25.1.01-28.8.07 Though Jay wasn't extensively campaigned he was an Open and Champ show winner. Jay was never unplaced at a Champ show and was 1st in G.C.D.S class at Crufts in 2005. Jay is the sire of Blanik "E" litter
As usual I am overwhelmed by the support and genuine concern that so many of you around the world have expressed in recent weeks. I want to thank you all sincerely, and also to reassure those of you who worry so much for me. I fully appreciate the seriousness of my current situation, for which I truly apologise.
You will understand that it would be wrong of me to go into details before the court case has ended but I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked in to a clinic for a 14 day detox program here in London, which has been followed by ongoing outpatient drug counselling several times a week. Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now.
I would also like to express my thanks to those whose discretion allowed me to begin this process in private, which has helped me greatly.
Pop singer George Michael has admitted crashing his Range Rover into a shop while under the influence of cannabis. The 47-year-old star, whose real name is Georgios Panayiotou, also admitted possessing cannabis cigarettes for his own use. Highbury Corner magistrates' court heard a police patrol found him slumped at the wheel of his car in the early hours of July 4. The engine of the car was still running and when police roused him he attempted to put it back in gear. Police suspected Michael had taken drugs as he appeared "spaced out", was sweating profusely and had dilated pupils. The star was arrested and taken to Hampstead police station where he was found to be carrying cannabis cigarettes. A blood sample was taken and chemicals linked to cannabis were found in his system. He had not been drinking alcohol. The crash smashed a window and damaged wooden panelling of a branch of Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, north-west London. The former Wham! star, who lives in nearby Highgate, was released on bail and charged on August 12 at Camden police station. District Judge Robin McPhee handed Michael an interim six month driving ban after hearing details of the offences. He said the star will be sentenced at a later date after the court considers the progress of a community order imposed in 2007. Mr PcPhee said he also wanted to know what impact a prescription sedative may have had on Michael's behaviour. The court heard Michael faced two charges, possession of a quantity of class B drug and driving while unfit through drugs.
Why own a dog? There's a danger you know, You can't own just one, for the craving will grow. There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger. While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger. One dog is no trouble, and two are so funny. The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey. The fifth one delightful, the sixth one's a breeze, You find you can live with a house full with ease. So how 'bout another? Would you really dare? They're really quite easy but oh, Lord the hair! With dogs on the sofa and dogs on the bed, And crates in the kitchen, it's no bother you've said. They're really no trouble, their manners are great. What's just one more dog and just one more crate? The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty, The floor is all footprints, the furniture dusty. The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care? Who minds a few noseprints and a little more hair? So let's keep a puppy, you can always find room, And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom. There's hardly a limit to the dogs you can add, The thought of a cutback sure makes you sad. Each one is so special, so useful, so funny. The vet, the food bill grows larger, you owe money. Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay, Except other dog folks, who all live the same way. Your lawn has now died, and your shrubs are dead too, But your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew. There's dog food and vitamins, training and shots. And entries and travel and motels which cost lots. Is it worth it, you wonder? Are you caught in a trap? Then that favorite dog comes and climbs in your lap. His look says you're special and you know that you will Keep all of the critters in spite of the bill. Some just for showing and some just to breed. And some just for loving, they all fill a need. But winter's a hassle, the dogs hate it too. But they must have their walks though they're numb and you're blue. Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout At the dogs on the sofa who refuse to go out. The dogs and the dog shows, the travel, the thrills, The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills. The whole thing seems worth it, the dogs are your life. They're charming and funny and offset the strife. Your life-style has changed. Things won't be the same. Yes, those dogs are addictive and so is the dog game!!
Here we go again, I guess I'll have to build the wall a little higher. The defenses need to be stronger. I need to be prepared to be the butt of the joke again, I need to learn to turn the other cheek and walk away without shedding a tear. Can I? I doubt it, I will feel every word like a knife sticking in my heart, and every laugh will be as painful as a punch in the face. Only my closest friends will understand, other will love the opportunity to gloat. Am I pissed with him? Of course I am, and have been since the incident happened a month or so ago. Sometimes he's a plank, making the same stupid mistake over and over again. He now faces the punishment he deserves, sadly this may be a hard lesson he needs to learn. I personally don't think he deserves a prison sentence or rehab, but I do believe he should not be allowed to be behind the wheel of a car again for a very long time....But if he gets a prison sentence, then so be it, as long as it's the same rule as applies to all. If you can't take the punishment, don't do the crime. George, Live your life the way you want, keep on not giving a damn about what others say about you, enjoy your cruising and smoking your spliffs, but please, please for your safety and the safety of others just stop driving..... (Saying that I guess you'll soon loose the choice to do so...)
I try to give you up but it's hard Playing games left a hole in my heart You've got me doing things I can't understand Won't someone save me take this gun from my head
You're too strong for me baby I've got to learn to say no (ugh) Something's wrong with me baby I've got to learn to say no
Same situation again and again I'll say i'm leaving I just don't know when You know that I could turn my back on the pain It's just that something called pleasure keeps on calling my name .....
I'm so proud-Mikey Mikey went Best In Show at a companion show today....what a dilema, Mikey won Working and Pastoral, Asha won Open and Louis won Veteran....Poor Louis had to withdraw from the challenge as there where not enough pairs of hands, thanks to Lin for fighting it out with Asha and taking the photos.
Mikey and Asha in the Challenge Mikey Winning Best In Show at Llannerch-Y-Medd Today
(thanks Bethan for this lovely photo)
Asha Bash and me in the ring - looking a little bored!
Mr Amazing - Louis winning his first veteran class