We decided to have some fun playing with gear. Grimm usually wears his Goody Shack vest for outings but I wanted to see what color really looks best on him. He is a goof ball when I’m trying to get pictures of course. The neon green pack actually belongs to Freyja, she wears it for hiking. Some day, if he works really hard, maybe he will get to wear the Finely Tooled harness. I think it looks nice on him.
Well we had a BIG outing to the AKC dog show. This is Grimm’s first really big outing (though we did a roller derby bout the weekend before technically our home rink is dog friendly so he wasn’t officially working at the time). My friend Alexandria show’s her SDiT Liberty’s Chroma Winds of Fortune “Handsome” and we enjoyed getting to meet up with them and spend some time watching Handsome compete.
Grimm had an excellent day. He was not bothered by the other dogs or people and managed to behave himself very well. I am so proud of how this boy is coming along. We enjoyed watching the Standard Poodles show though I think Grimm actually preferred the Siberian Huskies.
I just found a new fun thing to do, Wassailing. I grew up singing the Carol, Here we come a Wassailing. I had no idea what “wassailing” really was or how much fun it could be. I’ve been missing out. Lucky for me a town nearby has a Wassail Festival for Christmas. What is wassail you may ask? It is apple cider. Basically a festival of apple cider tasting, carols, lights, and celebrating all the fun small businesses. It was wonderful, though incredibly crowded. Grimm did amazing, followed all of his commands, tucked between my legs as I told him to (which mostly kept him from being stepped on, glad we’ve been working on that one). We enjoyed our wassail and the atmosphere until we were a bit too sloshy. Now I’m looking forward to next year.