SEPTEMBER

Sunday 19 September -

Just a short journey today to Darlington Championship Show although for some reason we still set off giving ourselves about three hours for an hours and a half journey - lol Well at least it gives us time to get changed at the benches before anyone arrives to see our bums - ha ha

Just Stevie entered today and Millie cam along for the ride. With no Minor Puppy class I was pleased with Stevie's VHC as she gave quite a bit away on maturity. Today's judge was Kelly Jenkinson (Eastriding).

Sunday 12 September -
What an eventful day today turned out to be !!!!!!!

After leaving home at some ungodly hour in the middle of the night we set off on the road to Guilford for Richmond Championship Show. We always like to do our rounds at the services along the M1 and today was no exception. We were however given quite a "wake up" call at Tibshelf. Trudy was waiting in the van and I returned from the services to see two flashy mercedes on private (false) plates parked very close either side of the van. Trudy had sensed something was "not quite right" and started to drive away leaving me to give chase, jump in the van and away we went. The car park was virtually empty and there was no reason at all for these cars to park where they did other than to deliberately block the van in, what their next move was to be is anyone's guess.

Drama over - (taser gun and mace on the list of "things to add to already stupendously heavy showbag) we arrived at Richmond to a bright and more importantly dry morning.

I just had Stevie with me today, allowing me to give her my full attention at one of her first Champ shows. She was unplaced in Puppy which at only just short of 7 months old is no shame given that she put in a stirling performance for me. We were more fortunate in the Puppy Stakes judged by Pasty Hollings, from approx. 30 puppies Stevie made the cut to 10, although she remained unplaced I was thrilled that my homebred baby had done me so proud. The judge even remarked that she was a "lovely puppy".

Huge congrats to Trudy for adding to Robin's ever growing collection of BP rosettes, and also to Kennel Trimere who had a fabulous day.

All to do again next week - can't wait!!!!!!!!! - (less the services drama of course)

Sunday 5 September -
Whilst we were somewhere over France at 35,000ft our baby girl Stevie made her Champ show debut at City of Birmingham under Val Foss. With no Minor Puppy class available she was a real baby in the Puppy class at just over 6 months, she placed 4th. Thank you so much for Trudy for taking her to the show and also Richard for handling her on my behalf. I was delighted that our friend Steve Walker was able to capture the moment on camera for us, thank you so much for the photos it's very much appreciated.