Sunday, 23 November 2008

Esmee's first show

The arctic conditions were nearly enough to put us off going to Dundee Limited Show at Carnoustie but idiocy won over sense and we set out at some ungodly hour in order to reach the venue in time. The car only slithered once although the roads were pretty bad in places. Esmee had reached 6 months last Thursday, so at Dundee she was the great age of 6 months and 2 days! She was entered in AVNSC Toy Open where she won a reserve place out of 5 entries, and she then went into AVNSC Minor Puppy where she won the class, out of 6 entries. You could say we were over the moon (especially as the journey had seemed as though we drove over the moon to get there). She insisted the picture you can see was much preferable to a "show pose" as she was having so much fun in the snow. She would like to thank everyone at the club for being her friends and encouraging her and us to persevere to train her as a show-girl.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Leo & Esmee at Banff Moray & Nairn

We took Esmee to the puppy walk at BM & N match yesterday and she was a very good girl. With just 3 weeks to go to her first show she needs all the practice she can get. Leo came as well as he loves to go out especially if there is showing involved. He was entered in the main match and strutted his stuff without putting a foot wrong - he won BEST IN MATCH! The rosette he won is almost as big as him and I am so proud of him.

Many thanks to the judge, Ann, who thought so highly of him (what a lovely lady!!)