Southwest Hound Show
HCH put in a wonderful, classy showing
even if we didn't bring home any ribbons. Madison made the first cut and
got the judge's attention for second cut in the big entered Crossbred bitch
class thanks to Jake Gatewood’s artful handling.
All the handlers (Chrissie, Melanie, Jason
and Jake) shone, and our hounds (Stephens, Stonewall, Burleson, Bailey,
Brooks and Madison ) were as good as any.
Erika Miesen tied for first place in the
special junior showmanship class. She shared her prize of a huge hunk of
chocolate with the HCH handlers (see above) and reps, of whom there were
quite a number: the Master, Aver, Gabrielle, Sharon , Erika, Whitney and
Jane and John Gilbert. We had a great parking place under the trees to
shelter the hounds, lounge and eat lunch. We made a nice day of it.