...I must now change my name. To CHAMPION Eperon Mes Yeux Vigilants!!! Ah mes chers, it was a crazy weekend at the Columbia Dog Show--my first show since Nationals last fall. I behaved with commendable maturity and composure in front of The Official Spur Fan Club at my first show on Saturday, taking Winners Dog and my second major! All the MYV dogs (my kennel) did well and the judge took my face in his hands with a smile and said, "We may make a show dog out of you yet!" He further complimented Mom on her handling of me in the ring and on my solid temperament. Mom was beaming--I can't wait to see the official photo!
Two dogs (not from our kennel) had a very difficult time in the ring Saturday and one was excused on Sunday, breaking our major. But Mom and I were prepared to be content with two points instead of three and finishing my title another day...and then the craziest thing happened! I WON BEST OF BREED!!!!! Mom was stunned and could barely compose herself enough to take our place at the head of the line for our victory lap. My dog mom, Chaumette, got Best of Opposite Sex. Mom spent the next thirty minutes or so trying to remember to breathe and not to dance (too much). Since I beat other champions, we got our point back and FINISHED MY CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! Mom was delirious with joy. So many people came up and hugged Mom and congratulated us--thank you to everyone! We didn't win anything in Group--except the unofficial "Most Applause" award:) Such a good time!!
Thanks to all the MYV Family--especially Adrienne for getting us through each show! We could not have done this without you!!! BTW...Adrienne is now a Breeder of Merit!
AND...as if all this was not enough, Adrienne asked Mom to co-own Jaxson!!!! He will be rejoining us this late spring/summer to prepare for rally, agility, and TDI. I get my brother again!!!!!