G.K. is off to Another Championship!

Posted by Francesca

It’s been several weeks since G.K. competed in a dog show when he, of course, won Best of Breed!  Well, now he’s gearing up for the big one – The Westminster Kennel Club Show.  In preparation, Karen Tracy and Jan Kolnik came for G.K. the other day to show him in West Friendship, Maryland.  We’re told that he will see his father, Maddox, who is staying with his co-owner, Gerry Roberts, as Karen, Jan, and G.K. are also guests of Gerry’s.  Lots of luck, little brother!

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Who is that coming up the walk?  Is that whom I think it is?  Yes, it is!

1 Who is that coming up the walk? Is that whom I think it is? Yes, it is!

It's my pal, Karen Tracy, who's here to pick me up for another dog show!  Oh, I missed you too, Karen!

2 It's my pal, Karen Tracy, who's here to pick me up for another dog show! Oh, I missed you too, Karen!

And Jan Kolnik, my handler!  Oh Jan, I've been practicing!  You're going to be so proud of what I can do!

3 And Jan Kolnik, my handler! Oh Jan, I've been practicing! You're going to be so proud of what I can do!

Okay, Jan!  I'm ready to go!  What else do we need to get ready?  Frenchies, can you help me?

4 Okay, Jan! I'm ready to go! What else do we need to get ready? Frenchies, can you help me?

GK, we're sure proud of your winnings, but I do get a little misty eyed when you pack up for your dog shows!  We just love cuddling up next to you, especially on these cold winter days!

5 GK, we're sure proud of your winnings, but I do get a little misty eyed when you pack up for your dog shows! We just love cuddling up next to you, especially on these cold winter days!

Oh girls, I always miss you when I'm off traveling, but it's something I've got to do!  I come from a long line of show dogs.  It's in my blood!

6 Oh girls, I always miss you when I'm off traveling, but it's something I've got to do! I come from a long line of show dogs. It's in my blood!

Sharkey!  This is no time to get emotional!  It's not like he's leaving forever!  GK, we'll hold down the farm while you're gone.  There, you're all packed.  I put some extra special treats in this bag for you!

7 Sharkey! This is no time to get emotional! It's not like he's leaving forever! GK, we'll hold down the farm while you're gone. There, you're all packed. I put some extra special treats in this bag for you!

Okay Jan, I'm all set to go!  Let's head out to the car!

8 Okay Jan, I'm all set to go! Let's head out to the car!

Look, Sharkey!  GK gets to ride with other dogs!  See, you have no reason to worry about him!  It looks like fun!

9 Look, Sharkey! GK gets to ride with other dogs! See, you have no reason to worry about him! It looks like fun!

Hi!  I'm Robin and this is Tiva!  We're Cavalier King Charles Spaniels!  GK, we sure had fun at the last show!  I'm so glad we're traveling together again!

10 Hi! I'm Robin and this is Tiva! We're Cavalier King Charles Spaniels! GK, we sure had fun at the last show! I'm so glad we're traveling together again!

It's very nice to meet you two.  I'm Sharkey!  Can you promise to take good care of our dear brother?

11 It's very nice to meet you two. I'm Sharkey! Can you promise to take good care of our dear brother?

I'm Francesca!  I'm so glad you two are going with GK. Tell Sharkey not to be such a worrywart!

12 I'm Francesca! I'm so glad you two are going with GK. Tell Sharkey not to be such a worrywart!

Goodbye, Frenchies!  I'll write to  you from the road! Okay, Jan and Karen!  We're all set to go.  Maryland or bust!

13 Goodbye, Frenchies! I'll write to you from the road! Okay, Jan and Karen! We're all set to go. Maryland or bust!

Gee, now that he's gone, I really do miss the big ole fluff ball!

14 Gee, now that he's gone, I really do miss the big ole fluff ball!

Comments (13)

  • G.K., you are one beautiful dog, we cattledogs wish you the best of luck..you little frenchies will find all kinds of interesting things to do while G.K. is gone..and I'm sure he will send us all messages, at least we hope so...the King Charles spaniels are pretty doggers,..show dogs..wow..It is so fun to know real honest to goodness show dogs..thanks G.K and Maddox for being my friend..I'm off to bed after i take my meds..over and out, Cora-belle

  • Good Morning F & S

    Hey Franny suck it up! You have an entire house full of fluff balls go chase a cat ;) GK we are all so proud of you - GOOD LUCK!!!

    F & S if you want someone to hang out with I might be able to arrange a road trip. We can tear up the house, eat some TP and scare the hell out of those furballs laying around :)

    Well I have some dirt to share with the Glue Squad - you know my cousin Chloe she's following in my footsteps and I''m so proud. Mom was there last night and oh cute little Chloe was laying in her bed chewing her little bone and being so good - NOT!!! Our girl had the toilet paper roll and was eating it!!! Way to go Chloe!!! She can take the entire roll off the holder I can only reach the TP and pull. Hey Aunt Carolyn - don't waste your money on training your girl is just like cousin Zoe. Now I have to introduce her to the kids dolls ;)

    We are expecting snow tomorrow so I'll have my but on a heat vent all day and Sunday on mom's lap watching football. Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

    Zoe

  • Good morning F&S and GK...
    Boy you are handsome GK!!! Good luck.I will be keeping my paws crossed for you. I know you will do great!!!!
    F&S, are you ready for some snow? They say we are getting some here in NJ tomorrow morning. I can't wait. :)
    Aunt Ann (Zoe"s mom) stopped by last night. Brought some girl scout cookies. I'm trying to just get a taste of one, but nothing yet. They sure do look good especially dipped in milk :)
    Well off the have some breakfast hope everyone has a great weekend.

    Chloe XX

  • G.K. I guess it wouldn't be fair to just hand you the trophy right now. You really have the show dog thing down don't you. Well with Team G.K. of Karen, Jan, and of course your Dad Maddox how can you lose. Have fun at the show this weekend. Sharkey you look so sad but don't worry, you & Franny can get into all sorts of mischief to pass the time.

    Look out world, I think the Zoe & Chloe Show is about to launch. You two should work on getting a TP sponsorship for it. Football weekend- NFC & AFC Championship games, can't wait. Everyone have fun and stay warm this weekend. :smile:

    p.s. Thanks Delia :smile:

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    So GK is off to another show. I’ll bet he does good there and wins. You know how Chow Chows are; always out front leading the way. Ok, so I have been listing to my bad inner self again. All of my pals here are great and are out front leading the way. Zoe be careful teaching others to do things that people don’t like. It could come back and bite you on the butt. Get it? Biting off dolls heads; bite on the other end (butt). Oh well, I’m not too good at making those “puns.” Weekend here, everyone be careful.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Mornin' F & S,
    Well, the big boy is off again. But, he'll be back. Sleeping with G.K. does sound nice. So much warm fluff to cuddle up. I know he will do well. He's a real champ.
    Not much going on here. The lake has ice that looks nice for skating, but it's still too thin for the children. Snow/ice on the way tonight.
    Have a great, restful weekend everybody and stay warm, too!
    Your pal
    Rebel

  • Good morning everyone
    I am so excited. I told you I am in Maryland with Gerry and Dick right now and we were
    getting guests for the weekend. Now you all know who the guests are, Karen, Jan, the cavaliers and my handsome son GK. I was so surprised and happy to see him
    again. We are going to have FUN I can tell you that. GK made himself right at home here. I showed him where my toys are and where my favorite place is to sleep out in the yard, all kinds of stuff like that. Rhyder and Harley, also chows, are here too.
    Don't worry F & S, I will take care of GK.
    I will post again later. I just spotted a black squirrel walking on the top of the fence
    I am going to get GK to come along with me to investigate
    Have a great weekend everyone. I know I will
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., We are having horrible weather here south of Seattle. We have had at least 8 inches of snow and freezing rain since last Saturday when we had 3 inches that melted on Tue. As many as 300,000 have power outages right now. We had a power outage on Wed. for almost 3 hours and 2 short outages this morning at 3:30AM. Right now the snow is melting a little, but many tree branches are breaking off of nearby trees. We don't usually have such bad weather, but anything can happen. GK, I'm so proud that you are going to another Dog Show again this weekend! My paws are crossed again for you to win and have a great time! You look more handsome everytime we see new photos of you! F&S, don't worry too much about GK-I know how much you miss him when he's gone! You girls look so cute, but sad! My prayers are with all of you great buddies! Hope all of you have a terrific weekend and stay safe and healthy! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hi little sisters,
    it is me, your brother GK. I am with my dad. I was sooooo happy to see him again.
    I miss you but I am very busy here. I am going to shows and enjoying the company of Rhyder and Harley and Gerry has been such a gracious host. She sat on the floor and played with me. She is a nice lady. I gotta go. My dad wants me to help him investigate a squirrel that is invading the property. Francesca, it is black. Do we have black squirrels
    on the farm? It is actually quite pretty. Sharkey, keep everything running smoothly till I get back. Tell everyone I am being good and I will be back home before you know it
    GK

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Well, off to another show huh? Everyone on the DW are soooo proud of you G.K. Girls, just take this time to have some spa days and relax. Maybe Mama will take you to the studio a few times and we can see you on television. Also, don't forget to remind me when the Wesstminster Dog Show is, so I can have Mom tape it. Zoe, glad to hear you are over the tummy troubles and teaching little Chloe the ropes.It must be a NJ thing.Like that guy I hear about on tv, the Situation, in NJ. You are the dog versions of a situation. The good kind though--no fighting, just mischief. Cora Belle, I think you and I have the market cornered on meds. Dad and Mom had to take me to the doctor's on Wednesday, and a new medicine adjustment. Feeling better already. I wish we would get some of your snow Zoe, Chloe and Dudley. Dad went ice fishing yesterday and said it is sad how little snow is in the mountains--looks like spring--green.It was 65 here in Colorado yesterday. So sorry about the power outages Dudley, but it gives you a chance for extra cuddle time. Rebel, we saw a guy like you when we were coming back from the doc's. I know you and I get a bit colder with our short fur, but this dog was on a walk in a baby stroller, sitting up and had a pink parka with a hood on. I may wear a sweater now and then, but a baby stroller. Mom said to cut her some slack as maybe her legs weren't working very well. I can see that however.I hope everyone keeps warm and cuddles in the snow places--but don't forget to send some to old Basil Boy. Enjoy the football!!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • I'm the one late here today...I had to update both of Kitties webpages.

    F & S how sweet of you to worry about G.K. that big fluff ball...but being with Karen and Jan there is no worry, you can tell G.K. is loved...so nice of G.K. to let you all know everything is A.OKAY ;-)

    We all wish you the BEST at the show and just know you will do splendidly.

    There is another round of snow today and it should be significant...Kitty has her spot in the house and is enjoying the warmth of the house (like she really needs warmth with all that fur.

    Everyone stay warm and safe and the ones living in a warm place...know you are the lucky ones!

    delia & Kitty meeuw =^0^=

  • oh..I forgot to wish all my dogger buddies a good week-end..Dudley we got the tail-end of your Seattle storm...Basil glad you got your meds adjusted...Lucinda says she wishes she could spend all the money I take on pills on herself..but i know she is just kidding and really loves me...a black squirrel..I must look in my squirrel book of the U.S., never seen one, or heard of one..interesting..we just have those creepy little red-bellie tree rats..(they are good guys just trying to live)...Zoe and Chloe..you are naughty girls..I salute you!..you are funny, Kirby, and Rebel don't try ice skating...bet Kitty is getting sick of winter..Sonya have a good people weekend..later, Cora-belle

  • Psst Basil Boy I'm here in Chicago and it's snowing like crazy and very cold ( 18 degrees out!) You can have it all if I can have the 65 degree temps please. :smile:

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