This past weekend Zoni attended her first set of shows, and overall I was extremely happy with how things went. On Friday we went to the Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin Specialty. My strongest desire going in was for her to behave reasonably well on the table and after that everything else would be bonus. And the bonus was that she took Best in Puppy Sweepstakes! :D:D:D:D She was a perfect little angel on the table and gaited beautifully around the ring. I got a lot of complements on being able to gait her on a loose leash. When we finally got around to conformation, I think she was a little tired (even though she took a nap in between) as she was a little droopy on the table and was gaiting a really fast pace (not galloping luckily) which was a little hard for me to control and wanted to play with the other puppies. She got 2nd in the 6-9 mo puppy class. It was a pretty nice speciality overall and a lot of fun. I got of bunch of handling tips, etc from the club members and they were pretty tickled that I actually won something my first time out. I got to meet Jon Curby too and talk to him a little bit.
Today we went to an BCOSW supported entry at an all breed show in Waukesha which was outdoors and we had a really late ring time of 3:15. Lots of intermittent rain and sunshine. Unfortunately, there was an extremely LOUD speaker in the tent blaring what was going on in the group ring and it was extremely distracting. Everyone was practically going insane. Zoni was a little freaked out at first but calmed down some by ring time but was doing lots of stress sniffing. I had a lot of trouble keeping her nose off the ground when she was gaiting this time so I'll have to work on that. She got 2nd in the 6-9 mo puppy class again, which isn't too bad I think. I"ll post the sweepstakes picture when I get it. :D:D:D:D