Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fun Things About and From The Dog Show!

One of the fun things about The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows is that when you get home, you are tired and ready for beddy-bye.
The socialization is just tops. I mean, you get to meet a lot of people. You get to meet a lot of dogs. You get  a lot of attention and hear lots of oooos and ahhhhhs. There are scents of other dogs (of course), but also... shampoos, hamburgers, popcorn, bbq bones, squirrels on a stick and my personal favorite... cinnamon roasted pecans!

It is the best time ever. It was a blast, and I can't say enough great things about my time there... In fact, I pity the boys who are not yet (<-- word that my the Mom made me add) well behaved enough to attend! 

And speaking of well behaved boys, today's special GRRH Alumni were my The Cousins Rizzi and Zeke! They, along with my The Aunt Karen, picked Mom up in the red trolley... destination Dog Show!

Here is Rizzi, working the booth... He's a cute boy with a cute personality. He is outgoing, but can be shy. He's also bit of a 'breedist'! He is wary of other breeds, but a huge extravert with another Golden!

And today, this Sweet boy found a girlfriend! I don't know her name, and I don't have any details... but this cute young Golden Girl came by the booth twice. And let's just say, Rizzi was quite smitten!
Cousin Zeke is a handsome boy with a steady and calm presence. He rocked the donation shirt, and brought in the big bucks! I mean, seriously...

Who could resist these soulful eyes and sweet smile???
Zeke worked the booth like a pro. And he was irresistable to the passers-by! There was a lot of heavy petting going on today!!!

My the Mom says this photo melts her heart.... That Zekey Boy is adorable!
Another fun thing about the dog show is when your photos are displayed.

On the other hand, it becomes a little wierd when your the Mom takes a photo of your photos... every day of the show. But then... I guess that's what makes her Our The Mom.

The Luke 'School Photo'... top/center. The Whitson Herd... center/right. And The Reufus... bottom/right.
Cousin Buddy of the Herd below the 'R'. The Me below The Buddy.

Our The Luke below the 'H'!
I don't know why the Mom keeps doing that. She just does. So, let's move on...!

Another great thing about the dog show is the neat stuff you can buy there. Our the Mom has quite an extensive dog t-shirt collection, and she loves adding to it at this event. Among her favorites this year are these Dog is Good Collection tees:

It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone!

And since 'Sit' is the Reuf's best command, he's proud that this great shirt no longer applies to him!:

Your Dog doesn't know SIT

And probably the funnest of the things about The Dog Show... is the surprises and treats that are brought home! And today, the Mom was briefly educated on an exotic, yet special treat that she did bring home for us to enjoy!

Yes. Today we were introduced to Whole Elk Antlers, and not just any Whole Elk Antlers... but these were from Elk who have entered new careers with more conservative antler codes/policies.

And as you could guess... Little Reufus took right to his.
Chaw chaw chaw chaw chaw chaw chaw...
And as for me, I immediately began worrying about the poor Elk who is wandering the corridors of some corporate high-rise... missing his headware.
And then there is the Reuf... thinking of me and my antler... as I think of the Elk and his antler...
And then he makes his THIEF move. And then a great refereeing session ensues.

And then the antlers are put away.

And still, the Reufus begs.
I really couldn't care less. At a certain point, my antler is either sitting between my paws with propriety but not purpose, stolen by Bad Boy or removed from sight!

Someone remembers and thinks a good 'Sit' will bring the antlers back.

He tried his best, but it was too near bed time to be successful. Night Night, Little Reuf! And now with Gluttonous Little Boy tucked in his bed, I can now share with you... 

The Very Goodest and Funnest Thing From The Dog Show:

Elk Antlers!
OMD!!! These are good!!! You have to know they are, because... It's dark outside. I'm awake. And I'm chewing like MAD!!!
 I'm in love with...Venison Joe's!
The Venison Joe's Expert who sold the Mom these tasty treats... selected these antlers for us. The Mom bought two for us to compete over, as she is trying to break the Reuf from his theivery.

And the nice man, who I love with all my heart, selected this rich split antler for my non-aggressive chewing pleasure!!! 
You all might also know how much I like staying quiet and passive 23 hours of the day... just to let loose for the 1 hour that I spend with the Mom after Reuf has gone to his 'room'. I can't help it if I'm also enjoying the noise that my SPLIT antler makes. Just saying. Hee hee.

Stay tuned for more Fun and Wonderful Things About and From The Dog Show!!!


Sheila and Bob said...


Well, you sure sound as if you had a wonderful time !!! We are so happy to hear that.
Antlers, that's about the only thing we chew on besides Kong with peanut butter inside.
Just think, next year the Reufus will be so well trained that you will be able to go together.
You and The Mom deserve to have a day of rest. Hope you have a wonderful week coming up.
Enjoy those antlers they are the best.

Hamish & Sophie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

The Bleu, the Reufus and the Mom...I love your blog so much!! I smile immediately and I laugh everytime (almost everytime...except when the Luke passed on and I cried and cried) but I love your writing style. The antlers..hahaha!!! I burst out laughing on that one!! I can see where you boys would have girlfriends immediately with your good looks, sweet smiles and charming ways! Holly has a crush on both of you btw!!! I should say I have a crush on you for her!!! Lots of love and we will be looking for the Elk without the headware...who knows..he might be running this way!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

houndstooth said...

What an exciting and fun event! I bet it was exhausting being so cute and adored all day. Will The Reuf ever learn? Maybe he needs a week here with us Greyhound girls. I think we could cure him of that thievery. I'm pretty sure he's not as fast as me! Those elk antlers look delicious!


Berts Blog said...

Hi Bleu,

I just popped over from Chronicle of the Woos and was so excited to see your handsome face. My Vickie says we could be twins almost, cept, I figure you are taller.

I love the antlers too and I was very happy to know that you don't have to hurt them elk to get them.

My Vickie loved the stuff on your day and she is gonna go over and see some of the shirts.

Maybe she will get me a cool one. (You know, for her to wear) but to let everyone know she loves us fourlegged critters.

Anyway, good to meet you, I hope we can be friends cause your cool


The Thundering Herd said...

You had our hu-dad smiling because most of The Herd - our The Herd, not your The Herd - get to chew in our crates when we have treats. Part of that is because we are not golden Goldens, but thieving Siberians. - it is just a part of our own breed behavior. But there are the "special" ones - Kodiak and Rusty - who are allowed to chew outside of the crate because they are "good boys.". Clearly, you are one like them. Just saying.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You are so good and kind and patient - such a wonderful big brofur. The Reufus was truly blessed when he was found by you, the Bleu.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a fantastic event! We know you did us proud! Elk antlers rock!