|
|Mom and I are tailgating today! Whoopee!|