Well today we are off to East of England Champ Show, only Ralph entered today, but the boys came to spectate, th weather was glorious. Ralph was in Puppy dog and was placed 2nd behind a lovely B/W puppy dog who is doing really well at the moment, Ralph's furry mum Sh Ch Melverly Sublimity won the bitch CC, a big hug from ralph, but the day got better, a lovely surprise from my fellow English Springer spaniel Exhibitors, who put on a surprise party for Arthur and i , who gained his 3rd and crowning CC at Blackpool, A HUG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL, as I said on facebook, not only a wonderful breed to be a part of, but also to be able to class you all as friends,
Thank you to Paul Drinkall for taking this lovely picture of Arthur.
Today we are making the journey to the SESSS Open Show, our judge today is Dr Barbara Scorgie (Ardtalla), the weather is glorious, and we are showing outside, Ralph is up first in puppy dog, and wow he was placed first, he was then placed second in junior dog. Arthur was up next and was placed first in open dog, What a great start to the day, Arthur was then declared "Best Dog" and Ralph was declared "Best Puppy Dog", I am so happy. We then waited for best in show, and OMG!!! Arthur was declared "BEST IN SHOW" , next was Ralph's turn and it just gets better Ralph was declared "BEST PUPPY IN SHOW"!!!! I can't believe it my boys did the double!!! it was really hot, but both boys gave their all and more, I really can't tell how I feel, I am so proud of them , I smiled and cried all the way home, thank you to our judge for thinking so highly of the boys, and your lovely comments. Must also say well done to the committee for a great time, lovely atmosphere, and scrummie cakes.
Well the weather has changed, pouring down with rain, but heyho we are off to Leeds Champ show, our judge today is breed specialist Mrs Chris House (Gleadsbury), just Ralph entered today, Arthur is having a well deserved rest, Ralph was in Puppy dog, he was actually a good boy today, so much so, he won his class!!! we then waited for the challenge and to my delight Ralph was declared Best Puppy dog!!! WOW i was so proud, we then waited for Best Puppy in Breed, Ralph was then up against his lovely sister Ruby, another WOW Ralph was declared "Best Puppy in Breed"!!! I am so proud of the little guy, but it didnt stop there, Ralph's mum Charley (Sh Ch Melverly Sublimity) won the BCC and was declared BOB, well done to Ray and also a huge thankyou to Ray for allowing Ralph to come to me, back home now feet up, resting . . . . . . .
Well it's official, Arthur's confirmation certificate arrived today!!!! so I can now officially call him
"SH CH MEADOWDALE ALABAMA SLAMMER AT ACREGATE Sh CM."
An afternoon show for a change, we are off to Bolton Canine Society Open Show, the sat nav died on the way!!! but hey ho we got there, our judge today is Mr Allan Grindley (Lanrue), Ralph was in junior and won his class, Arthur was in open and won his class, Arthur then went on to be awarded BOB. We then went in to the group under judge Mrs Val Kelly (Kelval), to my delight she awarded Arthur Gundog Group 1 !!!! we then waited for BIS, the judge was Mr Ken Bartlett (Dwilencia), can you believe it Arthur was awarded BIS !!!!!!! I am on cloud nine, what a fab day for my boys, and some really super comments about them, thank you to all three judges for your lovely comments and your awards for Arthur, needless to say I floated home.
Well at last an update, we have got back into the showing mode!!! today we are off to Darlington champ Show, our judge is Breed Specialist Mr Ken Green (Kennair), the weather wasnt great, but was nice to see and catch up with everyone, Ralph's first time in Junior, he was placed 3rd, he was a little naughty to start with, but soon settled down, we then rushed over to the Junior Stakes class, our judge there was Mr Frank Kane, a huge class, but wow Ralph was shortlisted down to the last 7!!!!
Arthur was just in the KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme Class, and was placed 3rd winning £10.00 as well, so pleased with the boys, who always give me their best, back home and feet up drying out from the rain . . . must also say a huge well done to Ray with Charley Ralph's furry mum, who won her 32nd CC !!!! along with Best of Breed.
well it's friday and I am off to a show, the boys and I are going to Driffield Agricultural Champ Show, I have to say the weather is fabulous!!! must remember to get my eyes tested, arrived at the show at 6.50am thought it opened at 7am nope it was 7.30am, hey ho never mind, our judge today is Mr Martin Sanders, Ralph is up first in junior, and was placed second behind a lovely youngster, Arthur was next, i'd entered him in the Good Cits class, and he was placed first, judging all done by 11am, so off to the stalls, and some purchasing with my friend Kath, yep we got more vet bedding!!!! then all packed up and back home, for a well deserved rest,
Today, we are off to Pollard Canine Society Open Show, just Ralph entered today, first though I got to do some stewarding in the terrier ring, have to say I loved it, seeing the diffrent types of Terriers, then a quick dash to get Ralph ready, a great turn out for ESS'S , our judge today in Mr Rob McMasters, Ralph was entered into Junior and Post Grad, i'm smiling as ralph won his junior class and was second in post grad, well done to Sue Long on BOB, and Lyn Gregory and tommy who went RBVIS, must say I had a great day, with good friends and lots of laughs,