SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-004 The day before the Sunday show in Springfield, Sophie's brother Bentley came over to our house to get groomed
1 The day before the Sunday show in Springfield, Sophie's brother Bentley came over to our house to get groomed
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-006 Caryl Crouse, the breeder, came with her full kit to groom Bentley and Sophie for their big day
2 Caryl Crouse, the breeder, came with her full kit to groom Bentley and Sophie for their big day
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-008 In the "before" picture, Sophie is not looking too happy as a bedraggled just-bathed pooch
3 In the "before" picture, Sophie is not looking too happy as a bedraggled just-bathed pooch
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-012 Caryl goes to work on Sophie, showing us how to blow her out and get her pre-show ready
4 Caryl goes to work on Sophie, showing us how to blow her out and get her pre-show ready
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-014 The "after" picture, and Sophie is looking pretty darned good and quite a bit happier
5 The "after" picture, and Sophie is looking pretty darned good and quite a bit happier
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SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-018 There's always time for kisses!
7 There's always time for kisses!
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-021 "I'm just happy to be dry, fluffy, and down at ground level"
8 "I'm just happy to be dry, fluffy, and down at ground level"
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-024 Show day, and first up for grooming is Bentley
9 Show day, and first up for grooming is Bentley
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-028 Getting his part perfectly down the center takes a geometry expert
10 Getting his part perfectly down the center takes a geometry expert
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-030 Next up on the grooming table is Sophie. Or should I say, lying down on the grooming table....
11 Next up on the grooming table is Sophie. Or should I say, lying down on the grooming table....
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-032 There are eyes under there somewhere
12 There are eyes under there somewhere
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-035 Caryl in the ring with Bentley
13 Caryl in the ring with Bentley
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-037 Putting Bentley up on the judging table is like lifting a big sack of hair
14 Putting Bentley up on the judging table is like lifting a big sack of hair
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SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-039 Sophie waits ringside for her turn
16 Sophie waits ringside for her turn
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-042 Caryl with Sophie in the ring
17 Caryl with Sophie in the ring
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-043 Unfortunately, Sophie is pacing (front legs together) instead of trotting
18 Unfortunately, Sophie is pacing (front legs together) instead of trotting
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-044 Down-and-backs are looking a bit better
19 Down-and-backs are looking a bit better
SophieSpringfieldShow20141207-047 Sophie stacks for the judge. Unfortunately, no wins that day for either Sophie or Bentley.
20 Sophie stacks for the judge. Unfortunately, no wins that day for either Sophie or Bentley.