January 25th, 2012
G.K.'s Time in Maryland
Posted by Ghenghis Khan
Last week, Francesca blogged about me travelling to Maryland to compete in another dog show. With the Westminster Kennel Club Show quickly approaching, my breeder, Karen Tracy and my handler, Jan Kolnik want me to get as much experience as possible. Here are Karen's photos showing what happened in Maryland.
1 Rather than rooming in a hotel, Gerry Roberts has graciously invited us to stay with her in her comfortable home.
2 Gerry is an excellent hostess. She definitely knows a thing or two about chow chows, as she co-owns my father, Maddox, with Karen Tracy.
3 Jan and Dad, let's pose for a nice photo by the fireplace!
4 Hotels are nice, but they don't offer great fenced in yards, like this one, where I am free to run around. Hey, what's that over there?
5 It's a black squirrel perched on Gerry's cast iron squirrel garden ornament! Wouldn't Francesca and Sharkey absolutely go nuts to see this?
6 Bath time at Gerry's is is a breeze in her huge tub. I must look my absolute best for the show!
7 Oh, Jan, I am so sorry that I didn't win Best of Breed this time. However, I did win Select, a special ribbon that earns me points towards a Grand Championship title.
8 Still, l am very disappointed with myself and I feel I've let you down. I'll have to work on upping my game before Westminster!
9 Dad, where are you? I need to talk to you about the show!
10 GK, my boy, everyone goes through a rough patch from time to time. Yes, you are a natural show dog, but that doesn't guarantee you the win! You may find it hard to believe, but even I have experienced losses!
11 Oh Robin, you and Tiva have been so supportive throughout this trip. Dad is right! I can't let this minor setback get me down.
12 Now it's time to hit the road and return home to the Frenchies. Thank you, Gerry! You've been a lovely hostess! I'm sure we'll meet again soon!
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