It has been very busy out AND my laptop at home (which I keep docked when it’s not traveling with me) installed an automatic update. That update made the machine not recognize the wireless mouse/keyboard that I use with it. The itsy bitsy laptop keyboard is not comfortable for my fingers so I put off updating until today when I am back in the office.
First, I mentioned on Facebook that Chase has a dryer coat in gold lame’. We used it to control his butt curls and it works wonderfully. We were at the High Desert Show Cluster Saturday through yesterday. On Saturday, he wore the coat from the car into the building. As we came into the grooming room someone shouted, “Oh look, Elvis is alive and he just entered the building!” Now why would they say that?
Unfortunately, the photo is a little yellow because of the florescent overhead lights. This drying coat is the best thing since puffed wheat! I think he looks more like a short-legged character from the Avengers than he looks like Elvis — or maybe Liberace. I need to sew a big C on it.
So, the wrap-up for the show: Chase was Best of Breed Saturday and Monday for two 5-point Grand Champion majors. On Sunday and yesterday he was Select for 1 point each day (the girls had the big entry). That leaves us needing one Grand Champion point for his title. Chase’s son Rango took the cross-over BOW on Monday for a 4-point major. He was in the 9-12 puppy class. I actually handled him in Best of Breed to earn his cross-over while Jessica Viera was doing a lovely job presenting Chase. Although Chase has been shown only a handful of times in the last 19 months (while he was herding), he stepped right up to the plate. He moved beautifully, tried to give the judges kisses (wily boy, isn’t he?), and did everything Jess asked of him — well, except on Sunday. Nola has been in season and Sunday, Chase’s hormones got the better of him. He looked like a tuning fork on the table. From some distance you could see even his ears quivering. The judge (who had given him his first major, at the same show, on Mothers Day four years ago) told me she still loved him, but couldn’t reward him when he wouldn’t act like a Special. That’s just a boy thing, but an expensive one.
No decision on the well issue at the house. My neighbors are hiding from me, the man who owned the vacant lot next door said he let it revert to the prior owners — so now I need to contact them to pay their share of the necessary well maintenance. The actual well is located on their acre so I suppose there could be a lien against the property. However, the well drilling people are going to want money — they just don’t operate on promises.
I’m going to do work now. I have clients in need. Have a great rest of the week.