Westminster

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Jarena, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    I just found out last night that I’m going to Westminster in New York City! I leave tonight with 2 of my girl friends. I’ve never been to New York and I’m really excited! Does anyone have any suggestions on what we need to do or see while we are there? We won’t have a lot of down time since one of the girls is showing, but I know we will be walking around a little bit!
     
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    That is SO exciting! Which is your friend's dog?
     
  3. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    I believe she is showing a Corso, StoneHearts Just Like Fire Pink.
     
  4. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Thinking of you and the fun you'll be having. Take pictures!
     
  5. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    Stoneheart is Christy Six's female. She is a friend. Good luck and have fun.
     
  6. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Where are the pictures, Ms Jarena?
     
  7. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    Breed was just this morning so suspect it might take her until this evening to get back to a hotel to upload.
     
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  8. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    It's live streaming the Westminster site. So far I've watched Corsos, Boerboels, EMs, Danes, and am watching Leonbergers now. Waiting on the Boxers later today.
     
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  9. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    You must have a different VPN cause I can't get it until they upload the breed video to the Westminster site since they changed everything last year. We used to be able to watch it live and now we can't :(
     
  10. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

  11. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member


    ahhh they have it up faster than they used to. It used to take almost the whole day to have it up
     
  12. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    We are on our way back from NYC. Leaving the show was the biggest nightmare I have experienced. Ugh, I’ll explain it all later. My brain is mush. I’ve had 3 hours of sleep in the last 36 hours. I have pictures and stories. The whole experience was surreal and amazing. I will have to wait until tomorrow I think, because... mush brain.
     
  13. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Safe travels and get some rest when you get home. We can wait. For a little while....
     
  14. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Group photo in Pennsylvania 3EEB81E5-688A-4896-B696-A3C785461961.jpeg first glimpse of the New York skyline C90D0E47-1F84-471A-AB22-6944FBEECE64.jpeg almost to the hotel! 2A2B1FA9-4A14-46F4-A3B2-CA854B52A763.jpeg This was the view when you stepped outside of our hotel 48EB0246-3BDF-4B32-BD1C-4D3088995D13.jpeg our hotel! You can see a horse too! 9D878C43-E565-4C68-AAE5-E6D952494C6B.jpeg 18 floors CA859033-E3EB-48C8-A794-D7F70E10D147.jpeg fantastic pizza! 97853CE3-8A56-41EC-B845-0DF3E5CCD3DC.jpeg For BoxerGirl: at Museum of the Dog 6C6DDE82-689F-4D78-9C6D-C2C68D5A4638.jpeg doggy skeleton 5D2B3D7E-7900-4BA3-8C35-34E1A4091E9C.jpeg old collar styles 47B423ED-CD76-4B9B-856F-3E2799289C1D.jpeg
     
  15. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Another painting from the museum, featuring a mastiff DB67CCD9-50A3-420C-AC42-23E5499EFFA5.jpeg weird little pug band! 69F33BB1-FEFE-45D4-AD6D-2C90D73CD727.jpeg Grand Central Terminal! 9EC8CBD6-56E2-4CEF-8D52-E589DDAEB37C.jpeg Visiting the ocean 6A90C90F-E577-4A21-B36C-7A826967248F.jpeg United Nations, right accross the street was a “Spy Shop”! 8D556511-BFA9-480C-AE6B-F376D46E357D.jpeg big statue at United Nations 3E580497-EEC4-4934-A906-20A604954D08.jpeg It’s-a-me 3C8F7561-AC6F-4281-AAF3-6D9FD8069966.jpeg Life size Link 007D9E4B-27E2-4C95-8FB2-0F6BD252DF08.jpeg
     
  16. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Brandy and Pink! 21A499B0-375F-4209-969E-84A20E569230.jpeg 70476FA1-EAD1-4731-B3BF-072DF9AA0C25.jpeg As the snow started falling in NYC 8CF8CB84-2361-4C6E-8582-BAD53F14C910.jpeg port-a-potty at the show 74FAEE86-01D9-4673-B700-D1C082732CD5.jpeg NYC subway EA6AF2F2-C6BA-423B-AED5-079E183068CF.jpeg My location Monday and Tuesday 5571D35A-6716-4131-88B5-8B3745D10400.png I watched the Neos and wanted to kiss all the wrinkles! 29EF39BC-B53F-456F-8047-B7A4E5A4259F.jpeg this was while we were all crammed together in a tiny room, this big guy made me feel better E18BADE6-936A-40F6-8BFD-F0BE97037293.jpeg the drive back was so awful. Our rental was covered in ice, the cars sensors kept telling us we had been in a collision. D07E003C-F24F-4EAA-9FA3-3BD8EE7A185E.jpeg
     
  17. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Now that I’ve finally gotten some sleep: we left for NYC at about 7:00pm on Saturday. We drove until about 1:00am and got a hotel in Ohio. We had to stop in Pennsylvania to pick up the dog the next day. We arrived at our hotel at about 8:30pm on Sunday. We drove around NYC for about 20 minutes trying to find out which parking garage we were supposed to go to. We stayed at Hotel Pennsylvania, it was um.. antique. The parking garage was about an 8 minute walk from the hotel and we had to make 2 trips to get our luggage, crate and the dog into our room. It had 18 floors and 12 elevators!

    We got settled in then went to find out where to potty the dog, Pink. We went to the lower level of the hotel and were told we needed to pay $25 to potty the dog. We were pretty furious thinking it was going to be $25 every time. We found out it was a one time fee and calmed down a little lol. We then set off in search of some genuine New York pizza. It was almost 11:00 at that time and the pizza places were closed so we went to a little diner and had some supper.

    The next morning (Monday) we had the whole day to walk around NYC. Our first stop was the ocean. One of the girls had never seen the ocean so we had to go! We then walked to the Museum of the Dog, very neat. After that we walked to Nintendo New York. We went back to the hotel to potty Pink then set off to the Museum of Sex. Weird, fun and a little interesting. They had a bouncy castle made of boobs lol. We walked around a little more and had supper, then finally got to bed around 2:00am.

    On Tuesday we woke up around 6:00am and headed to the Westminster Dog Show via shuttle bus. Our ring time was 8:00am. Brandy showed Pink, they both did amazing. One of the girls and I left the show to go back to the hotel to check out. While we were walking in, we saw police officers running through the lobby and tackling a man. The man was screaming but and soo. There were at least 15 more officers there. It was wild to witness, it almost added to the New York experience.

    No love for us in the ring, but we all agreed the experience was worth it! We were supposed to stay until 4:30 for benching hours but they let us all out at 3:15 “due to inclement weather”.

    Leaving the show was an absolute nightmare. We were carrying a fold up chair, a collapsed 48” crate, 5 bags of stuff and had Pink. We waited in a 10x15foot outdoor tent for TWO HOURS. With about 50 other people and their dogs. It was absolute hell for those of us with social anxiety. The poor people with best of breed dogs were stuck with us as well, they got the first 3 shuttles to Madison Square Garden but they were all late. I think even the first 2 busses for BOB winners didn’t arrive until nearly 5:00, which is when they were supposed to be at The Gardens.

    We finally got on to one of the first shuttles (after BOB). We met a very nice Canadian man that was determined to get these poor freezing girls home, he practically pushed us onto the bus. I wish I knew his name, he was so kind. We crammed onto the bus with lots of people, dogs and crates and finally made it back to the parking garage.

    The weather was awful. We drove until 4:00 am to Ohio, where Pinks owner was kind enough to fix up the couches and let us sleep for 3 hours. We got some breakfast and made it home at about 3:00 pm.
     
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  18. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing all the impressions! This must have been an interesting but exhausting experience! Has Westminster always taken place around that time? NY in January/February isn‘t exactly the nicest, but there might be a historical reason.
     
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  19. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Oh hell no. Where is the picture of the bouncy boobie castle??? I feel my life may not be complete without seeing such a wonder. And that port-a -potty? Fancy! So while I was watching the Corsos I was pretty sure I saw you videoing or taking pictures on the sidelines. From the angle of the picture you shared I think I was right! I said hi, but you probably didn't hear me. I'm glad you had a good time and I'm glad you're home safely. I bet Lettie was happy to see you.
     
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  20. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    I didn’t get a picture of the boobie bounce! We were just trying to hurry and stuff our coats in lockers we didn’t even think about bringing our phones. You probably did see me. My sister said she saw me a few times. I was in a black and white dress with a black cardigan. I have “permanent-bitch-face” so you just have to look for the short angry one lol. 0BA88284-61CB-4C6A-AC02-2779BFE18D2A.jpeg Here is a screenshot from The Museum of Sex website: 870D3FFF-3262-437C-8DBB-304513145208.jpeg and yes, Lettie freaked out when I got home. She had to be as close to me as possible for a few hours. I missed her more though.
     

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