OK, it wasn't exactly headline news (I have a tendency to exaggerate if you haven't noticed yet), but Bryson and Picasso were indeed mentioned in ths Sacramento Bee article this past weekend as the "mariachi musicians" who attended the Dixon Corgi Faire! (Check it out, how cool is that?).
We were totally psyched as we took the hour-long drive to Dixon, a small town close to Sacramento, on that bright and sunny morning this past weekend, as this was our first time attending this annual fair that we've heard so much about.
When we arrived, we found the place buzzing with at least 100 corgis and their people, we were in total corgi cuteness overload! And right at the entrance, you can have a picture of your corgi taken with "the Queen". How appropriate!
And as we soon learned, the idea of this "fair" is quite simple- there's one big ring in the middle of this exhibit hall where all the exciting "contests" happened, surrounded by rows of spectators and a few booths from vendors and breeders.
The contests go from the fairly standard, e.g. Cutest Costumes, to the fairly outrageous, "Your Dog Can Eat WHAT?!", where corgis were offered things like raw jicama among other atrocities. The winnning dog actually ate jicama (and possibly asked for seconds). Corgis, go figure.
When the costume contest came around, we put the boys in their "famous" 2 Amigos outfit that Rita so talently sewed from scratch. They were super duper cute!! But so was their very stiff competition- a little schoolbus, a little pony, a pirate (Grrrr), etc etc...
And guess what... they narrowly beat out their competition and snagged the title!! Woo hoo! We didn't have a ribbon to show you (and what's up with giving ribbons for herding instincts and not for Cutest Costumes?! Err...). Anyway, bragging right is probably all we need :D
And just to prove that being cute isn't their only forte, they also participated in the Limbo Contest. You guess right, exactlylike the human version, where they have to go under a bar without tipping it over. As you can imagine, the smallest corgis (aka puppies) won hands down, while both Bryson and Picasso gave it their best.
But by the 3rd round, Bryson all of a sudden decided it'll be more fun to jump over than to go under... People bursted with cheers and laughter, and I swear I've never seen him look so proud... Just leave it to Bryson the creative attention-seeker!
All in all, we had fun meeting other corgis, their people, and participating in the various games. Bryson and Picasso got gobs of attention, we won the much-coveted costume contest, everyone went home happy :)
For more photos of the day, see our Flickr album.