Friday, September 28, 2007

Dog Show

Today was a fun day. Gabe is showing a new bitch (dog lingo) named El Sea (get it, she's a Portuguese Water Dog), and Maddie, Aibha, Siobhan and I went to watch. The drive was a little longer than I had anticipated and in the middle of nowhere. But it was beautiful. It's always amazing to me that you can drive about 30 miles outside of DC and totally be in the country-we're talking few homes, lots of beautiful land, fences for miles-kind of country. It was great. Siobhan, the girls and I showed up just in time to see Gabe in the ring and win the puppy class with El Sea. Before you get too excited, he won because he was the only one in the ring, but I'm sure he also won because of his handling skills :) He didn't win "best of breed" so he was done pretty quickly. He had to head back to work and Siobhan, the girls and I stayed for a little while and walked around and looked at some of the other dogs that were being shown. Then we headed back to Alexandria. The girls were tired and a little cranky at that point, but they did well and Maddie was sound asleep for her nap when we pulled up at home. Gabe has dog shows for the rest of the weekend and depending on how I feel, Maddie and I may brave going out there one more time. We'll see. We don't have any other real plans for the weekend-hopefully just some time together and time to relax. We'll see...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sarah and Maddie, thanks for the great day.We really enjoyed ourselves and I'm definitely in doggie-quest mode. ;) Enjoy the rest of the weekend and we'll talk next week.xxx Siobhan and Aibha

MOM said...

How fun! And I know that Gabe won because of his skills!! I'm glad you, Siobhan and the girls got out and did that. That shows real support and it's good for all of you to get out of town into the country air!! We are still painting although right now I'm messing around on the computer and Jer is putting the second coat on the TV room. It's a lot of work but I am happy with the way it is turning out:) Have a wonderful day - give Gabe and Maddie our love - MOM

SARAH said...

Siobhan, I'm glad you guys had fun. We did too. Call me and we can walk this week. Mom, I'm glad you guys are sticking with the painting of the house. I don't think Gabe and I would even know where to start to do something like that. We realized that neither of us are what you call "handy around the house." :) Love you too.