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A Sunday at the Dog Show

The movie Best in Show is not a parody. It is a very accurate representation of the dog show world. I learned this when I went to one in Port Alberni a few months back. My friend Jess has a show dog so we wanted to go see Spencer Tracy, her Duck Toller Retriever, show his stuff. My jaw pretty much hit the floor the second we stepped foot in the hall and didn’t shut till we were well on our way home, never have I been so happy to have gone to an event and have my camera with me. In the hall,  the energy was high and you could cut the tension with a knife. As ring time got nearer the back combing became a little more frantic and hair spray fumes thicker, the ladies adorned themselves in their brightly coloured power suits and lip stick to match, men in their slacks and sport jackets everyone prepared for their big moment. All the furry little champions were so damn cute I had to suppress my urges to squish and I was asked to stop petting them a number of times because the dogs had to focus and my affection was apparently distracting them. Being a show dog or a handler is very serious business and you can’t just go around petting all the adorable dogs so I was told. Anyhoo, If you happen to have a Saturday or Sunday with nothing to do and their is a dog show in town I highly recommend checking it out, they are highly entertaining.


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5 Responses to “A Sunday at the Dog Show”

  1. krissy March 28, 2017 4:44 pm #

    this is the best. ever.

  2. Zoë March 28, 2017 6:43 pm #

    agree with krissy. karley you were the best in show. this is fabulous.

  3. jess March 29, 2017 6:28 am #

    i love this. so good.

  4. abbie March 29, 2017 3:58 pm #

    These really are fantastic. I need a dog with hair I can blow dry and tease.

  5. devorah March 29, 2017 11:33 pm #

    thank you for sharing this
    <3 your work

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