Thought you'd like to see the preparations I made to take Bess to the City of Birmingham Champ show this weekend. See how people who show abuse their dogs! First I made her gallop to stretch those muscles! 020 by Then I forced her into the mud to have a mud bath! (yes, she's there. Right in the middle of the picture! 031 by Nicely covered in mud 036 by The I make her roll in grass! 048 by A mud and grass pack! Lovely! 045 by Now the teeth - a nice branch will get those teeth pearly white! (for those worried about sticks, she was on a short lead, not running with it, but having a quick chew. It's washed up from the sea so has a lovely salty taste!) 052 by 053 by Then it's home, a bath and groom and next day to the show. Where we weren't placed, but she behaved beautifully! Didn't expect to get anywhere as she's got no coat - look at her poor tail! For those interested both dogs to the side of her were placed. Class of 13 in all. 007 (1000 x 667) by So, you can see that show goers are really cruel to their show dogs!