We have so been looking forward to this weekend. The Tampa Bay Chihuahua Club’s Fun Match was scheduled for today! I knew we wouldn’t have a puppy to enter (ours are too young or too old) but I thought it would be a fabulous way to socialize Gater and get him geared up for the show ring.

Tampa Bay Chihuahua Club Fun Match 2011The weather was perfect and the company even better. It was so nice to be in a more laid-back environment whilst still witnessing conformation greatness. There were so many fabulous puppies as well as adults getting the way of the ring and table without the stress of a formal show. Of course, the crowd favorite was the costume contest. All were so adorable – So much so they brought out a four way tie!

Gater at Tampa Bay Chihuahua Club Fun Match 2011And Gater? He was handed from person to person, stacked for a few but cuddled with most. He did fabulous! So much so he zonked out in my lap towards the end of the match and then all the way home too!

Now it is time to keep up the training, stacking and socialization so that we can get him into the show ring as a contender.

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