Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In Poodle-Related News...

Ryder's Updo
Originally uploaded by Pupsickle.
...and really, is there any better kind? I am thrilled, and button-popping proud to announce that in his very first show against competition (in other words, other miniature poodles actually showed up so that there were POINTS available), "our" boy Ryder, who lives in Alaska with Erin and Ian, went Best of Breed/Variety twice this past weekend, bringing home eight points and both of his required "major wins" for his owners, who did all the grooming, conditioning, handling, etc. themselves. *I* don't even do all that!

To put it in layman's terms, he's now, after just one weekend, more than halfway to his Championship, and if he has another weekend like this, he will be FINISHED. Hooray, Ryder, and congratulations Erin and Ian! You are doing our boy proud, and we are thrilled to have him in such a wonderful home.


  1. That's GREAT!! Two majors in a weekend is really impressive. I hope the remaining points are easy, though I know there aren't many shows in Alaska.

    Wonderful homes are the best. Ones that groom and show too are priceless.

  2. Woooohoooo! Great wins! And the showing season is just getting a head of steam. I hope he gets those last points quickly......mostly for Erin and Ian's sake! He is too beautiful NOT to finish quickly.

  3. Aww, thanks, Belinda! He is the most wonderful companion, and gorgeous, to boot!

  4. Congratulations to Erin, Ian, and Ryder on the big win against competition. I hope they show up again so he can finish:o)

  5. Yipee! Go Ryder! Go Erin and Ian! (I have a poodle named Ian, and he's proud for you too!)