On Sunday, November 4, 2012 we were entered into the Labrador Retriever class of the Tri State Kennel Club Conformation Show in Joplin, Mo. We were entered on Saturday as well, but only walked away with a win in the Best 12 to 18 month Dog catagory. Sunday was better. Duckie won the 12 to 18 month Dog catagory again, then won Winners Dog catagory before advancing to Best of Breed. He didn't win that, but he did win Best of Opposite Sex. There were enough entries that earned his first points. When the judge, Dana P. Cline, called and pointed to us as Winner Dog, my mouth literally fell open. I have been feeling poorly all weekend, and just was not doing well. Duckie looked good, but I had no expectations of winning anything in our first showing. Okay, so I know we showed Saturday, but to me this weekend show is all one, just with two shows. To say I am excited is an understatement. The picture to the left was taken by my wonderful wife Tina, and features Duckie, our son Caleb and myself. It was a great day!