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Wicked things that could only happen to me at show

This weekend I went to show, like most weekends, and normally everything goes well, but every now and then I have some wicked and strange things happening.
Maybe you all know of my story of Spiessen and the I don't know how many roadblocks, well, this is something in that range.

This Sunday we had an evening show in Belgium, and because the doors would not open till 12;00 o'clock we decided we could go for a walk in Tienen. No problem, but after a big hour of walking, we where totally lost, that is not great for my nerves, and I was thinking I could never find the exibition hall again and we would be totally to late and all.
After we asked a very nice person we decided to walk back the same road we came, all of a sudden we saw the hall and we made a shortcut trough the gras and we where back to our mobile home and the showsight.

Finally inside everything went ok. Brushing dogs, having a little chat, very nice. At 14 pm our breed was being judged. Our ring was so very tiny I lo…

Coat care (and other parts)

Here's something about the care of a dogs coat. Now, I'm not a groomer so I cannot give expert advise, but there been dogs in my whole life, and I brushed many many dogs.

I heard a story this week about a conformation Judge at show had few matted and tangled dogs in his showring. I totally think that is not done. The Judge goes over that dog, but also over the next one and the next and so on. That goes also for nails and teeth, there where lot of dogs with dirty teeth. That is gross, but also bad.

My own regimen is to brush the dogs weekly, I have no idea how other breeds have to be maintained but I find that when I groom then weekly they don't mat up.
Very nice thing is also that every time I go over them I can check for lumps and things like that, so when my dog has a tick or a little wound of bump, I'm right there to take care of it or even go to the vet.
Also nails are included in my weekly sceduele, some people have a lot of hard soil so nails are kept short by t…

Happy Birthday Albert Payson Terhune

Today is the Birthday of my hero Albert Payson Terhune. I've written more things about him, so I don't think he needs much introduction.

He was born on this date the 21st in 1872, on the birthday of his mother Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune, Better known under her writing name Marion Harland.

So now I'm gonna enjoy one of his books, in honour of the Birthday of Albert Payson Terhune.