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Cardigan Specialty in So. Cal. – Great time!

A show chock-full-o Cardigan Welsh Corgis – does it get any better than this? All the colors, all the happy faces, lots of kisses and snuggly moments.

What fun to see old friends and meet new ones! Denali and I had a blast at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Specialty in Southern California on Friday.

Of course it helped that we had very little competition in Rally, easily allowing Denali to capture blue ribbons in the Excellent and Advanced B classes for her 9th leg toward her RAE2. There were prizes to go with the ribbons, so we brought home two new stainless water buckets too, as well as our Exhibitor Bag full of goodies.

The obedience judge was wonderful – one of my favorites. We’ve shown under her before and she remembered us.

One of our longest-known Cardi friends was there, Traci, with Denali’s litter brother, Dakota. At age seven ‘Kota just qualified to show in Veterans. I must say it made my heart sink to see him enter the ring, all bright and happy and hear someone say, “Here’s all the old dogs.” At age seven I don’t like to think of Denali and Dakota as “old.” But as soon as everyone started to clap, Dakota lit up like a Christmas tree. He was so thrilled to have everyone clapping for him. I love this photo – it is a wonderful moment between this dog and the person who loves him more than one can imagine.

Traci’s other handsome boy, “Mister Chancey Pants,” as she calls him, made his appearance too. Again, many nice moments between dog and handler, but I’ll send Traci the pictures and she can decide what to share on her blog.

And in the Rally Novice competition, Sage’s lovely Aunt Sedona racked up her First Place Finish, and a bucket of her own. She was obviously more interested in what might be in the bucket as Traci tried to pose her for an informal “win” photo.

But Sedona had her own idea of how to celebrate and began rolling and laughing, making her own party, while Traci said, “Oh, I give up!”

Sedona prevailed and got Traci to join the Cardi Party – complete with belly rubs.

At the end of the day, my own little Rally Dog was tired. She is such a good travel dog – so easy. Yea, OK, she is on the bed, but that’s what our special blankets are for. (And no – she doesn’t get to jump up & Β down on her own.)

The trip home reminded my, once again, of the beauty of California. Cruising through the Angeles National Forest, the mountains were simply gorgeous. The sky really was that blue! A great trip, and a wonderful time at the Specialty!

If you didn’t come…you should next year!

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3 Responses

  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Congratulations.

  2. Thank you for posting the awesome pictures of me and my kids, Kathy! πŸ™‚ It was great to see you and Denali again! πŸ™‚ I’m SO tickled that you were there to see Kota in his Veteran’s debut. He sure did light up like a little Christmas Tree, didn’t he? He had SUCH fun! πŸ™‚
    I’m so glad you got to come to the Specialty…. it’s definitely a cool experience to see all of those Cardigans in one place, huh?? πŸ™‚ I hope you can make it to the Tucson Nationals in 2013! πŸ™‚
    I look forward to seeing what other pictures you managed to get! πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting these – especially the Sedona sequence… they cracked me up!! πŸ™‚

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