This year's Rhodesian Ridgeback National Specialty is being held in Rapid City, South Dakota. It was just as far a drive for me as Portland, San Francisco or San Diego......all three of which would have been far more entertaining for me, but 700 miles across the middle of effing nowhere I went. Alone.
NOT ALONE! I had Juuuuuuliaaaaaa with me! I spread her name out because you don't say her name, you sing it! Really! She loves it and always responds with a big grin and a tail wag. Her name also fits perfectly to the tune of "Hooray for Hollywood" since "Julia" and "Hollywood" both have 3 syllables.
Now some of you simple minded folks may erroneously think I am referring to Juliet. NO. Juliet is my friend and Zero's handler. Julia is my perfect Deion x Reba daughter that I co-own with George Demary of Mutare Ridgebacks in Cincinnati, OH.
Exactly 10 years ago this month and almost to the day, Jillyn and I showed up to the RRCUS National Specialty in Richmond, WA. with our Deion x Kinley puppies. We walked away with RESERVE WINNERS DOG on "Leroy," 3rd place in Bred By with "Sydney" and a 3rd place in Brood Bitch with their mother "Kinley."
The Deion combos we have chosen are proving fruitful again.
I showed "Julia" Mutare's Morning Moon at Aegis in the 15-18 month Junior Bitch class in Sweepstakes and made the final cut of 6 out of 22. She showed like a million bucks. So proud and happy to meet George for the first time!
Unfortunately, I had to return to Salt Lake, Monday, for school. I left my Baby girl with "Juliet" to be shown today in the regular classes.
TOGETHER, THEY WON THEIR CLASS!