So off I went , to the competition. I remember feeling very calm . Probably as I groomed him at least 5 times in my head all night in bed the night before ! You set up your table , get everything you need and the time starts . I don’t really remember anything else until time was up , going back over lines , combing up legs for straggly bits you might of missed ... then it was announced there were 6 places for the open clipped class winners . I remember listening to a mic in the distance and heard my name called . To be honest I was thrilled . I said to my dog on the table , not so bad “Chico “ we will get 6 th place anyways !! And I was happy with that .
As the day wore on and the lack of sleep kicked in I was tired and eager to hear the final results. When the announcement came for class winners of my class I remember picking up the lead ready to go collect my Rosette for 6 th place . They didn’t call me . As the names rolled out one after the other up until 2 nd place I began to think maybe this wasn’t the result for my class as they hadn’t called me yet , I voiced this out loud to the amusement of a few groomers sat near by who were now laughing at my shocked face as my name was called ! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t in total disbelief. I think I was still mumbling “ I can’t believe it” going home in the car .