Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Out of the Office

Just a quick post today to let everyone know we'll be "out of the office" for the next few days.  The Frenchies and I have loaded up Big Earl and are heading to Canfield, OH for the Steel Valley Cluster, our first "away" dog show.  

I have Brutus entered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in rally.  My goal is to get our last RA (Rally Advanced) leg & title, and hopefully be able to move up to Excellent before the weekend is over.  Despite Brute's stellar performance recently, I still think anything could happen, since this will be our first time competing outside & on grass.  He might rather go sniffing around than heeling, or perhaps figure that grass is just too prickly to sit or lay down on - you never know.  Such is life when your performance partner is a bulldog; the rule is to expect the unexpected, and just try to keep a good sense of humor about it all!  If nothing else, we are ALWAYS entertaining :)

This is a huge show, attracting people from all over the midwest and east coast.  Rumor has it that there is lots of great shopping there, and we're looking forward to spending a few days with my friends (or "crazy dog people" as Paul calls them LOL).  Paul is staying home with Mason, so they'll have a few Frenchie-free days of peace a quiet - kind of a vacation for all of us I'd say!

Will try to post updates when I can, as well as do some blog visiting in my down time.  We appreciate all the positive vibes you can send us, and will try to do you proud!  I'll leave you with a sweet photo of the Frenchies.  Not sure, but I think Carmen is giving her brother a kiss for good luck.


George The Lad said...

Good luck Brutus, I know you can pull it off, I like the poster for it, looks a bit like me top left.
See Yea George xxx

dw said...

All sorts of good vibes being sent out to you and Brutus (and Carmen) for a great weekend! Whatever happens with Brutus in the competition, he will surely look awesome either doing the right thing or misbehaving! Go show 'em your stuff little goblin!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Good luck, safe travels, and most importantly, enjoy:)

Woos ~ The OP Pack

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good luck big boy. Show off a bit for your sis. All positive vibes are being sent your way. No itchy collars mom.
Benny & Lily

Nellie, Yuchie, Calvert and Bailey said...

Oooh... road trip!

Safe travels and all the best, Calvert and I will be sending out our positive Schnauzer vibes! No matter what happens you're a winner in our book!

Is Carmen the Diva also going?


Anonymous said...

Awww...I luvs that picture!

And I'm blowing you all a kiss for good luck, too! Just have fun and don't worry. Brutus is a STAR!

Wiggles & Wags,

Scooter said...

Awww..I am sure that she loves her brother. Brutus will do great cuz he always does!! Cant wait to hear all about it. Have fun!!


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So exciting that Brutus is doing a big show. We're sure he'll be cool!! We are shocked that you drive Big Earl...brave little lady!
BabyRD and Hootie

Pat Wahler said...

Best of luck at the show! I know you'll do great!


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

So are YOU driving Big Earl?!? Nifty!!!! Good luck!!! I'm sure you'll have fun with all the other crazy dog people! ;-) (We're just dog people who happen to be crazy... Heehee)

*kissey face*
-Fiona, Abby and Family

Deborah said...

Good luck, it sounds like so much fun! Happy shopping!

Kari in Alaska said...

Have fun and enjoy your time out of office!

don't forget, we've moved to

Molly the Airedale said...

Good luck and have a great time!
That last picture is too cute!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bijou said...

I hope you all had a terrific time at the rally. Can't wait to hear all about it.


Unknown said...

we are SO BEHIND reading people blogs!!! I can't believe how much cool stuff you've been up too! You are AMAZING! Keep us updated on the awards as they avalanche in!! xoxoxo

Bunta the Frenchie said...

Hope you had a great time there.
Can't wait to hear about the Rally!!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Have a good trip and tournament!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three