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I know these are pretty small shows, but is anyone going to be there?

edit...just realized I should have put this in the "events" section, can a moderator move this for me?
 

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Good luck, girl. I wish I was going, but tomorrow JCA faces Nazareth, gotta be there for the kid. How much would you charge me to show my dog? This old lady is never going to get up enough nerve to show him. You are an experienced utility competitor now, and he likes you too!!!!!
 

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what's her name? I will look for her!


One of my little baby puppies will be entered there in 6-9m class! :) Sure wish I was close enough to go watch her!
 

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he likes me a little toooo much ;)

Good luck, girl. I wish I was going, but tomorrow JCA faces Nazareth, gotta be there for the kid. How much would you charge me to show my dog? This old lady is never going to get up enough nerve to show him. You are an experienced utility competitor now, and he likes you too!!!!!
 

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I wish I had known about this. I was actually thinking about going over to Lafayette today just out of boredom. I went to college there and some friends are having a late afternoon BBQ to watch the Purdue game tonight. But it looks like I missed the show by now.
 

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How did Tito do?
 

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Uh oh! What about Kristi F? She's near sort of near you, no? Hang in there, Barb! You guys are doing great!
 

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I could have handed him off to the nearest specatator today and he would have shown better. Total handler error.
Ok, here's what happened.
Good judge, likes moderate dogs that move well. Tito is a NICE moving golden. So I'm thinking, cool, we've got a chance here.
Well, the Tito monster was a bit sleepy today from showing yesterday, having his eye clearances done (what a project that was, took hours!), staying in the hotel, showing in obed. already this morning, etc. He was just beat.
So I get this brilliant (NOT) idea.
Tito has a very strong prey drive. Here at home he spends a lot of time looking out the windows for ground squirrels, rabbits, etc. When he sees one he starts to whine and vibrate. We call them "critters". So when we hear him whining, we say, "oh, is that a CRITTER????". If we should happen to see one outside, and he hasn't seen it, we always say to him, "look! look! Is that a CRITTER??" and point it out to him.
It's become rather funny, whenever we say that, he stands up ramrod straight, ears forward, every muscle tensed, totally alert. Looks every bit the champion!
So I think right before we go in the ring, AH HA, I know what will wake him up!
And right as we're getting ready to go in I say to him, "look! look! Is that a CRITTER??"
YIKES!!!
So oh yeah, he goes flying into the ring, head going EVERY WHICH WAY, doing 180 degree turns with his head, looking EVERYWHERE for the critters! He's trotting like he's drunk, won't stay on the mats, swivelling his head like a bobble head doll, bumping into me, you name it. Just plain looking for the CRITTER!
What MORON would say that to him, knowing how he gets, right before heading into the breed ring??? :doh::doh::doh:
the dog NEEDS a handler....


Uh oh! What about Kristi F? She's near sort of near you, no? Hang in there, Barb! You guys are doing great!
 

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Oh, Barb! That is HILARIOUS! Maybe next time try some Red Bull. (I'm kidding!) You are doing just fine - don't worry about it. Sounds like he still cleaned up this weekend. I'd be happy to let you handle my dog. Although I'm not sure he'd ever even find the ring - he'd be out splashing in puddles in the parking lot, so don't feel too bad. I'm going to come see Tito perform as soon as I have a free weekend.
 

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hopefully when you see Tito perform it will be with someone who can properly present the dog......sheeesh.....
 
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