Saturday, April 28, 2007

West Of England Ladies Kennel Association

Left home on Thursday morning and met up with Liz Anderson (Northlyte) to travel to the WELKS championship show in Malvern.
Arrived safely 7 hours later, after having done a few U turns while trying to find our bed and breakfast accomondation. Once we got there we were more than pleased, beautiful house and fantastic gardens for the dogs to run in, with plenty of rabbits and pigeons for the dogs to chase.
There was a Malvern water spout at the top of the drive so plenty of fresh water straight from the hills to keep the dogs cool. We were part way up the side of a hill and the views over Malvern were breathtaking.

The weather was really nice, sunny but with a slight breeze. Judge Caroline Lee-Farnsworth decided to judge indoors. Liz had two of her new puppies with her, Duncan (Northlyte Classic Star) he was placed 3rd in Minor Puppy Dog and Fern (Northlyte Mists of Time) who got VHC in Puppy Bitch.

Marnie was great in the ring, she is really enjoying showing just now. She got 2nd in Junior Bitch, the bitch that was in front got the Reserve Bitch CC. Flame was really good, her head was up watching everything and she carried her tail so much more confidently than she has been. She won a very well deserved 3rd in Limit Bitch which qualifies her for Crufts 2008.

We left Malvern about 4pm and I arrived home at 11.30 absolutely shattered. But what a great time we had, everyone (well nearly all) round the ringside were in good spirits with a lot of laughter and friendly chat going on. Even the judge joined in with some friendly banter.

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