finished going around. As fortune would have it, I did win the points but decided against a photo. RT: “Loretta” chews her lead if I am not paying attention, which is often. One day I was gabbing and the person I was speaking with said where is “Loretta”? She had chewed through the lead and was found in a Dachshund set up on their table waiting to be groomed. The Dachs- hund guys thought it was funny. Their dog (also on the table) was not amused.
It had rained before the shows so the rings were soggy and the clubs decided to put straw in the rings to help with the muddy paths. After a few breeds and people running over the straw it had become slick. On the go around, it slid out from under me and I did a full slide along my side like I was sliding into home plate! When the judge saw he declared me safe. Luckily the dog I was showing just stopped. I stood up, covered in mud, and
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