Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My Trip to Eukanuba

Wow, California was lots of fun. I got to see my "other" mom Bonnie, and some of my Vallhund friends. My brother Chaser was there, and we have not seen each other since we were just little puppies.

I humored my mom and acted like a show dog on Sunday. I really wanted to look around at all the dogs and people, but since mom had yummy treats, I thought I could pay attention to her for a bit, and then later I could do what I wanted to do!

It worked out for us, and mom was really happy. The judge pointed to us for the first Award of Excellence, and it was really exciting. Mom said I was a good boy, and I didn't have to walk home all the way back to Kansas City. There were lots of Vallhunds there (17 if mom counted right), and our judge came ALL the way from Finland just to judge us Vallhunds and the other breed new to AKC, the Beauceron.

Of course mom brought her camera everywhere we went, and she made me stand in front of the Queen Mary (big deal, it's a boat...), and then she took pictures and video of all of us Vallhund friends playing at a really cool dog beach.

Why did she wait until the last day to take me to the beach? We could have gone here every day and just skip that silly show part of the trip. My friends Bo, Paige, Kepler, Nikita, and Annie the German Pinscher were all there too! We had lots of fun running and playing with all the other dogs.

I did really good on the airplane. Midwest took good care of me, and my new wheels for my crate helped me speed along in the airport like a VIP! My friend Bo came from Florida to ride on the plane with me, and his mom Cheryl was there too! I remembered Cheryl from when I spent some time in Florida this spring. It was fun to have friends there, even if Bo did collect all the toys on HIS bed, and keep them from me. I got to see my other mom Bonnie, too. I'm always excited to see her, she brings good dog cookies wherever she goes, and usually I only hafta look at her with my innocent, sweet expression and she'll feed me whatever I want. hee hee

We got back to Kansas City, and it was kinda fun to play on the beach in the sand one day, and then just a few days later, I was dashing around in the snow! I loved California, but when we got home, I took a really long nap. My momma said I was snoring, but I think she's making that up!

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