Thursday, June 07, 2007

To See and to Be Seen

Ladies' Dog Club and Framingham District Kennel Club, 2nd in Open, Reserve Winners' Bitch both days

The Ladies' Dog Club has been a Boston tradition since the Victorian era. I've always had a major soft spot for their shows, ever since my very first Bearded Collie (Merlin) got his first ribbon at Ladies'. The Minuteman folks used to have a big Beardie get-together at that show, too.

The show has changed venues since those days. It (and the Framingham show) now take place at the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds in Wrentham (which was the Wrentham State School back when I lived in town). Dinah and I were able to crash at my dad's house, visit with the family, see a friend of mine from high school, and still have a ten-minute commute to the show site. Sweeeeet.

Dinah made a very nice showing at Ladies', even though we came in second both days to our Beardie-friend Rosie. Rosie went BOS one day and BOB the other to finish her championship. Her owner was so happy she cried; it had been a long time coming. Dinah looked lovely and behaved nicely, even though Auntie Karen handled her one day and Uncle Brian did the other day -- and Kathy was occupied with handling Rosie. Now that Rosie's finished, Dinah moves up to the top of Kathy's handling food chain -- as far as class dogs are concerned. I'm sure there will be days when Dinah and Traveler get to face each other in BOB, but we'll work that scenario out when we come to it.

Dinah also earned her Canine Good Citizen title at the POC match this weekend, so she is now Breaksea November Storm, HIC, CGC.

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