Monday, August 24, 2009

Fun At The Santa Rosa AKC Cluster Shows


Above: Judi and Beau in the Open Blue class on Friday

Five siblings from the "Wish" Litter (HOF CH Tri-Ivory Make A Big Wish x Ch Ebbtide Fern) congregated at last weekend's 4 days of AKC shows in Santa Rosa. Since this is our local show (hosted by Mensona KC and Lake County KC), we HAD to attend. I knew 3 of the group had been seriously out of coat this summer, so I informed the owners it was their call on how many days to enter: But that we should at least go one or two days to get them back in the swing of things...do a little training, support our local show, have an excuse to bathe and groom our dogs, kill some time, eat cake, etc.
In other words: No big expectations to win much. And, our motto, as always: Have a good time!
So here's what happened: (hmm, short version or long version??) I showed all classes, except those listed otherwise. And, yes, I can still run today...sorta

THURSDAY: Judge Daniel Fleitas - with Ann handling both dogs:
EBBTIDE AS YOU WISH, "Cali" Bred By Exhibitor 2nd Place (out of 2)...we had some training to do...we did it AFTER I showed her...slow down!
EBBTIDE HANDFUL OF WISHES "Emmy" American Bred First Place.


Above: Lesson # 1: Beau sees his mom taking his picture. Mom learns to leave the immediate area. He manages to get back on track and wins 2nd (out of 4) in Bred By Exhibitor (BBX) on Saturday. Yay!
And there is a reason I cropped my head off this pic.


Above: JJ is a good boy in BBX on Friday! And wins First Place !
FRIDAY: Conformation: Judge Connie Redhead
EBBTIDE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH "JJ"
Bred By Exhibitor First Place, Reserve Winners Dog
EBBTIDE WISH ON A RAINBEAU "Beau"
Open Blue Merle 2nd Place Judi Scherrer handling
Above: Judi and Beau trotting quite nicely


EBBTIDE HANDFUL OF WISHES "Emmy"
American Bred First Place, Reserve Winners Bitch Judi Scherrer handling
EBBTIDE AS YOU WISH "Cali"
Bred By Exhibitor First Place, Winners Bitch 2 points !!


Above: Cali, far right, in the Best of Breed class on Friday. Watching Ann ;-) Good girl, Cali. Thinking she will stay at my side as we trot this time.

EBBTIDE GOOGLE'S GAMBOL CD "Zayvee"
Novice A Obedience First Place

Saturday: Judge Edeltraud Laurin
EBBTIDE WISH ON A RAINBEAU "Beau"
Bred By Exhibibtor 2nd Place
EBBTIDE EXPRESS WISHES "Dash"
Open Blue Merle 2nd Place Suzanne Deghi handling
EBBTIDE AS YOU WISH "Cali"
Bred By Exhibitor First Place, Reserve Winners Bitch
** BEST OF BREED Bred By Exhibitor **
****HERDING GROUP Bred By Exhibitor FIRST PLACE ! ****
Above: Cali and Ann doing their thing in BBX on Friday: First Place

Sunday: Judge Patricia Gellerman
EBBTIDE EXPRESS WISHES "Dash"
Open Blue Merle First Place, Reserve Winner Dog


Our photographer liked this photo! Hmmm, a Reserve ribbon...

Photo credits: All by Cathy Baird, Beau's owner. Thanks, Cathy!
Above: Judi just wrote and said I was to add this photo - Me and Cali with our Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor ribbon, just as we came out of the ring. Cathy loves to take her version of win photos as we leave the ring. Thank goodness we have an Official Ebbtide Photographer ;-))

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I WISH we had been there to cheer. (Nancy and Panda)

cloverann said...

Nancy - WE wish you would've been there, too!
I just came in from working in the garden and was thinking of you! I decided you are the perfect person to be at my house while I'm in Europe!! Gardener AND dog person. How 'bout a Wine Country vacation Sept 5-15? !!!!