Yeesh, it’s been a while since I posted! I suppose that’s because there’s not much going on in the life of Sir Walter Greendown these days. I’ve even been paring down in the dog show media consumption: just a glance at Dog Show Poop, unsubscribed from Best In Show Daily, and unfriended a bunch of dog show people on FB (people I’d only added for networking reasons anyway). We haven’t gone to any handling classes or even looked at show premiums. When I said we were taking a break I meant it!
Although Wally has stayed at home, I’ve been going to handling classes with Wayne and his Otr puppies (Tobie and Poppy). I’m not learning anything new but it sure is fun to play with puppies! Like all of the pups Wayne trains they already freestack like baby pros and just need to build up confidence in the ring. I really like Poppy’s conformation, she’s gorgeous! I’m hoping to get a bitch from their next breeding of Otr x Tweed, even though Wally would be completely horrified if he suddenly had to share me with another dog permanently *gasp*. Some days I daydream about owning a big dog, partly so that when I (eventually) move out I’ll have some protection. Borders are the worst guard dogs ever and Wally doesn’t even alarm bark at the doorbell. He just stands at eager attention until the door opens, then he briefly turns into a wiggly noodle before racing off to grab a toy for his new friend to play with.