Sunday, February 15, 2009


Hi All

Well, I got to go bye-bye with MOM last night and we went to my first dog show ( we were going to do that last weekend but MOM said the weather was too bad ).

Anyway, there were all kinds of coonhounds there - dark red redbones, lighter red redbones, some blue ticks and a bunch of Walker hounds, and of course, me. MOM said most of the dogs there were puppies and this was probably their first time out.

It was noisy - the thing that heats the room up was very noisy, and the man who sat up the chairs was noisy ( actually, I don't like the noise from those metal chairs - it makes my ears curl ). And then there was the barking and whining from the dogs. MOM kept telling me that I was such a good boy for sitting quietly and watching what was going on and not making any noise.

When it was my time to " be shown ", MOM and I walked around these " tables " ( they're called benches and the dogs stand on them while their mom's and dad's move their feet around ) and up to this man who talked to me. He was nice, he also told me that I was a good boy. Then we walked to one of the benches and MOM wanted me up on it but I got scared because this man was standing real close but MOM said it was ok ( but I did pee on the floor, I was sooo scared ).

When I was up on the bench, the man looked at my teeth and petted me and then backed off and kept looking at me, all the time MOM was scratching my side and telling me how good I was. He then said to stay on the bench, and about 2 other pups came up with their parents. The man looked at them but kept coming back to me and this real dark red redbone boy standing on the next table with his mom. The man did this for a long time and then said the redbone was the best boy pup there ( how could he make that mistake when I was there???), but told MOM that I was better but I just needed to get more exposure ( what ever that means ) and I'd do fine.

We also met this real nice man who said he knew my father and kept petting me and saying how pretty I was ( I wanted to tell him that boys are handsome and girls are pretty and I WAS A BOY ), But MOM said I had to be nice to people, so I let him pet me.

Well, let me tell you that when we got home Chloe and Stylle were all over me smelling and asking what happened and did I have fun and would I be doing this again and why couldn't they go with me and a ton of more questions I don't remember. I was soooo tired, I could hardly keep my eyes open. So, when MOM sat down on the sofa, I crawled up beside her, put my head on HER leg and was asleep before Chloe could bark. I must have slept like that for a long time because when MOM woke me up she said it was past my bedtime and I needed to get in my crate and sleep. NO problem - I stumbled to my crate, got my chewstick from MOM and was asleep before SHE could close the door. I heard Chloe ask MOM if I was alright and MOM said that I'd just had a busy day and was very sleepy and would be fine in the morning.

I can hardly wait to go to another dog show!!! It was sooo much fun!!! MOM says I have another one in 2 weeks and that I will be even better then than last night. I want to believe MOM and I know SHE wouldn't do anything to hurt me ( even tho SHE does get mad at me when I get into HER yarn ),so we'll see how things go then.

Will update everyone on the next show.

How do you like my picture with the snow on my face??? Chloe and I were outside playing in the last snow we had when MOM couldn't get out to go to work. It's fun when SHE is at home and plays and cuddles with us.

Well, better go for now, I heard Chloe ask MOM if we could go outside and play and MOM said " YES ".

Gotta go.

BYE,

Travis

1 comment:

retriever farm said...

Congrats on your show Travis, we are going to send our little lab girl out for her first show soo, but she is sooo wiggly I'm not sure she is mentally ready yet so we may hold off a bit longer. Good luck at your next show.