Dolly and I headed out bright and early for the airport to catch our flight to St Louis! I am so excited to attend the National and Regional Specialties this year because I actually have a dog entered! I normally have to attend to go to the meetings and of course, take in the sights and sounds of the show with the Country’s best Chihuahuas! This year I have Tino entered in both Specialties and I couldn’t be more proud! Of course, this year has been an amazing one for him and I and to round it out at the National is a dream come true!

Tino traveled perfectly in the SturdiBag and he got to travel alone. I used the extra side to carry my camera equipment – which turned out to be perfect actually. I honesty don’t think anyone even knew there was a dog in there and he never even made a peep! He stuck his nose out to take a peek once we landed but that was about it.

We rushed from the Rental Car place to the hotel to then get ready for the Regional show this afternoon. Today was the Long Coats and tomorrow are the Smooth Coats. Al that rushing was so beyond worth it though! OMG! When you have 46 other Specials entered never in my wildest dreams would l have thought we had a chance in HELL! Seriously! The best Chihuahuas in the WORLD are here. But I am here to tell you that Mr Tino made the cut! YES! HE MADE THE CUT!!! I was blown away! Rushing downstairs while still pulling up my pantyhose to actually being pulled aside and making the cut? WOW! Totally amazing! And totally honored!



After the Specialty was over it was time to kick back and have some fun. Getting to hang with Suzanne all weekend was the next best part of the trip since this is our annual chance with her being all the way out in California! We headed over to the Texas Roadhouse with the rest of the gang and chowed down like kings! Afterwards, I pulled dMr TIno out of his carrier and let him cuddle with me in bed. It’s never just he and I when we travel so he is going to be uber spoiled this week I think!!


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