Saturday, 31 July 2010
Maisie and Swallow both came 2nd in their classes.
Friday, 30 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Group 1-Ch.Vanitonia Unwrapped.
..and I've just read (Friday) that she then went on to win Best in Show!
Group 2-Ch. Lafford Fly Me Too Farleysbane (Dave) strutting his stuff.
We stayed on to watch the Toy Group judging and were delighted to see our Best of Breed papillon taking Group 2 behind the winning extrovert Chinese Crested bitch, Ch. Vanitonia Unwrapped.
I have very few photos of the papillon bitches. I was showing in two bitch classes and both Maisie and Swallow won their classes, but of course, no photos of them either at the show. I may get some later from Sue so will post them then. Roley was unplaced in the Puppy Dog class.
Our judge was Brenda Banbury.
The winning line-up for Minor Puppy Dog.
This little bitch, Papplewick Pretty in Pink at Adinaken, won the Junior Bitch Class
Ch. Lafford Fly Me Too Farleysbane, who won the Dog CC and then Best of Breed.
Jr. Ch. Ir. CH. Ibstock Bright Spark for Spinillons winning the Reserve Dog CC at the age of 11 years.
Best Puppy in Breed was Lafford Lord Snooty of Delphlands. (sorry I caught him with his tail down!)
The judge having another look to choose the Reserve Dog from the line-up of winning dogs.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
A pair of lions guarded the path to the front door.
A pair of griffins guarded the doorway.
We travelled down on Friday to attend the Leeds Championship show on Saturday and the nearby Northern and Eastern Counties Papillon Club summer Open show on Sunday. I travelled with Sue (Gennasus) and her two dogs and I had taken Swallow and the two pups, Maisie and Roley. Sue had arranged two nights accommodation with friends who lived on the edge of a local town in the Yorkshire dales. And it is some house they have! It had been built by a wealthy wool mill owner as a gift for his daughter on the occasion of her wedding. The woodwork in the interior showed signs of no expense having been spared with a massive curved staircase, huge solid wooden doors and deep skirting boards. The ceilings in the several public rooms were ornately carved.
It had been in need of some considerable renovations when Sue's friends bought the house but now it is lovely--the kind I like, with lots of wee rooms and cupboards for storing "stuff"!
I wouldn't like the upkeep though!
It also had an adjoining three fields.........perfect for walking dogs.
The dogs follow Sue up the path through the fields.
It was 6 o'clock before we left the second show, on the Sunday, for the journey home and this is us reaching the crossing over the river Tweed, almost into Scotland. The sun was going down.
Farther north, near Dunbar, we were heading into the setting sun. It was beautiful but far from ideal for driving.