Monday, 13 June 2011
My first rosette
Just a little bit, maybe?
Yesterday, despite the driving rain that didn't stop ALL day, me and the Lady Of The House and the Girl Of The House piled into the car and drove for an hour up to Bakewell in Derbyshire.
I LOVE going out in the car and the journey was great fun. When we got there the LOTH got my big rain coat on and we went in to Barlow Show (which is a three-day horse show) but where my old friends John and Judith from Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary hold a Greyhound Show and a big information stand every year on the final day.
It was such a shame the weather was so bad because I'm sure lots more greyhounds and their owners would have been there. But we got there JUST in time to enter me for Class 7 - Vintage and Veteran Dogs - Seven Years Plus. And I came second - and won my first-ever rosette!! Well, my first rosette in THIS life anyway.
Actually I deliberately wanted to get second place because I liked the blue rosette best.
The LOTH says she's very sorry that she didn't take any pictures at the show but it really was very rainy and she was busy making sure I was all right with the other dogs and not getting too wet and cold and taking pictures would have just been too complicated.
Here's me and the GOTH pictured at the start of our roadtrip though.
You can see that we are both quite excited.
It was lovely to see John and Judith again. I would have recognised them anywhere - even though they both had big anoraks with hoods on.
The LOTH was also very pleased with how happy and sociable I was with the other greyhounds. I think that meet-and-greet afternoon I did a while back has helped me be more confident and a lot less nervous around other dogs - especially greyhounds.
I'm now really looking forward to lots more dog days out over the summer. There's lots of Retired Greyhound Trust events coming up - plus the Great British Greyhound Walk - which I'll tell you more abut later this week. Maybe the rain will stop for some of them as well.