Lost in Ormstown

July 6 /08

For the record, boys and girls, I'm posting this against my will.

We spent the weekend doing four shows in Ormstown, Quebec and frankly, I sucked. I tried to hide Mama's camera that has the video of me losing, but she found it. And now she wants me to post it in order to humble me.

Apparently, if it happened, I have to put it out there - sometimes, anyway. Otherwise, I'm not really being me, or some kind of nonsense like that.

She went on and on about me being an adored pet who just happens to also do shows; being a showdog isn't what defines me (????); and that not winning is no big deal ... blah blah blah...

Ok, so the truth is, I lose more shows than I win... or rather, I don't win more often than I do. That sounds better.

Anyways, I guess if I want to continue having bragging rights, I have to sometimes post about the shows I'd just as soon forget about.

Going home, I gave a lot of thought to what I did wrong....

But the only thing I came up with was what I should have done before I left the ring.
, But Mama said that would have been inelegant and unsportsdoglike. Sooooo?

Anyway, so in the name of decency, I'm uploading the video of me losing my fourth show in a row. I'm second from the left. Now, if you'll excuse me while I hide my face. I can't look.

Oh, and please forgive Mama for the shaky video. She was walkinging on uneven ground in a zillion degrees Celcius, holding her camera with only one hand ... really, she was probably over-caffeinated for a change.

OK. Here it is. Just fast-forward... then forget you ever saw it, K?


Sophie Brador said...

Well obviously you should have peed on the judge. I just can't believe you overlooked that. There's always another show. Next time.


happy said...

It didn't seem that bad, Chef! Sure you'll do better the next round! That's a real cute picture of your back hehe..

Maggie & Mitch said...

Hey, Chef! You're at a dog show and you're competing and you're out there! We think you're FABULOUS!!!! Besides, you're always a winner to us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Toffee said...

oh chef!
You're still a champ in my eyes!

the 4 Bs said...

poor Chef, don't despair. it's only the humans that project all of their anxiety about winning and losing onto us dogs. humans are odd that way. we don't care, do we? we just like to have fun, get belly rubs and eat treats. you're #1 in our eyes.


Mack said...

I think you shoulda won!

Do they give medals for most handsome?? You definitely would have won that!!

Deetz said...

You will always be a winner in my eyes...be proud

Anonymous said...

Hi Chef! Thanks for leaving a note on my blog! I'm from London ON. You sound like one smart puppy competing in all of those shows! It's nice to meet you!!

XOXO Peanut

Rambo said...

I think you should have given the judge the tail, like my friend JB does. Wait a minute....you don't have one! So, the next best thing is to pee all over him. Yep...you should have let it fly. At this point, who cares about elegance. We're dogs!!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
Don't feel bad! Next time you will have a judge who knows better!
I love that butt shot of you!
Kisses and hugs

PS I got my goodie package today!

Simba said...

So many blogs to catch up on. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Too bad you didn't think of peeing on the judge in time...

Send him a copy of the butt shot...That'll give him the message...

Abby xxxooo

Niamh said...


I can't believe that you didn't win a ribbon. You are so handsome that I think the judges must have been blind. I hope that next time you will have a good judge who will reward you as you deserve.

Your friend,

The Puppies said...

If it is so unsportsdoglike to pee on the judge, we would be happy to do it for you so you don't get in trouble!!! Sorry you didn't win, but to us you looked handsome!!
The Puppies

The Puppies said...

If it is so unsportsdoglike to pee on the judge, we would be happy to do it for you so you don't get in trouble!!! Sorry you didn't win, but to us you looked handsome!!
The Puppies

Gaia the Airedale said...

Aww come on Chef, losing isnt everything! You looked good, and I think peeing on the judge wouldnt of solved anything...but it would still be fun! hehe I love that cute pic of your brindle butt!

puppy breath,

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


I didn't even watch the video! My human did, but I walked away!

I hate when they gotta post those silly things. Why can't they just report all the good stuff that we dictate to them!

Anyway, I thought you looked great! I woulda licked you, that's for sure!

PeeEss, I enjoyed the picture of your caboose! It made me wanna look at mine...which turned into a little game of chase! Woohoo!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Peanut said...

I didn't even watch. How mean of your mama to make you put it up there.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Don't feel bad there will be other shows and we are sure you will show everyone how wonderful you are..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Callie and Louie

Pedro said...


I give you alot of credit for competing. I'd probably try to bite the judges. Peeing on them sounds like a good idea too. In my book you deserve a blue ribbon!!!


Lola Smiles said...

you make sure to get that judge real good next time! ;0

I thought you looked GREAT out there!

luv ya
Lola Smiles

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Chef...

Ya gotta remember that the show winner is the opinion of one person 'n sometimes those guys are partial ta one handler or another...ya look swell in yer butt shot....'n I think yer Mom is right about not peein' on the judge....he woulda been hoppin' mad about that one fer sure...but ya coulda humped 'em a bit.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Clover said...

Hi Chef,
Oh don't hide your face! I bet it wasn't nearly as bad as you think. We can't see the video for some reason, but we know you are very handsome and great at shows! The judge was probably having a hard time seeing or something...
Love Clover xo

Persephone & Buster said...

Hey Chef!!! this here is theBUSTER & Ms. Persephone & Ms. Blue too... dropping by to say we FINALLY posted about our Exchange Package. Sorry we were so tardy.....but the humomm was at the lake and sometimes we were there and sometimes we weren't... but there's no 'puter up there.. ;o[
so just letting you know to come check out our blog. hope you had fun at the dog show...or even just a bit of fun ;o]]] I like the treats I get when I go in the ring...buffalo heart mmmmmgood!
theBUSTER & the kerry gurlz

Moco said...

You will always be the blue ribbon winner to us. That judge needs to have his eyes checked.

Georgeous said...

Hi Chef, I did the same as Mr Beasley, I walked away from the video (secretly looking at your butt on a computer in the other room). My Mum expained that your Mum's humble attitude will make you a winner every time, take her advice and get your Mum to make you some ribbons.

Mango said...

I think those dog shows are crap anyway. Can't anybody see what a fine example you are?