Just like a rusty penny or a smelly cat.... I always turn up again.
Portland Oregon was fun - I didn't get to really SEE much of the Portland area because 98% of the time was spent indoors at the dog show. My friend was running 2 of her border collies in agility... and if anyone has ever shown animals before, there is a lot of waiting in betwixt classes and divisions etc.
People and dog watching was great - the show was a qualifier for the agility world team - there were some speedy ass dogs and handlers in those rings.
And there are so many dog breeds now that I don't know. *gasp!* Wha, wha, WHAT? How is that possible? I regularly scope out dog breeds and watch dog shows on t.v....
I think Furry Husband and I must've missed parts of Westminster the last couple years. We're gonna have to tape it and study it this year. I saw a Pumi for the first time... a herding breed. I saw a smooth coated Saluki.... a wire haired Pharoh hound.... Who knew they could come that way? And I saw some giant working breed called a Leonberger or something... from Germany... used for carting and the like.
There were 2 English Cockers showing in agility and I talked to each of the owners and loved on their dogs - such sweet little loves - I missed the breed ring with the English Cockers tho dangit.
(Oh. wait. are you all noticing what an animal freak I am?? Is it shining thru? All my animal dork-dom in full bloom?)
My friend and I made it to 2 Diner's, Drive-in's and Dives from the Food Network show.... Pine State Biscuits - can you say YUM? A hot, flaky, buttery biscuit fresh from the oven with marionberry jam? Fabulous! I don't know what a marionberry is, they must be an OR thing and boy are they yummm-my. We also found a place called Pok Pok, a fabulously incredible Thai place with a cozy atmosphere and a hugely helpful waiter that we loved because he gave us on the money food and drink suggestions.
We had a lot of fun hanging out together, catching up and the best part was coming home to my little furry life-style in our teeny-tiny house in CO.