I dropped Stinger off at the show yesterday. Lenny was not there so Jamie babysat him for me. He fussed at me for Stinger being fat - he is not fat he is just well big. Thats the story I am going with.
As I drove off I kept thinking just let me get my 8 points to finish his Grand Championship. Thats not much to ask right?
So I knew the Aussies showed late so at 3 I finally gave in and texted Lenny - no answer. No worries he is in Groups. Luckily my friend Carson sent me a message on Facebook that Stinger won Breed - AWESOME! I quickly checked and that was 4 points.
Carson said Herding Group was going in and I was hoping for a placement. Lenny's main dog in a German Shepherd named MegaBucks so he was showing him. Jamie took Stinger in for Lenny. Casron gave me a play by play and said Stinger looked AMAZING so I was hoping something behind MegaBucks (who has 11 BIS' in the last two months!)
I get a message we got a Group ONE....ummmm hang on STINGER???? I am hyperventalting - I mean a GROUP ONE??? Against an advertised, heavily campaigned and drop dead gorgeous German Shepherd?
My two year old part time REDDOG beat him?
I stopped breathing at this point - I got a text from Lenny that we won Group. I asked him who was taking Stinger in Best in Show and the textwas to the effect Jamie was not letting the lead go.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get a Group One. I mean I am a small breeder, I don't advertise nationally (just our breed magazine), I have a very young Special. People like me are not supposed to win
Someone forgot to tell Stinger.
When I got the text I did not believe it - Reserve BEST IN SHOW! I own and bred a Reserve Best in Show dog - I am so humbled and honored and happy. Stinger just shows his heart out!
The best part is all of the friends that congratulated me - they actually were as happy as me. I am just in awe. So the next time you hear the little guy can't win, just have your own Stinger moment!