Finally have some pictures from the last shows to share! Thanks to Gladys Tan for this very beautiful shot of Lyra free stacking and paying attention during group judging:
The rest of the pictures were taken by Devina:
Competing for bitch CC (L-R): Mal. Ch. Riccaval Phoenix (open class), Lyra aka Mys. Ch. Riccaval Zeal Me A Kiss (intermediate class), Riccaval Don't Stop Believing aka Adele (junior class) and Mal. Ch. Riccaval Porsche (Malaysian Bred class).
Lyra and Xaria (Mys. Ch. Riccaval Xaria) competing for best in class (intermediate).
Getting some boiled chicken yumyum!
Being a good girl while the judge (Mr. Dinky Santos) goes over her.
Looking so serious while waiting her turn...
Some amusing pictures of Elton (Int Ch & Mys Grand Ch Brendamay Yellow Brick Road) and his daughters, Adele, Lyra & Xaria.
There were also lots of other great pictures from the shows--click here to see them all!
So I now have the pictures of Lyra and I at the shows last weekend, so this update will be full of pictures! I'm still waiting for the MKA to get back to me on the status of Lyra's CCs and the ribbon we won, though. When they have everything ready, I'm gonna go pick them up and get a picture of Lyra together with all her winnings from the weekend. That should be fun.
Anyway, on to pictures!
Some movement pictures... you can see that her topline isn't perfectly straight, as I've mentioned before... hopefully it improves as she matures.
I think this next picture shows how truly tired Lyra was by Sunday! She was such a trooper, though. She was sleeping soundly in her crate by the time the judging for Best Puppy in Show started--and this was on the last day of shows... she'd been trudging for three whole days! What a star. She did not complain or throw a fuss at all. I woke her up, and she happily got out of her crate and walked with me to the ring. She's such a super star even though we didn't win Best Puppy in Show or reserve anything! Her attitude alone is stellar. If only all people (and dogs!) could have her positive attitude.
And this last picture is my favourite--I look like a goof in it, but I think it captures the moment perfectly. My friend Devina took this picture for us right after we stepped out of the ring after having won best puppy in group, and Lyra was excited because everyone was screaming "good girl!!!" at her and giving her lots of hugs... so she resorted to licking my ear, lol.
Anyway, what can I say? I love my little Lyra. She's a really special little dog. It's funny how I look back and I can't imagine what my life was like before I had her (same feeling as after I got Cadence!! I don't know how I ever lived without a DOG). She turned 11 months old today! I can't believe how fast time flies. Soon, she will no longer be a puppy.
The next shows will be in Penang on April 22nd, but that is before Lyra's birthday, so I don't know if I'll be going. She can only become a Malaysian Champion after she turns one, so earning more CCs before then are not going to help... unless I want to make her a grand champion.
Maybe we'll still go, for fun... since I could visit my cousins and aunt there and eat the awesome Penang food there. We'll see!
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