G.K. Leaves for the Show!

Posted by F&S

Do you recall that our brother, G.K. has been in intensive training for his very first dog show?  Well, the day finally arrived and breeder, Karen Tracy and handler, Jan Kolnik arrived at the farm to collect G.K. for his big debut.  Karen said that she would email photos to us from the dog show.  We can’t wait to see G.K. behaving like a champion!

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Look, G.K.!  Franny found Karen and Jan outside!  I think they're here to fetch you for your dog show debut!

1 Look, G.K.! Franny found Karen and Jan outside! I think they're here to fetch you for your dog show debut!

G.K., Karen brought a suitcase for you so we can pack up your things for the trip.

2 G.K., Karen brought a suitcase for you so we can pack up your things for the trip.

The suitcase belongs to your father, Maddox!  That's sure to be good luck!

3 The suitcase belongs to your father, Maddox! That's sure to be good luck!

Karen also brought an assortment of show leashes, which have gotten very fancy since your grandfather, Paw Paw, was a show dog.

4 Karen also brought an assortment of show leashes, which have gotten very fancy since your grandfather, Paw Paw, was a show dog.

This is one of Maddox's.  I wonder which one they'll choose for you, G.K.?

5 This is one of Maddox's. I wonder which one they'll choose for you, G.K.?

Okay, Franny, let's think hard.  What do we need to pack for G.K.?

6 Okay, Franny, let's think hard. What do we need to pack for G.K.?

He'll definitely need the Judging Program for the show.

7 He'll definitely need the Judging Program for the show.

And look, Franny, here's a photo in Jan's brochure where she's showing Maddox, the champion!

8 And look, Franny, here's a photo in Jan's brochure where she's showing Maddox, the champion!

Obviously, our big boy will need plenty of food.  Let's pack some cans, in addition to his homemade food.

9 Obviously, our big boy will need plenty of food. Let's pack some cans, in addition to his homemade food.

Hey girls, don't forget to pack me a toy or two so I have something to play with!

10 Hey girls, don't forget to pack me a toy or two so I have something to play with!

Of course, G.K.  You can borrow my favorite oinking pig.

11 Of course, G.K. You can borrow my favorite oinking pig.

And I'll throw in my stuffed red crab and also a big bag of dry food.

12 And I'll throw in my stuffed red crab and also a big bag of dry food.

And what would a dog's life be without treats!  These are the same ones that Jan has been training you with so you'll need them for the show!

13 And what would a dog's life be without treats! These are the same ones that Jan has been training you with so you'll need them for the show!

Sharkey, I've added a container of poached fish and one of rice and veggies from the fridge.  Let's zip it up!

14 Sharkey, I've added a container of poached fish and one of rice and veggies from the fridge. Let's zip it up!

Thank you so much, girls, for packing my suitcase!  I really appreciate it, as I have so much on my mind!  After all, this is my very first dog show and under this cool and calm exterior, I'm feeling a little nervous!

15 Thank you so much, girls, for packing my suitcase! I really appreciate it, as I have so much on my mind! After all, this is my very first dog show and under this cool and calm exterior, I'm feeling a little nervous!

I'm all packed up and ready to go!  Off to the show!  Frenchies, I'll see you girls in a of couple days—and maybe as a champion!

16 I'm all packed up and ready to go! Off to the show! Frenchies, I'll see you girls in a of couple days—and maybe as a champion!

Comments (14)

  • GK I hope you return as a champion! Gook Luck!!

    So now that you have GK shipped off any fun plans for the weekend girls?

    I'm looking really good I had a visit with the groomer. We all had a visit with the groomer. I came home with new bling - love those stick on earings. I have a beautiful shine to my fur I guess I really did need a bath.

    This weekend is looking UGLY in the weather catagory. I even heard the S word a few times on the news - YUK. But I am looking forward to spending lots of time with mom maybe we'll bake dog treats tomorrow - yummy :)

    Well have a great weekend everyone!!

    Zoe

  • Good morning everyone,
    What the heck!!! My suitcase? Mine? Well, let me just say that I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you so much girls for packing all kinds of good things for GK to eat and the toys, always gotta have toys and treats too.
    My mom sent me a text to tell me that GK is at my place and he is doing very well. He is eating good and he is playing with my toys. She said he had a bath yesterday and got all done up for the shows. I wish I could have been there to greet him but I am in Maryland with Gerry and Dick right now. Hopefully I will get to see GK real soon. Good luck at the shows son. Just let Jan guide you and you will be fine. I know Francesca and Sharkey will be thinking of you and cheering you on too. And girls, I thank you for taking such good care of GK. You packed the suitcase just right. Good job.
    Love,
    Maddox

  • I'm baaaaccccckkkk,
    Sorry, I was so excited about my boy that I forgot to finish my comment. I wanted to say that I hope Basil's dad enjoys his retirement and if the caregiver has a lot to do with the handling of this disease, then Basil my friend, you are in extremely good hands. Your mom gets an A plus for the care she gives you. I can tell she loves you very very much. And we all love you too little buddy. Have a great weekend everyone. Zoe, where are you? Are you too busy attacking Barbie Dolls?
    Maddox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    So GK is ready for the big show. Now the weeks of training will pay off. I just know that you will be just fine at the show. After all Maddox and all the ‘gang’ here on the Daily Wag are cheering for you. Be sure to send pictures of the show so we can see all the action. The weekend is here already; how time does fly by. Have a great weekend all. I know GK will have a great weekend.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    This must be a very proud moment for you Maddox and Paw Paw is looking down on you G.K. I am sure. Franny and Sharkey, you girls are really good packers---all the important stuff. Bet you are proud big sisters too. It is hard to believe this is the same G.K. that was brought home by the police just a few weeks back. I am sending good thoughts your way G.K. and you are always a champion in my eyes. I posted yesterday about all the doctor stuff. Had a little trouble with this new med yesterday morning, but the doctor thinks I might even have still been a bit nervous from my visit to him. Anything is possible I guess. Dad went off for his last day on the job. His retirement party I hear was great, and he got a nice prize. Mom was awake all night and we got up and watched some taped Martha episodes. I think she is just thinking about us not being alone anymore. I know she is happy, just thinking things. Our snow is almost melted and we are supposed to have a warm weekend. Lots of trees broke and people are still out of power. Have a great weekend all and I want a report Monday on what each and every one of you is going to be for Halloween.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello,
    As I sit here at the computer typing this comment, GK is sitting next to me. Well, I should say he is sleeping next to my chair. He must be dreaming about his big weekend. Karen, my daughter, is busy getting everything ready so they can leave today. Maybe when GK wakes up, he can post a comment to his sisters. I know they are concerned about him and I think they would like that. I must say he is being the perfect house guest. He is such a good boy.
    He can visit with us any time.
    Jean

  • Hi Sweeties,
    G.K. you certainly look like a champ and no matter the outcome of the dog show, you'll still be a champ and you make us proud. Lots of luck and a big kiss -muuaah! I can't wait to see more pictures.

  • Hi sisters Franny and Sharkey,
    It is me, your brother, GK. Karen said I could use the computer to "talk" to you. Do you miss me? Come on, admit it. I know you do. You love me.
    I have been pretty busy since I left the farm. Jan and Karen groomed me. I think I look pretty sharp if I do say so myself. I got to visit with my friend Trinity. She is so cute. I think she has a crush on me. I have a bunch of my dad's toys that I have to play with. I guess we are going to be leaving in a few hours to go to set up stuff at the show site. They said something about a grooming table, a generator, combs, brushes, leashes. Gee, I hope they remember my treats. That is the most important thing.
    I know you girls will take good care of things while I am gone. I will be back in a couple days. Tell Martha, Uncle Carlos, the donks and everyone and everything that is at the farm that I will miss them but I am looking forward to this dog show thing and I will see everyone soon. I hope when I get back that everyone will have all kinds of gifts and treats for me, cause win or lose, after this weekend I will be GK, handsomest show dog in the world.
    Love you to pieces,
    Your brother GK

  • Good Morning
    G.K., you look great! To F and S,great job girls. To Jan and Maddox, kuddoes to yuo both.
    Basil buddy, glad you're doing ok. My Mimi called last night from Vail to tel Papa and me how beautiful th mountains were.I really miss my Mimi. Papa takes super care of me, but I'll be glad when she gets home
    Good luck GK. Have agood weekend all. Yore pal Rebel

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., WOW! Your first Dog Show is getting much closer G.K. and I certainly realize how you could be a little nervous. I'm so excited about what you will be doing on Sunday and am a little nervous, too! G.K., you look so handsome already and my paws are crossed so you can be a Champion like Dad Maddox or granddad Paw Paw!!! Girls, you certainly did a fine job packing all of those things for G.K. in his Dad's suitcase! Loved reading all of these wonderful comments today! Basil buddy, you sure have a great vet and glad you are doing well! Maddox and Ghenghis Khan your trainers and parents are very special and I'm sure they are praying for you just like the rest of us do!! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Well I survived the both-end-oscopies and feel rested...I'm glad to be here and see that you G.K. are going to a show...Kitty and I wish you the BEST and hope that you will be a favorite...you will always be our Champion, so your mantra is.... I'm a Champion, I'm a Champion...BEST OF LUCK!!! :) <3

  • G.K. good luck from your pals,my fellow blue and red heelers.....and everyone of my buddies have a great week-end..I am off to Portland with Lucinda..later cora-belle

  • GK you are such a handsome boy, I'm so excited for you and your first dog show. You look great and are in the wonderful hands of Karen and Jan. Franny & Sharkey that was so sweet of you two to pack your brother's suitcase for him. I bet MommyM is so excited for him. Maddox you must be bursting with pride seeing your little boy following in your pawsteps.

    BTW F & S, those are very pretty vests you two are wearing. Basil I hope you have a great weekend celebrating your Dad's retirement. Delia, glad that you're doing better. Hope everyone has a fun, safe weekend. :smile:

  • Hi Everyone. Cannot wait to hear from G.K.

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