Above: Rufus, Deep Acres Fields of Gold
So let me just say it and get it out of the way. I am very proud of my pup Rufus who took Best of Winners (a MAJOR!) and Reserve Winners over the weekend at the Minneapolis Kennel Club show. Rufus traveled from Iowa City and I joined him. I love a ROAD TRIP!! I couldn't believe it, but there was snow on the ground when we arrived in Minnesota. And, if that wasn't bad enough, they were making more snow on a small hill outside of town. And it was COLD. But the truth is I love the snow and the cold. It really puts me in overdrive.
Well, my dad really loved this show because it was held at a horse racetrack. What that means is he could drink beer and play black jack while waiting for the dog stuff to be over and done with. Dad very quickly doubled his money at the black jack table and then, just as quickly, lost it all. There was also off-track betting and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato and pickle.
Above: Zsa Zsa, Magda, and Eva
The highlight for me was meeting Noodles, a two-year-old Puli originally from Denver who now lives with the lovely Diane Fields in Wisconsin. Diane told us that she had wanted a Puli since she was 10 years old and she finally got one thirty years later. Noodles is dreamy and I admit I have a bit of a crush. They say that Pulik (yes, that's the plural form of Puli), from Hungary originally, and Tibetan Terriers are related.
Do you think there's a market for Hungarian Terriers. I'm trying to convince my dad. By the way, I just love Zsa Zsa Gabor. Is she the one that was on Green Acres? I love that Arnold Ziffel too. I'd love to roll around in hot oil with him. No...I think that was Eva. I like Eva best. Poor Zsa Zsa. I think she's the slap happy one. She's married to some quack count from who knows where. He's the one who claimed Anna Nicole Smith's child was his. Right? I also heard that he called 911 in Beverly Hills claiming to have been attacked by some women that stole his car and left him by the side of the road completely naked. Or something like that. Turns out he made the whole thing up. Poor Zsa Zsa. She also lost quite a chunk of change in the Bernie Madoff ripoff. They have recouped some of the money by selling the hubby's title to rich people who want titles. If Noodles and I had pups I would name the girls Eva, Magda (that's another Gabor sister who married one of Zsa Zsa's husbands after she was done with him) and, if there is a feisty one, Zsa Zsa.
I also met Chunky Monkey, a Bijon Frise, and all his white friends.
White boys are so lovely
Beautiful as girls
I love to run my fingers
And toes through all their curls
White boys give me goose bumps
White boys give me chills
When they touch my shoulder
That's the touch that kills
All in all it was a very good weekend.
Above: Zsa Zsa