It may not seem to far away, but considering I had to get a passport for the first time in my life.........IT WAS A BIG DEAL! The first week in August, Juliet and I packed my van with Ridgebacks and their pony, Rig the Sussex Spaniel, and headed north to CANADA, eh!
We were so lucky to have been invited to stay at the luxury spread of Petro Haring of Sandstone PWDs just minutes away from the Spruce Meadows Horse facility where the dog show was held. We were fed and pampered and in return we supplied the Calgary/Okotoks mosquitoes with a number of great blood meals. OMG!
Friday started with the Alberta Sporting Hound Assoc. show. We entered Ziggy, Lyla, and Zero. The judge was American Monica Canestrini from Colorado. I was super excited to win Winner's Dog with Ziggy! Juliet won Reserve Winner's Bitch with Lyla and showed Zero to an Award of Merit! If those weren't exciting enough..........ZIGGY WON BEST OF BREED! AHAHAHAHAAAAAA! FABULOUS! And not to let us rest on our laurels, he was awarded a HOUND GROUP 4! This gave Ziggy 5 points towards his Canadian Championship!
Saturday was the Alberta Kennel Club show in the morning AND the CRRC National Specialty in the afternoon. Same three doggies entered and today was LYLA'S DAY!!! She won Winner's Bitch at the AKC show for 5 points under American Judge Jon Cole. Hot Damn!
That afternoon, Ziggy turned up the heat and at the NATIONAL SPECIALTY was awarded Winner's Dog, Best of Winners, AND Award of Merit by Canadian Breeder/Judge Stewart Danker! HE'S ON FIRE! Another 5 points towards his Canadian Championship! His breeders Taryn De Vos(Mission B.C.) and Tamzin Hart (Nova Scotia) were there too! GREAT DAY!
Sunday was a wash for us, but a fun time nonetheless ; )
Monday. Final Day! Ziggy and Lyla entered.
WINNER'S DOG WINNER'S BITCH BEST OF BREED HOUND GROUP 4 NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION
THE MOUNTIES WERE HIRED TO ESCORT US BACK TO THE BORDER ; )
See you next time we are OOT and ABOOT in Canada