Last Sunday we had our annual dog show. Despite what the weather threw at us and the fact that we clashed with the Manchester 10k our visitors, both human and canine, seemed to enjoy themselves.
The afternoon started with our Hunkiest Hound category, won by the lovely Sprocket. he was definitely full of character and happy to give, whoever was near, a good wash.
The smells of the barbecue wafted in the breeze with Dave and John doing sterling work with the spatulas. We had plenty of cakes on our refreshment stand with Adele and her friend selling teas and coffees to keep everyone warm
and, of course, delicious cakes made by our volunteers.
The heavens opened about an hour into the event, clearly Mother Nature and I have fallen out, given the apocolyptic downpours we had at the spring fair and then this! I will try and make amends before our summer fair. Our waterproof gazebos were nothing of the sort but nothing could stop those in charge of keeping everyone fed and watered.
In the arena events were moving on and Willow won our Golden Oldie category. Such a pretty lady. I have to say I was very impressed with how well the dogs behaved and their owners weren’t bad too! Last year I was on the barbecue so saw very little of the actual show so it was good to see no canine pawsicuffs taking place. We had lots of stalls, the ever popular bottle and gift tombolas and our pet present stall did well, lots of doggie goodies to be had.
We had a Doga demonstration from one of our judges Mahny Djahanguiri. Yes that is yoga with dogs, her and her little friend performed beautifully with Kate providing the narration. You can find more information about Doga HERE.
As well as having hot dogs on the barbecue, we also had hot dogs in the arena, not because of the sun (I think we have covered the
lack of that) but because it was time for Catch the Sausage. This is always a hotly fought for title and we had lots of entrants who were excellent catches. Knowing a little about the breed it didn’t come as much surprise that a labrador won, to be more specific Daisy the labrador, sausage catcher extraordinaire.
Loveliest lady was won by Pudding, who is pictured here with her own loveliest lady, I think this was one of the more difficult categories for the judges, so many gorgeous girlies.
The last class was Best Rescue and this was won by the beautiful Samson, a very handsome boy. Then it was time for
Best In Show, drum roll please, and the winner is……………… Daisy, our sausage catcher. All in all it was a great day and people seemed to have a good time. Next stop the summer fair on 10th July. I’d like to thank Jordan Estill for all the lovely photos she took on the day. These can be seen on our main Facebook page. If you want to set up a photo session for your dog, cat, rabbit, elephant or weasel you can find more details HERE.