Below is mom's first photo as we rode towards the Solano County Fairgrounds with our good friends, Golden Samantha and her mom. Sammie had an important competition today with the Santa Cruz Kennel Club. And, mom and I had never been to a dog show before! In the back...I was ready to PLAY...and mom in her I-worked-kinda-late last night disguise on...
Sammie had an entire set up that we wheeled in.... crates, snacks, chairs, water...
Mom and I cruised around, wow'ed and amazed at this venue, while Sammie and her mom did a little practice before her 4 minute Novice A course.
Lots and lots to look at.
Grooming and more grooming....many elaborate stations...
Some pretty major RV setups too, with big doggie areas. I think I scared all of these pals back into their RV.....(no, not really). They're back there.
And, more grooming... How do these pals stand still for SOOOOO LONG!? Very patient.
Beds, bunks, carpets...outdoor rooms.
Double decker on wheels! This hall was our 'basecamp'. Lots of classes competing. Quite serious. And, I have to say, I did really well at just observing and not flying around to socialize.
Sammie's mom had on the Sammie crew attire....thanks to pals Paco, Milo and Maya.... And, please go visit Paco, he needs some well wishes.
In another building there were other competition categories.... We peeked in.
Artsy pals too.
Oh yeah...had to stop here and put on my 'pretty please' face....stood there for a while...
And.....look at all these stuffies! Back in Sammie's competition hall...still being nice and observing.... And....at this point, my mom became a 'paparazzi' for the competition using Sammie's mom's camera..... Darn, no photos here, but definitely will be seeing them at http://www.sammiegolden.blogspot.com/
Even got to spend some time in Sammie's 'green room' while she was in competition. Fantastic!
Well!!!!! As you will see on Golden Samantha's site, she PLACED SECOND in her Novice A category, thus earning her CD.... Way to go Sammie!! Bravo pal!!
Gathered round in celebration.
Lots of smiles and good times. And, still more to see!
Goldens waiting for their show dog competition.
And, more competitors in the ring. Wow! Hi ya!
Below, hanging out with the gal that came in 1st place in the Novice A round. What a sweetie!
More to see and shop.....beaded eggs!By early afternoon, we were pooped, but so glad we came along! Perhaps I'll be in the ring someday...looked like fun.
A tired, yet happy, Sammie relaxing on our drive home. Ahhhhhh.