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Here’s our judge, Kora and I, at the end of a long day. It was Kora’s first show, and despite the very new, overwhelming environment, I think she did pretty well! I could tell she was tired on our second run, and I know we have lots to work on for July. She placed 3rd for the first Novice A trial with 96 points (and got that big rosette!), and got 93 points on her second run. She actually tied with a Cairn terrier, but the other pup was a bit quicker. I’m so proud of my girl, and I’m excited for many more adventures to come. One more leg to RN!

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It’s been an adventure so far!

To think that just a week ago, I was in Hungary with her breeder and we took her to a specialty show where she did terrible but got nice critiques. Then she was so outgoing and took the airport in stride.

Back home in Chile she was really shy - she refused to leave my room for too long and just lay on her bed, sleeping calmly after crossing the Atlantic. She had a bit of a fear period after that - refusing to get inside the kitchen and just being more cautious about everything. She was shy about my friends but loves my in-laws, totally oblivious about other dogs but social with ham-smelling strangers in puppy class…all in all a pretty odd fear period, specially considering she met my friends in my backyard and my in laws in their house, after a car ride which she hates.

Today? Today she wanted to eat the world (and my clothes!). She spent the morning tormenting Noah and Khali and then proceeded to make a hole in my coat, but somehow behaved calmly when I crated her while I took Noah for some bloodwork.

Now it’s 3 am and I’m doing a night shift. Without her. It’s the first time I’ve left her for so many hours (yay for 12 hr shifts 😑). I miss her.