Thursday, July 19, 2012
Meanwhile, In the land of flatcoats
We are in Vancouver / abbotsford area for the next 5 days at the Flat coated Retriever National Specialty. I drove 13 hours to get here, all for the love of a dog. He shows in 3 classes all weekend, yep only 3. Less than what he would run in a weekend of agility - and you'd never catch me driving 13 hours for it - and I love agility. This is different. This is truly as a thank you to kaleb - this is his trip. He is having a great time and looks like a million bucks thanks to Jolene's expert grooming. Sorry Jo, but tomorrow after he's done showing, he's hitting the water :) He got to meet new friends from the US and England that have only known him through photos. I got to meet people and dogs I only knew through photos too. I have renewed my love for the breed ... Oh my there are some gorgeous dogs here. He has earned this trip and I hope it is something we will always remember. I've gotten really sappy since losing Jane ... But you know what, you've gotta cherish every moment even if that means driving 26 hours just to let your dog swim in the ocean again.