What fun! Below are some pictures of the Costume Contest held at the JRTCA National Dog show in Havre de Grace Maryland in October 2004. These were a few of my personal favorites!
This little gal is ready for a "sock hop"!
Here we have a Fairy Princess!
What a handsome Butterfly!
"Booooo"! Here is a ghost and his skeleton!
EeeeeeeeeeeK! It's a mouse!
It's SHERLICK HOLMES! Complete with pipe!
This little girl "had the moves"! She could really shake it!
A Balerina striking a pose!
The "3 Mutscateers"!
School girls - Did you notice the saddle shoes?
A Yankee fan in Maryland?
Hey, anyone notice the "Shingle Oak" tent in the background?
SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES OF 2009 NATIONALS
THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER CLUB OF AMERICA
NATIONAL DOG SHOW
HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND
Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures of the classes for the Nationals. The weather was terrible and quite a few exhibitors lost their tents, got stuck in the mud and generally froze the entire weekend. It was affectionately deemed the "Nationals from Hell".
At least we were lucky, we arrived early. We couldn't get our big van down into the field to park without being stuck so we set up under this pavilion. Parking was at a premium since the field was impassable. People were parked on top of each other. It was terribly windy, rainy, and cold but we anchored our tent down and bungied our extra tent sides around the structure and we had some protection. It really helped. We also brought a propane heater which kept the dogs nice and toasty. We were luckier than most.
You couldn't even walk in this. There was no place to step without plunging ankle deep in mud.
It was terribly sad to see all of the tents blown down. Even when they were anchored down, the ground was so wet and muddy that the stakes didn't hold.
Slider and Flirt were happy they were out of the wind. We put down pine bedding on the ground to keep all of the dogs clean and dry. They each snuggled on their beds for warmth when we turned off the propane heater.