It has been a very long while since I let you know what is happening. I can't even remember the last time I posted. But here goes... last National Specialty week was in October 2019 in Albuquerque New Mexico. As we did the last time the National was held there, we drove. This time three of us went together, Lavonne, Susan and I. Karen stayed home this trip. We left our homes in Wisconsin on the first day and drove to Iowa to drop a Lhasa at her new home. Then off we went to Independence Missouri to stay over night at Ronnie and Wade's before going on to New Mexico the next day.
So we arrive in New Mexico. I had Cody and Lumpy. Lumpy is the old man and he had a blast walking under the plastic as we tried to cover the floor to protect the carpet in the grooming area. Everyone got quite a kick out of the old man having a blast running around seeing everyone.
The shows were great. Everyone showed such lovely Lhasa apsos. Congratulations again to all the winners.
In the futurity, Cody, went Best Puppy in Futurity. The fourth time a Golden Tu Lhasa has one Best Puppy or Adult at the Futurity.
Very proud of Cody.
Then Lumpy got his turn. He was entered in the Veteran Sweepstakes in the 11 years and older class. He was in the cut down class so he did not have the long hair you see at shows. He had a blast. He did not always have his tail up, but our judge had a great time with the "monkey man" and he won the Best in Veteran Sweepstakes. Very happy he was able to be experience being the best!!!! He always had been in my eyes and heart.
Ch Golden Tu On My Head aka Lumpy
Lumpy had a great time at the Nationals. He made so many new friends and Steve loved his enthusiasm for being with other people and lhasas. He asked him to walk the ring for the National judge after the class judging so she could see how well of an old man he is. Pat Trotter loved that he was still is such fantastic shape and told me that I have a great breeding program with such a healthy dog at his age. I was thrilled for the compliment. He received a huge ribbon for Parade of Champions with his name on it that we will cherish forever.
Mr Lumpy hanging out in the hotel room. He was so spoiled that trip. He was so good for an old man. I am glad we were able to take him along. Lumpy had a health issue that I had not shared at the time with anyone. Only our vet knew that he had a tumor which was very small in October, but grew by May 2020. I had to say good bye to the best little heart dog ever in May and Lumpy at 15 years young crossed over the rainbow bridge outside under the trees and sun in my arms. I miss him every single day. His sister Dora is coping with out Lumpy being around her as her constant companion.
So we had a great National trip this year once again. We were looking forward to the future with the lhasas.
The Best in Specialty Friends in New Mexico!!
2019 ended as a good year with me getting a full-time job at a University near us as the Compliance Officer. December was a learning a new job time. I was looking forward to the future.
Well 2020 came in very uneventful. Our home of a couple years has been very nice. The motor home has had her issues with a slide that just does not want to close at all. But it is fixed. We hope!
2020 became the year from ?>#@$!!!! More on that another day.
Jan and Rosie