I still have a long way to go in master the craft of showing and Tino is such a trooper as I try to expand my knowledge now that we are in the Best of Variety and Group rings with the big boys. Dolly and Darius have been so kind to share tips and suggestions on how to show Tino’s best attributes and of curse help me gain confidence in my abilities. Today, Tino’s patience with me earned him his first Major with 3 points going towards his Grand Champion Title! Even though I was rushed into the ring (A side project made ring times difficult to meet and we had conflicts a plenty this morning) both did very well!
I had to show Stella in Open Bitch, earning her second Reserve for the weekend. Tino was a tad frazzled by my rush but eventually settled, allowing me to settle and then voila! He got his Best Opposite Sex again! We also earned Best Owner-Handler for the second day in a row. I think the rest I received and the several hour break TIno earned, may have been a large help because we were much more relaxed in the ring this afternoon. The judge clearly noted this because WE GOT A GROUP 4!!! I was beyond thrilled! Not only for the wins but because I got to share it with such great friends who were also at the show! Rayna and Normandy are here for the weekend and Pug Specialty – I got the spend the entire day with my Pup and Pug Peeps! YAHOOOOOOOO!!