A few years ago, I wrote these words before attending the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America National Specialty. It was a reminder to myself to keep things in perspective.
The greatest (and funniest) packing list for going to a dog show
The countdown has begun. There’s less than a week to go before the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America National Specialty in Frankenmuth, Mich. But the packing has been ongoing for weeks. It’s a skill I perfected traveling the world alone as a USA TODAY staff photographer. Now I travel with Bernese Mountain Dogs (Teddy, […]
First-time show jitters: Worst fear … don’t fall in the ring
WRIGHTSTOWN, Pa. — The time drew near for Diane Pachella Nelson and Bentley, her 14-month old Bernese Mountain Dog, to enter the show ring. Bentley, Diane’s first show dog, was keeping cool under a ringside tent at the Burlington County Kennel Club dog show. He was the picture of calm … not his first rodeo. […]