Monday, 29 March 2010
Best Veteran in Breed--Wee Lucy at Adinaken (Mrs. K Smith)
Best Pup in Breed...Denemore Story's Echo at Tussalud (Mrs K Stewart and Miss K Stewart-Knight)
Bitch CC-Getupandgo de Costalino (Mrs I & Mr G Robb & Mr D and Mrs C Roe)
Dog CC and Best of Breed--Ch. Lafford Fly Me Too Farleysbane--Mr I & Mrs S. Victor & Miss E McLaughlin.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
As we had plenty of time between the end of judging and the coach's departure we decided to try to take some photos of the dogs outside on a grassy patch. My friend Jennifer's two were easy-peasy and sat on a little wall by some flowers. Look down to see the results of trying to photograph my two little ones.
Friday, 26 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
To see if spring has arrived in other parts of the world click here.
We enter Perth from the south, through the South Inch, a large area of parkland with football pitches, tennis courts, a boating pond and an extensive children's play area.
At this time of year the crocuses appear in a broad strip, bordering the road.
This view is looking south from practically the same spot as the previous photo. The castellated building in the top left of the photo is the recently revamped Perth Prison, which houses some of Scotland's most notorious criminals.
This border of crocuses has the church of St Leonard's in The Field in the background.
Monday, 22 March 2010
This morning a strange urge came over me and I decided to tidy up the rather unkempt rockery plants that grow in our back garden. I'm not a keen gardener, although I'm quite partial to Garden Centres, especially when they have a good coffee shop, but I like to see our garden reasonably tidy. We have to, as our back neighbour is of the type who throws a wobbly if he sees a weed! He appears to be off on holiday so I let the dogs come with me into the top part of the garden and they had a grand rake around in the normally forbidden territory.
The terrible twins, Roley and Maisie, "helping" to weed out some ivy.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Ringlands Treasures Story---4th in Open dog---apologies for the previous photo of him in the collage to Mrs. Pat Munn.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
We had a very enjoyable day, mainly watching the judging although we did have a foray into the other halls to have a look at the stalls but that is not my idea of fun, pushing my way through crowds of people, all going in the opposite direction! I was not born to shop. Luckily, I was with a younger friend, so I didn't get lost and managed to get back to the papillon ring. The same cannot be said for my departure from the hall for the coach, with my travelling friend. I assured her this was a much quicker way than the way we'd come in. Not so. We were heading to a totally different car park and had to re-enter the hall and re-route through several others. Obviously we made it back to the coach in time. Another friend from the coach was not so lucky. She uses an invalid scooter and, of all things, the battery went flat just as she and her daughter were leaving the hall. However they were prepared and had a charger and were able to charge up the battery from a power socket just inside the exit and were able to continue to the coach.
I've had my usual two walks with dogs today and, thankfully, the mud has dried up, so no filthy mutts in the house tonight.
I don't think I'll need rocking at "lights out" time.
Friday, 12 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I thought I'd do the dogs a good turn and provide some nice, comfy little nest beds and pads in the kitchen to keep them off the cold vinyl. How wrong could I be! The above couple of shots show the state of the beds, several times, between repairs. I give up with my mob. How do some people have their papillons sitting on pretty little beds, which sport neither a patch or several areas of stitching?
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
I took my camera this time. Although the temperature has risen to zero degrees celsius, during the day, there is still a tricky, icy part of the track to negotiate.
This is the steep top part of the icy stretch.
Tass and Swallow avoid the ice.