Afterwards we shopped some of the vendors set up in the hotel lobby for the duration of the show. About the time we finished, Cheryl called and said she had just pulled up and was ready to unload.
We had heard that PETA planned to make their usual fuss over the plight of the poor showdogs. I was snapping a few photos of all the comings and goings while we waited for Cheryl's turn. I noticed there was a scruffy guy with some pretty expensive camera equipment making pictures too. However, it was soon evident that his intentions were not the same as mine. He kept skulking around and his shots seemed limited to dogs in crates.
As soon as Scout and Cheryl's other dogs were loaded on a dolly he moved in to get pictures. I stepped in front of him and said "No pictures of these dogs" he shot back that it was a public sidewalk and he could take pictures of whatever he wanted. I turned my back to him and blocked his view and told him he could just take pictures of my fat ass. (Yes, I really did.)
Laura got in on too, and blocked his view of another dog. He wandered off a bit after that and later we saw him in the lower lobby of the hotel where they have the doggie spa and indoor pottying area. (BTW - we cheered when the very picky potty girl decided that it was ok to relieve herself!)
More updates later!