difficult child decided to put diva puppy in a dog show at our small town USA summerfest celebration. He signed her up for small bred and handling. I laughed so hard at handling. Our puppy is so much a diva. You do not handle her. She is more like a Siamese Cat who will do things on her own time if at all. She did not make the cut for small dog. Bummer! However, difficult child took that very well and spent several minutes pampering her and telling her what a good job she did. Then the handling part. husband was there but decided to go into his office (1/2 block away) before the handling show started. Diva puppy was amongst about 16 - 20 dogs of all sizes. All they had to do was walk in a circle as the judges picked the top dogs. (Like I said, SMALL town USA!) Diva puppy was one of the top 8! So, I called husband and told him to walk outside to see if he could hear if the judges asked difficult child a question. Diva ended up with 5th place. Well, I suppose techniquely it is difficult child that got 5th place since he was doing the handling. Get this - They received a PINK ribbon!! PINK - Diva puppy's favorite color (o.k. Diva's favorite but puppy is really hers and she buys everything pink for her). So, I call Diva who is out of town and told her about the win. I told her that since it was a PINK ribbon, she can call that as 1st place because that is the ribbon she would have wanted if she choose by color! I can't begin to tell you how proud we all are of diva puppy!