I met Gayle, my traveling companion in Detroit. Our flight from Detroit was packed, good for the airlines but a bummer for us, since no empty seats could be found. After taxing to the runway a problem with the plane was discovered, so we returned to the gate to wait for a mechanic. It was determined a change of planes was needed. We unloaded and waited for our new plane to be prepped and left 3+ hours after our scheduled departure. This caused us to miss our connecting flights in Amsterdam, Which, in turn prevented us from arriving in Nurnberg (or Nuernberg because I do not have oomlout above the U), to take care of all the things we needed to do so we were ready for the show early the next morning. Gayle was stressing because her female was competing in the working class and was going to be up for her protection testing that morning. We still had to arrange for parking, show tickets, and my press pass, before we could do anything else. We got it done just in time to miss her bite work, but in time to see her for her individual exam.
This was the first time the sieger show was being held at this venue and not running with the normal German efficiency. Gayle and I have been playing catch-up ever since, and that does not include catching up on lost sleep, this will have to wait until we are back home.
Today was the progeny groups. My impression of the judges critique was that Remo vom Fichtenschlag had the best overall critique. I think we can expect to see him very near to the top group of VA dogs….in my humble opinion.
This is Remo in the staging area where the progeny groups que up for presentation in the stadium:
and Remo and his progeny group being presented, off to the right is Reinhardt Meyer, the SV National breed warden.
Here is Grandpa (and Dad to Maika) Quenn vom Loher Weg presenting his progeny group.
Quenn in motion:
I included this picture, because the young male to the right is gorgeous and second it shows what is going on in the ring. The video recording gets priority and the feet and legs you see behind the white lines is a box the presse (press) is suppose to stay in to photograph the dogs. I choose to stay in the stands instead of fight the other photographers.
A dog trailer from Russia:
Bully sticks outside one of the many vendors:
More later, have to get some sleep………
Sorry to hear about your travel problems. It’s always frustrating when planes are delayed causing missed connections etc. Anyway you are now safely there. Enjoy your time at the show and in Germany.
Thank you Lynda, I am beginning to think it is a fantasy to expect travel to go smoothly. One can dream. 🙂
But how can I complain? I got here safely and am having a super time. How can I not? GSD, fun people, good food and wine, dog-stuff shopping, plus a little culture and history, and did I mention great people and great GSD?
You couldn’t ask for a better traveling companion than Gayle. Best wishes for her female! The photog’s box is ridiculous—you have the right idea being in the stands. Why fight the zoo!
Remo looks like a very nice dog. Maika’s daddy is gorgeous—great movement shot. I like the picture of the bully stick. Now check out that bucket! Cool!!!!
Maika’s daddy is gorgeous. And I love the Russian dogmobile, especially the dog on our right who is rolling his eyes. Those people have a nice web site too, worth a visit. What is the best local wine there? Have fun, and watch out for Meistersingers.