Our second day of showing was a little easier because we knew what to expect. Today, we got smart and pulled up next to the building to unload our stuff THEN went to park. That little modification to our morning routine saved us some time and considerable stress. Just like yesterday, Orso was alone in his 6-9 month class, so he took first in that class. Again, he went back in against Saggio & Argento and came in 3rd. We were pleased that he had a pleasant run around the ring and was starting to get some experience.
A nice surprise for the day was that Orso’s dad, Mar e Sol’s Saggio finished his AKC Champion title today, so they both took a photo together! YAY, Saggio, way to go!
I had the opportunity to sit down with Sandy Herzon, who is part of Orso’s handling team, for a little while and listen to some of his valuable advice about the world of dog showing. The best piece of advice he gave me was that EVERYONE will have an opinion, EVERYONE will think he or she is an expert and EVERYONE will have something to say (usually not positive or constructive) and that the best thing that someone like me who is new to the dog show world can do is to ignore pretty much all of it and not let anything get to me. Thanks for the wisdom, Sandy! Much appreciated!
Before we headed back to the hotel, Orso also got to participate in a complimentary educational seminar that was put on by the Herzon family and then he met one of their 8 week old lab puppies that was getting ready to go to his new home. Orso was happy to share his plastic bottle with this little pup. What a delicious little creature!
Meanwhile, back in Miami, Nichelle, our dogsitter extraordinaire, sent me a photo of Luna & Mouse hanging out in our home, see below. Also, below are some shots from today and a link to the Cane Corso results from today’s show.
Today’s show results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011109003/201110900333500.HTM
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