The Vanouver, Wash. resident was visiting friends in Happy Valley and figured since she was this close, she'd come enjoy a day around the animals she loves. Despite high temperatures, she was enjoying the action.
"I never get tired of watching them," she said of the dogs. "I still show sometimes, but I always enjoy being around the people and the dogs."
And as the sun warmed the grounds, she noted that the show people know how to handle the heat, but so do the dogs.
"The key is making water available. There's shade and the misters, but the dogs know when they are thirsty," she said. "Just having water available for them, and not letting them stay in the sun too long, will help them cope."
And judging by the wagging tails in the show ring, it appeared Shurmer was correct.