It's been a whirlwind of a year. I have not had many dogs looking for their forever home, so I'll use this space to share some exciting events. I just returned home from Chihuahua Club of America Nationals in St. Louis, MO. What a week. It could take me the rest of the month to recover. I'm SO proud that Joy, Krispin Rejoyce bred by Dail Corl and Beth Thursby won an Award of Merit at the Nationals!! It was a huge honor to have been noticed in that room full of gorgeous dogs!!
As I review the season so far I realize how MUCH I have to be proud of. It is said that only handlers can win group placements. But apparently that's not always true. This year dogs that I have handled have won many wonderful honors. Armando, Carousel's Lovin Spoonful, has won several group placements! So exciting!! And Joy won a Group 2nd and Dolly, Sandy's Babes Party Doll, bred by Sandy Files and owned by Dail Corl also won a Group 2nd out of the classes over the #1 smooth coat and the #1 long coat in the country!! What fun!! And little Herbie, Krispin Hear Me Roar owned and bred by Dail Corl finished his championship out of the 6-9 classes. I love that little guy! In the national standings, Armando is currently 14th long coat chihuahua in breed statistics, 8th in All-breed and 3rd in Owner Handled. That should get us an invitation to Eukanuba. SO EXCITING!! :)