After our morning trip to the emergency vet (Kolachi got into a blister pack of Tylenol Junior and had to be given a bunch of charcoal and have blood work done), I had to decide whether or not to go on with the weekend's plans. Since she seemed to be doing fine, and Dave was willing to hold down the fort for a day and a half, Kolachi and I hit the road for a 'girls only' trip to Manitowac, Wisconsin- home of the Packerland Kennel Club. We had a lot of fun at our first dog show in January, so we decided to try our
hand paw at a second. This one was a bit of a drive (6 hrs each way), but Kolachi's breeder and co-breeder were going to be there, so we thought it would be fun to see them and take a second look at our girl's conformation to see if she has the chops for the show ring.
Even though it was somewhat of a stressful night, she amazed me by behaving like a pro at the show. We found our handler, Kent, setting up an outside grooming station. It was quite chilly, and once Kolachi got her fur sprayed and brushed, we headed inside to warm up and watch a bit of the crowd. We found a little perch at the top of the bleachers and took it all in.
Plus, it helps me be practice to be a therapy dog. I need to learn to be well-socialized and calm in somewhat chaotic and loud settings....