Sunday, September 27, 2009

New "adventures"

We are glad we could make it home :D
Yesterday morning, at 5 am we went to Pitesti CAC - dog show. In Bucharest traffic was blocked because 2 tracks had collided and it lasted about half an hour to remove them from the road...We were fearing we wouldn't arrive on time. We did, thank God.

There we met Mrs Maghiari of Mediguard Kennel, Emma's breeder, Ioana Miricescu of FISO Royal House Kennel, our friend and Emma's handler for the show (big thanks to both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!) Lory and George, our friends of Nobila Casa Kennel, Simona Damian of Parmen Auriu Kennel and Radu Serban of Hidalgo's Spirit Kennel. Also other Golden Retriever owners and people we usually meet at dog shows :) All wonderful people, we had a great time together. Phil loved As (Asterix, I do not recall his official name) for his attitude and lovely temperament. He also did well at the show!

The show went well, thank you Ms Giura and Ms Gheorghiu for the lovely words for Emma!: "lovely head, gorgeous expression, lovely eyes, set well, well set and carried ears, excellent angulations", Exc 1

Everything went well till we hit the road back. We had left Pitesti, went through Bucharest, but on the highway we had the nastiest problem :our engine had problems, smoke was coming out of it. We stopped at every gas station to try to fix it. We looked for a car mechanic, but it was Saturday evening so no one was available. We were warned though that our engine could catch fire. We were not comfortable with the idea, Emma was leashed all the way back home so that in the event we had to leave the car,she would be ready to leave in a hurry. We arrived home very late, it was past 10 pm. All the joy from the show had disappeared because of this nasty technical issue.

PS Emma insisted on sitting in my lap with all her 30+ kg. Both ways, so my muscles ache from her sitting on me for such a long time :D

PPS: I got the most wonderful compliment from both judges!!!! That Emma was perfectly groomed!!!!! When I told them I was just a beginner their eyes popped out "Reallyyyy?Amazing!"


  1. Glad you enjoyed your show and congratulations with all the wonderful comments. She is really lovely!
    Lots of licks

  2. Thank you, Max :)

    We enjoyed the show, Emma didn't, she can be so stubborn! She insisted on staying all over me (and drooling beyond imagination) so my muscles ache terribly :) She even refused to go potty for a looooong time, I cannot imagine how she can hold it for such a long time. We were afraid she would go in the show ring hehe. She didn't, phewwwwww.

  3. Multumesc, Bradusa :) Anul competitional a fost incheiat, urmatoarele showuri vor fi in 2010 :)