Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Becoming A Champion!

It takes 15 points and two Majors to become a Champion.
With one point already under my belt won at my first show
I was after 14 more and two Majors (a Major is 10 or more girls!)

Winning 4th place in my class at the Newfoundland Specialty
in Dixon CA

Here's my handsome brother Mr. Big and I with
Aunt Karen after the show

Winning Best of Winners and Best of Opposite!
In Petaluma CA
With Judge Donavan Thomas

Winning Best of Opposite
In Grassvalley CA
with judge Carolyn Alexander

Winning Best of Opposite
In Sonora CA
with judge Pat Hastings

Whoo Hooo!
Jeff became available again so there was no stopping us now!
My first Major Win!
In Vallejo CA
with judge Lesley Hiltz

Winning Best of Opposite
with Judge Linda Riedel
in Grassvalley CA

My biggest win ever was with the prestigious judge
Ron Menaker - Chairman of the Board of American Kennel Club
at the beautiful Palm Springs CA show
Winning this Major completed my Championship and…
introduced me to peanut butter Chewy Louie’s!
The best cookie ever!
* It’s now mandatory a case be bought at every
Red Barn stand we see

Thanks to:
Jeff Heim (The # 1 handler!)
Blossom Heim for the giving me the best trimmed feet and hocks in the ring!
Michael and Krystal McGuire for taking on my first season of shows
Aunt Phyllis and Aunt Karen for teaching my mom had to groom and trim me for shows
Aunt Jill for keeping me excited about going to shows by the endless supply
of cookies you "tossed" from your pocket to my mouth!
and Thanks to the judges:
Patricia Gellerman, Donavan Thomas, Linda Riedel, Lesley Hiltz, Pat Hastings,
Carolyn Alexander, Beverly Bonadonnna-Vics, Danny Canino, Peter Emily,
Terry Goldman and Ronald Menaker.

Sophie ("CH" Bonnie Bay's Heaven Sent)


CDS said...

Nice job, Sophie!! Beautiful pictures and very nice judges! Hope to see you out there in the BOB ring!

Your buddy,


Gizmosav said...

Wow!!! You California Girls Rock!!!

The Giz...