Today was our first of three show days and as predicted, it was a stressful morning. We have a process that we follow when we get to a show and today went a little different. We are used to being the first – or almost the first – breed to show in our ring, so early morning shows are easy for us. Somehow, we got distracted today and went to buy a catalog at the same time as Orso’s ring call. We got very lucky that Orso’s handler, Jessie, was paying attention. By the time we walked back from buying the catalog, Orso was in the ring with Jessie! Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to warm him up like we normally do – or even take him on a bathroom walk – so we were a bit stressed. I think what made us not realize the time was that we always use the National Anthem as our indication to start getting Orso ready, but there was no National Anthem sung in the show, which threw us off. We didn’t even get to set up our camera to take photos! Oh well. You live and learn.
Orso behaved very well in the ring nonetheless and we are proud of him for that. He took third place in his class and then we were done for the day. We stayed to watch the rest of our breed show, packed up and headed to lunch at Grill Master. We met up there with our friends, Alexia & Gabriel from San Francisco, and their Corso, Grand Champion Maximo’s Jack, for a traditional BBQ lunch before returning to our hotel.
Once we got back to our B&B, Henderson Village, we were all very tired. Orso jumped in the bed with us – something that only happens at shows – and took a 3 hour nap with us. We got up and went out to the back of the cabin where he played fetch with us for a while. Alexia & Gabriel changed hotels and came to join us at Henderson Village, so they came outside with Jack so they could play together. Exhausted once again, we left our Corsi in their respective cabins and hung out outside chatting before heading out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse in the next town over. Overall, it was a good day, with some hitches along the way, but a great experience all around!
Below are a few photos from today, enjoy!
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