We are leaving for our first dog show of 2005 way too early tomorrow morning.
Our Kimba (currently 19 months old) will be going for her first "big girl" trial on Saturday called the "AD." (that's an abbreviation for something in German) It's an endurance test where she will go 12 miles along with person on a bike. Thank God it won't be ME on that bike, because I couldn't make it 12 miles. I couldn't make it 2 miles. That test starts at 7:30AM on Saturday.
Sunday is the conformation show. This will be the first show for our young German Shepherd Ferguson who just turned 6 months old. We shall see. We're a bit short on training IMO. Kimba will also show in conformation in the 18 - 24 month age group. She won 6 for 7 last year, so it will be interesting to see what an the off season and further growth and development, relative to her peers, have done for her (or not) over the last several months.
I'm hoping that everyone at GS will take a moment to ROOT for my babies this weekend!! No matter the outcome, it will be a fun trip. Mr. Doggy and I are also sponsoring a Youth Handler Class which is a great way to get kids more involved in the sport. Kimba was a "volunteer" dog last year, and Ferguson is a volunteer this year - a 13 year old girl will be handling him. I'm WAY more worried about Ferguson than I am about her. In any case, it will be fun to go to center ring and help the judge give out the trophies. (It's cool - EVERY kid entered gets a trophy, and they are all the same size)
I know you are all sick of Kimba's Brag Page, but here it is again, in honor of the start of our show season. Thanks in advance for indulging me.
Ferguson has nothing to brag about yet, but here is a pic of Kimba (on the right) and Ferguson (on the left) together from a couple months ago.
Ya, I've posted these links before but I just HAVE to brag on my babies before I shut down my computer and hit the road. Thanks to all of you who root for us over the weekend!!