|Posted by charoite on June 9, 2012 at 5:30 AM|
This is a post I've been dying to write and almost can't believe I'm writing. The amazing Charoite Witch's Brew won his third CC at Three Counties on Thursday making him (subject to KC confirmation, of course) my first Champion.
As a writer I'm for once absolutely at a loss to describe how I feel. Brew is an incredible dog and nothing I write can possibly do him anything like justice. Along with his equally fantastic brother Pyewacket, he has run his heart out from the moment I struggled to put his first harness on him. Four years down the line and harnessing him is still entertaining and deafening because he just wants to get out there and run. A hard-driving, totally focussed lead dog on the trail, at home he lives for snuggles and is usually to be found wherever I am with his head tucked as close to me as possible. Brew is all about love, barely contained energy and the absolute joy he seems to radiate every waking moment - this dog even looks happy asleep.
I am extremely grateful to judges Sheryl Leich, Andrew Grisbrooke and Sharon Sargent for recognising my amazing boy's many attributes and forgiving his over-enthusiasm, his radar ears when the benching area erupts into chaos and the fact he doesn't always get why he's standing still in a show ring when life is happening elsewhere!
After a couple of ventures into the ring as a puppy, Brew got a bit spooked and didn't go near a show ring for a long time. I owe a big thank you to Debi Windsor and Pauline Amphlett who helped build up his (& my) confidence when I decided to try him again in a couple of open shows the summer before last. He entered his first Championship Show as an adult last year and just four shows later has been made up.
You can read more about Brew on his page. I'll leave you with some pictures of the boy himself in and out of the ring. Like I say, awesome just keeps getting better.