That's Showbiz, Part 2

March 17 /09

(cont'd from the post below)
So, like I was saying - I must have the distinction of enjoying the shortest second-place win in history. Here are excerpts from my travel journal to explain:

Day One, Friday: so happy to be back in the ring and eating liver again after so long ... saw Mama taking videos from behind a potted plant ... almost bolted the ring to go kiss her ... Emily yanked me away ... regained my composure ... didn't jump ... stayed focused ... Collin's Boxer, King, was right in front of me ...I was in trouble - Collin's dogs always win, although I beat King once ... wanted to bite King's nose but was far too busy concentrating ... King won. Bah.

Day Two, Saturday: did better today ... didn't have my usual speed and grace but hey, I'm just getting back to this ... saw Mama behind the plant again ... wanted to run right out of the ring to kiss her but didn't ... judge had me and King do a second walk - it was a toss-up but King won ... come on, Mr. judge!

Day Three, Sunday: lookin' good ... judge pointed to me for second place in Best of Breed ... I was pumped ... got to the ribbon table and judge checked my entry papers ... realized I'm a boy and disqualified me .. I was like grrrrr.

Yup, that's right. Technically, I came in second. But the judge had made a mistake: in the Specials class, second-place must go to a dog who's the opposite sex of the winner, which was King - who else? So the judge had to give the win to a girl. It's a good thing he hadn't given me the ribbon yet or I would have run off with it and made him chase me all over the arena for it!
That's what we figured happened on Saturday too. King and I (The King and I - ha ha, that's funny.) competed for first in Best of Breed in the extra walk. But since he won, the judge had to give second place to a female and not me. At least that judge realized that I'm a boy!
I sure hope Collin shows a girl next time. Or else I better grow big muscles like King. Dang, he's a good-looking boy.
So you win some; you lose some. Thing is, I won and lost this one. Wierd, eh? That's showbiz for ya.

I could see Mama behind the plant as plain as day. Who's she trying to kid?

Still, I had a fun weekend. I went on nice long walks, we visited a park, a nature reserve next to Lake Erie, and I played with some very nice dogs at the motel:

A Viszlagirl who smelled so good.

Two Beaglegirls who were vying for my affections.

And Chester who filled me in on all the news from the Bulldog ring.

There was a big boydog skirmish in the lobby at walk time Saturday night. I had no idea why they were all barking but I started barking too. There was a huge commotion going on. I thought the lady behind the desk was going to pass right out. Then all the fathers broke up the brawl and us hooligans headed back to our rooms. Our bellies were practically dragging on the floor, sorry that we'd been bad boys.

Anyway, at the nature reserve we watched some beautiful Tundra Swans, which are really geese, flying north in formation. Geez, if only I could fly - I'd have tailed those geese all the way to the Arctic.

I also got to bark at a couple of llamas at the park. One of them spit at me and I tried to take down the fence. Then I tried to burrow under it but Papa wouldn't let me do either.

Oh yeah, I broke open the mini-bar but there were no dog treats in there whatsoever. It must have been a rumour. But I did get lots of free goodies from Purina like these pretty cookies.

We also found out that the Canadian Purina National isn't televised afterall. We were misinformed. Next time I'll check out my sources.

They have great weather in Tillsonburg. It was sunny and warm all weekend so I got to stick my head out the window. I could smell spring all over the place which made me dream so much of stick-hunting that I had spit bubbles and drooled all over the truck.

I have some great videos to show you. They were here this morning but Moco told me that they were marked private. Then Blogger ate up my entire post everytime I tried to reload them. Is anyone else having this problem? I'll try to upload them again in a future post. I'm also going to go and visit your blogs very soon.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Hope you're all having a great week.


Niamh said...

You were robbed Chef! And how could any judge think you are a girl? He should go to see the eye doctor!

Glad that you had a fun weekend though, meeting nice dogs and enjoying the good weather. I am sure then next judge you show under will recognize your handsome manliness!

Your friend,

Lacy said...

w00f's, that iz totally unfair, has to give it to a gurllllllll, not fair...ya want me to go bite their ankles fur ya...

b safe,

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Tank woo fur sharing the details of your big weekend!

Sorry about your finish/non-finish!

Woo got to see some khool khanines!

The story of the boys being boys made Mom smile!

Mom belongs to a survey group that sends us produkts to test sometimes...we had the benefuls befur they were on the market - I LOVED THEM! All Mom had to do was go near the bag and I was set!

Khyra O'Husky

Pedro said...


That whole judging, awarding thing with boys and girls seems sort of unfair to me. You deserved the higher award buddy! Good bubble blowing skills!


Anonymous said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Chef! It sounds like you had quite an adventure. If I was a judge, you would have won - that's silly that two boys can't win!

See ya!

Moco said...

Videos or not, we were glad to look at all your pictures again.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Chef,
You performed an excellent job in the ring, I'm so PROUD of you, buddy. Spotting your Mom behind the plant, haha! Did you throw her a kiss?
I don't understand about boy and girl rules in the competition, if you deserved it then hand the prize to you no matter how many boys and girls winning in a row!
Oh, it's late for my mom to leave for work, let me throw her a kiss, Chef.

Mango said...

Yeah, blogger is kind of bouncing in and out for us too. I hope they fix it. What would we do without blogger?

The slime bubbles are great. Do you get bonus points in the ring for those?

I'm not clear on all that opposite sex crap either. Its not like the winning boy and girl are going to go off and have puppies, right?

Boy mayhem, oh yeah. We have a mini version of that here when pee-wee alarm barks. Even if I don't know what's going on, I want to be part of the action and start pinching him.


Trailboss said...

Well that isn't right. Two boys can win first and second. Or at least they should be able to. I think the judge got mixed up and really meant to give it to you because you are such a pretty boy. I love the picture of you looking out of the window and blowing bubbles. My girls do that all of the time!

Mason Dixie said...

Wow what a show. a girl seriously? humans. Treats looked like real veggies how cool. And so many friends you met. =)

Nibbles Treats said...

You are the winner in our book! Love the spit bubbles! Those are pretty cool!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! You won and lost in the same show. That's not only weird, but since they did pick you they should at least have given you a consolation prize. Maybe your own ham. Or stocked your mini bar with dog goodies.

Looks like you had a fun trip, at least.

Peanut said...

A win then they take it away that isn't right. Not right at all. Mom says she loves that last picture of you.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
You won no matter what that judge said!
Kisses and hugs

Technodoll said...

Who's this King, and what does he have on you?

YOU'RE the best! Jeez the judges must be blind or something. Mutter.

Love the car window bubbles... Don't you love the warmish weather finally? Yeaaaayyy!

PS: please don't eat those super-toxic Beneful snacks. They're full of nasty dyes, corn, sugar and mystery animal stuffs - you could be eating fat from ground up cats and dogs. Yecch!

We BAN anything from Purina and those other disgusting petfood companies!


The akitas xoxo

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw, Chef - that is SO unfair!!! Anyway, I still think you are the BESTEST boy Boxer I know...who cares about Kings or Mings?

Ooh! Ooh! And I LOVE the photo wih your drool bubble...I do that all the time too! :-)

Honey the Great Dane
ps. come over to my blog and see my primping for my big photoshoot today!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Stop by when you can. We gave you an award.

Rambo said... dog treats in the mini bar. WTHeck. You should protest! Never mind. I don't want you to teach me how to be a show dog now. No treats. No tricks. Ha!

Eric said...

Chef. You're number one in my book pal. Specially when you blow bubbles like that. Neat trick- can you teach me? But stupid leggededs, stupid rules. How unfair. Who can I bark at about it?

Sorry bout the mini bar too. Yeah seems they only have Lacies smoothies inside....

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Stanislaw said...

Someone thought Big Pupi was a girl too! Hee hee!

You are filled to the brim with beastly manliness. I man, look at those muscles! That physique! Those spit bubbles!

I'd give you the blue ribbon every time.

Emma and Emmy said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. BTW - We LOVE the photos, especially the one with bubble on the side of your lips. LOL!!!!