Friday, 13 September 2013

1000 Sighthounds blog

Hoomans have taken Star and I
on holibobs to somewhere different North Devon for a week in a 1 bed apartment. We arrived on the Saturday so we could then go 1000 sighthounds walk and dog show on the Sunday 8th September.

The walk started at 12 but it was an hours drive from where we were staying. Hoomans silly sat Nav took them through tiny little country lanes but we made it to the car park. We got our tag collars, bandanas and bibs put on and were ready to go.

There were 2 registration tents and we paid our £2 each and filled the form in to register for gift aid. In return we got given a goodie bag with a save the greyhounds - Grey2K USA wrist band, a sample of Burgess sensitive food and a guide to the show.

There were loads of stalls on the out side of the show ring but that was for the dog show at 2pm.

I saw my friends Cat greyhound and wished her my best as she has got a poorly paw to get better soon. Then our friends from dog training arrived Lola and Lena. They are staying in a farm cottage 10 miles away from us.

We gathered for a group photo for the local paper and then at 12 we gathered to start the walk. They had an official start line to break and we walked for about 1.5 miles.

Hoomom got talking to a nice lady and her hound one of my new twitter followers Bobbit dog @howbobbitseesit but as the poster says it was for all sighthounds not just greys.

The walk took about 1 hour we got back just before a very heavy rain shower. Everyone dived for cover some left but we stayed, hey I wanted to win a rossette in the dog show.

2pm the dog show started I got entered in the veteran class but being nearly 8 I didn't stand a chance against Shadie who is 14 he got a special rossette from the judge.

Lola and her Hoomom were standing next to me in the class. Some of my class skills rubbed off onto Lola as she decided to have a lie down.

I on the other hand got some lovings from her Hoomom Linda so I jumped up her and gave her a cuddle.

Star went in the best sighthound bitch but sadly like Lola and I no rosette.

To complete the no rosette afternoon Lena wasn't placed in the best black beauty class. All classes were well attended with over 30 dogs in each class.

We all decided to buy some raffle tickets Lola's hoomom (Linda) said our our luck would be better in that.

Well it did change ! Linda got 2nd prize the 12 bottles of wine.

So lets just say Linda & Paul will be having a drink or 2 on their holiday. We are planning to met up with them later in the week for walkies. Nearly forgot all 4 of us hounds got a lovely smoked pigs ear that had meaty bits in the base.

1000 sighthounds walk is going to be put onto next years to visit calender ! Lets hope next year they can beat the 285 that were at this years walk.

1 comment:

  1. How excitings!
    That PIGS ear sounds heavenlys! And I'm sure Your friends wills be kept verys busy indeed with thats much Wine to drink! I dids never haves a taste for that strange Human drink.
    See ya...
    Enid x