Good morning, Bloggers. We have been away camping, so not much local news. Tongwnlais canine Society on Saturday, 9th July has a Bedlington Class judged by Mr. Keith Baldwin so if you feel like a day out then come along.
We had a good time at Stafford and although we had heavy showers on Friday night and Saturday, we didn't get wet. It was great to see Donna's face when she got the third ticket. We gave Jen Lacey a big cheer when she went into the puppy group to calm her nerves! The first time in the big ring is always a bit scary but little Cora behaved beautifully.
My photo today is Billy arriving at Brailles when MBTC organised the Fun Day in 2009. He had a good time with his old buddy, John Glover, who will be there this year at Brailles Village hall on Saturday 16th. July. John was at the BTA and has offered to judge three classes of working Bedlingtons - puppy, dog and bitch -so come along all you working people and join in the fun. He will also be available to sign copies of his new book.
We'll have all the usual activities - Good Citizen Bronze ( you'll need to book this with Lesley in advance), have a go at agility, races, fun classes, rescue parade, fancy dress and, hopefully finish with exciting terrier racing. there will be a grooming demonstration and we are going to run a competition for you to bid for the chance of your dog being groomed. We will be having tea breaks but you will have to bring a picnic this year.
Camping will be at the top of the field for £5 a night. There are toilets and showers available in the pavilion. We are planning to have a BBQ on the Saturday night for all the campers and anyone who is staying in the area.
We had a bit of a drama here yesterday during the thunderstorms. The 10 year old granddaughter of our retired receptionist was struck by lightening as she watched the storm from her attic window. The lightening went through the window into her shoulder and out through her foot. She was admitted to hospital but dischared a few hours later and insisted on going to school the next day. Apparently there is one in half a million chances of being struck by lightening according to our weather man, Deryk Brockway.
So take heed and don't watch storms from too near a window.
We're off to Scotland to the Scottish Kennel Club Show next week so perhaps Paula will fill in for me. Enid
Thank you Enid, what a frightening experience for your granddaughters, she won’t forget that day in a hurry, luckily no damage and what a story to tell her school friends!
Enid are you taking a list of names for camping? Please can you confirm camping dates? I am taking names for the KC Good Citizen test, please email me if you would like to go on the list I can only take a maximum of 10 with 4 places already booked! It really is a very basic test and well worth doing with many championship shows having G. C. stakes classes and some “including Crufts” having a Good Citizen class in the breed classes.