Woo hoo!!! Bess and I have a dog show this weekend in St. Helens, OR. Today Bess went Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex for a point!! The judge was Mr. Harold J Pybus. While we were getting our win picture taken with him he was very complimentary of Bess! He asked me if we had a hard time with her being natural eared. I told him that it wasn't necessarily the easiest thing, but we were plugging along. He said that she was a lovely bitch and that it really was a shame that we were showing in a country where natural ears weren't more acceptable and that she really should be getting put up more.:o) He had many nice things to say about her and I thanked him for putting us up and for his compliments on her. That was a serious self esteem booster! Needless to say, he's highlighted in my spreadsheet of judges that we've shown to that we REALLY want to show to again!