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June 28, 2008

Brains & Brawn and now... Beauty!

Yeah I know I've been sooo quiet these past few days but we've been sooo busy preparing for a show. Huh? Guess where we were at today? Yes! We were at our very 1st MKA Dog Conformation Show ever! Actually, we entered for two shows & they both were on the same day. It was a last minute thing but my hoomans decided to participate in it becoz this was an area we've not tried before yet besides all the other dog sports. But it was all just for the fun or it & the experience. Nothing serious!

When we reached our destination, the place was already jam packed with hoomans & doggies by 9a.m.! We only managed to squeeze in a little bit of the space in the tent. By the way, the tent was air-conditioned. Woohoo!

Who was our groomer? Our Mommy ofcourse! She does a nice job on us considering that she's no professional groomer like the others. She dressed up sooo nicely with white clothing but at the end of the day, it was full of black paw prints, fur & smears. Whoops!

Doesn't Chloe look like a gorgeous Show Dog after Mommy was done with her? She loves holding stuff in her mouth. That's a plastic bag of show treats.

Me? Well, I'm just a goofball pretending to be a Show Dog. Do I look like one to you? I don't know, you tell me. But guess what? The judges thought I was a real Show Dog. They fell for it & I won 2nd place twice among the Bitch Category!!!

Chloe won more than me & made it further than me too. She was sooo sleepy after the 1st show. Here's her falling asleep on the grooming table...

Many dogs looked gorgeous like this American Cocker Spaniel. This guy especially was very fussy over his dog's fur. He was grooming both his Cocker & PomPom for over two to three hours. Not a single strand of hair must be out of place. It had to look pawfect! Who said it was easy being a Show Dog huh?

This loverly Husky girl was made to stand on the table the whole day. But she did win some fantastic rosettes! You know, I'm just glad that I'm not a full-time Show Dog like the rest. I wouldn't want to be standing on tables the whole day & being fussed about all the time & just basically, do nothing at all just to keep absolutely clean! This ain't my forte but it's OK to do it once in a while right?

It was Faith's turn to strut her stuff, so we just waited in the tent with Mommy. It was really boring waiting for many hours...

After the show was over after 11 hours, our hoomans rewarded us by buying us big fat sausages! Everybody stared at us when our hoomans fed us sausages coz Show Dogs don't eat foods like sausages. We don't care! We are very "cincai-bocai".

Mmmm, I taste cow. Moo... Moo...

Later I saw a lady eating the same sausage too & started starring... I couldn't help it!

So here are our ribbons. Nice eh? Okay, mine are a little small but, it's still better than nothing. Hey, two different judges from two different continents from two different shows picked me to be No.2 among all the bitches. Don't play a fool ya know. I'm a Show Dog peoples!

Since both mah sisters have been conferred titles like Best Of Breed, Reserved Best Breed, etc, etc, my Mommy has conferred me this very special title becoz I can do OB, Agility, Flyball, Tricks & Dance, Therapy, Swimming, Eating, Sleeping & whatever. That title is = MTT (Meeyeah Ter Tak) which means in Cantonese, " Everything Also Can!" or in Malay, "Apa Pun Boleh!"

Yeah bebe, that's Me!

By the way, wanna watch me in action? What I'm really, really, really, really, really good at? Then, stay tuned for the next post. Now I'm going back to snore & dream more about...

SAUSAGESSSSS!!!

76 comments:

BrandytheGreat said...

Ooh,big fat juicy sausages!!!
Congrats for the ribbons and the MTT award!!

Daisy said...

Congratulations on the good showing by all three of you! And most of all, hooray for delicious sausages!

The Zoo Crew said...

Congrats on all the awards, both big and small. Most definitely worth some sausages :)

Kai

Maggie & Mitch said...

Congratulations to all of you! Those sausages are making us drool!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Niamh said...

You girls are all so pretty that I knew you would win lots of ribbons. But I agree with you that being a show dog is hard work - all that standing around being groomed and looking gorgeous is quite a job.

Tracking, Rally and Freestyle are a lot more fun. Glad you enjoyed your sausages.

Your friend,
Niamh

Lacy said...

w00f's Amber-Mae, Chloe and Faith...contrats girls on all ur awarwds...sumtimes its fun just to have fun wiff no pressure to win...heehee me woodnt want haff to b groomed all day long..boys, likes to haff fun too...yummmmies me likes dose big fat sausages...

b safe,
~rocky~

Agatha and Archie said...

Ahhhh you guys are the best!! You all look so lovely and have such wonderfull rosettes!! The BEST part of the whole day though??? the sausages!!!!!!!! Love A+A

Maggie said...

omigod! you look so pretty down therreee??? how does it feel amber???
:)
the cocker there has really good furr!!!!!!!!
hehehe...

i smell the sausage!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber!
Congratulations! You, Faith and Chloe won lots of ribbons! You always do a great job!
Yummy sausages! Glad you all enjoyed them!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

River said...

Amber, you totally deserve your MTT! It was a long day for you but if you get sausages at the end that makes it worth it! Yum!

love & wags,
River

jaffeboy said...

Good job all of you. You are soooo good. I don't think I'll be able to sit still all these time.

Chloe & you look absolutely stunning. Your mom did a great job.

Congratulations on all the winnings!

Kess & Her Mama said...

Well done gals. Such terrific awards. You are so patient to sit there and wait, and wait and wait whilst you are being groomed. PS. I think I saw you gals at the Dog Olympics today.

Charlie Daniels said...

I am happy I am not a show dog .. that looks like a lot of work and I really don't think I could concentrate that long ....

Now, importantly ... was the sausage good! ;-)

Cheers

Charlie

Yogui said...

Congratulations from Spain.
Do you think i'll could be a show dog?...
Patita
Yogui

Georgeous said...

Wow, congratulations Amber, you are a winner!
And SAUSAGE! well worth the pampering and waiting around.
Love 'n' Snuffs
George

parlance said...

Wow! You certainly are a family of all-round champions.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hey, i think those ribbon looks cute...

Arabella said...

Wow, you guys are great show dogs. (Amber you definitely look like a beautiful show dog.) I can't believe all the ribbons you won.

Arabella

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

OH! My mouth is watering! Those big fat sausages look good! My mom won't give me one because of my tummy, but maybe your mom oculd slip me one? HAHA

You guys did great at the shows, raking in all those ribbons! You are really a Show Dog with a great mom who doesn't make you stand on a table all day. that sounds kinda mean to me!

Barklove!
Rusty

Momoko said...

Hi,Amber!I look forward to your next post.I will go to the animal clinic tomorrow.Because a shoulder has stiffness.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Amber Mae, congratulations on all of your ribbons, and Faith & Chloe also. you did really well and you do look like beautiful show dogs. we think that being a show dog doesn't sound like that much fun if you have to stand on a grooming table for hours and hours. we would rather run and play and roll in stinky stuff like dogs are supposed to, right? you are lucky cuz you get to do both - be a show dog and be a real dog. woof! that's fun.

Girasol said...

Congrats for winning those ribbons!!! I bet that the sausage was good!

Thor said...

Amber, Chloe and Faith
Congratulations!! You have done a good job!
Those sausages look yummy!Yum!

woofs
Thor

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Congratulations!

You girls did a great job! But to be frank, even if you didnt guys didnt win anything. I still think you girls are very beautiful and i should be a better judge that those judges cos

1. I am a GUY

2. I am a DOG

Love
Boy

Joe Stains said...

Congrats, you guys did great! I am so glad you get to have sausages and don't take the dog show thingy totally serious. You guys looked beautiful, your Mom did a great job!

Deefor said...

That is really hard work. You had to wait so long and be really good. Your mom works hard. I think winning a sausage is a great first prize. Tastier than a ribbon.

Deefor

p.s. I have some advice for you so visit.

happy said...

Congratulations! Way to go!

Ooh the sausages are making me drool.

duo_disaster said...

Woofwoof!Pawgratulations!

Now why not more sausages instead of ribbons? Can they be eaten?

Ooooh... The cocker, the butt...
is so SEXY!!! Now how can Goofy ever keep his coat so beautifully long? Sigh...

Signing Off!
R+G

Xsara ... said...

Wow, that was a really big success! We all know that you and your sisters are beautiful, but it's nice to have two judges confirm it :)

By the way, Xsara's cake was made of everything she loves the most: dog food (canned lamb and dry duck), tuna pate', treats, dog chocolate and, yes, fruit and veggies. So there really were apples on the cake.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Yummy sausages.... You doggies looks real pretty there

~ Girl girl

Mack said...

You and your sisters look beeyootiful!

Your mom did a fantastic job with you gals!

Congrats on all those ribbons and those great looking sausages too!

Toffee said...

Wow! YOu BOTH did so well...a full day of pampering, and ribbons and SAUSAGES...I bet all of the other doggies were drooling in jealousy!
woof!
toffee

pee-ess: my mom didn't make the frosty paws for me...it was our friend whose house we visited saturday night.

umekotyan said...

Good evening amber.
The happiness at wonderful time is special.
Congratulations on the sausage and the ribbon prize.
The combination of slaver and the order is honor, and the appetites. :)

from loved ume tyan

Petey said...

Boy, if there had been a BUTT-WAGGING Competition or a BLOG-writing category, you would have cleaned up!

Your pal,

Petey

Asta said...

AmberMae
Yoouw Mom made all thwee of you look like pawfect show dogs...ongwatulations !!! and especially to you fow youw special Title!!!
Sausages fow evewyone!!!
YEAH!!!!
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Gaia the Airedale said...

Yum! Amber you are a lucky pup! Those sausages looks absolutely delish! hehe and congrats on all the awards for you and all your friends. Im glad you all had fun, and you look amazing!

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi amber....
congratulations... buddies..
your look so good...

send a big hug

Mango said...

Amber-Mae, I cannot believe they gave such tiny ribbons to such a lovely girl.

You are right that those dog shows are REALLY boring. And staying clean? Forget about it. Your mommy did a nice job making you all pretty for the show.

Slobbers,
Mango

Saint Lover said...

Congratulations on your stellar performance at the dog show! How utterly pawsome that the three of you are soo decorated.

Looks like it was fun and tiring and you got the best reward of all.. a sausage that no rosette could ever compare to :)

Hero said...

Congrats on all your ribbons!! Those sausages looks super tastey!! Those show dogs should give them a try sometime. That American Cocker Spaniel had a lot of hair! Looking at him I'm glad that I'm a Field Spaniel and don't have as much hair as that. A couple minutes of brushing every day is all that I can handle!

Abby said...

Hi, Amber...

Congrats on your Awards...

You are a beautiful doggie...Your Mom did a great job grooming you...

I don't think I would want to be a show dog, either...I like to roll in the dirt too much...

Abby xxxooo

Willow the Black Dale said...

Amber-Mae I am hanging my head in shame for not stopping by in so long!
I think all of you are booootiful and did a great job1 Even though those ribbons are great.....I think the real prize was sausage!!! Some humans just don't get it do they.

Willow

CoCo said...

Amber, who wants to be a show dog anyways? They can't play, they can't eat good food, they can't roll on smelly things, they can't dig, they can't do any fun doggy stuff...too boring for me!

I think you are definitely "Show Dog" quality, just smarter than they are.

I bet those sausages were yummy! I hope you all enjoyed them!

Hugs,
CoCo

Helios said...

wow, you guys are great! I never get to win anything. :(

and the sausages looks yummilicious!!

Hana said...

Congratulations to all of you on your wins! And yummy sausages are definitely a good award!

Momo & Pinot said...

Wow!! You guys won so many!!! Your mommy did a great job as well. Did she get a big sausage, too??

Momo & Pinot

Momoko said...

Hi!When I stand up, the hoodie falls down behind.

Suka said...

hey Amber-Mae,

Wow! All those ribbons and they are so pretty! Congratulations to all you doggies! I don't know if I could be a show dog. When I see other humans and dogs I just want to run and play. Now, about those huge, fat, round, juicy sausages - got a couple for me? Yummers! I can't stop drooling.

Suka

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Amber Mae,
You girls look gorgeous... congrats on your fab wins! Oh man... the sausages made me drool all over the keyboard.

*p/s. my mommy says THANKS to you mommy for all the kinds words and support at a time when she needed it most.

Simba said...

Congratulations. Those sausages look yummy.

Simba x

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Wow you guys all did well at the show! And you managed to score some super looking sausages!! Congratualtions girls!
Lix
J&D

Amber said...

Congrats Amber mae,Chloe and Faith! You three are definitely show girls! Yumyum, the sausages must be really worth it for all your great job :)

~Amber~

George the Pup said...

Wow you guys did so well, and you all look beautiful. How cool to be a show dog!

Maya and Kena said...

Wow!!
You guys did pawsome!
And yes, you really do look like show dogs! But you're right, it probably wouldn't be too fun standing on grooming tables fur hours as a career.
Congrats on all your awards!!
And mmmm... those sausages look delicious!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Sami & Baylee said...

Oh, Amber you are a show doggie and very boot-i-fool. Chloe looked just georgous too. I am sure Faith looked spectacular too. Those sausages looked so yummy and juicy..drool going on here now! How did you control yourself when that lady was eating her sausages? Man I would have been beggin for more of that yummy sasuages! Mom, Dad & Allie just got back from her pageant so Mommy said I could post pictures later on my blog..wish I could have went...my hooman brother doggy sitted us but it was fun cuz we made him cook us yummy dinners..hee hee I played the hungry dog on him and we sure did clean up or should I say eat up...ha ha ha! Love ya doggies!
Sami

Jennifer said...

PAWSOME! You did GREAT! We are so proud of you. Looks like you had a lot of fun and you did super!!

Way to go!

Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pals,
'Bella and Gabriel

Kirby said...

Mmmm sausages! Now, I'm super hungry!! What a great, if long, day you all had. You all should be so proud since you did so well!! What a great way to end the day with sausages!!

Your pal,
Kirby

Comet and BLU said...

Those sausages look mighty tasty, but it still seems like a lot of effort. Congrats on your ribbons.

oorvi said...

Hi Amber,

Congratulations on winning. I am not surprised...the three of you should win hands down in any dog competition(and grooming...who needs it?)

Licks n Wags,
Oorvi

Stanislaw said...

That's amazing! Congrats on your dog show. I guess it's worth the hours in the tent for the sausages, no? I'm so glad that I don't have all that hair like that other cocker spaniel! It sure is pretty but I'm not really one for bathing or grooming. I'm more of the stinky sort.

Hope you had a great time!

Cynthia Blue said...

Woot congrats on the ribbons! I like ribbons too. :)

Kodak the Eskie said...

Congratulations Amber on your 2nd place! I'm not surprised at all that you did so well. And congrats to Faith and Chloe too! I feel sorry for the poor doggie who had to stand on the table all day. Those people should take notes from your mommy. Sausages for everyone!!

Hugs, Kodak

Clover said...

Congrats girls!! You all looked beautiful (your Mommy too!)
The best part is that you guys had a lot of fun, and got to eat sausages!
Love Clover xo

Homer said...

Congratulations girls! Now I am going to pester my Missus for sausages!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Those are lots of ribbons! You guys did a great job! And your mom sure did an awesome job grooming you! I wish my human would learn to do it so I don't have to go to a groomer!

Mmmmm sausage...

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Baby Love said...

Amber, your a Pro!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful Goldies! Congrats on the ribbons!

Momoko said...

Hi,It's easy to I understand that Your thought for the sausage.

Fred said...

SAUSAGES! YUM!
Hey, you girls rock! Congratulations!

shushu, momo & kero said...

congratulations of the winnings Amber, Faith & Chloe!!! You gals are great!

Hercules said...

WOW!!!!!! Congratulations-what a wonderful job! I am so proud of you guys! How was the sausage?

Love, Herc

powder-puff said...

Hey amber-mae!!

WOOT!! Congrats you did a great job!!

O Yum i love sausage!

lots of love
puff

Noah the Airedale said...

Nice looking sausages...hmmm.
Congrats on the ribbons.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Puppy Dog Tales said...

hello Amber. Abby from Lamb tails here.

Thank you for your welcoming message.

We LOVE sausages too! but our humans are stingy with them. We like our jail cuz it means we get to go outside.

Head butts,
Abby

Momo & Pinot said...

Amber and family!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Momo & Pinot

Jackson said...

Hey pals, congrats again, as usual! Mmm, sausages! J x