Story by mommy Belinda:
"As soon as we got out of the rig at the show, Rio knew where he was and starting talking - to Mastiffs he asked to play, rumbled his throat box to several other large than him dogs to say hello.
We were there very early for ring time. I pulled him out of the crate to brush off and give some water, and he was ready to go into the ring. Was able to find a place to sit next to our ring, where Rio and crate cart were hidden from judge by the table in the ring (that holds the ribbons), plus a couple of items hanging off the top of the crate. Was worried about him being thirsty, so left the crate door open with the water pail hanging off the door and I had put my chair close enough to keep him from sneaking out. He took a couple sips then reclined in his crate - didn't even get curious about other dogs walking around or being stopped close to us.
A couple of friends saw him for the first time, noticed how long he was versus the rest of the gang, and really liked his looks plus his behavior.
Did well for exam on table, yet sniffed for girls while on table (prior to the judge going over him), as soon as judge had hands on him, he got his head up and stood very still. Prior to going into the ring, was getting scents that were interesting to him. Walked a straight line, staying on the matting!
Going to Wally World, either tonight or tomorrow morning (prior to show) for some Vick's rub. Do either one have suggestions for other than Vick's?????
How did he do???????????...........RWD"
Way to go Team Rio & Belinda!!!
3 weeks ago