Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I think I have the "showing bug" now because I didn't enter the show today but kinda wish I had. :p Although I need to practice a lot more because I feel like I need to grow an extra hand and a third eye to keep track of what I'm doing. I was 1st in catalog order every time and that was a little stressful because I'm not that fast getting her stacked on the table and the judges were practically on top of me when I was still getting her set-up.
Everything surrounding your worries went well?
Yeah, didn't have too many problems, like everyone else said, the fact she was in season really wasn't a big deal. Her GI tract issues didn't materialize into anything at the show or during traveling luckily but she still isn't completely back to normal yet. Although I somehow lost her show chain when switching her collars. :mad: But, luckily, happened to buy a few more back-ups that day to replace it.
Yay!!! I saw the results on another list also, and was so thrilled for you! Are you going to the National?
Thanks! Yes, I'm planning to go to National. Although, I'm debating at the moment whether or not to go the Hoosier Club specialty since it is right before. But I really don't want to take the entire week off work and I'm not sure if it's really worth it.
Congrats Clay & Zoni! Great start! And it sounds like both of you had fun in the ring and she got over some major hurdles - so congrats!!! That's great! :D:D
Thanks! I feel like we definitely accomplished something getting the ring procedure somewhat down. Although I'm still figuring out when you have to go back in for reserve. Seems like you have to pay attention for a while, which I wasn't doing a good job of. :rolleyes: I know it's only a matter of time before she acts up on the table or runs like a bat-outta-hell (she almost was a few times, lol). I think now that she just doesn't like that conformation class teacher that was a little rough with her early on because that is the only predictable time that she acts up. Zoni showed her, I guess!