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Future Handler?

While at the Dog Show Saturday, McKayla "handled" a Chihuahua in the ring and "won" a ribbon. :-D

Well, that's not completely true nor is it all a lie either.

See, we went back at 5:30 for the Puppy Match. I wanted to watch my friend with her new co-owned Mantle girl in the ring but McKayla made a friend at the Toy Breed ring, so we ended up staying to watch. Afterwards, the little girl started giving McKayla tips on handling. First, we were just in the aisle but then moved to an empty ring. The little Chihuahua was an adorable little fluff ball and the grin on McKayla's face was priceless as she was playing dog handler.

As far as the ribbon is concerned: As we're watching the Toy Breed Puppy Match, I was talking with a lady with a beautiful Papillon. McKayla and I had gone off for her "handling class" when the lady went in the ring and when we came back, she walked up and just handed the ribbon to McKayla. She (the lady) obviously didn't care anything for the ribbon, it was just a match (meaning no points), more of a training experience for the little puppy. Either way, it was still sweet that she gave the ribbon to McKayla. :-)

McKayla talked nonstop about the Chihuahua pup she "handled" and how much fun she'd had. I may just have a future handler on my to just find out if it's something she really wants to do and figure out how to help her do it. :-)


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