A Splendid De-Butt

June 11, 2011

Holmes made his De-Butt as a special today.  He was Best of Breed over two other Specials and three class bitches.  In Colorado that is enough for a Grand Champion Major.  Nothing happened in the Group EXCEPT Holmes did not look out of place.  He is an elegant looking young dog with a floating side gait.  He still needs more table time so that he’s comfortable, but he wasn’t bad on the table — Wendy just mentioned he could be more comfortable.  The show is in an equestrian center on packed dirt.  The grooming is in tents outside — could be more comfortable, but obviously, I’m happy with everything up here today.

I took a photo with the iPhone, but the distance was too great.  I don’t think the little Olympus would have done much better, and I did not bring the Nikon — one too many things to keep track of.

Nola is still not flexing her rear legs.  She’ll get another massage after we show tomorrow.  Then I need to find a way to confine her — very tricky for the flying red puppy.

I’ll check in tomorrow — and will post short results on FB.


  1. carol says:

    Congrats! What a wonderful start as a special!

  2. DeAnn says:

    Whoo hoo! Roll on Team Elyan! Yay Holmes! Sorry to hear that Miss Nola isn’t feeling well. Hope her massage does her some good.

  3. Builder Mama says:

    Yay Holmes!!! Congratulations!

    Poor Naughty Nola…I hope she’s feeling better soon!

  4. How exciting!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! 🙂

  5. Jean from NM says:

    A splendid de-butti indeed. Way to go, Holmes! 🙂