The Uptown Team left for SuperZoo 2011 Las Vegas on Monday (9/12) in the early afternoon with tons of excitement, smiles and great energy.
The drive to Vegas went pretty smoothly, but we could see rain in the distance and once we arrived to State Line it began to thunder and rain on us. We had thunderstorms everyday during the show, but thankfully it cleared up before we had to drive back home.
We arrived to Vegas at 5:00 p.m. and had to hurry to check into our hotel before racing over to Mandalay Bay so Nikki and Suzanne could get to their first meetings. By 8:30 p.m we were back at the hotel to finally unload our gear for the week, order some much-needed room service and crash into bed by midnight. There was only enough time for about 2 hours of sleep because we had to hop out of bed by 2:00 a.m. to have Malcomn bathed and ready for a 7:00 a.m. check in. Suzanne put Malcomn into a german puppy cut and then she had only 30 minutes before heading over to Rescue Rodeo.
We are happy to share that Suzanne and Malcomn took FIRST PLACE in the Standard Poodle Class – everyone, including Malcomn, was very proud!
Tuesday was a very long day so we grabbed some dinner, a little time on the slots and headed back to the hotel room. When we arrived, Suzanne was elated because she came back to her new Standard Poodle puppy of 5 months old – Cash.
Wednesday was show time for Nikki and Duke. They looked great and did an awesome job at their first show!
On Thursday, it was Taylorr’s turn. She looked fantastic and stayed very calm even through the long hours of bathing, drying and grooming.
Taylorr’s beauty regimen also included a great night’s sleep the evening before her big debut.
We want to give a shout out to Jessica Cain of Purrcision Grooming. She took home second place in the Jackpot Class and a check for $5,000. Way to go Jessica!!!
The Uptown Team is now home and back to work. Our next show will be in Pasadena this February 2012 where Taylorr will likely compete.
Thank you to All who supported us during SuperZoo 2011.