We're just home from a lovely long weekend in Tasmania, where we spent some time with Rachael at Zuleika Kennels, and got to cuddle Benni and Fleur.
I took Tortik (Gr Ch Armahani Heliodorr Halu (AI) RA JC) and Baby (Am Ch Ch Calaban's Dirty Dancing RA ET JC (Imp USA)) across for Hobart Royal and the Tasmanian CACIB show a couple of days later. Tortik was BOB and Baby RUBOB at both shows under judges Mr Y Yataka of Japan and Mr W Yang of China, and both earned their CACIBs - Tortik his first and Baby her second.
Under both judges, we really did think they were about to award Baby the BOB, so it was almost a surprise when they selected Tortik instead. Tortik got a nice long look in the group lineup at Hobart Royal too, which was a nice acknowledgement.
Best of all, we had a fun time away, even fitting a nice day for a break, walks and leisurely lunch breaks! Thanks to Rachael and her family for having us, and making it such a lovely time away. I'll be dreaming about Damien's wood fired pizzas for months!!!