RUSSELL There’s only one detail to do when you put on a canine show and only two canines show up with their entrepreneurs.

You go on with the show.

Or else, how would eight-yr-old Greer Layman get the possibility to display screen the sitting down skills of Stella, her goldendoodle?

It is an capacity Layman assists together with some agency stress on Stella’s hindquarters, but Stella nevertheless appears happy of herself.

And how would Paige Rice, sixteen, be ready to share her golden retriever Chloe’s silken-haired great looks with the planet?

Particularly considering that’s why she entered. “She’s just so quite. And she’s so thrilled,” said Rice.

The women were the only preregistered entrants for this year’s canine show at the Russell Railroad Times Competition — a dearth of contestants organizers hope to cure in foreseeable future a long time as the new celebration gets to be extra set up.

There is one extra detail you can do to broaden the contestant base, and that is to get on the PA system and invite any person with a canine to occur on down as a final minute entrant.

And that is exactly what occurred Saturday, and since Amy Stapleton was passing by with her blue dachshund Emma in a brand name-new canine stroller, she hurried to the phase, wherever judges and other entrants alike oohed and aahed about the diminutive canine.

Emma is accustomed to the adulation, in accordance to Stapleton, who has taken her on extra than one Florida holiday. “She’s a very little spoiled,” she explained.

Greer and Rice both equally entered the lookalike category, Paige since Chloe’s coat is a close match to her ginger hair, and Greer since she experienced outfitted Stella with glittery golden hair ties on her entrance paws and a one cobalt blue tie on one rear paw, the extras complementing Greer’s tank best.

Judging was quick, but not perfunctory Linda Quade of Lucy Mae’s Pet Spot in Russell and her daughters Sarah Quade and Carrie Tomblyn took time to assess tooth and coat problem, both equally indicators of normal health and fitness and care, prior to distributing prizes.

Prizes involved trophies for the entrepreneurs and a selection of chew toys for the dogs.

All three won prizes. Quade’s evaluation? “They were lovely,” she explained.

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