Canada Show Update:
Karen and I had planned to
drop in on the Tillsonburg show in order to meet JC so that
I could personally present her with a copy of my book.
aware of the fact that it was a three day show held in
conjunction with the CKC, but we had also heard that the
RBCSWO entries have been dropping so we didn't expect to see
30-40 sliver shilos like we would at the Cherry
Blossom--that I plan to attend for my
tail report! That's why we arrived later in the
afternoon on Saturday. We were shocked to discover
that the entire show had less than 3 dozen entries with only
five shilos total--only one of which was still ISSR
registered, and two of which were still pups.
you take a look at this picture, you can see the
final Group line up, consisting of the sliver plush,
the ISSR smooth, White Shepherd and the Panda. I was
very impressed with the White Shepherd, and, as you
can see, he appears to be the biggest one in the
Even the Panda was bigger than the sliver shilo! AS
I had expected--the sliver shilos are getting
smaller and smaller, probably because they are
all of those GSD's.
Even Chain, a NB-1 Artus son, was bigger than the
sliver dog that the judge put up--despite the fact
that the dog did not have impressive movement,
superior size or even good pasterns! At least his
tail stayed down, maybe because he has so much GSD
blood in his lines? Take a good look and compare
this "show dog" to a
real long haired GSD.
thought the Pandas I saw were a lot more impressive!
Even the pup seemed to have excellent bone, good
structure and an outstanding temperament! Never mind
the fact that he was bigger than the shilo pup that
was being shown!
to be an interesting afternoon. While Karen was trying
to take a few shots of the Pandas for me (and I was talking
Cindy) someone approached her, sarcastically warning her
not to attempt to put any of those pictures (apparently of
his fake shilo) on our website!
show, she walked up to me to mention the incident but I just
blew it off with something like, "Gee, talk about
paranoia--poor suckers must be shaking in their boots, LOL!"
and continued to walk over to JC so we could go outside to
As we were
leaving, while Karen stayed behind to chat with Lynda, I
quietly asked JC if she knew who that guy was.
moment he turned on me like a wild animal about to attack,
now daring me to try putting any of those pictures on
my website. So, I asked him to spell his name so that
I could get it right in my report (that I had had no
intention of writing prior to his attack), and he started
spewing off some nonsense. The smell of booze coming
at me via his breath almost knocked me out! Good grief--I
haven't smelled anything so strong at a show venue in
decades! I must have stood stunned for a second, and that's
when his buddy started in, "Well,
I'm David Hertz. I'm sure you remember me from the
Wiki war." I was amazed. He looked younger than
my sons! I guess that what they say about the internet is
true--it can be very deceiving! He sure doesn't look like he
sounds in his posts! I was extremely amused. So these
are the sliver "big shots?" What a joke!
At least I managed
to have a nice visit with JC while waiting for Karen to come
out & unlock the truck. She had stopped for a few
moments to talk to Lynda, but was confronted AGAIN by that
boozer breath guy that kept objecting to having his dogs
picture posted on our web site!! Maybe he felt more
confident attacking poor Karen again after I left??
That's how fear biters function ... they tend to go after
anyone that they are afraid of in a foolish attempt
to display their FALSE courage!! LOL
nice person that approached me was a man named Peter (I
think, sorry, but I didn't catch his last name). He
was very nice and informed me that he had a dog from Judy
but wanted to congratulate me on the breed. He seemed
extremely pleasant and I thanked him for the compliment.
Cher was also very pleasant and spent a lot of time talking
to us, even asking my opinion of Mace, the Chain son she had
at the show. The White Shepherd and Panda folks were also
If not for
the foul mouthed drunk and his little buddy, our short
(approximately one hour) visit would have been a pleasant
experience. But I guess that the slivers must fear my
appearance at any public show so much that they can't
control themselves! LOL
see what happens at Cherry Blossom! This could prove to be