Stories do not always have happy endings…and so it is with Muffy’s quest for her Grand Champion title. She showed like the rock star she is. I could not have asked for her to show any better. She was indeed pulled out for a look on Sunday, but did not get the nod from the judge. Our goal was to earn the title before her first litter. We started our quest too late, and just ran out of time.
Muffy had a wonderful show career, garnering Best of Breeds and group placings, including a coveted Group 1 placement. I was honored to see her vie for Best in Show. Not every owner gets to say that.
But now it is time to say good-by to the show ring. She is entered in one more series of shows the first weekend in December, but whether she gets to show in them is up to Mother Nature. My guess is that she will be carrying her first litter of puppies by then. Muffy will make an excellent mother, and I can hardly wait for our batch of mini-Muffins. Of course, you will be with her on every step of that journey.
Am I disappointed that she will forever be just one win away from being Grand Champion Cimarron’s Do You Know the Muffin Man? Of course I am. But when all is said and done, she is still my best friend. She still makes me laugh.
She still reads my mind. And her beauty still takes my breath away. Just like clothes do not make the man, titles do not make the dog.
Until next time…