Cape Cod, MA
I drove 14 1/2 hours down to Cape Cod to show Mr Baxter and
Miss Patsy in 3 all breed shows and the Rhode Island Boxer Club specialty.
Although it was a long drive, it was an easy drive. My GPS "Daniel' behaved
very well and didn't get me lost even once!! Straight there and straight
back!! Beautiful scenery along the way.
The show site was fabulous. Held at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds.
Lots of fields to walk dogs in. The Boxer people had preferred parking up
on top of the hill right beside the Boxer ring. Flower gardens surrounded
I have to comment on the camaraderie of the Boxer people. They all got
together and did pot luck and cook outs for most of the meals. The food was
out of this world and included Lobster, crab, seafood salad, Cape Cod
chicken salad and soooo much more. Blenders full of ice cold Strawberry
Marguerites kept appearing too!! :-) I enjoyed these shows and the Boxer
people's company so much. Special thanks goes to Beth Coviello-Davis (Belco Boxers) for her hospitality.
The fact that Mr Baxter got his second 4 pt major and Miss Patsy won the
Veteran Bitch class was icing on the cake!! Baxter now needs 1 single point
to finish his US Championship with me on the end of his lead for most of his
If you get a chance to go down to the eastern part of the US, just know that
you will be welcomed and will enjoy the best Boxer hospitality going!! I am
sure people in other breeds (met some Boston people too) are almost as nice <VBG>
Got home Monday safe and sound but very tired. It is taking this poor old
lady days to recover from all that fun.
I took this photo with my blackberry while out walking with Baxter on flexi lead and Patsy on 6 ft lead. They saw a cat. It was quiet a feat to hold the pair of them and fumble for the blackberry, get the photo without dropping the phone. LOL.
Monroe Michigan September 25, 26 & 27/09
It was a long drive down to these shows alone. Staying in hotel room alone isn't very much fun especially when you have a nice win and no one to share the excitement with. Thanks to the my laptop, internet, facebook and all my friends I was well entertained. The big plus was the Cracker Barrel restauraunt right across the parking lot. I love Cracker Barrel!!
Day 1 Baxter went RWD after winning a large competitive open fawn dog class with me on his lead. Judge Roger Hartinger.
Day 2 Baxter wins WD, BW and BOS over male Specials for 4 point major to finish his American Championship, owner handled. Judge Eleanor Jackson. He is now known as Can/Am Ch Bar-K Solaris at Bellcrest. (which leads me to how he got his name) I was on a flight to the UK via Amsterdam and was served some white wine. The name of that wine was 'Solaris' and beneath the name on the bottle was this "Celebrate the Day". I thought that very appropriate as I was celebrating the day Phillip called me and I became the proud owner of Mr Baxter.
Day 3 - Moved up to Specials class. Baxter decides he has had enough and puts on an adequate performance, not at all like he has performed the 2 previous days. Guess he knew he was finished and wanted to go home. If he had won the breed we would have had to stay till around 4 PM for Groups. Judge Dr. Robert Indeglia We headed home right after the breed judging.
Judge Roger Hartinger - Handler Shirley Bell
- Reserve Winners Dog Michigan Boxer Club September 25, 2009
New American Champion
WD, BW & BOS for his 3rd 4 point Major. September 26, 2009
Judge Eleanor Jackson - Handler Shirley Bell