This entry was inspired by a friend and a client who said “It doesn’t matter if my dog is the only one in a class or if she is in a class of 100, she is the BEST! Best In Show.” That’s true love.
In my high school days, I was involved in the local 4-H program. 1 year I decided to show a dog. This dog’s name was Bill. Bill was deaf but he was still a great dog. This is Bill.
Bill and I attended some training sessions. Before we knew it, it was time for the show. Nervous as all get out, I washed Bill, combed him, crash course trained him the day of and we went to the show.
Bill and I walked out into the ring. The judge approached the center of the ring. The judge was my trainer from previous training sessions. Great, I thought. She’s going to be looking for extra good behavior from us since she knows us. The announcer asked us to walk on. It was then I realized that Bill and I were the only team competing.
We did our routine as asked. The judge even had a bag of treats next to her at all times. Talk about Distractions! My deaf dog Bill did very well. He did so well, we won a trophy.
Best In Show: 1994 Teton County Senior Dog Showman