Road trip!

January 27 /09

We've really been missing dog shows lately, but this past weekend we had our fix.

We took our first winter road trip to do a show near Glens Falls, NY and it was great fun. We stayed at a really nice motel where I spent lots of time jumping on and off the bed and chewing on my new squeaky ball. And I made a whole bunch of new American friends.

You'll never guess what happened on Sunday - I saw Mama kissing another dog! Yup, that's right. From high up on my grooming table I got an excellent view of the arena. A few feet away, I saw that Oscar the Pitbull set up a kissing booth. Hey, that was smart, I thought ....

Dude, turn around or you're not going to get even one kiss!

... til I spotted this: Mama getting a smooch from dumb ol' whats-his-name. See?

I couldn't believe my eyes!! I thought I was her favourite dog. Well, I know I'm her favourite because she's always loving me up. And she only wanted a couple of slurps from this guy. But she did seem a little taken by him and it made me feel, I dunno ... jealous.


Then to add insult to injury, she got this sticker and wore it all afternoon.


So at the motel I sulked. Can you blame me?

...................................... /Hmmph.

Anyway, later in the evening we went for a drive and I was so quiet in the back seat. So Mama gave me chin tickles and kisses and a cookie! And I felt much better.

........................Crunch. Crunch. OK, I'm over it.

At the motel I played with my new squeaky ball. It is my toy du jour. I love it so much.

Here are some interesting sights from the show.

The best ever toy shop.

Breed an puppy guides

Some helpful tips from the American Kennel Club

Oh yeah, I almost forgot - me in the ring.Can you spot me ?

The ribbons I won.

At the start of American shows, everyone stops to sing The Star Spangled Banner and O Canada. We love that. It's very classy.


A couple of weeks ago, I promised to pass on the awards I got from Abby, Tucker, Oscar and Tinkerbell. I'm sending them on to:

Addie and Lucie





Have a great week.


apple + chelsea said...

that was some trip you'z has!!!

I'z be jealous if mai mommy kissed another dog too!!!

congrats on your'z ribbons!

<3 Apple

Mango said...

You play just like me! Honk, honk, honk! I cannot believe your mom was kissing that other doggie. You are just looking so super handsome at the show.


FleasGang said...

Hi Chef. First of all, congrats on your ribbons! Secondly, we don't think you need to worry about Oscar kissin' your mom. It was all for charity and besides, you got major chin rubs and toys for the ordeal. Maybe next time you can set up belly-rub stand :-)

Shelly & Tommy

The Puppies said...

That looks like it was a fun and informative trip! But you definitely should have given your mom a harder time about the whole kissing another dog thing! Mom Kisses should be reserved for you right? :)
The Puppies

Moco said...

Of course you are the best looking dog at that show, bar none!
That squeaky toy was great. Dawson would love it.
Other dog kisses are OK. They are really leaving messages for you on your mom. You will get the hang of translating them as you get older.
Thanks for the award. I will add it to my slide show if the crazy old bat can figure it out.

CoCo said...

I only want my Mama to pay attention to only me too. I would be very frustrated if she paraded around with a sticker like that too! I don't blame you Chef! Good job on winning fancy ribbons!


Lois Lane/Laney said...

How cool! Congrats on your ribbons!

Emma and Emmy said...

I know how U feel. U're so handsome and the dudo was lucky that he was far away from U. If he spot your beauty, he would not kiss your mom and ran away in tears as U're to BEAUTIFUL.

See U at the ring eventually as I will be joining confirmation soon, too.

Lacy said...

w00f's Chef, ur mama wuz just being nice to dat puppy, u no who she went home wiff, uuuu...congrats on all ur ribbons and ur awards...

b safe,

Deetz said...

I am so sorry, it has been so long since I have been by to see you. Mum is very busy and cannot help me as much....
You look so hansome in your photos

Miss Sophie said...

Mr Chef, you have an amazing chest! You must work out real hard, it's quite a shock that the girls weren't all kissing you!
Velverty Kissies

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh My Dog !!!! YA had that squeaker goin' like crazy there....why we woulda isolated that noise maker right off and had the thing de-squeaked in no time....Gram gets mad at that cause she thinks they should squeak fer at least 2 days.....were ya the first doggie in the ring ?.....congrats on yer ribbons and good luck in future shows....ya look distinguished fer sure......

Dewey Dewster here....

Lola Smiles said...

Chef baby, don't be jealous, I'm sure you're the love of your mama's life! I just know it.

Mom says she's been really bad at reading everyone's blogs lately. Really really busy but she likes that cuz she hates COLD January. It's been a little rough don't ya think this winter?

Glad you had fun at the show. Your parents always see the coolest things.

Thanks for the award Chef!

luv ya
Lola Smiles

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Chef,
Congratulations on all of your wonderful ribbons! Looks like you guys had a marvelous time at the show. Errr, ummm, Mama was kissed by a pitbull years ago at a dog show too! That was before us though, so we can't be jealous, hehehehe.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your wins, Chef! Your ribbons are VERY pretty!
Thank you so very much for the awards! We are very honored!
We can't believe your mom was cheating on you with that Pitt! How not nice!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I'm so proud of you Chef! More ribbons to take home this time, muahhh! It was fun to be on the road, wasn't it Chef?
Your mom busted, how dared she kiss Oscar like she didn't get enough kisses from you.
I spotted you, you were the first one in line, right? I recognized your 4 white socks.
Congrats on the Awards, you deserve it Chef.

Raising Addie said...


Congratulations on your ribbons!!! You looked beautiful at the show!!!

I'm sorry your mom got kissed by someone else... at least you got a super cool ball! That squeak is really fun!!!

Congratulations on your awards!! You totally deserve them!

And you are just the sweetest ever to share them with us. We are sorry we have not been around much. We're still healing over hear, but we are getting better. Thank you sooo very much dear friends. We are sooo very lucky to have great friends like you!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It looks like you had a great time at the show and you won all those ribbons. But was Mom thinking being kissed by another dog. We would sulk too.. What nerve!!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Hero said...

Congratulations on your ribbons and your awards, Chef! I get pretty jealous too when my mom gets lovin' from another strange dog, but at least you got a cookie and some kisses to make up for it. Thanks for passing an award to me!

Wen said...

Congrats Chef! You are so gorgeous!

Rambo said...

Congratulations Chef. You are one special dog!
pee ess. How dare that pit bull kiss your Mom! Shall we take him out? I have some cousins in Mexico I can call.

Niamh said...

How could your mamma cheat on you with that Oscar? You are much more handsome Chef and you have the ribbons to prove it!

Your friend,

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

I love your squeaky ball...

Did you squeak it all nite?? I hope so...That would teach your Mom to kiss another dog...

Congrats on your Ribbons...

Abby xxxooo

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Chef
ye got reserve good job Harrrrr. Looks like you had a lot of fun at that show Harrrrr. Yer Cap'n has not seen the kissing booth before Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

McCain ,Boyero Berna said...
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McCain ,Boyero Berna said...

Hi Chef, i love reading your blog.
Congrats on your ribbons.
You looked beautiful
kisses and licks

McCain ,Boyero Berna said...

Hi Chef!
I'm happy
They like Spain.
Linda is name very cute.
I hope we can be friends!
Kisses and hugs

JB's Big World said...

Sorry for getting over here so late, my mom has been super busy as usual. Congrats on your awards and thanks for passing to me!

Lina, Alih and James said...

You are soooo handsome, Chef - CONGRATS for doing so well at the Dog Show. Not that I'm surprised, as handsome as you are. I can understand you feeling a bit left out when your mommy was kissing that other dog... Oscar was it, hmmmm?!;) But I don't think any other dog can ever measure up to you, so no worries. ;)

We are actually going to a small show here in Sweden tomorrow... but James will not be shown, we are only there to cheer on some of our good friends (one doggie being James' half brother).

Anyhow, we wish you and your family a wonderful weekend, Chef!

Stinkin' kisses from Alih & James in Sweden.