Prepairing for our trip to Slovakia to 2018 Euro Samoyed Show. Every pretty girl must look their absolute best.
Grooming table. Check. Cage. Check. Grooming supplies. Check. Treats. Check. Human stuff…check…hopefully… Dogs. Check. So lets go!
First stop on the road. Ate dinner today at a restaurant in the old town of Kaunas. 750+ kilometers and 10+ hours of Poland, Poland and more Poland…enjoying our well deserved rest before Slovakia. PS! We were truly good girls during the long drive, honestly at our best behavior …although, Nordic dogs as we are, we are slightly scared of the 28 degrees Celsius ahead of us.
After 3 days of driving, doggy-friendly driving style with doggy-friendly stops, finally arrived at Euro Samoyed Show 2018 location at a historic Slovak castle 😮 28-30 degrees Celsius in Slovakia these days, hence lost a lot of sweat setting up our tent and stuff. Sabiine also went through a wash…our bathroom floor remains still wet…luckily a friendly helper provided us with an outside doggie hair drying opportunities. So, no hair in the room. Must say, grass was covered with white fur after. Later, we enjoyed some playing and resting on our showground of tomorrow. Cool!!!
Great news! Bianca did really well on the first day of the dog show. She achieved 4th place in junior class, among 18 dogs!!! Sabiine was very beautiful, and stole and ate all her neighboring dog treats…very Sabiine like…however, even these diversions didn’t helped her today…hope for better luck tomorrow.
On the second day, Sabiine was selected among the 5 best Samoyed females of her class of 18 dogs. Sabiine was at her best behavior and judge like us. Some sniffs here and there during the running, but still good performance! However, we felt we could achieve more. So, fighting against the heat, that was all around us, we headed towards Prague and its international dog show. The Celsius degrees decreased, and our expectations increased.
In summer, Europe is full of road work. There was some need for Waze, as due to detour our car navigation system was lost 😶 But you cannot miss Prague!
At Prague, we were not to disappoint 🙃 The showgrounds were big and there were a lot of dogs. They even had medical stuff and police there, just in case. The judge was talkative and all other rings around us had already finished when huskies (last breed after Samoyeds in our ring) started. But! Sabiine achieved Best Female no 2, Res-Cacib sertificate and Chezh CAC certificate, which makes her new proud Chezh Champion 😍👍🍾🎉🐾 Oopppaaa! Bianca didn’t felt so much running that day (one of her strong points) and was placed 2nd in Junior Class.
After the show we relaxed in lovely garden of our accommodation in Prague. The hostess loved dogs so much, that she even did not charged us extra for them. Tomorrow we start our way back home.
On our way back, our car navigation system surprised us again. Resulted that it loved highways so much that it made us drive extra 200 kilometers to Germany, just to be able to return homevia highway. Amazingly the girls loved the trip (all 3900 kilometers) so much that even after returning home they kept asking me to put them back in the car and start driving again 🤗😀🐾 Lets see about future trips in future. Hopefully we get our leash and walking skills so high that one day we can go on a sightseeing trip together 😀. This time we didn’t risk with Krakow 😜 For now we are very pleased with the results of this trip.
Untill next time…we run and play 😍 🤗☀️