PWDs and the Confirmation Ring

This weekend was quite important [maybe half-brained] for Sizzle and myself. It was the day we enter the Confirmation Ring for the first time.

IMG_0624{Sizzle + Tessa}

Now, first let me back up. Friday was spent trying to get these pups in gear for their first appearance. Sizzle and Tessa, Sizzle’s pup for her last and final litter who is now owned by my mom, Robin, competed this weekend in the same arena. Luckily, they won’t compete in the same event!

Sizzle and Tessa spent all day Friday being primped and fluffed for their appearance, which they both promptly flattened once they hit the sack for the night! But at least it was the non-judges side <- how’s that for some trade talk? On Saturday, I learned how to properly exhibit my pup’s fine characteristics [15 minutes before we hit the ring], such as body, coat, and gait <- wait, who AM I!?!

IMG_0607{We actually look like we know what we are doing!}

IMG_0615{A step ahead, but Sizz caught up fast}

We came away with a 2nd place win in the Veteran’s class, which is somewhat of a disappointment, but at least we did beat 1 other female in Sizz’s age group!

IMG_0686{With my girl, Sizzle}

Tessa took away the loot from Saturday! She won 3 normal ribbons, plus a fancy Best of Opposite Sex ribbon, as well!

IMG_0670 {Tessa + my mom in action}

IMG_0706{Robin + Tessa}

We spent Sunday back at the field, where Tessa competed under Sizz’s watchful eye. She took home 1st in her age group, before it was time for us all to head home and recover from our nonstop 3 day adventure into the world of confirmation trials!

2013-09-29 13.24.20 {Sleepy girl!}

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Off the Grid

I took a chance this weekend and decided to go off the grid from the blog world, but not my phone, email, and camera – I just can’t leave it ALL behind. But the important piece I realized was that I missed sharing everything going on, so in that spirit – here’s a weekend recap in images:

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[They’re here! They’re here!]2013-08-24 11.50.12[Long, slow run but it’s done!]2013-08-24 19.55.22[Saturday night sunset on Lake Norman]
2013-08-25 09.30.21 [Sunday morning post cleaning]
2013-08-25 11.59.02[Treat for Nick]
2013-08-25 12.05.46 [Juice from the Market]
2013-08-25 13.15.58[Finally found it at Healthy Home Market]
2013-08-25 15.15.44[Lunch at Carolina Ale House]
2013-08-25 18.00.39[Dog park time for Sizzle]