Monday, July 09, 2007

Weddings and Lottery Tickets

Farmington Valley KC, 7/7/07
Naugatuck Valley KC, 7/8/07
3rd place, both days

Apparently churches and casinos were the places to be this past weekend. Since Saturday's date was 7/7/07, people rushed out to get lucky on what looked like a lucky day. Greg had a wedding and a memorial service to play this past weekend -- for the same family.

Anyway, the date didn't turn out to be that lucky for us. We ended up placing third both days. BAH. Seems everybody else got to finish a championship or get a major except us. Not that we aren't tickled to pieces for Cocoa, who absolutely deserved to finish -- but the pool of available competitors has now been reduced, and it will be even harder to field majors.

Not that we had very high hopes for Saturday's judge, who has a well-known fondness for picking his favorite two handlers -- but Sunday's judge was said to favor small, cute, showy bitches -- exactly like Dinah. Instead, she picked all large brown dogs. I'm glad that another dog Kathy's handling got his first major by going BOW yesterday, anyway.

Kathy and I are now on the lookout for shows that might have majors. In a way, it's nice that we can now afford to be choosy about which shows to enter. This means we can save some time and money by not entering shows that generally have low entries in Beardie bitches (and thus probably won't field enough of them for a 3-point major).

On the other hand, it now means that we have to enter shows with our fingers crossed for two reasons. First, we have to hope that the show brings in enough bitches for a major, and then we have to hope that all of them will show up on the day of the show.

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