Thursday, July 14, 2011
24 hours in Paris
Our short sojourn to Paris was interesting. Some of the judging was quite unusual (and thats being polite!) and I certainly have never seen a judge using a microchip scanner to ascertain the origin of a dog, to aid their decision before!! We were pleased that Logic won her "Champion bitch" class and so the weekend wasnt completely wasted. However the best part of the weekend was seeing our dear dear friends Pavel and lenka, catching up with Maria and Farlap Guesswork (who had spent 4 days on the coach from moscow to get there!) and enjoying a couple of lovely days in the French Countryside, sampling local fare. Congratulations to Farlap Guesswork (George) for becoming a World Junior Winner.
All 3 of our girls were graded excellent, which should be very pleasing but considering one of someone elses hounds went around the ring hobbling lame, and that also was graded "excellent" then I dont think I can really take this judges opinions too seriously!!
It was great to have Dr Jim Edwards (USA) support ringside, and his comments to us afterwards were much appreciated.
photos show Maria and George, Lenka who kindly handled Isabelle to 1st place for me, and Logic winning her class. photos courtesy of Linda Vander Sichel.