Today was the first time that Copper and Kevin had the chance to strut their stuff. At 4-1/2 months old, we didn’t expect the baby to win the whole shebang (and we were correct), but she did very well. By the end of her events (four different times in the rings — two for conformation, one for Novice A Obedience and one for Rally Novice), she was approaching “Old Pro” mode. She will be so much fun to show as she grows into herself. Here are a few photos that I took. I love this puppy’s reach, her pretty front, and more than anything else, her happy attitude. The grass needed mowing so we don’t see much of her legs and feet — unfortunately. Kevin is learning how to show a table dog (he’s a German Shepherd person who has seen the light). His wife Tricia did an excellent job of bathing and grooming. There was no touch-up to do when I arrived with my grooming bag. We’ll try another match on August 17th and then one on the 25th. I don’t know what’s up for September — though Chase and I will be trying to finish his Novice Jumpers Title.
August 4, 2013