|PATTON - Ali-Mic's U.S. Third Army||Blue & Gray Ribbon Collection||RAVEN - GCH CH Staghorn & Ali-Mic's Marion Ravenwood, CGC|
Well, another Blue & Gray Cluster come and gone. The Lebanon Fairgrounds, in my opinion, is a much better venue than the PA Farm Show Arena, for a multitude of reasons. Not least of which is the reduced cost and better access. My thanks to the Harrisburg KC for putting on a good show in these trying times. That said, on to the fun part.
Raven, Patton and I had a great time at the shows this year. We had the outstanding pleasure to meet some new to us faces we had not met before. Morgan and her Dad, Benny Goodman; Stephanie Linderman; Ron Applegate among others.Was great to finally meet you all in person. Was also wonderful to see some friends again too; Pam Fisco, Ruth and Paul Levesque, Bev Pfeiffer, Debbie Carter, Barb Pisch, Amanda Kanzelburger, Annie Choi, and Marylou and Dennis and Carol Collins.
Wednesday and Thursday were the big days for us. RAVEN took Select Bitch on Wednesday under judge Carolyn Herbel to pick up her third 5-point GCH major with just a few more points to go. PATTON took the Bred-By Class after a two year hiatus from showing. On Thursday RAVEN took Best of Opposite Sex to finish her GCH, with PATTON again taking the Bred-By Class and Winners Dog for his second 5-point CH Major, both under judge Toddie Clark. PATTON only needs now to point out for CH. Friday was another good day for PATTON. He again took the Bred-By Class, but he was edged out in the winners ring. The rest of the cluster shows wwere pretty much ring practice time for us with PATTON taking a 4th place and 3rd Place in Bred-BY the last two days.
Alicia came up to the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday to attend the Weight Pulls with our OMAR, Ali-Mic's First U.S. Army. OMAR has yet to be shown in the ring but this big goofball was a hit with the crowds. As soon as PATTON is finished OMAR will make his ring debut. All in all a good 5 days of showing and a pleasant time catching up with everybody. Thanks again for a great time.