Echo surprised us by winning another major on Saturday, at the Ridgefield dog shows this weekend. She won under judge Ms Mary Lynne Elliott and then was reserve to the major on the Sunday under judge Mr Dianne Kroll.
She now just needs 2 single points to finish her CH title. 🙂 I think we will give Miss Echo the rest of the year off and work on that in the new year.
Because of COVID, we have all been starved of going to going to shows. The State-wide restrictions have made it almost impossible all year to get together.
The Cavalier of Puget Sound (COPS) show, which are usually held mid year, were postponed till this weekend in the hopes that the numbers would be smaller. They were able to join with the shows at Richfield WA and have back to back specialty shows the day before the All breed shows that were happening on the weekend.
So, Phoenix and Summer and I, met Susan and Alisha from Lockestar cavaliers, who brought along Sirius, James and Christopher, and we had a day full of fun with our fellow cavalier fanciers. There were rules of course – stay 6ft apart and wear a mask at all times, but we all complied – anything to be able to do what we love 🙂
Our brilliant judges were Mrs Patricia Hastings and Mr Gary Stiles.
The second COPS show was dedicated to the late Nancy Rice Waggoner who passed away earlier this year. She was incredibly dedicated to the sport of cavaliers – what I mean by that is what she didn’t just see them as “pretty” lap dogs, but saw them as capable working dogs also, and many of her dogs worked on other titles as well – they got therapy titles so she could give back to others and agility titles so they could show they could move and keep their brains active. She tried to breed to the standard winning many accolades over the years – Best of Breeds, Group Placements, Best in Shows – her hard work showed in her placements. And she was a really lovely person. I always remember her smile greeting everyone at every show I went to. I was glad this show was dedicated to her memory.
Here are some of the many wonderful memories from the show – obviously not everything is here – thank you to Becky Smith’s husband Steve for taking photos ringside.
We usually start showing our puppies when they are 6 months so they can get some ring experience. We don’t have high hopes for the young ones to win, but we don’t want them to be afraid of being in the ring – in fact we want them to think it is a game and kind of fun to show.
Because of COVID-19, Miss Echo (Kazuri’s Feeling the Sirens Call), didn’t get to attend her first show until after she turned one. She attended the shows at Enumclaw and won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite for her first point on the first day under judge Richard Lewis. She went reserve the other days.
This weekend, at Snake River Kennel Club in Filer Idaho, she won winners bitch and best of Opposite over a special on Saturday under judge Mr David Bolus and winners bitch on Sunday under judge Mrs Pamela B Peat.
We thank you these judges for recognizing our tiny pistol, and to the wonderful Tammie Wilcox for showing her when I couldn’t travel due to work commitments. We are on the board with our first 3 points. 🙂