Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Greatest Show on Earth

Boy, I'm pooped. Today Mom, Dad and Mom's pal Lynne (who is crazy about me) shlepped me to Blue Bell for the All Terrier Show. I've never seen so many dogs in my life! It was quite the experience!

So let me tell you all about it...
The weather was glorious and hot after days of rain and cold:

We headed for Ring 15 where the Wire Fox Terriers were parading about the ring:

I have to be honest with you, when I saw all these dogs which purported to be Wires like me, I had my doubts. I don't look anything like them. I couldn't figure out why they were in the ring and I was on the sidelines. We all know, I am not only King of the Blogs, but pretty darn handsome too. Here are some of those "Wiry imposters"...

You can imagine my relief when some REAL Wires and their humans showed up! I made many new friends! This is me with Dad and Smitty (left) , who is a real handsome, and well-stripped dude. And on the right is Me again with Paddington - poor little guy has no eyes, but he's a very special fellow.

Here is Smitty again with an Airdale pup (left) and with his Mom Joanne (right).

Then this is Ricky who belongs to Leslie and Ed - he's 8 years old. And here we all are, in a tangle of leads - in the background are Lucy and Abby in Eagles gear:

And here we all are in a row with our humans - it was quite a feat to get us all to cooperate!
(L to R: WFT Abby and Mom, WFT Lucy and Mom, WFT Ricky with Dad Ed, Barb (WFT Skippy in absentia), Mom and Me, Joanne and Smitty)

Mom was very excited to meet her online Smoothy friend Claudia - who's two Smooth Foxies, Brody and Brillee were competing. Today Miss Brilee took Best of Opposite, shown exclusively by Claudia and Mr. Brody got the second AOM (Award of Merit). Kudos all round. Here are two pics of Claudia in the ring with little Brillee - who my Mom took quite a shine to!

And here is Mom with Claudia and Brillee (picture courtesy of Kathy). She is pretty darn cute (Claudia is not bad either, heh heh) - I think I quite like those smooth bitches...never really been with one, might be a nice change... Dad says it's like dating a feminist human with hairy legs vs. a bitch who shaves!

It got pretty tiring out there in the sun watching all these dogs strut around the ring... I kind of passed out for a while...I dreamt I took best in show...

The only downer of the day was running into my breeder Bob. He took one look at me and asked Mom and Dad what they'd done to make me so fat! He kept harping on how overweight I am and now I think Mom said something about a DIET!!! I am just a healthy wire - I don't want to look like those skinny model WFTs in the ring. Hasn't Bob heard that the trend is away from anorexic looking models - both human, and I have to think Wire too! Get with it man!

I loved meeting many of Mom's Wiry friends. Barb, Mom of Skippy, even brought me a Halloween gift - thank you Barb! And Lucy's Mom Kathy was very impressed with my good behaviour, and it was good to see Melissa (Mom of Mackie) and Steve again too! And we met Dot, Mom of Crystal and Glory who belongs to Pat. Pictured left is Mom, Me and Kathy. Pictured right are (back) Melissa and Dot, (front) Mom and Kathy. Check me out making myself comfy across two laps.

We were also thrilled and honored to meet Elizabeth Pierce - the very special lady who did so very much to help the abused Wire Foxes from Blainville, Montreal. Here she is with Mom and Kathy.

Well it was one fine day all in all, and especially special meeting so many fans of this blog! When I got home around 5pm (after a stop at McDonalds, where I am happy to report I got to eat fries despite the dire pronouncements on my figure), I happily hopped onto my perch and had a wrestle with dad. A perfect end to a perfect day!



Smitty said...

Hey Axel my pal,

It sure was great to finally meet you and your folks (and everyone else!) today. Just one thing - why were we so good today? We should have been living up to our ancestral wirey reputations and raised a ruckus! Oh well, I guess it just goes to show how "cool" we really are!

- Your buddy Smitty

Dean-O! said...

Hey Ax!
What a great day you wires had. Wish that I could have been there with you to make it a wire-y six-pack.

Glad that you met Elizabeth Pierce. She came to visit me last Christmas -- & took away ALL the toys! I really didn’t mind becuz I felt so sad about the Blainville doggies (but I did manage to put a few good bite holes into the big shopping bag). Ekizabeth is a really nice lady & a good friend to the wires.

Gus said...

I am so glad you got to meet some of our other wirey pals. And so jealous that you got fries fom Mickie D's!!!

Muzzer says I am a substantial wirey fellow. I think that means fat, but it sounds more....oh, i dunno...substantial


Bogart said...

Axel, you're BEST IN SHOW in my book!!!!

Fantastic photos! Looks like FUN!!!


Wired for Mackie said...

I can't believe my mom went to the all terrier show and left me at grandma's. There you guy's were having the time of your life and I was home worried that mom and dad hadn't made it home by dark.

Your pal, Mackie

jaffeboy said...

Its so nice to meet your own kind. I hardly get a chance to see my kind.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Wow all those wires!!!!!!!! Really glad you had a substantial contingent of real wires to show everybody what we should look like!

Wish I coulda been there!

Bussie Kissies

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Wow all those wires!!!!!!!! Really glad you had a substantial contingent of real wires to show everybody what we should look like!

Wish I coulda been there!

Bussie Kissies

fee said...

it's them skinny models again! i would never starve myself to look that thin. my ah pa, party, has stopped showing for over a year but still hasn't managed to put on any decent weight. tsk, tsk.

i say, fat is the new thin, so you, axel, and i, we are tomorrow's models! goodbye to the yesterdogs!


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Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

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