It's show time again

March 11 /09

Early tomorrow morning Mama and Papa are loading up the truck and we're hitting the road again. This time we're heading out to a small town called Tillsonburg, Ontario for Canada's Third Annual Purina National. We're so excited! The show is such a huge event, we hear it might even be on TV. (I'll let you know when just as soon as I find out ... although it may be on a Canadian channel.)

So I'm going into dogshow mode starting .... right now.


n I'll totally have to forget I know how to jump. Til the show's over anyway. That's pretty hard for a dog who loves to jump and spin in the air all the time. Remember my "Chef Unleashed" video from last summer?

That's me and our friend, Lianna. But I jump in the house too. Sometimes Daniel holds my ball way up over his head and I jump up and snatch it right out of his hand. And when I'm at the park I'm always jumping for joy. It's hard to keep a good dog down but I'll do my best because if I jump in the ring, I'm toast.

n I must go to the park today and sniff as many pupbutts as I can. Butt-sniffing is a definite faux pas in the ring. I've been exhibiting a lot of, well, manly behavior lately (it's those hormones), so I better get it all out of my system before I get to Tillsonburg.

n Since I'm known as "a good mover" in the ring, I'm thinking maybe I'll flaunt my posture by wearing my new paw and crossbones collar. I think it'll make my topline look very handsome, don't you?

My new paw & crossbones collar - do you think the judges will like it?

n I'll have to learn to concentrate all over again. Between shows, I get so ADD I totally don't remember how to focus. So today, I'm going to ask Mama for 50 cookies to balance on my nose, which I will then cleverly flip into my mouth

n I'll need a bath. But I'm going to refuse so I'll get lots of exercise running Mama ragged as she chases me through the house.

n I must learn how to get the mini-bar open when Mama and Papa go for supper. Did you know that dog-friendly motels now stock their mini-bars with all kinds of dog yummies? At least that's the buzz out on the show circuit. Who knew there's a veritable feast behind those funny little doors? I always thought they hid stuff that make Mama and Papa act silly. Anyway, shhhh ... don't breathe a word of this to my Mama or she'll crate me in the room.

This is what all the showdogs have been barking about ... motel mini bars stuffed with yummies.

Papa says if there's time we're also going to skip over to Detroit and Buffalo in the U.S.A.

The Purina National is a big funraising event. In the last two years, it raised $75,000 for the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, which does very good work. It funds medical and genetic research, educates the public about the value of dogs in society, and supports animal-control legislation. How about that?

Anyway, I've got lots to do. So I'll leave you now and go and practice my break and enter skills.

Follow this link to see how the Purina National (AKC) works.

Wish me good luck!


Suzuki said...

Good luck!
Thanks fur stopping by my blog. I hae added you to my friends list so I can stp by more often, I hope thats ok?
Big licks to you

Niamh said...

I know you will be the most handsome boxer there Chef! But resist the bath at all costs. Baths are terrible. Good Luck!

Your friend,

Nibbles Treats said...

Wishing you the best of luck. We're keeping our paws crossed for you. Don't hit the mini bar too hard... snack hangover!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Trailboss said...

Good luck Chef. I wonder when/where it will be on TV?

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I've always wondered what is in THOSE magikh khold boxes!

Have fun!


Mason Dixie said...

Good Luck, and I want a mini bar like that here at the house. =)

Joe Stains said...

Good Luck Chef, oh and good luck to your Mom trying to get you in the bath!! lol

Lorenza said...

I wish you the best!
I am sure you are going to do it great!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Chef! Good luck at the dog show! I think not jumping up, not sniffing, and having to concentrate sound really hard. But the mini-bar will make it all worth it! Woo hoo!

See ya!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wish you good good lucks Chef.
Now I'm taking my beauty nap while waiting for your victory, gosh, I wish I had Canadian channels!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Good luck, Chef! Our paws are crossed for you! We sure wish we could watch you on TV!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Chef. You are a winner!! Show or not. And the new collar is fab.Go Chef...I'll be barking for you.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds like so much fun!
Mom is jealous that she can't come watch.

Homer said...

Hi Chef,

Good luck at the dog show. Are you going to be on TV? Wow, you are going to be a star!


Clover said...

Hi Chef!! Good luck at the show! And have a fun trip! Please tell your parents that my parents recommend the zoo in Detroit... but maybe don't tell them about it because I don't think dogs are allowed.
I am going to watch tv this weekend and look for you!
Love Clover xo

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oooh, Chef - I'm wishing you LOTS of slobbery luck! I'm sure you will be the handsomest Boxer there without even trying (and without that yucky Bath Thing) - but I guess you'd better humour your humans! :)
Love the secret about the min-fridges...I've never been to a hotel so I'm not sure what they are but they sure look good! :) HOpe you manage to sneak out some treats!

Honey the Great Dane

Raising Addie said...

Oh sweetie we have all of our paws crossed for you!!

We know you are going to do great!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Jackson and Patrick said...

Our mom is from near Tillsonburg kind of... Have fun!

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Good Luck in the show...Just focus & you will do fine...

I hope you figure out the combination to the treat fridge...

Hey, stop over & see me...I have a Contest going on...

Abby xxxooo

Bella the Boxer said...

Good luck, Chef...You're going to know 'em dead (just don't overdose on the mini-bar stuff.)

xoxo - Bella

Rambo said...

Good luck Chefster. I see you with the trophy already.
Hey, about that mini bar think you can teach me how to be a show dog. I am all for those treats in that mini bar and will do anything!! I'm a hard worker....really.

Lacy said...

w00f's, me hopes u kickin all those pups butts in the ring...remember, no sniffin butts...

b safe,

Emma and Emmy said...

Looking forward to hear the good news from U.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope you got it all out of your system before you reached the ring. Can't wait for blogger to let you post the results.

The video comes up with a message that it's a private video and .... we can't read the rest of the tiny print. But we believe you can jump.