Oscar and the Chocodiva

Online home for Oscar and the ChocoDiva or, to be precise, the online home for Morrigan's Cu mac Shimidh and Morrigan's Godiva.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

And Sunday's Show

Wow, what a weekend. We picked up our remaining 50%!

Yesterday I met a professional handler by the name of Gary Sheetz. I arrived at the show early today in the hopes of speaking with him regarding Oscar. Gary loved Oscar. And the feeling was very much returned, I could tell. Os immediately adored him. We talked at length and then agreed that he would take Os in today. And what a spectacular debut they made. Os looked like he was having a ball and moved beautifully, greeted the judge like he was the man's new best friend, and over all simply ruled the ring. They were a magnificent team and the judge obviously appreciated it. Os won his class and then went on to take Winner's Dog and then Best of Winners. He earned a 3 point major, which puts him one tiny little point away from being a champion.

And to top off a great weekend, Os's little niece, Roxie, took Winner's Bitch. How's that for keeping it in the family?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Saturday Show

Well, we had a 50/50 day. Of course, our winning 50% was spectacular.

First, Oscar competed (it was a 4 point major for the dogs) against some exceptional dogs. Actually, the dog that took Winner's Dog (Greesons Even Mo Betta)was very nice, I thought. Os did okay. Better than his handler (me!).

Chocolate, the winning half of the 50/50 split, did fabulously, overcoming her ridiculously nervous handler to take Winner's Bitch. When we returned to the ring for Best of Winner's, not only did she earn that, but she took Best of Opposite to Southport Sherman's Best of Breed (who, incidentally, went on to win Best in Show). Sherman, to those who might not know, is the current #1 mastiff in the country and the top winning mastiff of all time. Chocolate, in taking Best of Winners, took a "crossover"--she earned a 4 point major since she won over the Winners Dog. So she has her two majors out of the way and now just needs 7 points to complete her championship.

The poor babies are sleeping right now, getting their beauty sleep so we can try again tomorrow. Hopefully another major and another crossover win for my Chocodiva!

No Holds Barred

This image is of Chocolate and Oscar wrestling in the backyard. I forget when it was taken-probably Springtime. Oscar, ever the gentleman, is letting the Chocodiva think she's winning.

They love to play in this area of my backyard. This is a circle of sand and gravel that apparently makes for good landings and their claw don't snag.

Oscar in Chalk

This is a portrait that I had done of Oscar in December of 2005. That made him just barely 2 years old. He is a sweetie and absolutely as loving as his expression shows here!