Quick update on our favorite little Yorkie, Miss Kiku.
You’ll remember from our last post that Kiku-chan had just embarked on her professional career in the cut throat world of dog shows. The Octagon. Thunderdome.
It takes 15 points to achieve champion status and as of this writing, the little furball has captured 10 points putting her 66.666666% of the way to her goal.
This is the time when the going gets tough because other competitive breeders bring out the long knives and connive ways to game the system by limiting the head to head competitions and showings needed to get those elusive last few points. Good luck, Kiku!
More fun is the news that Kiku just celebrated her first birthday on October 28th. Her many friends nearly crashed Facebook with photo postings of the day.
These photos were taken by Kiku-chan’s Mom at our condo.
The red jeweled bow in her hair came from Latvia just like Mikhail Barishnikov.
Now for your mandatory dose of culture. Today’s lessons, kids, are about the tiny nation of Latvia.
Latvia is called “the singing nation”. It is unusual to find a Latvian who has not sung in a choir or some other group at some point in their life.
When dining in Latvia, napkins should be left on the table and not put in your lap.
Latvians are slow to pay compliments and may become suspicious of compliments offered too readily and without sufficient reason.
Had enough? OK.
One last item: aside from jeweled dog ornaments, Latvia is also known for its Annual Grass Mowing Contest. You think I’m joking, right? Go ahead and give it a click: