It's sunday about 6.45am and we are off to The Midland English Springer Spaniel Society Champ Show, with our great friend Ann of Ultimutt, Our judge for today is Breed Specialist Mrs A Pidcock (Ketsby), a lovely entry today, Arthur is in Limit Dog, to my delight he was placed 2nd!!!!
I do enjoy this show and not just because they do the most wonderful food selection!!! a lovely atmosphere, catching up with friends , what a great way to spend a sunday. we headed off home about 4pm only to be caught up in traffic (booooo).
Thank you for the lovely comments about Arthur, and to Mrs Pidcock for placing Arthur 2nd.
Today I have done a Jennie classic and entered two shows for the same day, I should have gone upto Scotland, but if I am honest I couldnt face the drive, having had a trying week, and recieving not the best news on a couple of subjects, we went off to Liverpool Kennel Ass' open show, our judge to day is Mr Robert Geary, Arthur won his class and went onto be awarded BOB, thankyou to the judge for his lovely comments.
Sunday and it's back to St. Helens for The Merseyside Gundog Club Open Show, a good turnout for ESS'S, our judge today is Mrs B Frost, Arthur was placed 3rd in open behind two lovely dogs, well done .
Well what a week it has been, I have had my friend's three Italian Spinones staying, to say I am Exhausted is an understatement!!!!, but "The Boys" and I head of to "My Petstop" in Manchester for Urmstom,Flixton and Daveyhulme Open Show, our judge today is Mr Ken Willey (Speaton), Arthur was placed second behind a lovely bitch, thankyou to the judge for his comments about Arthur. Now back home to the mad house, and a big thankyou to Ann for entertaining the Spinones!!!!!!
A day off today, Arthur, Jacob (their friend Merry) and I are off to have "The Boys" annual eye test done, over at The Calvdale Kennels, arriving just in time for our appointment, both boys are clear, Phew glad thats done and dusted for another year. I think Merry was amused with the large pupil look from the boys, she kept trying to lick them!!!!!
Well off for some fun now, then home for a rest and something to eat.
OMG!!!! what can I say about today, Arthur, Jacob our great friend Ann and myself headed off to LKA, our judge for today is Breed Specialist Dr G Rogers, Arthur is in Limit Dog, and WOW he was placed first, we then headed back in for the challenge, and to my delight, shock, excitement Arthur was awarded his first CC!!!!! A huge thankyou to the judge for his fabulous comments about Arthur, I can't believe it, i am still in shock, yep the tears are flowing then the smiles, to say I am the proudest owner in the world is an understatement. Thankyou to everyone for your messages of congratulations, we floated home!!!
The picture to the left is of the final line up at LKA. Far left DCC "Arthur", Our judge Dr G Rogers, BCC & BOB Sh Ch Melverley Sublimity with her dad Mr Ray Smith, and PBIB Meadowdale Banjo with his mum Mrs Jane Eyeington.
What a fabulous day!!!!
I would like to thank everyone for your lovely congratulation cards and messages for Arthur's proud moment at LKA, winning his first CC!!!!!!
And also to wish everyone a brilliant 2012, along with health, happiness and much success!!!! Good luck to you all!!!!!
Last day of 2011 and we are off to Goyt Valley Gundog Society Open Show, Our judge today is Mr Charles Lewis-Crooks, a good turn out for ESS'S today. Arthur won his open class, then went onto get BOB.
He was then shortlisted for BiS. A lovely end to a fabulous year. Thankyou to the judge for is lovely comments about Arthur.
Today, is Manchester Champ Show, the first for 2012, Arthur, Jacob and I head off and arrive in plenty of time. arthur is in his very last Limit Class, First I handled "Meadowdale Chaos" for Jane and came a very respectable 3rd, then to my horror I damaged my knee running, well to say it hurt was an understatement, Jane very kindly handled Arthur in his Limit class and he was placed 4th.
Thankyou to everyone for your concern and kindness and to Manchester Champ show for their very efficient way they handled my blip on the day!!!!! I was and still am so overwhelmed by you all, I can't thankyou enough.
Today it's Lancs & Cheshire English Springer Spaniel Club's Open Show, our judge is Mr Clive Davies (Sundeala). Arthur is in Open Dog and the Special Open Stakes, as my knee hasnt fuly recovered yet Jane very kindly handled Arthur for me, and he won both his classes!!!! Jane won BIS with Meadowdale Chaos, well done to you both.
Had to say, the food was scrummy, and the company great, a brill day all in all. Then back home to rest up my knee.