Well, the weekend is over, and the show was a success.
It was a scorching hot weekend, 103 in Pomona (which is relatively unheard of) and it seemed like a lot of people decided to stay home, but the crowds were there, and it was a good time.
I got to see a lot of old friends, as this was my first show of the season, and make some new ones as well.
It has been very interesting to note the changes in shows over the years as well as the new people who are starting out.
I have to say, I feel like a seasoned veteran these days, and it is more fun when things are said and done than when preparing. I had a lot of fun being there and talking shop, but setting up and tearing down are still a pain.
Of course, I actually had the opportunity to go to the Reptile Super Show Auction on Saturday night, and while there, my friend Jordan Russell was the auctioneer. Apparently he was tired after a while, and asked me to take over. I was NOT planning for this, but I went up and did it for a few. Do you see me up there on the podium?
Yeah, I was an auctioneer for a night. And it was fun.
I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Money was raised for USARK, and we did pretty well for them!
It was a good time, made new friends, had some Cherry Infused Moonshine (I won it at the auction) and shared with the room.
Sunday rolled along, show went well..
Came home, unpacked, and came home to the Killer Clown on his side in his tub.
He didn't make it.
This is rather devastating news, as I of course was very excited about him, but I have to remind myself that this is what happens when you breed animals.
It's not the fun part.
So after a long fun weekend, I had a sobering reality check.
Everything else is going swimmingly, I suppose, but I had a lot of stress and emotion tied up into that little bugger.
Relief? Kinda... Mixed with sadness.
But today is a new day. And although he didn't make it, I can always do the pairing again.
Fingers crossed, head and shoulders high, and away I go.
Have a great, fun filled Monday, my friends.