We did talk about it a lot. We talked about how much fun it would be, and what a great way that would be to win a major. We even told another exhibitor we wanted to win the Group to win a major. They said, "good luck." In order to even get to the Groups, first she would have to win Best of Breed. When she did, we looked at each other and smiled a big smile. Step 1- Done.
We took the Best of Breed picture and the judge was very complimentary about Desi's structure. She told us what a nice front Desi has- and that is a difficult virtue to find in shelties these days. She told us that she has found many short tails, but Desi has a nice long tail. She thanked us for bringing her such a nice sheltie.
As we were waiting for the Groups to begin, I said, "let's go win the Group". Desi showed her heart out. The judge smiled when I put Desi on the table to be examined. My hopes went up. When the judge was doing her last look she walked all the way down the line, looking at each dog. When she got to us she said,
"Sheltie- 1st." We did it!!