G.K.'s Time Away

Posted by F&S

You probably know that G.K. is away and staying at his breeder, Karen Tracy's place, Liontamer-Pazzazz Chow Chows in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.  We miss him very much, but he's doing a very good job keeping in touch. In fact, He sent us these photos and asked that we publish a blog for him, as he is very, very busy preparing for a show this weekend.  Wish him luck!

Back
1 of 11
Jan, this park is beautiful!  Even though I didn't get to show this past weekend, doesn't mean we should stop practicing.  Do you want to work on our routine?

1 Jan, this park is beautiful! Even though I didn't get to show this past weekend, doesn't mean we should stop practicing. Do you want to work on our routine?

I thought maybe we could shake things up a bit for the judges, so I've been preparing a little something for you.  Ready?

2 I thought maybe we could shake things up a bit for the judges, so I've been preparing a little something for you. Ready?

Ta-da!

3 Ta-da!

Don't worry about me, Jan!  While Chow Chows are not known for loving water or for being avid swimmers, I'm not afraid.  I've been on many boats and often walk on the beach with Martha!

4 Don't worry about me, Jan! While Chow Chows are not known for loving water or for being avid swimmers, I'm not afraid. I've been on many boats and often walk on the beach with Martha!

We're going to be so great in the next show, Jan, I'm sure of it!  Wait, who is that down the road?  Is that...

5 We're going to be so great in the next show, Jan, I'm sure of it! Wait, who is that down the road? Is that...

Yes, son, it's your dear old father, Maddox!  Surely, you didn't think you could visit Karen's without running into me?  I want to see what you've been working on with Jan and Karen!

6 Yes, son, it's your dear old father, Maddox! Surely, you didn't think you could visit Karen's without running into me? I want to see what you've been working on with Jan and Karen!

G.K., my boy, you have such a regal stride!  Just walk proudly in the ring.  Always put your best paw forward!

7 G.K., my boy, you have such a regal stride! Just walk proudly in the ring. Always put your best paw forward!

Thanks, Dad!  I've learned so much and feel really confident, but I'll feel so much better once my first show is behind me and I'm used to the dog show jitters!

8 Thanks, Dad! I've learned so much and feel really confident, but I'll feel so much better once my first show is behind me and I'm used to the dog show jitters!

G.K., did you know that with Jan, I won Best of Breed at the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show earlier this year?  I'm confident that you can follow in my pawprints!

9 G.K., did you know that with Jan, I won Best of Breed at the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show earlier this year? I'm confident that you can follow in my pawprints!

Oh, Karen, this trip has been great!  I've enjoyed seeing my father and my cousin, Trinity.  May I come back, even if I don't become a champion?

10 Oh, Karen, this trip has been great! I've enjoyed seeing my father and my cousin, Trinity. May I come back, even if I don't become a champion?

Don't worry, son.  I foresee many more father-son visits in the future!  Now relax and take in that beautiful sunset!

11 Don't worry, son. I foresee many more father-son visits in the future! Now relax and take in that beautiful sunset!

Comments (17)

  • Hello girls,
    Thank you so much for posting pictures of GK. He is so handsome, just like me. I have that spsecial soemthing that the ladies love and it got passed on to him. I am a very proud dad.
    We had a great time at the park. It was a beautiful day and the people that were fishing and boating were very pleasant.
    Well, GK was already out this morning and he is taking a nap already. He doesn't know it, but today is bath day for him. Every weekend that he gets shown, he gets a bath so he is nice and clean when he goes into the ring. But Karen uses something called a hydro-surge and it feels great. First he gets a conditioner put on his coat for a few minutes and then he gets different types of shampoos applied to his coat and the hydrosurge makes you feel like you are getting a massage. I love it.
    Well, I think that nap thing is a good idea. I am gonig to check on GK to make sure he is alright and then I am going back to bed. Maybe he can get on the computer when he wakes up.
    Love ya,
    Maddox

  • Everyone,
    I was ready to go back to bed but something was on my mind. I was thinking and thinking about what it was and then I remembered and I just had to get back on the computer. It was that awesome picture of me, photo # 6. hehehehehehe
    No, actually what I wanted to tell you is that at some shows they have what they call a "brace" competition. That is where two dogs that look similar walk together, like me and GK are in photo # 7. If you click on that picture to make it bigger, you will see we are perfectly in step with one another. GK is a quick study, he learns fast. And he has his own tricks too. Do you see him in the picture where he is way up in the air? He is very agile.
    OK, my mind is clear now so I can go back to bed for a while. But before I do, I want you to know that besides me and Karen, GK's mom Eden, and her owner Kathi are very proud of this boy also and I think it is just great that all of you are such good supporters of GK in his new endeavor.
    Have a great weekend.
    Maddox

  • Hello G.K. & Maddox and the Ladies,
    G.K. you are very lucky to know your father. Most of us just get to meet our forever fathers that are people. You both look very prepared and quite handsome and ready for the show. G.K., remember that to all us Daily Waggers you are always a champ. Good luck, and have a great weekend all.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    It’s really good to hear from GK while he is away. I know he is having a great time but I’ll bet that he misses you two. I am very impressed with the jump GK. Chows usually can’t jump that high because of their short legs. I can jump up onto the bed but no higher than that. Well the weekend is here and Mommy and Daddy have a lot of things planed for me. Have a good weekend all. And Maddox, keep an eye on that son of yours. I have been told he likes to run around the neighborhood.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • What a Chow you are G.K.*!* for sure you will do well in the show ring...May the Paw of Luck be upon you ;)

    Maddox you can be proud of your son...so where is mommie chow?

    Best of Luck from
    delia & Kitty =^..^=

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., First of all, thank you girls for sharing this wonderful blog post about your handsome brother, G.K.! I know that the two of you and everyone else at Martha's farm are so happy to hear from G.K. and to see these beautiful photos of him visiting at his Dad Maddox's home! Maddox, you are a terrific father who is teaching your son G.K. all that you know about Dog Shows! You were a great winner and I'm sure G.K. will be, also!! G.K., I'm sure that Martha is very proud of you and is wishing you the best just like all of your Daily Wagger's are! Hope everyone has a great weekend and can't wait to see the next blog post on Monday! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hi everybody!
    Thanks for the pics of G.K., Maddox & Karen. Best wished G.K. I am sure you'll do your best! (loved photo #3, what a jump!)
    My Mimi is home at last! I had very long days at work with Papa. I was well taken care of by Roberta & Jeremy, but all is better with Mimi here.
    I did get jealous last night. We picked her up at the airport & I smelled another dog! She said she was with a very nice poodle named Tori...well, I guess that's o.k.
    Have a great weekend all,
    your pal Rebel

  • Hello
    We had such a wonderful time over at the lake. It was awesome that Maddox got to help with the training. He is such a good father. A little stuck on himself I see. But he has every right.
    GK, you are awesome!!! It is great that you can train plus have a lot of fun. It makes my job easy because of how well you were socialized.

  • G.K. you are a star already and that jump of yours... WOW! Awww Daddy Maddox you got to surprise G.K. and see him this weekend. I really love that photo of you, Daddy Maddox, and Jan on the bench. Karen looks so happy too.

    Franny and Sharkey I miss seeing both of you but it's so great of you to share your little brother's show dog exploits. Good luck this weekend G.K. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. :smile:

  • Beautiful pictures indeed.

    I especially love the springy Ta-Da move G.K. :)

    Best of luck at the show...

    gail

  • That was a lovely post GK, thank you.

  • Good evening everyone,
    It was so nice of you girls to post about your brother. I think you girls miss him. I know he will be very excited to see the two of you, Martha and all the others at the farm. He has been content here, but there is no place like home.
    Did you see how high he jumped? I think he is in training to try to jump up onto the trees where the squirrels are so he can chase them back down for you.
    GK just got his bath so he is ready for the shows. We will let you know how he does. Enjoy the weekend.
    Karen

  • Hello GK!!!

    Wow you are one handsome dude just like your dad. But after knowing your dad you have big paws to fill. Although, I have no doubt you will!!!! I am sure he has told you all about his career. And............what a career he had!!! He was always proud and dignified and had some strut!!! I must say he had that pretty lady on the end of that lead too!!! She will teach you and love you like she did with your dad. You 2 will be the next dynamic duo. GK.... Much love and success to you and Jan w/ your show career!!

    Dawn and Jerz

  • Hi GK

    Good luck at the show this weekend. Jerz can't wait to flirt w/ you and show you how she struts her stuff. She might be a little jealous b/c she loves Jan very much too. She will show you she has a black tongue too imagine that. She hopes to meet you real soon. Can't wait here how you did!!

    Pat

  • Hello F and S,
    I just want you to know that I have had a lot of fun with GK this week. He likes to play when I am out in the yard. I have enjoyed having him stay with us this week. I will miss him when he goes back to Bedford, but I know you miss him very much so it will be a good homecoming for all involved.
    Jean

  • Ny sisters, how are you? Do you miss me? I miss you. How is the clean up coming along at the farm? I hope I won't have a lot of chores to do when I get back as I was very busy this week and I will have to catch up on my naps. I went for a walk at the lake, I played with Trinity and Jean and me and my dad did some male bonding, I was surprised when I saw him. He was giving me some tips for the show ring. I got groomed again today. I could do without that but they said I have to be squeaky clean for the show ring so in the tub I went.
    We leave tomorrow for the shows so I will catch up with you later. I have to go to bed early so I am bright and alert for tomorrow. Keep your toes crossed for me.
    Love always,
    GK

  • Good luck, G.K. from all the cattle-dog community..yo, my fellow canines have a good week-end..no shows for me..just the usual spying on otters and coons and lots of resting..over and out, cora-belle p.s., I bathe in the river, none of that grooming stuff for me!

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.