Sunday 19th May 2013
Guess what we did today? Chris walked the dogs in the morning, and then at lunchtime we went to the Fun Dog Show organised by Jez and Max’s veterinary practice in aid of charity. Max took it all in his stride, but as usual at such events, Jez got very excited. She pulls us round and round the event area, in a desperate hurry to get somewhere, although she’s not too sure where. Occasionally she got really lucky and found another dog whose owner was willing to let it play with her: like Freddie, below, a poodle/golden retriever cross who she got on really well with.
We were also suprised and very pleased to see that one of the photos I had entered for their photo competition had come first in its category.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great, and occasionally it rained, although it wasn’t too heavy. Jez soon found the answer to this problem, when, during one such shower, she took herself off to the vet nurses’ caravan.
At this point I should point out that several of the photos that follow are courtesy of my husband, Chris.
I entered both Jez and Max for one of the show categories: best rescue dog. Here we are in the ring.
Of course, waiting for the judges decision can be nail-biting stuff.
Some just stand and look on…
Others prefer to watch the action lying down…
And then there are those who just prefer to snooze…
While some just watch from their owner’s lap.
Sadly we didn’t win anything, but then at these events its all about the taking park.
Just before we left there was a display by the police dog handling division. Here the dog is simply walking to heel.
And here he’s demonstrating how he attacks.
Rather that policeman than me, that’s all I can say.
All in all it was a pleasant outing. Jez was absolutely shattered when she got home and had to sleep for the rest of the afternoon. Max and I, on the other hand, went for a walk round the Country Park.