Re: we're off to the show (updated)
Oh no! Not the alligator death roll! :o :D
Oh sweetie! Well, that sounds like way too much for any dog with a sense of smell. Outside is hell anyway, but with freshly spread manure? :o Too much!
It sounds like you really kept your head and did a good job assessing the situation. 8) When Angus ran out of the ring at his last show, I didn't even remember to ask to be excused. :-[ I just shot a look of "OMG" back at the judge and ran out. :-\
Next one will be better!