The Show and the Snow!

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

As you all know, I traveled to my first dog show competition this past weekend and I know that many of you were curious as to how I placed.  You should all know that I am the next champion, when I ever get the opportunity to prove that.  That’s right, WHEN!

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As you know from reading this blog, the Frenchies and I are very cosmopolitan.  We have traveled to many unusual places, but rarely without Martha.  It's a little disconcerting finding myself in an unfamiliar backyard!

1 As you know from reading this blog, the Frenchies and I are very cosmopolitan. We have traveled to many unusual places, but rarely without Martha. It's a little disconcerting finding myself in an unfamiliar backyard!

But wait!  This is Karen's backyard, which used to be my backyard and fortunately, I see a friend!  It's my adorable little cousin, Trinity!

2 But wait! This is Karen's backyard, which used to be my backyard and fortunately, I see a friend! It's my adorable little cousin, Trinity!

Later that day, we traveled to Virginia to prepare for the dog show.  When we checked into the hotel, I tried to keep myself busy with some toys, but I really needed to focus for the next day's show.  What was it going to be like?

3 Later that day, we traveled to Virginia to prepare for the dog show. When we checked into the hotel, I tried to keep myself busy with some toys, but I really needed to focus for the next day's show. What was it going to be like?

So, Jan?  Here we are at the show grounds, but where is everyone?  And what's with this snow?

4 So, Jan? Here we are at the show grounds, but where is everyone? And what's with this snow?

Instead of show grounds, this looks more like snow grounds!

5 Instead of show grounds, this looks more like snow grounds!

Jan, say it isn't so!  Is it true that the show has been canceled?  We've been working so hard and I really feel ready to win!

6 Jan, say it isn't so! Is it true that the show has been canceled? We've been working so hard and I really feel ready to win!

Karen, I can't believe that both shows are cancelled!  This was supposed to be my big debut!  I understand that with outdoor shows, you have to rely on the weather and this wet, heavy snow really stinks!

7 Karen, I can't believe that both shows are cancelled! This was supposed to be my big debut! I understand that with outdoor shows, you have to rely on the weather and this wet, heavy snow really stinks!

I am so disappointed! I really wanted to make my dear father, Maddox, proud and everyone else in my family, especially Martha and Francesca and Sharkey!

8 I am so disappointed! I really wanted to make my dear father, Maddox, proud and everyone else in my family, especially Martha and Francesca and Sharkey!

Hey, what a great idea!  A pit stop at PetSmart!  It warms my heart to see familiar faces, even if it's only a photo of Martha holding that fur ball, Bartok!  I suppose I'm kind of furry, too.

9 Hey, what a great idea! A pit stop at PetSmart! It warms my heart to see familiar faces, even if it's only a photo of Martha holding that fur ball, Bartok! I suppose I'm kind of furry, too.

But wait!  Here's a photo of Martha holding me when I was just a wee pup!  Seeing all this wonderful stuff takes my mind off of the fact that I wasn't able to compete.  However, I'm a force to be reckoned with and there's always next time!

10 But wait! Here's a photo of Martha holding me when I was just a wee pup! Seeing all this wonderful stuff takes my mind off of the fact that I wasn't able to compete. However, I'm a force to be reckoned with and there's always next time!

Comments (8)

  • GK sounds like you were a little home sick. Too bad your show got cancelled that storm sure did cause lots of problems. Martha posted all the damage at the farm, very sad.

    We had lots of kids knocking on our door yesterday looking for candy. Do you think if I went and barked at peoples doors I would get dog treats? We even had people taking pictures of thier kids in front of our Halloween decorations, they had the kids sitting on the bail of hay with the pumpkins. I'm glad it's over I'm tired barking every time someone came to the door. Now we move on to Thanksgiving. I'm not big on that day my favorite is Christmas :)

    I think I'll start writing my list for Santa :)

    Zoe

  • Hi son,
    I was very sad that your shows got canceled. As you know I am in Maryland with Gerry and Dick right now which is not very far from the show site. I was going to surprise you but then the darn thing got canceled. But, I heard you had fun running around in the snow at the show site, playing with Trinity in the motel and going to Pet Smart. Hey, I think they should take you to a Pet Smart each time you go to shows. You could be Martha's "on the road ambassador" for her pet product line.
    Girls, sorry I didn't get to comment on your post yesterday. I went with Gerry to take Harley to the vet yesterday. She lost another half a pound. Alright Harley!!! I, like my mom, enjoy seeing pictues of Maine so much. You girls and your brother looked stunning.
    GK, there will be other shows and you can strut your stuff soon.
    Love ya,
    Pappa Maddox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    If it weren’t for bad luck GK, you wouldn’t have any luck at all. What a letdown that must have been for you not having a show due to the snow. Now I’ll bet that down deep you were glad to see the snow and the cooler weather. Come on, fess up. They will have more shows which you can enter and then you will really show them; just you wait and see. As for me, I am having fun in this cool weather. Lot’s going on around here with all those kids around. Mommy and Daddy dress up and sit at the end of the driveway so that the small ones don’t have as far to walk. I get to sit in the car and watch. I just wished they had lowered one of the windows a little. The back window fogged up so bad I could hardly see out; parents.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • G.K. you will get your chance and you will win *!* ;)

  • Hello G.K.,
    I am so sorry you didn't get to strut your stuff in front of judges, but to all us Waggers, you are always a champion. I am like you Zoe, glad that Halloween is over. I forgot how I get locked in the tv room with Dad and don't get to meet the kids. Some kids are afraid of dog's Mom says, so I must stay with Dad. I did however make one escape and this little brat called me a cat. Where in the world was she from? Zoe, if she had a Barbie on her, I would taken her head off. Well, we are trying madly to rake up leaves today. Snow is expected tomorrow in the form of 6-10 inches. Fireside here I come. Have a great Tuesday.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Hey G.K., so sorry you didn't get to be in your first Dog Show because of that terrible snowstorm. I understand why you missed your wonderful family because I NEVER like to be away from my family EVER. How nice that you got to see your cousin Trinity at Karen's home which was your original home. It also looks like you had fun visiting PetSmart and seeing the terrific photos of Martha, Bartok, and yourself!!! Hey girls, I'll bet you were happy to have G.K. back home safely and I know Martha was, also!!!! Sure hope the weather gets much better there at Martha's beautiful farm! We just saw the 100 photos on Martha's blog about that discouraging snowstorm. It's going to take awhile for Shaun and his crew to fix things up, but I know they will do the best they can. Sure hope you all have a great, safe day! Love, Dudley Do Right, XOXOXO+

  • Awww, so sorry G.K. that you didn't get to strut your stuff in your first dog show. You're already a winner in our books though. There will be other shows soon then look out world, here comes G.K.!

    I bet you are excited to be back home with your family especially with all of that unexpected snow at the farm. Be a big boy and help MommyM out by staying out of mischief. :wink:

  • yes..glad we are on to Thanksgiving..sorry G.K. about the show..want to hear a funny one...idiot, Lucinda goes to a Petco and asks about a Martha sweater for me..what a jerk! tried telling her it was Petsmart...that is what you get when you live with a country bumpkin!..goodie goodie..the big brush cutter is coming down the drive-way, I have to get out and supervise..you fellow doggers would like this..later cora-belle cattledog

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