Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A New Start for Tina
On Saturday, Mom and I took RJ, Meg and Tina Sparkle to Long Beach to the AKC/Eukanuba show. Tina Sparkle went to meet a couple who were interested in her. RJ and Meg went to work in the Cardigan Meet the Breeds booth. Tina met the new people, (Roula and Hugh) and left midday for her new home in Irvine. It's always hard to let them go, especially when they've been family members for years, (4 in Tina's case) but now she'll get to be the one and only, and I'm sure she'll love having all the attention focused solely on her!
Meg and RJ had fun in the Cardi booth, mostly Meg, who sat for countless photos of her "huge ears". RJ enjoys it to a certain extent, but is easily over excited by all the noise, dogs, people and all that is associated with a huge show. It rained most of Saturday, and all the way home, too, coming down very hard in some areas. Our friend, Diane, and her smooth Dachshund, Francis, accompanied us to the show. Francis worked the Dachsie booth which was conveniently just across the aisle from the Cardi booth.
On Sunday we headed down again, (Mom, me, RJ, Meg, Mr. Darcy and Oliver) for the second day of the show. RJ and Meg showed on Sunday. RJ was WD, no competition so no point, and Meg was Reserve. Both showed well so that was good. I had great fun watching our friend Liisa show her Pem, Shelley to Best of Breed (and best of winners and best bred by) from the classes. She looked very pretty, and showed very well. She's only 17 months old, but deserved her win over quite a few specials. Shelley and Mr. Darcy have the same father, Chance. (Ch. Twinan Another Chance for Salvenik). I also got to show a Parson Russell Terrier, Sailor and was very proud of how well he showed for me. He's just a baby, too, only 19 months or so, but we made the cut in a big class of specials so I was quite pleased. His sister, Poppit, was awarded Best Opposite and Best Bred by, which was a real thrill for Debra and Kathy. Sunday's weather was much nicer, so the drive down and back was not nearly as stressful as on Saturday.