Midwest Meet?

noodlerubyallie

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SOOOOOO.....

We have a HUGE dog show in Des Moines Labor Day weekend, Sept 4 - 7th. We're talking 15 breed specialties, over 2200 dogs, Confo, Rally, and Obed.

We've got two dogs parks to choose from, nice restaurants, and some really, really nice parks with nice trails. The weather should be nice, not too hot or humid.

Anybody want to come??

A bonus: That MAY be the week that a certain puppy joins my household ;)
 

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Kaylee will be at the Des Moines show... not sure if we're going to the specialty or not, since the judges aren't out yet and the calendar is red for that Friday already.
 

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Nope - around here, Agility trials are held separately from everything else.

*However*, there is a Shetland Sheepdog specialty on Friday that includes rally and obedience... ;)

If you've never been, I'd highly recommend this show. The venue is great, the vendors are great, and the building is huge and well lit. It's a blast - and the specialties are usually well run.
 

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Hey guys, i might be up for a meet! Do you have anymore details? Could i bring my own dog, are there pet friendly hotels around, etc?
 

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If it was 12 hours! away from me I'd go! However... if someone is willing to allow me to bum a ride I'll so be there. I can drive to Kentucky or the lower part of Illinois perhaps. I just can't drive for a whole day though.

My map says its almost 1000 miles. My car could make that on 3 or 4 tanks of gas and here, that would be about 80 dollars. I dunno what gas is like the further up you go.

I would seriously like to go to this though, so if anyone would like to pitch in for gas in exchange for a ride, let me know. We'd have to change off driving, so knowledge of how to drive a stick is a definite must. (I can teach you on the fly, but I'd REALLY prefer not to.)

Anyone? (Zoomers? RedHot?)
 

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Aww, but we still like you, Zoom. The Midwest will always be happy to have you. <3

I can't make it - there's an agility meet in Springfield Labor Day weekend and I could have skipped it if it meant agility up there... but tryin' to get those Qs while we're still defrosted is my priority since we have winters here in the Midwest, LOL. I'm so jealous of people who live in temperate climates and can do agility all year round...
 

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If you would like an itinerary before making a decision, I can totally put one together!

Seriously guys, it's a great weekend, the weather should be decent and it'll be all DOG RELATED!!!!!
 

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If I can hitch a ride with another Chazzer, I'd love to go...I'm in Washington.

One of these summers, I'll be in Illinois and I can probably get down to Iowa from there, if I can't get a ride this time.
 

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Yeah, i would love an itinerary! I need to know how much time to take off work. I would love to bring my dog too. Whats the fun of going if you cant bring your best friend?! Ive never been to a big show before.
 

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Check that - this trial is by the same club I hate and the same judge I had a major problem with this weekend.
Auggie and I are free that weekend after all.

So yes, if you put together a little itinerary... that would be awesome. =>
 

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Oooooooo beanie, you should enter Auggie in the specialty! Are you working towards any obedience or Rally titles?


Here's a link to the entry. Keep in mind that since it's pretty far in the future, very little info is up for it now.

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC
 

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I'll get started on that itinerary ;)

So exciting! This is my FAVORITE show of the year, and supposedly Ruby and I are going to be ready for our first trial by then ;)
 

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Maybe Ronin too - maybe I'll be dumb enough to try for Ronin's RN... if he Q'd all three days, he could be a nurse by the Monday after! :D
 

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LOL Sizzle, novice rally is seriously one of the easiest things you could ever do... if I make it there, I'll help you! You can do it!!
Auggie and I just finished up our RN this weekend... I'm not sure if I'm up for the next level. I don't know if Auggie could heel off lead, even in a non-perfect heel, LOL. I think if I got in a ring and he was off lead, he'd go "YAAAAY AGILITY YAAAAY WHERE ARE THE JUMPS LEMME AT 'EM!!" It would probably be hilarious.

I'll have to think about it and maybe practice some stuff... or maybe enter just for the heck of it, LMAO. Why not!
 

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I'd say go for it, Beanie!

It's neat to see dogs at specialties that otherwise wouldn't be there, under any normal circumstances. And this show is a fun one, I can't think of a better weekend for Auggie to attend a sheltie specialty! ;)
 

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I'd REALLY love to come... I will have to check calendars and whatnot, so I'm not 100% sure if I can yet. I'm certainly going to try!! :D

Would Morgan be allowed at the show even if he's not competing in anything? Sorry, I'm kinda dumb to these things...
 

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