Whew - just got back from my 4 day dog show trip last night - left Thurs. for a 3 hour + drive there (had to pull over to nurse her once each way), living out of a motel room w/a babe & a 120 lb dog (who is a working dog that I haven't had indoors in over a year - he lives in a pasture w/a flock of sheep), 1/2 hour trip each way to the show grounds (showing Fri., Sat, & Sun.) where we haul tons of show gear back & forth from the cars..... while wearing DD & leading a dog. Irwindale is in Los Angeles, & the park was really pretty - lots of trees & we were right on the edge of a lake; weather was perfect. DD was great - only cried a little at the awards ceremony at the club dinner when everyone clapped (we waited out in the hall then 'til they stopped clapping), didn't object to a friend holding her when I was in the ring showing my dog, didn't get distracted nursing at the show grounds, in the car, or at the dinner (BTW, the new Bravado bra is great - the fasteners are a kind of hook & clip thing, easier than snaps). This was our national specialty w/people from all over the US showing; the dog I was showing won his class, but didn't get points; however, 2 others I bred won best female (BOS - the next highest to best of breed) & best working dog, & another got best of winners (best non-champion) out of the puppy class & was in the final 4 males considered for best of breed (his sire won it). Oh, & when AF didn't appear this weekend, I took the test this AM - I'm pregnant again!
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11/7/06 at 12:10am