Jane has asked me to let you all know that Welly is back at home with his Mummy! She grateful for the support she has received and I'm sure Welly is too... but apparently he's not talking to Jane and the moment.
Jane we're all thinking of you. If anyone would like to leave Jane (or Welly) a message you can do so here by adding a comment to this post.
Jane will be speaking to the vets tomorrow morning, so we'll know more then.
Please, PLEASE, make sure you are aware of what foods/substances are harmful to your dogs and keep them well out of reach. Jane actually was aware, but Welly is a crafty one and the Fruit Cake proved too tempting.
What an amazing day! The rain held off and all our furry ones were on form, even when their handlers weren’t ....having said that the two people with hangovers got the best overall results!
The day commenced with a chat about life at shows and what to expect, I hope everyone liked their handouts, I’ll try and get the information on the website at some point so that it is easily accessible to all.
I then got to take the first group lesson I’ve taken for 3 years! It was great to see everyone trying out new moves in front of each other and this got everyone talking.
Then we had our first competition and the expected nerves got the better of some. The results were as follows:
1st – Jo & Charlie (5faults) 2nd – Kelly & Spud (5faults) 3rd – Anne & Chas (5faults)
Then we had a coffee break (thank you so much to Mum for sorting out refreshments) and our first presentation.
The jumping class was for some people the first time they have walked a course by themselves and everyone did a great job, and an even better job the second time. The places for this class were based on the best of 2 runs. And the results?...:
1st – Jo & Charlie (Clear) 2nd – Gail & Stitch (5faults) 3rd – Kelly & Spud (5faults)
Then for a last minute bit off fun and to try the dogs in rings next to each other we ran a team relay, complete with a baton change. And I think even with the couple of dogs who decided that telling off the other team was a tactic, we still had a blast doing this and hopefully my guys won’t hesitate to find themselves pairs partners or put together a team when the opportunity arises.
The winning relay team was:
Jeannette & Tess/Anne & Chas/Jill & Jonah
Well done to everybody, everybody achieved something to today, whether it was wait starts, avoiding tempting contact equipment, competing in front of other people and dogs or achieving their first clear round. I had a great day and am very, very proud. The day has brought a real sense of team morale to our club and I can’t wait to see my guys at shows together.
A special thank you for Sam for coming to Judge and to Mum for her help with putting the day together and missing a trip to the Mother-in-Law’s to be there!
I have a week off this week but then evening lessons will commence and the show season BEGINS!!! Bring it on!
I also owe a delayed congrats to Sarah and Jemma for their 6th in the Graded Agility class they did last week – Congratulations Sarah.