It's official, I've become a dog show whore. Today I ordered chalk and mousse for my dog - those are hair products.
January starts the winter showing season and Georgia and I will be out quite a bit. We are showing 3 days next week in Fredericksburg, VA. One day at the end of January in Doswell, VA. The first weekend in February we are journeying to Atlanta for a weekend of shows. It just goes on and on.
In order to do all these shows you need a boatload of equipment (or a Yacht-load, as that is what my mini van is known as - the Dawg Yacht). Tables, blow dryers, combs, brushes, collars, leads, crates, crate pads - it goes on and on. Then there is the "product." Shampoo, bodifier, Wella Kolestral, chalk. I don't use this much product in my own hair!
We won't even talk about what all this costs in entry fees, gas, hotels, etc. Anyone who thinks you can make money showing and breeding dogs is nuts. What you can do is make great friends, learn to win graciously, accept defeat gracefully and spend time with some of the best and sweetest animals on the planet.
I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
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