Ready for Their Closeup

Earlier today, a bird dog parade kicked off the Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, at the Wisconsin Center, and the Games blog was on hand to record the proceedings. Dixie (right), an American Brittany, seemed pretty calm about the whole thing. Owner Cassie Gugin (left) of Palmyra, Wis., says Dixie does enough skills testing in large groups that “this is kind of normal for her.” Behind her, a pack of yellow labs was circling around one of its puppies. The line extended deep into the convention center. Robert West, director of sporting field operations for the Purina Professional Engagement Team and emcee for…