Monday, May 11, 2009

You always remember the first time...

There are moments in time that you remember for ever. Your first boy or girl friend, the first kiss, the first time you see the sun rise as a married person or this.....






Yes that's right, Rosario had his A game on. He and his handler were so perfect yesterday, it was like magic. I've never been happier, not for me, but for a well deserving owner, who is seeing that the sky is the limit with her dog. Thanks Kim for letting me join the ride. What a Mother's Day present-thanks to Alec for doing such a great job! I think the whole bunch of mom's in our group got a great present watching that yesterday.


Funny part is, we drug the boy out of bed where he was sound asleep, feeting waving at the ceiling. Left his humans in bed snoring-lucky people. Trooped off the show at Oh Dark Thirty, not really that early but the conversation and wine the night before made it seem that way. You know, he just knew it was his day. Not a reaction to anything or anyone. He spent most of the day wanting to play with Connie's terrier or frapping with his favorite girl-Pam's Journey, outside the ring. Inside the ring, he was nearly perfect. As soon as the judge moved the slower moving dogs to the back of the line, Russ -as the judge said-was trucking. Out at the end of the line and showed everyone what a cardigan is supposed to move like. The BOB win was enough for me-lots of great dogs in that ring and the judge made them work for every placing. The big ribbon is just icing on the cake. It was made even more perfect to have spent the day with great friends. Thank you to the cheering section and to everyone who's supported us along the way. Here's to those doubters and those who can't see what really lies under those stripes:


Impression-A handsome, powerful, small dog, capable of both speed and endurance, intelligent, sturdily built but not coarse.
AKC Standard for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi



Yes he is just that and more-a very correct dog with moderate proportions, perfect movement and oh yes, attitude.



Later gators........
C

11 comments:

Sharrie said...

Congrats to everybody, but where is his picture? I enjoy your blog. As to Friday's post: Did you ever hear-----"Sorry don't feed the bulldog"? I still can't figure out where I got that.

Dawn said...

WOOHOO wish I hade been there to see the little guy go. Congratulations!

Winjammin' said...

Let me tell you...Boo and I were in the BOB ring right in front of Russ...I just couldn't shake him!! Boo gave me everything he had and Russ was right there with him...stride for stride, ears for ears, attitude for attitude....it was truly awesome to behold!!!

Big congrats to Ruff Ruff for keeping up with Uncle Boo, and PASSING him!!! You earned it buddy!!!

Cindy said...

Russ' photo should be here at the end of the week. We had to tie a string on Kim's toes to keep her off the ceiling and as soon as Alec handed her that rosette, she grabbed her dog and walked all over talking to people. I couldn't get her to stand still long enough for a candid.

Thanks! Big show this weekend too--much more wow factor then his group 2 last year in Canada.

Winjammin' said...

That's cuz he had the biggest cheering section of the whole show too!! ;o)

Cindy said...

Yes that too!

Kathy and Kim Gibson said...

Okay yep you indeed always remember your first--first show win Jan 07 and definitely first group win! Oh my pretty pretty pet! Thank you
Cindy for a great ride!

Sherilyn said...

What a fun weekend! So glad we have been there for so many firsts in Kim's life! Russ' first points, first major, first BOB (even over our Special, but that's ok...it's all in the family!) and now his first Group! Whoooooo Hoooooooo!!

It's so funny...we've been asked too many times by the handlers if we hire out our cheering section. We seriously need to consider charging...would recoup some of our expenses of showing! hehe ;)

Hugs to all! Thanks again for such a great weekend! Nothing better than a dogshow, unless it's a dog show with great friends! Can't wait for the next one!

Garrett808 said...

hey way to go! WOHOO! Congrats! I'm sorry i wasn't there in the cheering section! Hopefully soon!

penni said...

It sounds like a great day for all of you involved with this little man -- congratulations!

coopercreek said...

I'm a little behind in everyone's posts. Very big Congratulations!