This picture of the latest rollercoaster addition to Canada’s Wonderland’s family of coasters, is really an accurate depiction of this week of my life. The ups, the downs, the twist and turns, and everything flying by at tremendous speed before I can make any sense of it.
As you know, the middle of the week brought the news that I was “restructured” out of Coty Canada Inc. It is sickening to know that the time that I gave them, instead of Chris, in the final months of his life has been repaid in such a manner. However, that is for the lawyer to deal with, not my friends.
Friday’s dog show was the pinnacle of the ride, as Dolly and Simon earned a group 1 under Betty McHugh. Here are some photos I managed to get with my mobile phone – unfortunately not the best photos, and hopefully I can get better ones in two weeks at Orono since its our first outdoor show.
This was the largest entry I have seen outside of a booster or specialty in Canada in years – with 4 class bitches and 4 specials – Chase as a lone dog special and three bitch specials.
I rushed downtown after the group to meet with the lawyer, and got back in time to watch Best in Show. It was quite the nail-biter, but it was won by Ch.GrandGables Wee Mr Red Thorn – a Mini Smooth Dachshund.
On the way home, it began to rain – or perhaps deluge would be a more appropriate word – requiring running dogs in and out of the house and truck in the rain….you could say it put a “damper” on the day 😉
Saturday, we had another rise, not quite as high as Friday’s result, when Dolly again won the breed under the Finnish judge, Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen amd a Group 3 under David Markus.
This morning, I walked into the building to be told by a number of people that I had won the 50/50 draw for which tickets were sold Saturday, to benefit a local person who was ill. What a great start to the day again.
The judges were switched from the previous day, and Dolly won the Breed under David Markus, and a third group placing – a group 3 – under Ms. Heikkinen-Lehkonen.
I think Dolly gave her best this weekend, and is now passed out behind my chair, recuperating!
Another nice side comment is that Chris’ mother and sister came to watch the show today, so I got to have a nice visit, however, the final dip was when I went to leave and realized I didn’t have my cell phone or my wallet and couldn’t find them anywhere in my equipment.
It turned out that I had left them in the washroom when I changed back to grubbies to carry things out to the truck!
Thank you, to whoever the honest exhibitor is that turned them into the show secretary, totally intact, including the 50/50 draw winnings 🙂
Dog people, in general, really are the best!! I can’t think of another venue where everything would have still been in my wallet when it was turned in, IF it was!