May is a rather slow month around here. Temperatures have continued to climb which leaves the dogs lounging around the yard more than anything else these days. Digging cooling dens or just relaxing under the shade tarps, makes for some happy dogs!
Winter coats have been flying which has made for some very happy nesting birds taking up residence in the barn...and some cramping hands for me! Soon it will be time for spring time baths and blow outs!
Maddie was entered in her first dog show at the end of May! Day one was SOOOPER scary, the inside arena was noisy and the judge was a scary scary MAN so she hit the deck and refused to stand. Thankfully he was very patient and didn't excuse her. It was a rough start for her. Day 2 was much better. Outdoors wasn't nearly as scary and the judge was very nice and gentile with her. She even won her class! Later that night she got some more practice indoors at a very relaxed puppy B match. She won some toys and had a fun time playing with her sister!
Of course the highlight of the month had to be Keegan coming back into the show ring and settling into his role there. Being awarded Select Dog on Day One of the show was a nice start, but wrapping up the weekend with a Best Of Breed/Best Owner Handled 5 point Major was just a sweet bit of icing on the cake. It was quite a thrill given the nice entry presented there that weekend!
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Growing up in Montana my love of the Siberian Husky started at a young age. It has been quite a journey so far. There has been much to learn and still a lot more yet to learn! I truly believe that we are never too old, too experienced, or too full of ourselves to learn something new. I also believe that knowledge is useless unless we are willing to share it with others.