G.K. is off to Tennessee!

Posted by Sharkey

After G.K.’s big win at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, it took a little while for all the fanfare to settle down.  The three of us dogs had just settled back into our normal lifestyles, when I was informed that G.K. was hitting the road again to attend another show.

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Francesca, do you see Karen?  She said she was going to pick me up at 10:00.  It's 10:02.  Should I start worrying yet?

1 Francesca, do you see Karen? She said she was going to pick me up at 10:00. It's 10:02. Should I start worrying yet?

Oh, G.K., don't fret.  In fact, I see her car pulling up now.  Sharkey and I will make sure all of your things are in order for your trip.

2 Oh, G.K., don't fret. In fact, I see her car pulling up now. Sharkey and I will make sure all of your things are in order for your trip.

Sharkey, what's wrong?  Don't you want to help me pack G.K. for his trip?  You love helping!

3 Sharkey, what's wrong? Don't you want to help me pack G.K. for his trip? You love helping!

What?  G.K. is going to another show?  I thought he was done with all of that!  He already won big time at Westminster.  What more does he need to prove?

4 What? G.K. is going to another show? I thought he was done with all of that! He already won big time at Westminster. What more does he need to prove?

Sharkey, I'm living the show dog lifestyle now!  Westminster was just the beginning!  We're heading off to Franklin, Tennessee for another round of shows.

5 Sharkey, I'm living the show dog lifestyle now! Westminster was just the beginning! We're heading off to Franklin, Tennessee for another round of shows.

Well, G.K., I guess you really enjoy the limelight!

6 Well, G.K., I guess you really enjoy the limelight!

At last!  Karen! Come in!  Let me be a gentleman and get the door for you!

7 At last! Karen! Come in! Let me be a gentleman and get the door for you!

Sharkey, at least we know G.K. is always in good hands - good back scratching hands, too!

8 Sharkey, at least we know G.K. is always in good hands - good back scratching hands, too!

Girls, this is Diane!  She works at the kennel with Karen and always takes extra special care of me!

9 Girls, this is Diane! She works at the kennel with Karen and always takes extra special care of me!

I understand you have shows to go to, but why can't I come with you and keep you company?

10 I understand you have shows to go to, but why can't I come with you and keep you company?

Oh Sharkey, it's just for a short while.  I'll be back before you know it!  Look, I'll talk to Karen and see what I can do.  Maybe you can come along for the next show!

11 Oh Sharkey, it's just for a short while. I'll be back before you know it! Look, I'll talk to Karen and see what I can do. Maybe you can come along for the next show!

That's fine.  Sigh, I guess I'll keep busy around the farm.  There are a lot of things to do with spring approaching, after all.

12 That's fine. Sigh, I guess I'll keep busy around the farm. There are a lot of things to do with spring approaching, after all.

It's all right, Sharkey.  I'll help you out.  And we have great people like Susie to keep us company while G.K. is gone!

13 It's all right, Sharkey. I'll help you out. And we have great people like Susie to keep us company while G.K. is gone!

You're right, Franny.  He'll be back.  And we'll be there for him whether he wins or loses!

14 You're right, Franny. He'll be back. And we'll be there for him whether he wins or loses!

Comments (16)

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Off again for another show; sounds good to me. I go to Tennessee at least two times a year for a few weeks. I love that place and it’s mountains. They tell me that they have bears in those mountains but I haven’t seen any as of yet. I did see lots of bears in Alaska when I was there. I know that you will do good in the show GK. Did I see you in a c, c cage GK? I guess that is a safe way to travel, but I wear a harness which is attached to the seat belt in the rear seat. My Daddy has again found out how rough I am when we play. Another cut for him to heal. He knows that I didn’t mean to do it and gave me a big hug. Ah, the life of a Chow Chow.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Bye GK - good luck!!

    F & S I don't know how he does it I would hate being away from home. I'd miss my mom and dad not to mention T, Precious and Sophie.

    I'm sure you have lots going on at the farm. We have signs of spring popping up all over the place I'm so excited :)

    Dad is going to start working on the pool today so I'll be busy. In a few weeks it will be open I can't wait!!

    This morning I thought my mom was going to poop her pants. She was out front leaving for work and all of the sudden 3 of those big ugly wild turkey's came flying out of the tree right down next to her, she dropped her briefcase and the look on her face was priceless, could have made a commercial! Those crazy birds hang out in the trees at night - they are disgusting!!!

    Well dad is calling us time to get to work.

    Zoe

  • Hi GK!

    I want to wish you the best of luck at your shows in TN. I just know you will be bringing home some more ribons and Frannie and Sharkey will be extremely proud of you!

    I too am back to work this weekend, not in the conformation ring, but I will be doing Rally Obedience at The Purina National Dog Show in Toronto, Canada.

    I already have novice rally titles from the AKC, UKC and the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO), but Mom says I should have one from the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)too - after all, this is where we live!

    I am entered in trials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so if I qualify all three days, I will earn my CKC RN title. I am extra excited because my Grandma is coming to watch me on Saturday! I'll have to do my very best for her!

    Good luck to both of us and any other pups out there competing!!

    Finnegan

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Good luck G.K. on the show circuit. Have Karen keep us posted. Zoe, I am with you--it takes a certain type of personality to adjust to being on the road and the shows all the time. I guess, the same for people who travel for their jobs. As for old Basil Boy, I just want to enjoy my senior years with my family at home, cuddled in front of the fireplace. You girls will have plenty to do at home with the spring things around the house, so enjoy the relaxing days of winter while you can. Zoe, I bet it was a shock for your Mom with those turkeys. Mom and I were out at 3 in the morning the other day and 3 owls have nested nearby and were swooping. Mom was right by my side just in case they thought I was a rabbit for dinner. Kirby, be careful playing with your Dad, and oh, ask him what channel those sledding dogs are on, as I want to watch them. Little Lola, a high five to you. Glad you are getting regular with the Glue Squad. I check back throughout the day, as I love hearing from everyone. Cora Belle, you keep up that barking, and Dudley and Rebel get ready for warm weather soon. We are getting some snow today---Mom hopes lots and lots!!! Have a great Wednesday.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hi everybody!
    I think that if you start doing something when you're just a wee pup, then it's not so scary. But, I do believe you can teach an old dog to do new tricks (health permitting of course) LOL.
    My Mimi said she would have tinkled her pants if those birds swooped down on her! (more LOL)...
    Hey, yeah Basil, warm weather coming..The top may come down on the car again today. We'll be washing the car for sure. Love that hose!
    Best of luck G.K. Knock 'em dead.
    Your Pal,
    Rebel

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Seeing all three of you beautiful and handsome friends together makes me so happy and my heart is beating extra fast!!! I adore all three of you!!! I know you girls will miss GK, but he will be back very soon and you can have more fun together!!! Good luck GK at the latest dog shows and my paws are crossed for you! Karen, sure hope you have a great time with GK and my thoughts are with you to be happy again! Sure hope all of my Daily Wag followers have another great day and of course the Daily Wag group, too! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Little Lola checking in and I must admit with a few tears in my eyes. It's always hard for me when someone I love leaves even if it's just for a few days. Hugs to you Sharky... GK will return before you know it :) Franny, you certainly have a good attitude. GK show them how it's done in Tennessee. Regarding my post yesterday... I noticed there were a few misspelled words, sorry about that, I just get so excited and forget sometimes to check for errors. It's a beautiful morning here... 67 for a high today! Time to go outside and see what my friend Foster is up too. He's real cute! Lovely day to you all Happy Sniffs from LL

  • G.K. this is great, another show! We wish you the Best of Luck! :-) you and Karen have a safe trip there. Hope the weather holds up in Franklin TN it's kind of iffy there...

    F&S when GK comes home again, you all can play and romp.

    All the snow melted here with the 60 degrees and Kitty is loving seeing all the critters out there, including the birds...I love the sound of those birds, they just need to keep an eye on Kitty.

    happy day to all!

    delia and Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hi, G.K., Girls, and Glue Squad!
    Good luck in Tennessee, G.K.! You get to go almost as much as Fergie and Mom do! I've heard them talking about going to Dallas, Tx. at the end of this month for more shows.Maybe I'll get to go to these shows, too; I did get to go to the last shows with Fergie,and we had the best time visiting her Bullie cousins for the weekend, but Texas is a long ways from Florida. I went with Mom and Fergie a few years ago, and it seemed like it took a week driving in the car to get there!!We went to Tennesse to go camping with Mom a couple years ago, that was a long trip, too. But did we ever have fun!! We got to hike in the mountains, look for squirrels(we saw some!)and bears(nope,didn't see any, but did smell them!), and Fergie swam in the lake where we stayed. I do NOT swim, bath time is enough water for me, but I do watch for Fergie when she's doing her crazy Bullie things. Maybe you'll get to hike or swim, too, G.K., if you're not too busy with the shows.
    Franny & Sharkey, it won't be long before G.k. is home again,and in the meantime, it looks like you girls have plenty to keep you busy. just remember, G.K. has two jobs, working around the farm,AND being a show dog. That's enough to keep anybody very busy! Be glad you only have to work aroound the farm.
    Everybody stay well, and try to(mostly!!) behave...Have a great day!!

    Your pals,

    Lily & Fergie

  • Sharkey before you know it, your little brother will be back home before you know it. Franny you're being a great big sister to everyone. G.K. best of luck in TN. The better you place the more Champion points you earn.

    G.K. will you be participating in Agility? That looks like fun and a great way to also burn off energy. Zoe, that story about your Mom and the turkeys made me giggle. Hi Finnegan, good luck with your show this weekend. :smile:

  • Holy "Chow" oops, I mean Holy Cow, who knew GK was a clock watcher! :)

    Wow, GK you certainly are living the life aren't you!

    Looks like you are surrounded by good loving people that look after you!

    Keep us up to date!

    gail

  • Good Luck, G.K.! I hope you win!

    Sharkey and Francesca, you are both such sweet girls to cheer your brother on. I know you can hardly wait to hear how he ranks--me, too. In the meantime, I want to go back outside and hunt squirrels. Just like you girls, I love to give chase to squirrels and I'm a prissy Pekingese!

    Love,
    Poco

  • BTW, I am a Westie ( west highland white terrier). I am a 1 year old one, to be precise.
    I LOVE your coat, GK, I am so jealous of you! Hopefully you will do your very best, GK, and that no matter what, whether you win or lose, your friends are there and you've done your best.
    MY my, though! You certainly don't have to watch the time!
    Francesca, do you like being called Franny? Sharkey, how did you get such a name? you two are so encouraging to your little bro.

    Jumps and Licks ( well, a dogs way of hugging and kissing)
    Naddie the westie

    See you guys!

  • Good luck to you G.K....wow turkeys..those things sound like fun..be careful Zoe, if I were there we would teach those foul fowl a lesson..sunshining..i must get outdoors and soak some up..later all my buddies...Cora-belle

  • Hi everyone,
    First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who thought about me yesterday. It means so much to me. You are the best, you truly are. GK had a safe trip to Tennessee. He is laying on one of the beds resting right now. He is watching a movie. Oh, the life of a show dog. Honestly though, he does like it a lot. He loves Martha, Uncle Carlos, Franny and Sharkey and everyone else at the farm. But, he also likes going to dog shows. Maybe the girls will be allowed to go along some time to cheer him on. I think he would like that.
    Yes, GK was in a crate. To me, that is a safe place for him to be when traveling. When that explosion happened at my place, one of my dogs was blown out of the building and he could not pick his head ip for over a month. I just want GK to be as safe as possible. Jan is a good driver, as am I, but accidents happen. It is a big crate and he has lots of room in it. Other than traveling, he is very seldom in a crate at the shows and he is never in one at the hotels that we stay at when we take him to shows. I hope you all understand that it is out of love.
    Again Glue Squad, I want to thank you and let you know how important you all are to me. Reading this blog every day is great therapy for me. You all share and care about everyone and that is a very special thing and I am honored to be included as a Glue Squad member
    Karen

  • Hi Gang,
    I waited till Karen posted today so she could explain some things and about showing and I know she was so happy to know that so many on the DW care about her. She talks about all of you all the time. She laughs at some of the things that we do, she cries and worries so much when one of us is sick. She is so proud of what GK has accomplished in such a short time. I want to thank everyone too. You are true friends
    Karen just sent a text to me with a picture of GK sprawled out on the bed. He is definitely following in his old man's pawprints. Hehehehehe
    Well, I am off to guard the refrigerator so until tomorrow, I am signing off.
    Love ya,
    Maddox

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