Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

Now that spring has arrived, I finally received my knit cap from Aunt Joyce. And let me tell you it was worth the wait. It is a beautiful variegated pink with pink ear muffs. And it fits like a dream. You may remember that I have been pining for this hat since I discovered it in the book Pet Projects: The Animal Knits Bible. I wrote about it in my post For Whom is that Little Fur Cap?

When I received a package in the mail from Aunt Joyce in January, I ripped the package open only to find a knit hat for Angus not me.

Aunt Joyce delivered my hat herself, but I was downstairs when she arrived and Angus slipped on my hat before anyone knew what happened. He doesn't understand or care that blue is for boys and pink is for girls. I think that rule generally applies except when it comes to oxford shirts or polo shirts or a little rouge for color. Just ask Ronald Reagan. Well damn if Angus didn't look like a hunk in my pink knit cap. I made him take it off right away and put on his own beautiful blue knit cap. I didn't want him stretching my hat all out. Wool stretches you know. I once had a wool sweater that looked like a misshapen maxi (dress not pad) after I had worn it just a few times.

Well this little fur cap is all mine. Even though Roxie looks like a bleeping beauty queen in it. I sometimes feel like Santa Claus next to her. But's it's OK when a daughter is prettier than her mother. It's sometimes difficult when it's the other way around. Don't get me wrong, I still get my share of boys sniffing around my garden gate. If you know what I mean.

Since I am sharing pics of my family donning silly hats. I have to share this pic of Grammy Jill wearing a fabulous pink fur hat with ears. Dad made her put it on. It actually looked quite fetching. Grammy would have bought it if not for the ears. Very 1960's Pierre Cardin. He's still alive you know. He bought the restaurant Maxim's in Paris and restored it to its former glory. That's what Suzy Menkes told me

Rise of the TTs

Guess what! Yesterday my pups Elsa and Rufus competed in the ring for the very first time. It was a puppy match for pups aged 3 -6 months and it took place right after the best of breed competition. It was also their handlers', Grace and Ryan, first time in a ring. It was a great day.

The entire team, including little sister Sophia, arrived at the show a bit early and hanging out in the stands seemed like an eternity but it did give Ryan and Grace a lot of time to groom Rufus and Elsa.

Grace and Ryan bathed and groomed the pups and put on some very smart outfits themselves including the junior handler pins that they received from the AKC. And, as a finishing touch, fanny packs to hold treats for Elsa and Rufus. Grace wore some very snazzy boots.

Everyone performed like champs in the ring although Rufus did not like the judging table at all. He laid down at first but Ryan got him up and stacked. He also likes to sit down in the ring which is a no no.

Elsa looked peppy and spirited with Grace in the ring. Very Grace-ful.

Rufus took winners dog and Elsa took winners bitch. Rufus championed over Elsa in the best of breed competition after which he advanced to the non-sporting group competition. Do I have to mention that they were the only Tibetan Terriers in the puppy match? The group competition was very rigorous with the judge putting all the pups through their paces, going back and forth, bringing them around the ring at least three times. Eventually Rufus was given second place in the group competition.

Of all the non-sporting puppies, he got SECOND place. How awesome.

Ryan, Grace, and Sophia celebrated with dairy queen cones and promptly fell asleep on the ride home. It was a very great day.