Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lilly begins her show career

Blue Run's Red Robin, aka Lilly, began showing in January with handler
Sue Whaley. Sue and Lilly are pictured above with Lilly's first win. Lilly
is 19 inches at the withers and 40 pounds. Compared to most of the girls
in the ring competing against her, she looks like a midget. But look at
her beautiful proportions! And the standard states that the "ideal" bitch
is 19 inches at the withers and 35 to 50 pounds. I'm hopeful that the
judges won't fault Lilly for being the correct size. When I visited Portugal
some years ago, I was struck by how petite the Portuguese people were.
You could pour them through a straw they were so slim! I really doubt
that the Portuguese fishermen would appreciate hauling in the oversized
dogs we see so frequently taking the win from little girls like Lilly who is
just about perfect.

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