In the process of trying to declutter I decided I did not really need the hundreds of ribbons and rosettes collected over the course of my dogs' show careers, so I pulled them out of their bins and looked them over for condition. The ASCA club shows award ribbons that only show the club name (and 'ASCA', of course) so if their condition is good they can be recycled back to the host clubs for use in Their future shows. AKC ribbons do have the specific date and event stamped on so they cannot be reused, nor can the major rosettes for ASCA Nationals and preshows.
Anyway, I decided to sort and return a lot of ribbons. But first I wanted some photos, of course! First up was Ribbon. Not because she was my first to win a ribbon, but just because she had a manageable number. So here she is with her show career summed up in one photo (well, 2 including her RWB win at ASCA Nationals; I didn't want to haul that rosette, in a frame, out to the garden).
|Ribbon RWB ASCA Nationals 2005. Judge Ann Atkinson|
My FIRST show dog was, of course, Flash. Well, my first Conformation dog. I wish I had a photo of my first Aussie and first competition dog, Bobby, with HIS ribbons, but I don't. So, I have Flash. I had a wonderful handler for him in AKC for his championship but I finished him in ASCA after Ribbon finished her ASCA Championship.
|Flash and his ribbon haul. I didn't special him for very long.|
|Thumper and his ribbons minus his Best of Breed rosette for Canadian Nationals, which is framed so I did not want to haul it outside. Oh and no obedience ribbons shown. That will get its own little photo some day. LOL.|
|She had a good puppy competiton career and a short lucky career in regular ASCA classes.|