Two weeks of a crash diet for Clue and enormous portions for Bronte: check.
Elaborate 26-step grooming completed for both, resulting in gallons of water and high-priced conditioners chucked in a wide swath of destruction around the house: check.
High-fat snacks in the car: check.
Coffeemaker set to brew 12 cups at 5 am: check.
47 lb of more high-priced grooming supplies, 70-lb grooming table, 35″ high crate, and several boxes of salmon-based dog treats tied to, crammed in, or precariously balanced on car: check.
All four kids warned that for the next four days Mommy is a Big Giant Monster Who Will Roar At You If You Distract Her: check.
Show leads in the wash: check.
Must be a show weekend.