Saturday, May 14, 2011
Following my AWC National adventure, I went to the Poodle Club of America National Specialty in Salisbury, MD. No, I don't have any poodles, but I have done a lot of poodle artwork! I met with Michael and Murray, who had a booth there, featuring my artwork and some lovely original statues. I was there so people could "meet the artist."
The poodle show was incredible, beautiful dogs. I am sharing a couple photos I took of the ring. It is in an expo center, but they actually bring in sod so the dogs have a grass surface to show on. In the corners of the rings, beautiful decorations which included life size poodles made of flowers! So cool.
While there, I met with Steve Surfman and his wife Lisa, as Steve was doing the photography. Steve and Lisa got two whippet boys from me, and boy are they maturing and looking good. Milo, the older one wasn't as co-operative for his photo that day so I am in it, but Sloan handled it like a pro and we got some pretty good photos of him. The boys really looked great and they sure love Steve and Lisa!!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
OK, I admit, I am a bit belated here in posting about the National since it was the beginning of April, but I have been so busy...... (excuses, excuses) This year's national was again a great one, with good attendence, tons of beautiful whippets and lots of fun. The show committee made sure it was a National to remember. For those who have never been, the National is always held in April but moves around to different parts of the country. It is always held in the ballroom of a nice hotel. This years was at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel/Resort in Lexington, KY. What a beautiful part of the country and the hotel was top notch. Imagine one whole section of the hotel filled with whippets with 612 entered in conformation, and a total of 931 entries in all the events, which include, sweeps, futurity, obedience and rally. Plus prior to the show at the hotel, there was a coursing event nearby. I didn't go to that. I was vendor chair this year and was at the hotel helping the vendors get situated. And wow, the vendors, everything you could want whippet related! I myself, have only a couple little brags; a second place in Novice bitch with Tyme and a 4th in Brace with the boys, Merlin and Robbie.
I am very excited to announce I have a new website for Sowagla Whippets. It is not finished quite yet, but I have a lot done already and it is up. Please visit at www.sowaglawhippets.com and bookmark it as a favoritie!!!