I took Jana, Louis and Pansy to our dog club's show match at the weekend. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with such events, a match works on a knockout system, two dogs up against each other and the one the judge thinks is best goes on to the next round. Eventually it whittles down to the last three or four, whereupon Best in Match is chosen.
There was a class for the veterans and Louis was third in it. Jana managed to get through two rounds but was knocked out in the final one. Pansy had been knocked out (by Morag's Logie) in the first round, which meant she then went up against all the others in the same position to compete for 'Best Of The Rest'. As you will have seen by the splendid rosette above, she won!
On Sunday we walked in a favourite rabbity place. Noses were going like mad as everyone went into hunting mode. Everyone that is apart from Pansy, who cares not a jot for rabbits, or any other type of wildlife, and probably wouldn't be interested even if it jumped out in front of her blowing raspberries. Don't get me wrong, she loves a chase, but for her, the ball is everything.