Tuesday and it is Tina Time
Tina and the bedlies won the fancy dress at the last Midland Fun Day. Don't forget to put May 31st in your diary. Camping avaiable, why not take a short break and make time to visit the Cotswold villages and Stratford upon Avon!
Good morning bloggers , I hope that you are all enjoying this spell of mild weather that is such a welcome after all the cold and snow that we had. Hopefully tomorrow I will manage to get time in the garden and start the clean-up, It is needing a spruce up and most definitely all the holes in the lawn need filled in and grass seeds sewn again!!
I enjoyed the MBTC show on Saturday, it was a nice day and Brian Cleveley was checking the outside ring when we arrived, unfortunately it was just that bit too chilly to have it outside-that would have been a 1st for the February show! The AGM finished on time which meant that lunch didn't have to be hurried before judging started. There were quite a few new faces there which can only be a good thing for the breed. I was starting to panic last week as everyone had their Crufts passes apart from me-then on Friday afternoon someone posted them through my letter box-they must have been delivered to the wrong house, I was grooming at the time and didn't see the person to thank them but at least I now have them. what did surprise me was that I have not had any special offers or freebie vouchers this year, I didn't show last year but I know we've had offers and vouchers in previous years perhaps it's the credit crunch. It's good that it's our turn to be 1st in the ring as I prefer to show and then have a relaxing time to chat and shop rather than be last in and hanging around waiting. It's a long, busy ,tiring day but the biggest show of the year with fantastic shopping!!
As the days are getting longer the dogs seem to know spring is just around the corner and have been spending more time outdoors lying on the decking and itching themselves so yesterday the clippers were out and coats shaved off, Ellie my eldest had red itchy dry skin so I'm hoping that with her winter coat off and some spinach it will be less itchy for her-it usually works. Good luck to everyone showing at the weekend. 'Till next time Tina.
Thanks Tina, you are right no freebies or offers with the passes this year. The dog food companies must also be tightening their belts! Fantastic to have new faces at the Midland Show. With all the new puppy owners about I think maybe one of the breed clubs needs to think running about a grooming seminar. In the long run it is so much cheaper to trim your own dog be it a pet or show dog.