Sunday 23 January 2011
A long journey upto Stafford for the Manchester Championship show, not a successful day for Josh but very nice to meet up with friends after the Christmas break.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
It doesn't seem possible that we are already into the second week of January 2011, there is no show news at present. We hope everyone had a good Christmas and we would like to wish everyone all the best for a healthy and happy 2011.
February 2011 has come and gone. At the beginning of the month we were lucky to have a fabulous holiday in the Dominican Republic enjoying lovely temperatures of 28-30 degrees, a real shock to arrive back to dismal rain and cold - roll on summer! Unfortunately, due to personal reasons we missed several shows at the end of the month especially one of my favourite shows the Southern English Springer Spanial Society Championship show.
Saturday 19 February 2011
George celebrated his 12th birthday today. It only seems the other day we brought home this loveable, cuddly puppy, where does the time go? Happy birthday George enjoy your extra treats.
Sunday 27 March 2011
The Tunbridge Well show held at Ardingly Josh was 5th in ESS Junior the judge was Gary Notley and 5th in the Special Yearling Stakes class.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Enjoyed our day at the South Western English Springer Spaniel 21st Anniversary show with a delicious buffet lunch and celebration cake. Josh was 4th in Junior, 5th in Special Yearling and 2nd in Special Beginners, the judge was Cameron Cavallo from Australia.
Thursday 17 March 2011
A cold day at Ardingly for the Horsham show, Josh was placed 2nd in ESS Junior and 4th in AV Junior judged by Ms Kim Ellis.
Thursday 10 March 2011 - CRUFTS
What a memorable day, whilst at Crufts we received the anticipated telephone call from our daughter to say that we had a new baby Grandson who arrived at 10.00 that morning. Josh was unplaced in his classes but enjoyed the experience expecially all the attention he had from the people sitting round the ringside! The icing on the cake came when to our delight Amber was placed 1st in her Veteran Bitch class, the judge was Ann Corbett. Thank you to everyone who congratulated us on both the birth of our Grandson and Amber's lovely achievement.
Saturday 5th March 2011
Our lovely Amber celebrated her 8th birthday today, Happy Birthday, have a fun day and enjoy all your extra treats.
Saturday 30 April 2011
WELKS Championship Show held at Malvern, a bright but windy day. Josh was placed 4th in ESS Junior and also 4th in Yearling, the judge was Jan Wood.
Due to John spending a week in hospital over the Easter break suffering with pnuemonia which meant that unfortunately we missed several shows this month. Thank you to everyone who sent him best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Sunday 10 April 2011
A good journey up to Leicester for the ESSC Championship show, it was a lovely sunny day which meant judging was able to be held outside. I took both Amber and Josh, Amber was 4th in Veteran Bitch and Josh was 5th in his Junior class, the judge was Ray Smith.
Monday 2 May 2011
South of England Agricultural Society Show at Ardingly, an enjoyable show with the added bonus of being able to look round the Agricultural show as well, at least it didn't rain this year! Josh is now 18 months so this was his first show in a Graduate class, the judge was Teresa Dunsdon
Saturday 25 June 2011
Catch-up time again! Once more we have missed several shows - it seems to have been one of those years for various reasons.
Several weeks ago Amber appeared unwell very lethargic and not her usual self. I took her to our vets who admitted her immediately to monitor her, after having taken blood tests, xrays and ultrasound it showed a problem with her spleen. Whilst at the vets Amber deteriorated further and had to have an emergency operation to remove her spleen. Thanks to the excellent care from our vet she has made a good recovery and is well on the way back to her normal self, hopefully she will be back at the shows later in the summer.
Friday 3 June 2011
Southern Counties Championship Show at Newbury Showground, it was a nice sunny day but not too hot. Unfortunately unable to take Amber but Josh had a nice 2nd place in Yearling and 4th in Post Graduate, the judge was Roly Cross.
Wednesday 1 June 2011
Guildford & District Show at Shalford Park Guildford. A nice short journey to this show being relatively local, the weather was sunny and dry if not a little too hot especially for the dogs. Josh was placed 1st in ESS Post Graduate, the judge was Richard Stafford.