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03-03-2014 12:00 PM
Blanketback Hopefully next weekend will be be better for you
At least you made it home in one piece! Ice, argh!!
03-03-2014 11:33 AM
kbella999 Sorry about the bad weather. Glad you made it home safe. Yesterday was so cold. I'm ready for some warm weather (not 100+). Good luck next weekend.
03-02-2014 09:35 PM
Kahrg4 Oh my, you poor thing. I'm so sorry. MO has some crazy weather. Glad you made it home safe! If you ever need a pit stop or a friend when passing through Springfield give me a shout.
03-02-2014 05:58 PM
marbury No way!! I'm so sorry! All that driving for nothing. Best of luck to you next time.
03-02-2014 05:41 PM
dogfaeries
Update :)

I swear I barely have the energy to summarize that trip to Purina Farms. Beautiful facility, btw. Can't wait to go back and show there again!

Sooo... after an 8 hour drive from Oklahoma, we get to our hotel room about midnight. Unload what we need to unload, walk the dogs and then we all go to bed. We don't show the dachshund until 11:00 am, so we don't have to get to the show site at the crack of dawn like we usually do. GSDs show at 12:45. We are delighted at that!

We hadn't even walked into the building yet, when we hear that they are cancelling the show for tomorrow because of the winter storm warning for the area. Everyone is freaking out, and no one has ever experienced a show being cancelled for weather. So basically we drove 8 hours, to show the 2 GSDS and 1 dach, and then get right back in the car, and drive the 8 hours home. OMG. Oh, yeah, and it's a major, LOL, of course. ARghhhh.

Upside was getting to see some nice dogs. The dachshund and Sage both placed, but that was it for those girls. Marti, the male GSD we showed, got a major reserve to a male that Kent was showing. So while we would have loved to get that major on him, he did get reserve. The Fasanos were there, as was Kent Boyles, a bunch of Ranita dogs, Karizma, Geran. My brain can't remember who else was there right now.

Of course on the way home, the ice storm started. So by the time I got to my friend's house about 30 miles south of me, to pick up my car and drive home, the roads were getting BAD. It took me forever to drive home on the ice, and finally made it home about 1:00 am. I am sooooo tired!

Got to meet Daphne's husband who is really nice. He even knew my Sage's name. I loved it, LOL!

So, yeah, Columbia MO next weekend. Another 16 hour round trip show. Majors both days. Keeping an eye on the weather before I go...


02-25-2014 10:47 PM
dogfaeries I know! I know! I'm dreading the long ride (I'm not driving, thank goodness) in potentially crappy weather. I just looked at the weather forecast. Not any better.

I just bathed and blow dried that girl, and she is absolutely stunning.
Well, you know, aside from the gash on her face. And that wad of hair she chewed out of her thigh. Really, Sage? I'm getting out Jackie's magic horse goo and putting it on it. I swear she was unblemished until I sent that entry fee in!

Darn dog.
02-25-2014 07:51 PM
Blanketback Best of luck to Sage, if you end up going!

Me, I'd be taking that cut as a sign - just to get out of an 8 hr. drive in a snowstorm, lol. I'm a coward that way and I'm so darn sick of driving in this crap!
02-25-2014 05:42 PM
dogfaeries Does this count as an honorable scar?
Darn dog.
02-25-2014 05:27 PM
dogfaeries SO...

Sage has managed to dive-bomb one too many times into the bushes after the birds, and has a big cut on her face, by her eye. OMG, I want to scream. This is a HUGE shepherd entry, with that major that she needs to finish her championship, and my dog looks like she's been in a fight with a raccoon. I slapped some coconut oil on it, and am praying that it looks better by Saturday morning. First, snow is predicted, then there's a big cut on her face. Is someone trying to tell me to stay home and not make that 8 hour drive? ARGH.
02-25-2014 05:15 PM
dogfaeries I'd love to meet up with you before we show. Gotta groom those shepherds beforehand, so I imagine we'll be there about 10:00 am. We'll be showing a long haired dachshund at 11:00 am too...
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