We arrived at the NEC Birmingham in good time before judging, so we relaxed, Mary with a cup of tea while I wandered around saying “hello” to friends who made it early as well.
We got into the ring later with seventeen other junior bitches. Pechen and I stood between friends, Janet with Pechen’s sister Bronwen and Lisa with her girl. Pechen played with both of them while waiting for the others to be judged.
The judge looked at all the exhibits a second time and pulled out the three of us and two others for consideration for prizes. Pechen ended up with a second prize, Janet’s received a third and Lisa’s a reserve (fourth).
We had a great day out with Pechen and our friends with lots of lively conversation around the ring and well away from the ring in the “restaurant”.
Now at home, she went straight to sleep for the evening until she finally went to bed for the night.
Pictures will be forthcoming, once I have them, either “stealing” them from other sites or from friends who thought so well of her that they took a picture and sent them on to us.