Sunday, March 11, 2007
I got up way before dawn and drove to Hilton Head to make a 9 AM ring call. Today I just showed Amelia who was happy in the ring, although she was the only puppy bitch being shown. A fellow breeder, Helen Gipe, rode down with me which made it nice as we could catch up on things and talk about life and dogs. We both decided that it would be nice to have fewer dogs and more leisure time. Not a bad idea since the dogs do tie you down and vacations are a luxury!
After getting home, I took a nap and then loaded up Stella and Pink to take them to the dog park and to the beach. Pink didn't like all the other strange dogs at first but eventually warmed up and started to play. Stella had a blast and both girls got new kerchiefs made by a lady who comes to the dog park. Stella's had shamrocks and Pink got a "surfer girl" kerchief.
We got to Station 12 just as the sun was about to set. It was beautiful and we took a long walk. Stella chased the birds and played with some other dogs. There are always people who love Labradors at the beach and the dogs get lots of hugs and pats on the head. After watching the sun go down and the lights of the city come on, we reluctantly headed back to the van. It was a long day but an enjoyable one.
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