Back in the ring / Award

May 20 /09

I was back in the ring this past weekend - back to struttin' my stuff and showing the world that I can be a serious boy when I want to be.

Everyone is always so amazed at the transformation I go through the minute I step in the ring. No one believes that the regal, calm, mature dog they see is the same fellow who spends his days being a total clown.
I'm silly right up til the time I get spiffed up for the show, which is like two minutes before I go on - I actually jump up on the grooming table. No one's ever seen a dog do that. (I do that at the vet too - isn't that unbelievable?) All over the arena, you see people hoisting their dogs up on their tables, even the ones that weigh l20 lbs! But not me - I take a flying leap and I make a clean landing every time.

Anyway, the secret to my impeccable behavior in the ring has nothing to do with winning the competition... it's because I get so totally focused on the liver bait that I can't think of anything else. I stare at that liver in Emily's hand and all thoughts of acting normal just slip away. Just knowing that any minute that piece of meat's gonna be in my mouth puts me in a trance.

Hey, I can be a pretty tough guy, especially when there are so many males in the ring with me, but show me the liver and I'm a pussycat. You want my tail up? OK! You want a smooth gait and my head high and proud? No problem! I am not kidding here - if Emily told me to stand on my head and spin in circles, I would.

I was so into the liver on Saturday, I won Best in Breed and Third in Group! But the minute I was out of the ring I ran to Daniel and practically jumped into his arms and slobbered a million kisses on his face!

Daniel and I showing off my ribbons

I was so proud of myself.
Some people say that dogs don't know when we've won a competition, but don't believe them - we know.

I also got to see my sister, Rose, and two of my cousins, Dreamer and Apollo.

This picture doesn't do Rose any justice. She really is the prettiest Boxergirl I have ever seen - and smart too. She's the thinker in the family. Not that I don't think. I just think about certain things, like sticks and liver; Rose thinks about everything.

Notice the trance she's in? Can you guess why?

This is my cousin, Dreamer. You met Dreamer a few months ago. He contacted me through my blog and later, I discovered he was competing at the same show as me. I found out that Mama fell in love with him when he was a tiny puppy and wanted to take him home. So he's almost, kind of my brother.

And this is my handsome cousin, Apollo. I don't know him very well but he's cool. I hear he's also a bit of a clown.

I also got a new towel

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A couple of weeks ago I was very honoured to receive the Kreativ Blogger award from my beautiful friend, Honey. Thank you, Honey! I'm supposed to list seven things that I love. Ok, here I go:
Seven things I love

My cookies


Playing with my ball in the park

My stickpile


Catching my tennis ball

Riding in the car

Meeting up with my friends

Wouldn't it be great if I could take a car ride to the park with my ball to meet my friends from the hood, then go home and have some cookies and bones, then play catch, and then go stick hunting? That would be a perfect day.


Trailboss said...

Chef, I wish you posted every day because I literally crack up every time I read you. Especially when you talk about your sticks and stick piles. Congratulations on your wins. Very good. Your kin folk are very nice looking but I gotta tell ya, you are the most handsome one hands down. Jump over to my blog and see my Sophie chasing balloons. She tried to jump up and get them.

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Wow, congrats on your awards, Chef! We're impressed!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats Handsome!

Woo do look pawtastikh!

Khongrats on the pawesome award and a furry great idea of khombining all of your favourites!


Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

That does sound like the perfect day...Go tell your Mom that's what you want to do...I'm sure she will go along with it...

Dreamer is such a handsome guy...His name really fits him...

You did really well in the show...Congrats on your ribbons...

Abby xxxooo

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your win, Chef! You are such a handsome boy!
Your jar of cookies sure looks yummy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Congratulations Chef!
Good job!
Congratulations on your award!
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00fs Chef, ur such a handsome boy and pawsome in the ring..congrats....on ur win and ur award..

b safe,

Suzuki said...

Congratulations all round Chef!
Big licks to you

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Chef - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Although I'm not the least bit surprised - I always thought you were one of the most handsome dogs I have ever met! (shhh...don't tell Ombre!)

I know what you mean about the liver treats...I get like that when we do our dance training, so that I don't care if we're in a noisy competition with other dogs and people around me...I'm just totally focused on Hsin-Yi. The only problem is - now we're moving up a level in the competition and so my human isn't allowed to hold a treat in her hand anymore when we dance so I'm not so sure I'll be able to focus on her as well...guess I'll have to work on it! :-)

Loved your 7 things...especially your stick pile...WOW!!! I love sticks too and that is SOME envious!!

Honey the Great Dane

Eric said...

Wow Chef Best in Breed and third in show is wicked!!! I'm so wagging proud of you, looking the mostest handsomest hound.Three cheers Chef!!! And of course you know you won. I can see how proud you are. And hooohaa - jumping on the table hope we can se that on camers one day!!!

Now the thingy with the liver-I'd heard that before - do all handlers do that I'm wondering? And Dreamer who seems to be living up to his name - what's going on with his old lug 'ole?

Cool stick pile Chef, hope your legged let's you have that perfect day every day from now on.

Wiry wags n kissies, Eric xxxx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Congrats on winning Best in Breed! Sounds like you had fun, especially seeing some of your relatives.

You have a great dream. We hope some day you get to do them all in one day!

happy said...

Congrats Chef! So proud of you! Hope you get lots of liver treats!

Niamh said...

Great job Chef! Congratulations on your well deserved wins! You are so handsome. Liver is great stuff for helping us stay focused.

Your friend,

the 4 Bs said...

hey Chef! we are so proud of you for winning those awesome ribbons. you are a super-hero!

that's so cool that you got to meet up with some of your relatives too. it sounds like you've been having fun.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi again Chef - come over and see my latest is dedicated to you!!

Honey the Great Dane

the TN Bull Terrors said...

Congrats on yer placements! Pappy showed his hiney this past weekend & DawgMom didn't put him in our show, maybe next time.

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella ^..^

Pedro said...


Congratulations on your wins! That is such a great accomplishment! I wanted to let you know that I just received your package today! Can you believe how long that took? The post mark said it left on 5/5/09 and today is the 23rd. That's crazy! My mom posted today so we'll post about your package probably on Monday. Thank you so much for participating in our coffee table project!


Suzuki said...

Hi Chef!
I'm just stopping by to let you know that Scooby & Lady have set a date fur their wedding. Stop by my blog to see how to RSVP if you would like to attend.
Big licks to you

Lina, Alih & James said...

Hola Chef!

We have not visited you in a while, it's great to "see" you again.

Hey, big CONGRATS on becoming BOB and Group-3. That's how it's done! You show 'em Chef!!!

Stinkin' kisses from Alih & James in Sweden.

Lina, Alih and James said...

Forgot to mention that James does the same thing - when he enters the the show ring he's working. The clown is all gone, it's amazing to see. He may be bouncing around otherwise, but when he is working, he's really working whether it be at conformation shows, obedience, searching, tracking you name it ... I guess they figured out it's better not to mix business with pleasure huh!!! ;)

Stinkin' kisses..

Amber-Mae said...

Congrats Chef! I bet you were the most handsomest Boxer in that ring!

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Southbay Girl said...

Chef-you won! You won!! Woofs to you!! Ribbons are awesome! Congrats!!!



Life With Dogs said...

Best in class? You should be proud, top work!

Kasha said...

Hey Chef!
Congratulations on your ribbons! You always looked pretty enough to be a model. I loved the pictures of your favorite things. You seem like a dog with a lot of personality! Thanks for stopping by!
Kasha and Africa

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so proud of you Chef. We probably would do anything for liver treats too. Of course Callie is another story. She is still a pest..
What a wonderful looking family you have... We still think you are the best looking one in the family..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Moco said...

Congrats Chef. You are truly one special pup.

Tee said...

Hello there Chef!

Congratulations on winning! You're one good looking talented pup!

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Sunshine and Mud Puddles said...

Hi Chef! I have a new blog!
I am taking FOREVER to go around and tell my friends though. I hope you will come visit me and meet my new brother!
Love Clover xo

Sunshine and Mud Puddles said...

I am sorry friend - forgot to say congrats!! You are the best in my eyes!
Love Clover xo