Last weekend, I was at the dog shows at Montgomery County Pennsylvania. I missed the first two days, Thursday and Friday, due to work commitments, but got there by Friday evening.
Saturday is the Devon Dog Show, which almost always is a mixed bag of weather. The jewel in the crown though is the all-terrier show of the Montgomery County Kennel Club on Sunday. For terrier people, Montgomery is more important than Westminster.
We decided to show Carly, Ch. Blueberry’s Attitude Dancing, who was the #1 Scottie in 2004 and 2005, as a veteran this year. She won the breed in 2004 and we hoped she might do it again. If she did, we’d retire a club trophy that required three wins for the same owners, as her 1/2-brother had won the breed at Montgomery in 2005.
Her handler Bergit Coady-Kabel had her in top condition and showed her heart out. Carly, who loves the show ring, did her thing.
It was wonderful. We cried.
And yes, we won.
More pictures from the day on Flickr. The other dogs I photographed were Carly’s son, Gaidoune Offer U Can’t Refuse (Brando), who was Winners Dog on Sunday, and Ch. Blueberry’s Surely You Jest (Henry), the 2005 Montgomery winner, who received an Award of Merit.
A very good day indeed.