Standing ringside in Belton, Texas, on the second day of the weekend, her words shocked me. I had no idea how to respond to her friendly, open face with bright, inquisitive eyes. Surely we were kindred spirits, agreeing on her assessment of the dog show experience. Why had she singled me out to offer […]Read More We Never Lose. We Either Win Or We Learn.
In the waning weekends of the 2012 show season we anxiously counted down the days. Looking to salvage something from an abortive season fraught with disappointment and the lingering feelings that we no longer recognized our sport, we jumped at the chance to make one more show trip. Enough clothing, food, bedding and hope for eight dogs outbound and eleven […]Read More One Third A Champion
In 1971, when I learned to drive, my dream was to drive coast to coast, radio blaring. But in our family, kids didn’t drive on dog show trips in the family station wagon loaded with people and dogs. My parents drove coast to coast, with us sweltering in the back seat with no air conditioning, […]Read More Learning to Drive
Colorado doesn’t have the winter weather of Minnesota, Wisconsin or most of the upper Midwest, but we get our share. More than our share, really. At least this year. This is the storm those of us who live here and show dogs refer to as the Wichita storm. Most years, in our recorded dog show history, there is […]Read More Has Anybody Seen Our Spring?
Our Eva has been in Dallas all weekend on the first leg of her farewell tour. With her has been a Havenese, just starting out, and two more Kerries. Also in this entry was a son of a dog we own. This young dog has been working on his championship, with his owner/hander. They have […]Read More New Champions