would a birddog serve a rotisserie chicken to his relatives at Thanksgiving?
I was in Highland, Michigan earning the remaining two legs needed to finish my
|My first AKC title|
|One of our judges in the bird field with an earlier brace|
|with Jen Miller and my bracemate, Nova|
|Looking longingly at the bird field|
(way in the distance beyond the yellow tree)
|"Thanks for the road trip!"|
|Watching the judges going out|
with another brace
Turns out that Nova and I were both in the Winners ring at the Regional Specialty at the VCA Nationals (I won the 9-12 mo class and Nova won the Bred-by class) AND Nova is one of my cousins! We share a grandfather - 4x BISS Am CH Pirok Kannon JH. Since Nova is a brother to Ash (can't remember if full from a repeat breeding or a half-brother) that means Ash and I are cousins, too!!! Wow, it was by pure chance and timing that Mom met Ash's human, Alex "Jr Handler Extraordinaire" Haberbush, and asked him to be my handler!
Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!
Thank you to all the judges and the volunteers of the Irish Setter Club of Michigan and the Nodrog Gordon Setter Club of Michigan for hosting the tests in such a beautiful setting. Thanks to Jen Miller for the candid photos.