Hi all. Eric and Ava spent the 4th of July holiday in rainy ATL. You will have to talk to them about wet they got at the Braves game and Stone Mountain. Luckily, I did not go to Atlanta. Eric and Ava thought it would be a good idea for me to learn about our country history in Washington DC over the 4th July weekend. So I met my handler, Greg Strong, in Richmond the week before the 4th holiday. Greg was a struggling. He broke his arm. So several of associates were showing the dog this week and coming weeks.
So the first dog show was on the 4th of July and the Ridgebacks were 8:30 am in the morning. Yuck. We were first again. Why are the Ridgebacks always first or last in the schedule. Oh Well 😦 Today, Sarah was showing me in the ring instead of Greg due to his broken arm.
I wanted to please her so much! So I did my best gait and stack up with the best of them. And guess what, they pointed at me for Best of Breed (BOB). That’s my first BOB and it also meant I had to stay later for the Hound Group. So I waited and waited and waited. They then got all the BOB in the hound group together for their time in the ring. Now this was tough competing against 20 different hound breeds. It exactly the same as the breed phase. And I made the 1st cut. That was great, but it was a tough group and 4 other excellent hounds won[ an Otterhound, wire-haired Dachshund, Bloodhound, and Whippet]. Maybe next time. I went on to win a SEL and another BOB later in the weekend. So I had fun being a Yankee Doodle Doggie over the 4th of July weekend.
I was not the only winner this month. My Lhasa Apso brother, Landry, also got a title this week. Landry is now a Canine Good Citizen(CGC) and Therapy Dog. I am now waiting on all my paperwork and titles. Once I receive this information, I can go out with Eric to schools, libraries, nursing homes, and hospitals to help people feel good. And we all know, it going to take a while for Bad Dog Desmond to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test as I am still a puppy.
Look better go. I will talk with you later.