Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dottie Wins at the AKC Show!

Mum says I have to preface this blog entry by stating that while Dottie did win first place in the Veteran's Class at the Chintimini AKC Dog Show yesterday, she was the only entry which made it tad less competitive than it might have been. That said, let's move onto the pictures and our story!

Mum and Dad had to get up very early to get Dottie to the AKC Dog Show by 7am. They found Dana Wellock -Dottie's original owner/breeder and then Dottie had to wait to get her final grooming before the classes began.
Mum took Dottie's wagon so Dots got to rest while waiting. After a bit, Dottie got bored and took a nap.

When it was time for the Veterans Class and Dottie had the ring to herself! Everyone applauded when Dottie went around the ring because she was 14 years old and this was her last show. Once she got going, Dottie pranced like she was half her age!
The judge, Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath, came over to see how beautiful Dottie was and recognized her because Dottie is a descendent of a dog the judge brought over from England.
When Dottie got her pink ribbon the judge cried (and everyone clapped a bunch more).
Then Mum had to go into the ring with Dottie because Dana was showing her dog Striker and Dottie had won her class, so she got to be in the ring again. Mum had no idea what she was doing but everyone was very nice and people clapped for Dottie again!

Here is a ten second video of Dottie in the ring with Mum (try not to be blinded by Mum's giganormous butt)

This is Dottie getting ready for her professional photograph with her judge (Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath) and Dana! Mum is on the far right. (Everyone let Dottie have her picture taken first because she was very tired and the oldest dog there - Mum thought that was very nice and says "thank you" to all those nice people).

This is a picture of Dottie and Dana in 1997 at the Chintimini AKC Dog Show. Dottie was about 1 year old and she won Best of Breed. Some things never change!
Mum, Dad, and Dottie came home and they all promptly took naps. Apparently these dog shows take a lot out of you.

Don't worry about Cooper and me just because we were ignored for an entire day. Just a reminder, this blog is about me, not Dottie.

Dozer Edwards, Esq.

(Editors Note: Most of the photos were taken by Bob Edwards, as was the video. Hence the higher quality than you may be used to! LOL!)


Kari in WeHo said...

Im sure you would have won even if there were other entries!

Joan said...

This IS totally exciting, regardless of how many other entries there were!!! Congratulations!!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Congrats to Dottie for winning! She sure is one pretty lady, no matter what age she is! *grins* Thanks for sharing the photos with sure looks fun!


H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

Congratwoolations to Dottie!

Did you destroy anything while they were gone? If so, congratwoolations to you, too!

the booker man said...

gratsers, miss dottie! you are a pretty, pretty lady!!
happy easter!
the booker man

River said...

Congrats to Dottie! She hasn't changed a bit in 13 years. Now back to Dozer!

love & wags,

Dory and the Mama said...

Congrats Dottie!!

OK Dozer...It's all about you now!

Happy Easter Smileys!

dewdana said...

Congrats!!!! I bet the other veterans saw you and decided they had no chance and packed up and went home! Really though I bet you would have won anyways. It is soooo touching to me and important in my opinion to let people see that 'senior' dogs have a lot to offer so I am always happy to see this in action. Dottie is a super example for senior dogs everywhere! Horsy Dottie! And hello to dozer and Coop! Sorry you were sorely neglected for a day but I bet mom will make it up to you! Say.... How are both of your knees doing?

Totally Timmy said...

that is so awesome!! She looks amazing for 14 and so proud in the show ring. What a great day!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Miss Dottie!! She's still the champ! Hugs to her. . . and hugs to you boys for being good whilst on your own for the day.

Mango said...

Senior division! No way! She looks fantastic! I bet the other old fart doggies were afraid to get in the ring after they saw her. They knew who would win.


Laurie said...

Congrats to Dottie!

ClassyChassy said...

What a wonderful last showing - lovely pictures!!! Congrats to Dottie!

Pearl said...

I'm with Mango, I bet Dottie intimidated everybody else! She is perfection!

I am so proud of you, Dottie!! You've still got it, girlie!!!

Puglette said...

hooray for dottie!! once a champion, always a champion. dottie is a beauty!

The Thundering Herd said...

Congratulations Dottie!

dreameyce said...

It was such an honor to watch Dottie for her last go-round the ring. I was so proud to see you go into the ring with your first show dog- hopefully not your last show dog either ;)

I got some pics of Dottie I'll be posting on the blog later today. I'm still recovering from this weekend, and making sure my computer is bug-free! heehee

Bri said...

congrats dottie!! you look wonderful!

ocmist said...

Grammy is leaking all over. She says that she bets Dottie was reliving her glory years, and truly deserved to win! She is still beautiful, and we all love her and are so glad for this chance to show again! How wonderful for her!

Dozer, we remember whose blog this is and are so grateful that you would be so sweet as to share this special time for her with us!