Monday, 9 July 2018
A Day To Remember???
It was boiling hot in the show ground but we were blessed to be in a reasonably cool and ventilated room, I must also say that I found the security staff to be so wonderfully helpful. One lady stood by our van as we had to leave the dogs in to go back for the bags. (All doors open of course) It goes a long way when people are just a little bit more helpful than is necessary of them.
It was not the boys best day in the show ring, still I should be glad not to be added to his unnecessary Withheld list of the day! He withheld 2nd in puppy and 2nd in veteran saying they were unsound. Why withhold from a puppy who can only improve and a veteran enjoying his day out? If they had been adults at the top of their game then I's get it. Very unkind in my opinion. Ross left his coat at home and honestly looks a mess, if that had been his reason for putting him second out of two then I'd be quite happy to accept it, but it wasn't! He said Ross was untidy in movement .. Bullshit, no more untidy than any 13 months old would be! Loki as usual did all that was asked of him but somehow managed to be 4th in a class where maybe the last dog should have been first?
I'm not sure if it was a compliment or an insult that the girls fared better, Sammi somehow getting a 3rd in limit bitch and Ian's Bella getting 2nd in PGB. I hadn't even bothered to brush Sammi... lol Without doubt a judge to put on my "never again" list. Not trying to take anything away from the winners but his judging was appallingly inconsistent and I doubt many that were there will have understood what he was doing or what he was looking for.
As ever it was great to see friends from all over the country .. and along with the sun rise and the Red kite that's will give me some pleasant memories of the day ..
No photos in the ring as we had 4 dogs between 2 people. Shame it would have been nice to get photos of the girls ...