Friday, November 20, 2009

The Winning Continues!

Dixie is racking up the points! She was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex at the National Capital Kennel Club and the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club! Plus, at Thursday's show, she won Best Puppy and got her first group competion experience--Dixie won Puppy Group 3! Today's judge commented to Ellen, "she just makes you smile, doesn't she"? She does indeed!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Dixie was Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex today for 2 points! Her first points towards her championship! Her daddy was Best of Variety! I'm anxious to get more details and hope there will be a repeat tomorrow!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leesburg Halloween Parade

The theme for the library's entry in this year's Halloween Parade was "Reading's a Hoot." Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and we had a couple showers while waiting to march, which didn't help our various owl costumes! We were joined by Mekhri, an exchange student who is enjoying her time with the Division Manager of Branch Operations. Lauren did parade duty again this year and was great--despite not having any practice since last year! She remembered what to do though and immediately got into the swing of things. Smart girl that she is, Lauren watched the bus in front of us on the parade route, and when it stopped, she stopped, when it started up, she did, too. I didn't have to tell her to "stop" or "pull!" She was not in costume this year, but her wagon had an owl for a passenger. Of course we had the many "hey Lassie, is Timmy in the well?" comments, lots of comments about how smart and beautiful she is, one person thought she was pulling a coffin, one person thought she was a border collie, and we had the wonderful---"hey, there's the library dog!!!"

Mekhri and Lauren: