Our last chance to win, and Winston got another Reserve. Boo.
The judge gave me a compliment on See See as I was leaving the ring though. He said he thought she was going to be nice, and that she is just “loose” now, which is true. As I have mentioned to some of the other owners of this litter, some GDSs are loosely ligamented, which corrects itself as they get older. It looks like they have lots of play in their bones and tendons because they do! Those ligaments will tighten up, with the result being a supple well-structured GSD.
After the show, I had to run some errands, so Winston, Clyde, and See See went too. We had to pick up Mel Gibson’s ashes, go to Tractor Supply for dog food, go to PetSmart to get accurate weights on the puppies for the next flea treatment, get chicken at Aldi’s, and stop at the Farmer’s Market for tomatoes. At every stop, Winston and the puppies got petted and loved on, continuing good socialization with people and new places. Winston weighs 89, Clyde 67, and See See 57.
Whenever I take three German Shepherds anywhere together, I always get remarks about how I have my hands full. The funniest stop was yesterday at the bank. I walked in with three German Shepherds, and the manager said, “…uh, ok…” and I said “Hello!” like I owned the place. I thought walking through the little maze with the posts and ropes was going to be a disaster, but, miraculously, we walked right through without getting tangled or knocking anything over. I acted like I did that all the time, no problem. I waited for a teller while the puppies looked around politely, and then walked up to the counter and made a deposit. As I walked out, someone commented on how well behaved they were. “Oh thank you”, I said, as if I walk two 6 month old puppies with an adult male GSD into banks every day. Well, it was a ridiculously hot day, and I wasn’t going to leave them in the van.