I met up with my roomates Michelle Chapman (Ellemich) and Carol Jenkins (Hollambrie) at the hotel in New Orleans where the CAVALIERS OF THE SOUTH /CAVALIERS OF THE MIDWEST club show weekend was being held. The girls had travelled over from the UK with judge Michael (Levy) and after a rocky start, when Michelle and Michael's luggage was delayed, the rest of the trip was a great success. Girls just wanna have fun, you know!!
Friday morning saw Klaus Vorderstrasse (Bonitos Companeros) judge Puppy Sweeps. The Club was down a ring announcer and I was asked to step in. I was happy to oblige and just hope everyone understood my accent!
Elaine Mitchell, Lana Adair, Klaus
Johan Mixon and Clay
Best Puppy in Sweeps (left) CANYONCREST PLEASINGLY PUMPKIN
KLAUS and BEST PUPPY IN SWEEPS
Friday afternoon and Klaus' partner, Markus Kirschbaum ( Bonitos Companeros) judged the Conformation classes...
Lana Adair and Markus
Table Stewards - Brenda Martz and Larry Jacks
Best Dog - PASCAVALE JACKSON
Best in Show - PASCAVALE JACKSON. Best Bitch - CH ROSSCREA SUMMERTIME. Reserve Best Bitch - ROKIRK RAVE REVIEW
Michelle Chapman and Jennifer Flowers Foster
Janet York and Dorota Bialek
Brenda Martz, Klaus Vorderstrasse, Norma
Lana Adair and Mimi Hodges
Jennifer Flowers Foster and Ted Eubank
Dorota Bialek and Norma
scrubs up well!
Best in Show - Ch Bonitos Companeros Halli Galli
Best Bitch - Ch Chadwick Embrace
Reserve Best Bitch - Ch Rosscrea Summertime
Best Puppy and Reserve Best Dog - Montrose Gold for Bonitos Companeros
Best Bred By Exhibtor Dog. Ch Mimric Consensus
all groomed for the ring...Best Bitch a certainty!
Norma and Markus Kirschbaum, Kim Conley
Paul Ayers, Brenda Martz, Norma and Brenda Bailey
dog tired....Elaine Mitchell retires for an early night...
......whilst up in the hospitality suite...a Psychic had been organised for the evening and everyone had great fun listening to her ESP and what lay in store..
Kevin enjoying hearing Jennifer Flowers Foster's reading
Larry and Kristin Jacks
?? David Kirkland, Mimi Hodges and Nicky Parente
our hardworking Chair...Earline Barrois
Clay with Sheryl Cline
...will I win tomorrow?
Pat Lander (Jayba) judged on Sunday
Best of Breed - Ch Bonitos Companeros Halli Galli
Reserve Best Dog - Pascavale Jackson
Judy Du Ross....Mardi Gras style
2 pretty Cavaliers and their minder!
and in the evening there were more eating establishments to check out!
Jan, Lindsey and Chris Ayers, Brenda Martz, Michael and Shawn Barton
Debra Cline, Norma, Michael, Michelle, Sheryl Cline Stough and her Dad Vinton Cline
Carol and Rachel Cline
Rachel and Emily Cline....ice cream at 10.00pm in December ....love it
Michael gets lucky!
...and all too soon it was our last day and time to say goodbye to the sunshine and Southern comforts and head home..
Winter in the UK here we come...
more CHATTERBOX soon...keep watching!