Monday 27 January 2014
A very quiet time for the start of 2014 with no shows at present. Rosie who is a registered Pets As Therapy dog has started visiting a new establishment, we are now going once a week to a school for children with learning problems. Rosie is enjoying all the attention she is getting and the children are very pleased to see her.
Wednesday 5 March 2014
Happy 11th Birthday Amber, where does the time go it only seems the other day we brought you home as a tiny puppy. Have a lovely day and enjoy your birthday treats.
Amber at 4 months
Sunday 9 March 2014
An enjoyable day at the NEC Birmingham for Crufts 2014. Josh was unplaced in a large Limit class, the judge was Fran Glendinning, (Paiglen). Both Josh and I had a good day, Josh particularly enjoyed all the attention he received.
Monday 23 June 2014
A fairly quiet time on the show scene over the last few months but time to catch up on the few shows we have attended with Josh.
On the personal front we have been celebrating the arrival on 27 April of a baby Granddaughter, Freya Anne. Although 6 weeks early after spending 10 days in Special Care she is now home and progressing well.
Friday 30 May 2014
A chilly, dull day for the Southern Counties Championship Show at Thatcham but at least it didn't rain. Josh was placed 4th in Limit and unplaced in a large Open class, the judge was Chris Bexon.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
A miserable wet day for the Guildford Show at Merristwood, Josh was 4th in Open, the judge was Lyn Strudwick.
Monday 5 May 2014
A lovely sunny day for the South of England Agricultural Show at Ardingly, a nice change to be judged outside. Josh was 3rd in ESS Open, the judge was Jennie Tracz (Acregate).
Saturday 26 April 2014
Attending WELKS at Malvern today. Just as Josh was about to be judged the heavens opened and we all had to run inside which was quite unsettling for all concerned. Josh was unplaced in two large Limit and Open classes, the judge was Yvonne Billows.
Sunday 13 April 2014
An early start for the English Springer Spaniel Championship Show at Markfield. The weather was changeable so we were judged inside, Josh was placed in two nice classes - 4th in Limit and 5th in Open, the judge was John Robson.
Sunday 20 July 2014
A hot day for the Kingston Open show at Ardingly. Josh was 4th in the English Springer Spaniel Open class and 4th in a large AV Gundog Special Beginners, the judge for both classes was Linda Thorogood (Harrifield).
Sunday 13 July 2014
An enjoyable day with an excellant lunch at the Southern English Springer Spaniel Society Open show at New Haw. The weather was changeable but brightened up in time for the judging to be held outside. Josh was 3rd in Limit Dog and 1st in Special Beginners Dog, the judge was Carl Miller (Feorlig).
Monday 11 August 2014
Luckily a fairly dry day for the Bournemouth Championship after a wet weekend. Josh was placed 4th in two very nice Limit and Open dog classes, the judge was Angela Mitchell (Huelyn).
Saturday 6 September 2014
Happy 8th Birthday Rosie. Wishing Rosie and her brothers and sisters - Sophie, Daisy, Max and Bobby - a Happy Birthday. Hope you all have a great day with some nice treats.
Sunday 7 September 2014
An easy journey to Richmond Championship Show at Loseley Park Guildford for a 9am start. Josh was placed 5th in a nice Limit class and unplaced in a large Open class, the judge was Tom Graham (Nyliram).
Wednesday 1 October 2014
Having returned on Saturday 27 September from a very enjoyable holiday in Tunisia we were devastated to be told the news that Amber had died on the 18th September.
Amber was eleven and a half years old, it only seems the other day that we brought her home, we have such lovely memories of her but it doesn't help the sadness we are feeling at the moment. Rest in peace our beautiful girl although no longer with us you will always be in our hearts.
Friday 31 October 2014
Happy 5th Birthday Josh. Wishing you and your brother Alfie and your sisters Darcey, Henri, Poppy and Ruby a very Happy Birthday, enjoy your day with some extra treats.
Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year