We took a quick road trip with just Tortik (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Halu (AI)) off to Canberra for the Royal late in the week. Although I haven't done Canberra Royal much (only once from memory, as it is usually a bit hot for me), a Finnish judge being appointed led a few of us to dust off the road tires, and we had a lovely entry of 35 lappies.
It was great to catch up with a few I haven't seen in a long time (and some youngsters never).
I was incredibly proud when Tortik was the final Best of Breed winner under judge Mr H Lehkonen, even more so when he then shortlisted him down to his final cut for Best in Group.
We made a whirlwind trip back home, stopping at the Berwick A&H Society Show in Tortik's way home, where he finished off the weekend with a Best Intermediate in Group. Unfortunately we were knocked out before we could get into the general specials weeked.
That will be our last show for a while as we prepare to welcome new Armahani babies into the world.