After a 12 hour day of judging 700 runs in 95 degree heat, what does a judge most want to do after dinner?! Run someone else's dog on the steeplechase finals course in the main arena in front of 1000 competition-drunk spectators! The list of judges used was a who's who of the country's favorites, some running dogs in a height they are used to and others wonderfully out of their element.
Here are a few of my observations:
Judge Chris Danielly
Marty Gatsby ran a sheltie
Tom Kula with sheltie.
Lisa Barrett with Megan, a Golden Retriever
Scott Chamberlain and a Border Cross
Karen Gloor ran barefoot!
Nadia Calabria ran a Border.
Diane Carson and Jazz a Flatcoat
Mark Wirant and a Golden
Gert and Lab Gidget - costume awwww
Patty Drom, BC (Riggs?) SMOKIN' 33.69
Leona Hellesvig and Golden
Greg Louganis and Katy a BC smokin' too (okay not a judge but famous!)
They had such cool (if ironic)smiles coming off the courses and the crowd really loved them!