"Wow! Look at those show dogs!"

When I take Lassie and Petal out we get a lot of “Lassie! Come home!” calls, which Lassie of course responds to and then everyone has a good laugh. Including me.
Apart from the Lassie jokes,
“What’s that, Lassie?! Timmy is stuck in the well?!”
we also get the occasional “Wow! Look at those show dogs!” and I smile.
I smile because I think it’s quite the compliment. I do try and work hard to keep them well groomed.
I also smile (and chuckle) because those people haven’t seen them looking like this,

Adorable still, yes.
But they’re not about to enter a show ring, are they?

Oh, and yes, I did have to go all the way back to the winter time (early December, to be exact) to find a goofy, candid shot of Lassie. That’s when he really lets his hair down; when there’s snow.
He’s obviously not a mud fan like Petal and Ella are.
Speaking of Ella,


12 thoughts on “"Wow! Look at those show dogs!"

  1. I grew up with two collies and their coats were a challenge! We eventually had to shave their butts one summer! I think you are doing a great job!

    -Erik, Amanda, and Bosley

    • Their coats can be quite the challenge! I love having all that hair to play with and brush though. πŸ˜‰
      Thank you very much! πŸ˜€

    • You’re half Collie? How cool! πŸ˜€
      And Ella is happy to have you has a show dog buddy. πŸ˜‰

  2. LOL – you are cracking me up here. And yes, Ella, you be show dog, too. (At least in OUR book!)

  3. Petal, Lassie and yes even Ella could all be show dogs…..when they’re in their Sunday best of course. LOL! Love the goofy pics!

    I’m just playing some catch up while on holidays. :)

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