The Christmas party was once again a great success.
The winners were:
Dog in best condition -
- Rico & Val
Bitch In Best condition
- Sprite & Holly
- Braken & Charlie
Just a reminder that the Christmas Party is being held on 16th December at Gosberton Hall. As normal, bring your dog and nibbles. Any raffle prizes that you wish to donate should be given to your Instructors before the party please.
The Agility Show and Sharon's first go at the helm!
The day went smoothly with a few little 'first time' niggles that have already been sorted for next year. Once again the weather was very good and we finished early, for a change. Sharon is writing a report and it will be posted in due course.
The last Demo of the year took place at Moulton Show. Everything went well and Sue said that she thought it had been the best one yet. If anyone wants to be part of the team for next year can they email firstname.lastname@example.org
Well the rather eventful Obedience Show took place.
All the troops went along to the Gleed School on the Saturday to set the rings up. It was all done quickly so we had coffee, went home and looked forward to Sunday morning; which dawned bright and sunny. That in itself was a novelty for our show!
We waited for the gate to be unlocked. We waited and waited and waited. Then we saw the caretaker come out to his car - get in it and drive off. So we waited some more and some more and some more......................... you get the picture.
By the time 8.30 came round and Halmer Gate had turned into the M25 we realised no-one was going to let us in. Someone suggested taking the gates off the hinges but this was quickly dismissed. We rang the police and told them of the slight hold up(!) on the roads and they said that they'd send someone over to help get us in. (We're still waiting for them to turn up.) Then one of the neighbours, who were obviously fed up with the sound of revving engines, told us that they could get a key to let us in.
The gates were open and everyone was happy. Until we got to the next set of gates which were also locked. By this time the show should've started so the previous suggestion of hinges and removal was applied and we all got in. Albeit two hours late.
Everyone rallied round to set up the tables and sort score sheets and we ended up starting the show half an hour later. Then we realised the toilets were locked!!!! There are a varied range of people that compete at dog shows that come from all walks of life and a crowbar was soon found and utilised .
The Show went extremely well with the weather being fantastic all day. We didn't have a single complaint, well maybe one but they soon realised that we weren't in the mood and made a hasty retreat.
We packed up at a reasonable time and then had to get the gates back on the hinges..................