I'm going to attempt to blog at least once a week (but don't shoot me if I'm not successful)!
This past weekend I had no shows, but that doesn't mean I wasn't working hard on editing photos and trying to get caught up, because that is pretty much what I did most of the weekend and finally finished off Scott County KC (Rock Island, IL) and did most of Fox River Valley KC, my local show only 15 minutes from garage to parking lot even if I got lost!
I will add a couple of my favorite photos from those shows below along with a few from a photo shoot that I did in the evening at the Botanical Garden place next door to the show site.
In addition to the built in photo op next door, the Scott County KC has a lot to offer, some great food, and ice cream cones! They had a best puppy competition one day and best veteran on the other, and a duck toss! What is a duck toss, you might ask? One could buy a chance at the "pot" by purchasing a small plastic duck (these were also in the shape of various dog breeds) and at the appointed time (when there was a ring available) everyone tossed their ducks at a small target on the ground. It was like a 50/50 raffle, only more interactive!
This coming weekend I will be heading up to Wisconsin once again for the Cudahy and both Greater Racine KC shows near the shores of Lake Michigan. Talk about a photo op! Weather is predicted to be outrageously nice ... must be because I ordered a giant sportbrella for shade ... you can thank me now ;)
Starting off with some photos from Scott County Saturday
|After the last duck was tossed, it was so close they had to measure!||The big winner for the weekend? "The Fifinator" with back-to-back Bests in Show. You can find her on Facebook!|
|Best Puppy in Show to the Boxer - Jokar's N Happy Tail's Fergalicious!||
From the photo shoot, Kathy & Legato
|Kathy & Legato's littermate, I think it's Rumor||One of the veterans competing on Sunday, this is Boston Terrier CH MOTIF'S CHANCE FOR LITIGATION CD RN, she had a wonderful time!|
|Judge Robert Hutton clearly enjoys his job ....||... As does Judge Kim Meredith Cavanna!|
|Best Veteran in Show was the Schipperke CH DANTE'S ALL FIRED UP H.O.F.||and then on to Fox River Valley|
|Had several of this little girl who apparently thought she deserved some extra cookies!||This is when the judge Connie Gerstner Miller awarded Best of Breed and the reaction of handler/dog. This is GCH Princess Cut Diamond Beekauz who went on to a Group III in the group!|
|This Airedale appeared to own the land he stood on, GCH Huntwood Spyglas Of Stone Ridge Tobylinn||The wind doesn't bother Miss Mimi at all, who went on to take the Toy Group|
|Congratulations all around for the Best in Show Winner -- breeder-owner-handled by Linda Hattrem, GCH Waterway Game CRK Hot Diggity||
Best Bred by Exhibitor in show, was the Smooth Collie Jereco's Satin Sheets, who not only was Best of Variety over Specials but also took Group IV in the regular group. Not bad at all for a 10 month old puppy.
That's probably enough photos for now .... till next week! I will be drawing a name "out of the hat" for a $30 gift certificate based on tags, shares on Facebook, so be sure to do that on the May shows particularly before Monday.
And if you are at Cudahy or Racine, I'll be sure to be by the Borzoi specialty on Saturday and near the group ring on Sunday, look for the blue Sportbrella ;)
|6/4 & 6/5||Fox River Valley KC|
|July||Greater DeKalb KC|
|July||Wonderful Wisconsin Weekend|
|October||Berner Specialty - Pheasant Run|
|Mar '17||Chicagoland Shetland Sheepdog Club official photographer & candids|