After the cat show, we wandered next door and there was a huge dog show going on. It was the Rio Grande Kennel Club’s show and it was massive. They called it the High Desert Cluster Show. All I know, is it was full of great things to shoot. I could have stayed all day.
There were dogs of every size, shape and amount of drool. If I would have had more time, I could have completed 100 Dogs in one afternoon.
How happy is this face? Ack.
This girl was trying very hard not to be super shy. It was mostly working.
What can I say? Superstar!
We need drool cleanup in ring 3. Ack, I love me a bloodhound.
And this is George. He just won a ribbon that was bigger than him and was about to hit the ring again.
We were heading to Albuquerque to pick up some visiting relatives and my husband saw that there was going to be a cat show there. “Can we drag your relatives to that?” I asked hopefully. “I think so, lets do it…” We fed them and made our way to the State Fairgrounds. And then there was this.
This is a Pixie Bob kitten. I am totally in love. I want him to come live with me forever.
There were tons of cats of every shape, size, fur (0r furless) as the case may be. This beauty is a Ragdoll.
There was also a lot of bling. Cat show folks love a rhinestone.
This is how you judge a cat’s superhero skills. Or something. I don’t know.
Even the judges wore costumes.
I would have thought that this 22 pound Maine Coon would have been the biggest cat. But no.
This insanely huge Savannah cat took that prize. It’s a mix between a house cat and a Serval cat. He was also really sweet and totally chill. His name is Motzie and he’s kinda famous.
This guy is an oriental shorthair and really is kind of weird looking dude. And yes, his owner has cat ears on.
It was a ridiculously good time. If you ever run across a cat show, go. It’s pretty darn crazy and amazing. The cherry on top of this day was that there was a dog show next door. Seriously. You have no idea how stupidly giddy I got over that. Don’t worry I took pictures.
Whew, I finally got to take some photos of the neighbor’s dogs. Took me long enough.
Anyway, here is the lovely Vegas.
Look at that face. He’s the sweetest bloodhound ever. He used to be a working dog hunting down the bad guys.
He’s a super good poser, until he comes up and wants some more loving.
This is his lady friend. This is Bailey. She’s 14ish and is some kind of Chihuahua/Terrier/Weiner dog mix with a serious underbite. She’s super cute.
She wasn’t impressed by the photo shoot.
I was totally boring her.
Because I can’t resist…one more of Mr. Vegas. Those ears are just as soft as you imagine.
I finally got to photo a local superstar. He gets more likes on his pictures on Facebook than I have friends. He was found at a wee puppy, not that he’s much bigger now, and had lots of health problems that our awesome local shelter helped to fix. He’s now being fostered by some good friends of ours. He even gets fan mail from Brazil.
Now you can see why. What a super model.
Despite everything he’s been through, he’s a little package of pure love.
Seriously, how cute is this little monster.
He may never have a full body of hair again, but he’s still the cutest.
I got to shoot two more dogs on my trip up to Colorado, almost a quarter of the way there. These two are the silly pups of our friends.
This is Lilu. She’s a lab something type dog. She’s a goofy girl, who loves to get into everything. She makes the most bizarre screeching noise when she plays with her buddy.
This would be her buddy. Dug. He’s a big snuggly nut. I have no idea what kind of dogs are mixed in there, but it created a huge wiggle butt.
He enjoys biting his sister in the head. I love how her whole head almost fits in his mouth.
Any clues on breed?
And don’t worry, Lilu may be smaller but she gives as good as she gets.