GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Hello there to all my special fur-buddies around the world!
I hope you are having a happy, barkful day.
As many of you know, I attended two breed shows this past weekend. These shows are essentially doggie-beauty-pagents - and there are many, many dogs:
There are Veteran doggies...
(14 yr old Golden Retriever, who won the Veterans class)
...middle aged doggies...
...and pretty young puppies..
(16 wk old 'Reilly')
Mostly, the shows are about the dogs, but I personally adore the children I get to play with...
Generally these children are sweet. They don't pull my hair and they simply sit and pat me, or brush my hair. I adore these little miniature humans!
I am so happy to tell you that these shows often offer a special, usually unhighlighted competition:
THE JUNIOR HANDLER competition.
It is one of the unusual times, during the dog show, where the judge looks at the small handlers, (as opposed to us doggies)
Geesh, they can run, those little ones!
...and they have such fun doing it too!
Maxmom thought both the dogs and their Junior Handlers were adorable.
The winner of the competition...Superman?
These are all pictures from the
GOLDEN RETRIEVER OPEN SHOW
which was held on Sunday at the Guide Dog Training Centre, here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Although this little guy (above) won this competition, there were prizes for all the little participants.
HILLS DOG FOOD
GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB
went out of their way to make the experience a happy one for these young contestants.
I know that they really enjoyed their day.
I also enjoyed mine..
Sending lotsalicks to all my buddies and wishing you, too...