I started in 1978 with a pet ,as you do. I then bought a bitch & started to show& was hooked.I met up with Gilli Barker & got a dog pup Gold Digger of Balintyne from her 1st litter he ended up with 2 RCC after he won 4 limit classes The entries at that time were big .His first ch sh. was L.K.A. in which he was 3rd out of 43 minor puppy dogs , & carried on from there .I was passed in 2000 to give CC & my first CH SH was S.K.C. on my birthday, what a present? I dont have any Irish now but keep in touch with what goes on .I have 2 Schipperkes that keep me going & I sometimes show the dog who is a K.C.G.C bronze award winner . I now make greetings cards for the soldiers in Afghanistan so they can send them home (free of charge) to their families Well thats about for now ,so by by Pat .
Hi Pat,of course I remember you, glad to hear you are well. You will find a lot of the old faces on this site, especially Wilko Jansen's page,its a real trip down memory lane. As you have no doubt gathered, I have just started back showing my Scarletti dog from Rita, having a bit of fun, but not taking it too seriously just doing a few Ch Shows here and there, not too far from home and of course the local open shows.Glad you still have some little dogs for company, I don't think I could be without one......enjoy this site, x Linda.
I remember seeing your ISBC advert of 'Digger Predeth' many years ago... I can still picture it now! Must have a look in my old yearbooks... Somehow the b/w pictures were special.
I'm afraid I never met Judy Russel, sadly, I do remember some lovely Ballywestow dogs though.
Not many shows around here, next will be in May in Germany.
all the best!
Hi Pat, long time no see! Hope you are well, its good to hear from you! Dont worry you will be buzzing around the websites in no time once you get used to your new computer!! Its great fun and such a time waster! We must keep in touch, speak to you soon Maureen
A lovely surprise to hear from you - yes I do remember the beautiful cards - and what a lovely thing to do for the soldiers in Afghanistan. Luckily I do not have anyone there but I do feel for the families of those youngsters.
Good to see you are keeping in touch I hope to see you at a show somewhere.
Luv Rita x
Hi Pat Thanks for message and nice to hear from you. Yes getting settled back up north and getting use the cold again lol. I usually walk the dogs on the Coatham end part of the beach and go along towards South Gare its got such a vast amount of beach that end, well that will be till start of May when I will have to pay to park the car lol and the dogs love it up that end to gallop along. Haven't bumped into your freind as yet but will keep and eye out for him and say hello. Mind I have thought about talking the dpogs up that end too for a change. Ive met a lady who has a youngster and lives in Redcar and she goes to the ring craft training cub I found up here. Colin