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Update on Annie

Monday, Feb. 17 | By Contributed report
Mari and Annie on the day that Annie was brought to her new home. Courtesy Photo.
Fauquier Times recently published an article and a video about Annie, a Bealeton Weimaraner who qualified to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show in New York last week. The following is an update from her owner, Mari Skender Lockhart:

We had a grand time in New York City and got home before the snows. Exhibiting at the show was an amazing experience. New York residents really love dogs. At the live evening shows, they clapped for each dog after their introduction. As expected, the Weimaraners who attended were very polished and many showed perfectly for their handlers. The judge was diligent and thoughtful in his selections. Needless to say, Annie and I did not receive a placement. Looking at the video, I should have adjusted her collar location as sometimes she was interested in the new green carpet. However, she enjoyed showing in the ring and we are proud of our performance.

Annie had some thoughts on her trip too: "Mom took me to new show location called New York City. According to the humans with no noses, there was a new taller monument there to recall something bad that had happened years before. Mom and I rode on elevators and shuttle buses to and from another place called Pier 94. It was near a large body of water with floating ice cubes called the Hudson River where I saw white birds flying over me who stayed in one spot. Mom wouldn't let me chase them. I also saw grey birds on the ground near our hotel who did not fly away. Mom also wouldn't let me chase those either. I had two long days of meeting people and did not mind when Mom left each evening to go out with some Club members so I curled up in my crate and fell asleep. It was nice to find grass again back home at least just before the snows. I hope to go again to see this City that doesn't sleep."

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