Sadly, I think that 2015 will be our last Seattle Kennel Club show. It is too difficult for me, with the long walks involved and evidently just keeping track of the stupid wristbands is beyond me. You have to have a wristband to get into the show without paying admission. Which is $14. And you have to have a wristband to get a dog into the show. I got the wristbands in the mail on Monday, but somehow I managed to lose them. Anyway, I had to pay to get in, then go find Ms. Robin to get a wristband so I could bring Hannah in.
The judge was Alan Arthur from Austin. My fav. The standard course was super for venue, challenging but fun. Hannah really enjoyed running 12″. Her contacts were perfect. After standard, I went across the street to meet Dan and Kaylee for lunch. That was really nice. Came back and walked around the show for a while and then ran JWW which involved 3 front crosses in the opening sequence. Blech. But we did it, at got the QQ. Hannah hit one bar really hard, it really rattled in the cups, but stayed up. So we got Hannah’s first Preferred QQ! It was fun to get to run my girl again, so funny she hasn’t even really been on equipment for a while. She does enjoy the crowd. Which is so weird, because there are so many things she is afraid of, but you take her into that crazy environment and she just eats it up.
But really, between the long walks up and down the stairs to get back and forth from the parking garage and the long walk out to the potty area, all of it on cement or pavement, it is just to tiring for me. It made me think that maybe we really aren’t cut out for a national event, because I feel it would be much the same spread out over 3-4 days.