On Saturday morning, the dogs & I participated in the 4K for 4-H, a small fundraiser for the Fayette County 4-H Teen Council. I was invited by one of my agility students who is on the council & in the 4-H dog club.
We were one of the last to finish... there was a lot of sniffing & peeing on the route...
But we still got ribbons!
I'm not big on participating in various (whatever number)K's, I'd rather walk the dogs in the grass in a park at our own speed. And I don't always agree with how the money is spent. And I'm definitely not "running" in anything! :)
So why this event? Besides wanting to support my student, 4-H is very near & dear to my heart. I mean, I grew up in Iowa for god's sake :) We were all about 4-H!
During the event (which was held in a very nice park, with lots of bushes for sniffing, and virtually no runners - they didn't even time it!), I got to thinking about my years of fun in 4-H. I started digging out photo albums as soon as I got home!
So here you go. Enjoy the journey of a little red-headed girl as she develops into a "dog dork" :)
Well, I didn't just show dogs in 4-H, I also showed rabbits & chickens.
Yes, this is a rabbit :)
Besides showing at the fair, we had to give presentations to our club.
This was probably my schnauzer grooming demo :)
Before my love of corgis developed, I had a schnauzer named Scratch.
Sir Scratch-A-Lot, to be exact.
We always did some sort of obedience class &
Every year we also went on to compete at the state fair.
The Iowa State Fair is a really big deal...
Especially for a small town girl who grooms her own schnauzer...
Talk about jumping into the big leagues!
I loved Junior Showmanship! So much easier than training the dog in obedience :)
After Scratch, I moved onto a larger breed for awhile - Bear the German Shepherd.
No matter how hard I tried...
I just couldn't get that "GSD" stacking pose to work :)
Then I began my corgi obsession :)
Kirby the Pembroke started it all.
Foxworth's Stretch Limousine
Showing against my sister & her sheltie, Shiver
Pretty sure I won :)
Another year of sibling rivalry - that's my sister & Shiver on the end again.
Kirby & I at the state fair
Stacking a corgi was so much easier!
A big hug for the best Pembroke ever
Stay tuned for the rest of the week as I reveal many other old photos. Including where my obsession with dogs in costumes may have started...