Today was a bit different for us because our ring time was in the afternoon, something entirely new for Orso. We got to sleep in a little and do some work in the cabin for a few hours before heading to the show. Orso, who is accustomed to ALWAYS doing something in the morning, was driving us insane. He wanted so bad to do something, anything, with his energy, that we finally agreed to play fetch for a little while outside to burn some of his extra energy. In retrospect, I’m not sure this was such a great idea because Orso is not a high energy dog. He likes his play time and loves to “work” in the morning, but doesn’t exactly have hours of energy to burn.
By the time we got to the show, Orso was kind of “off.” He was acting lazy and didn’t really have much of a food drive, which is tough when you rely on food bait to get your dog to stand pretty and move nicely in a ring. His disinterest definitely showed in the ring. Despite this, he took 2nd place and Judge Faye Strauss commented to Jessie, Orso’s handler, that she really liked Orso and wished he would have been a bit more “engaged” in the ring. Oh well. Now I know, conserve that energy!!!!!! Unfortunately, my camera decided to misbehave and all my photos came out blurry, so no pictures for today’s show. I also lost his ribbon at some point when I was packing his things, which was a real bummer. Stay tuned for tomorrow; hopefully it will be a better day!
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