The bad news is that one bitch was absent so our major broke. She won’t be here tomorrow either — so no major tomorrow, but she wasn’t entered on Monday — a different bitch is, so we do have the major Monday, Tuesday and then Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Durango.
The rest of the show was A-OK. Holmes was Winners Dog and Best of Winners for 2 more points. He looks like a real Cardigan again and showed well. I’m happy because I think he is such a handsome boy.
Little Nola? Now that was a trip. I took the dogs to the show site on Friday afternoon. Wendy bathed and groomed Holmes and I walked around with Nola to acclimate/de-sensitize her. She thought she had died and gone to heaven — all the people, all the dogs, all the treats. Leap, cavort, beg, lick, bark, munch. No fear! Today, she was so very happy both in and out of the ring. I had a moment to talk with Jim Reynolds after he judged Cardigans and he said she had beautiful structure, but he was never able to see her move. She was 3rd of 3 and deserved to be 4th. She danced, only two feet on the ground at a time — sometimes only one, waving that pretty tail in the air like a flag. Wendy thinks she’s wonderful anyway. I’m just hoping that by Monday she’s in the dog show groove and understands that she is to trot on command. It was an 8:00 AM ring time. Tomorrow is 12:30 — perhaps naughty Nola will be tired out by time to show.